Remember this lens? I was wondering how it fares against the current 70-200 f2.8L. Just curious about the image quality of this lens. Anyone had experience with this lens please chime in. I wish Canon made their teles black >_<
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I'm in a similar predicament. coming from the 10-22 on a crop, I really liked 10mm. My main concern isn't the extra stop of light as I will probably be shooting at f/5.6 to f/8 anyway. I've read that in UWA lenses, 1 mm makes a big difference. Is the difference between 16mm and 17mm significant?
Canon has a decent lens comparison tool so you can see the difference in focal lengths. Give it a try, hope it helps. http://canonlenses.ca/Get-a-wider-perspective
I just recently went through the same decision process as well. Bought a 5d3 about a week ago and was trying to decide on what UWA to get to replace my 10-22. Decided on the 16-35 f2.8 II. So far I couldn't be happier with my choice.
This is encouraging, as far as it goes:
When you read some things on the Internet, it's best to take them with a grain of salt. When reading KR, you just need a few more grains.
setting the DoF preview button to toggle AI servo is super sweet
Keep in camera noise reduction low or off
make sure lighlight tone priority is off,
turn off all in camera corrections
Why 16-35 II? why not 17-40mm if you plan to do landscape from f8 - f11. I'm not happy with my 16-35 II - this is not a WOW lens from Canon.
Better question, what about the 50f1.8 do you not like? It's not ideal, but if it's the build/sharpness/?? you may want to trade it in on a 40/2.8 "shorty 40".
Hmmm, wish my wife was into photog so I could justify buying more gear. Second thought, maybe not, then she would know how much I'm spending.
For those interested in this lens, I have posted a full review to my website with photos and conclusions. If uninterested, please disregard this message