Yes that would be nice, if you could borrow the 8-15.
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I guess it would be nice to have the new 8-15mm zoom on site...but the cost, weight and size (vs. amount of use) deter me from that purchase...although apparently the IQ is better. (Have looked for side-by-side image comparisons on the web @ 15mm...but am coming up empty )
I own both the 15f/2.8 Canon & the 8-15f/4 Canon, I use them Primarily for Underwater Photography, the 8-15f/4 @ 15mm is streets ahead of the much older 15f/2.8.
Couldn't download your original file, so I took the JPeG from ksuweh's post then took into PS
There has been a recent thread on CR regarding Nik Software plugin for PS and LR, so I tried Silver Efex Pro 2 in Photoshop -> selected Modern template and Neutral, but then just added a Control Point to the face of the singer (placed the centre of the circle on his nose, then adjusted Brightness, Contrast, Structure, Fine Structure etc.)
Basically the problem area is the two-tone shadow on the singer's face. This is precisely what Nik Software plugins are designed for - to edit localized areas of the picture without destroying the rest of the scene.
I really like the Fine Structure detail option as it allows the face to really pop-out (eyebrows, nose etc.) and is great for fixing soft focus too. Finally, I reduced the image size to make it acceptable size for upload.