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16-35 ii on crop
« on: November 08, 2012, 08:25:50 AM »
Was wondering if anyone else loved using their 16-35mm on their crop cameras. I used it the first time when my wife had dropped my 50mm and no longer af. I knew I loved that focal length so this was a temp way to get it. 16-35 on FF isn't super useful for portrait sessions but on crop at 56mm I have started to really enjoy it.
Wondering if anyone else has found this useful?
Also this is kinda making me think it might be worth looking at the 24-70 which would be much high quality. But similar focal range instead of the primes I have been thinking about....

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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 09:09:04 AM »
I've used it extensively on my 7D. It's a great lens and damn useful, yes. A hard working lens you don't have to baby.

However my 2 lenses consisting of a 10-22 and a zeiss 2/35 distagon more useful. But there's nothing wrong with using the 16-35 ii on crop. That lens went back to my father to his 5D3, for good reason.

I haven't used a 24-70 on my 7D so I can't comment directly. But if that range would suit you I don't see why not. Personally I'd be testing a tamron first though.

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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 09:39:33 AM »
Was wondering if anyone else loved using their 16-35mm on their crop cameras.

Nope.  I far preferred the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS on APS-C...and furthermore, I prefer the 24-105mm on FF to the 17-55mm on APS-C.
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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 09:45:44 AM »
Buying a 16-35mm II for a crop body is an excelent idea. It gives you one more reason and a bit more justification to buy a FF later.

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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 10:36:04 AM »
I purchased one via Amazon several months back, and found it an awkward range for a crop body.
It wasn't wide enough to justify its limited reach.

If you are comfortable with the FOV of a "26-56", then it is a fine lens.
It felt stubby to me.

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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 10:42:51 AM »
Buying a 16-35mm II for a crop body is an excelent idea. It gives you one more reason and a bit more justification to buy a FF later.

and if you don't...17-55 f2.8 IS is a better lens and cheaper.
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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 10:43:04 AM »
I think the only time a 16-35mm II would be preferred on APS-C is with a 7D when a weather-sealed wide-to-normal zoom is reqiured.  The other reason is a PackLight suggested - if you're going to move to FF in the very near future.  Else, for the wide end an EF-S lens will deliver better IQ for lower cost.
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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 10:46:00 AM »
I haven't used that lens on a crop but I do like using my 7D as a sort of extender and getting different focal lengths and apertures. I would imagine the 16-35 II would be quite sharp, even the corners with no vignetting either!

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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 10:47:05 AM »
I think the only time a 16-35mm II would be preferred on APS-C is with a 7D when a weather-sealed wide-to-normal zoom is reqiured.  The other reason is a PackLight suggested - if you're going to move to FF in the very near future.  Else, for the wide end an EF-S lens will deliver better IQ for lower cost.

That's the main reason I got the 17-40L as my walkaround for the 7D- a weathersealed lens to complement the weathersealed body. It's slower than the 16-35 but does give you a tad more range at the long end.
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2012, 10:47:59 AM »
Buying a 16-35mm II for a crop body is an excelent idea. It gives you one more reason and a bit more justification to buy a FF later.

and if you don't...17-55 f2.8 IS is a better lens and cheaper.

But...buying the EF-S mount lens gives you one more reason to NOT buy a FF.  :P

The 17-55mm would be the better choice provided you are not moving to FF.

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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2012, 11:45:14 AM »
A lot of people use the term "move to FF" here.  Why not use "add FF".  Keeping an APS C body instantly gives you another FOV for all of your EF glass, have a backup body, not lose money on selling the kit and you get to keep and enjoy the "EF S holly trio" (10-22, 17-55 and 60mm.......)

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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 11:56:29 AM »
A lot of people use the term "move to FF" here.  Why not use "add FF".  Keeping an APS C body instantly gives you another FOV for all of your EF glass, have a backup body, not lose money on selling the kit and you get to keep and enjoy the "EF S holly trio" (10-22, 17-55 and 60mm.......)

It is a great theory and it might work for some people, but what I found is that my crop camera became nothing more than a loaner once I started using a FF camera.

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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2012, 12:42:17 PM »
A lot of people use the term "move to FF" here.  Why not use "add FF".  Keeping an APS C body instantly gives you another FOV for all of your EF glass, have a backup body, not lose money on selling the kit and you get to keep and enjoy the "EF S holly trio" (10-22, 17-55 and 60mm.......)

A lot of people don't have the money to buy a second set of lenses, so the ef-s lenses are sold help fund the move to FF.  Also EF lenses are more versatile because both FF and crop bodies can use them; it's easier to carry two bodies and one set of lenses rather than two bodies and two sets of lenses.  And if the crop camera is old enough (i.e. 20D), it offers no advantage due to its low resolution and MPs.

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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2012, 01:33:00 PM »
Was wondering if anyone else loved using their 16-35mm on their crop cameras.

I primarily shoot with a 60D and the 16-35mm II...its my favorite lens but don't tell my 135mm that - only con I noticed that at f3.2 it becomes razor sharp.

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Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2012, 02:16:34 PM »
And to think I almost purchased the 135mm! Thy were out of stock.
Yeah I have a apsc and FF and I love working my two cameras to combine lenses and get new focal ranges. I am glad to hear others are using this fun lens to get a fun focal range. I usually use it wide open but 3.2 sounds fun to try. Ill upload some pics when I get back home. I understand the people who are saying not a good idea but its a great UWA and I am happy to have found a second use for it!

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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2012, 02:16:34 PM »