« on: April 19, 2013, 08:29:21 PM »
I do agree with everyone here, but, you have the lens. Unless you plan to return it for full price to the place you bought it, I would say keep it (unless money is real tight). Consider it to be a challenge, learn how to use it with people...or, just be glad that you have a great landscape lens. I love my 16-35 and it's become my go to even photography lens. I do a lot of freelance work for a a local publication and generally speaking it's my go to lens for that work. I guess it all depends on how much ambition you have with photography (you seem to have a large $$$ budget, but do you have the time to tinker with the lens, dig into it, figure out how it can be used?). If you lack the time, and the patience to learn, then yeah, sell it and stick with the focal lengths your comfortable with. But, if you give it a chance then you may find you'll like it in the long run. Your call obviously, but as one who loves the lens, it's hard to just say go sell it....
Yeah i should have researched or rented before I bought. Thw uwa just is not a perspective I am going for right now. I like tighter shots with less of the environment in the pic. I rented the 100mm macro and a 1.4 extender to see if going in that direction inspires me otherwise ill hang onto it and after 6 months if it goes unused ill sell it.
Sorry i rented the 100mm macro to try for portraits and the 1.4 extender for my 70-200 to see if more reach is of any inspiration but it aounds like the 16-35 will help make me work for composition so maybe it is a good lens for my. I love that foreworks shot.