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Re: EF 16-40 f/4L IS [CR1]
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2011, 05:12:36 AM »
This would be a dream lens, as long as the size is kept to reasonable minimum.

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Re: EF 16-40 f/4L IS [CR1]
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Re: EF 16-40 f/4L IS [CR1]
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2011, 08:49:25 AM »
I don't get it. What would be attractive about this? Yes, I know that you can get away with f/4 in a lot of standard situations (still have my 24-105). And yes, IS kind of works as long as objects are static. But in a wide-angle zoom? And then another lens that is only f/4 but probably more expensive and bigger than the current 17-40?

Nah, I'll keep saving for the 16-35 or some wide angle prime.
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Re: EF 16-40 f/4L IS [CR1]
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2011, 10:09:21 AM »
I have the 16-35mm f/2.8, and I am happy with it.  I use the f/2.8 far more than the 35-40mm range, plus the faster shutter at other apertures...

Now a 16-40mm f/2.8 or a 17-50mm f/2.8 IS would be perfect...
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Re: EF 16-40 f/4L IS [CR1]
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2011, 10:24:58 AM »
I have the 16-35mm f/2.8, and I am happy with it.  I use the f/2.8 far more than the 35-40mm range, plus the faster shutter at other apertures...

Now a 16-40mm f/2.8 or a 17-50mm f/2.8 IS would be perfect...

The day they announce this lens is the day I put my 17-40 up on craigslist and put my order in for this one.  The irony with the price inflation over the last year, the price I paid 2-3 years ago for it new is $150 cheaper than current retail rates so I could make up my entire investment on this lens and then some on the used market.  =)  It's not often you need shallow DOF (F 2.8 ) for wide angle because bokeh is diminished in wide angles due to the wider angle and lower focus scale making the relation between  the subject matter and infinity a lot closer than mid range or telephoto.  If I need that tad bit of speed, I will throw in my 430 and give me my extra light.

Now what I want and need is that a lens that is sharp, sharp, and sharp.  Corner sharpness doesn't have to be exceptional, acceptable even on full frame, and an IS that does a good 4 stop correction.  I shoot a lot of architecture  and commercial real estate in which I go into a lot of empty warehouses or foreclosed buildings and have to take pictures quickly with what I'm given as I'm paid by the job, not the hour, so If i spend a day or an hour, I still get the same pay.  If I can handhold close to a second and get sharp photos, I'll buy 2 of them. 
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Re: EF 16-40 f/4L IS [CR1]
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2011, 12:59:15 PM »
I'd much rather have a 14-24mm 2.8L like Nikon.  Are we ever going to get one...

Agreed. Would be very useful to have 14-24 24-70 70-200 all f/2.8.
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Re: EF 16-40 f/4L IS [CR1]
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2011, 02:30:21 PM »
i hope its true...
no need the stabilizer thing, prefer for wider lenght 15mm maybe???  8)

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Re: EF 16-40 f/4L IS [CR1]
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2011, 02:30:21 PM »