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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2013, 11:03:16 PM »
Obviously, a lot of people are hoping for a 14-24mm L.

There've even been some rumblings about a 12-24, which is something that would really get me to sit up and pay attention to.

Not quite sure just what the Hell I'd do with such a beast...but, boy, would it be fun trying to figure that out. Especially if it has a very close minimum focus distance....

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013, 11:18:30 PM »
I use mine occasionally, but I wouldn't say frequently.  Mostly for travel and city walkabouts.  Unlike you, a bit over 60% of my shots with the lens are in the 16-24mm focal range. 

Here are some from a relatively recent trip to San Francisco.  The first is a long exposure on a tripod, the second two were high ISO to keep the shutter speed up (1/200 s for the last one, which was taken up through the windshield with the camera resting on the dashboard as I drove across the Golden Gate Bridge at 50 mph  :) ).  All with the 1D X, 16mm, 17mm, and 20mm, and ISO 200, 12800, and 25600, respectively.
The second one with the swan is lovely!

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2013, 11:50:30 PM »
I don't shoot much anymore with my 16-35L II lens, because it's just not practical for sports, which is all I've been doing lately.  This spring and summer I will use it a lot more.

Even if Canon releases a 14-24 or 12-24, those will still suffer from the same problems the 16-35 does.

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2013, 11:53:32 PM »
Last July, I bought a new one for $1350 on a impulse buy from Newegg, but haven't really warmed up to it. ...
 
I'm thinking of selling it, but I hate to.  It is a very sharp lens, no problem there, I just find that I have little need of super wide angles.

Lenses are simply tools, if you don't need this tool sell it.

You have fallen into the trap of "everybody has one so I need one too."
How much do you use your 16-35mmL?  That was the question.
 
I did not ask for selling advice, I'll be able to make that decision.  I was merely wondering if my 1200 some images over the past 7 months was sufficient usage.

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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2013, 11:56:17 PM »
Last July, I bought a new one for $1350 on a impulse buy from Newegg, but haven't really warmed up to it. ...
 
I'm thinking of selling it, but I hate to.  It is a very sharp lens, no problem there, I just find that I have little need of super wide angles.

Lenses are simply tools, if you don't need this tool sell it.

You have fallen into the trap of "everybody has one so I need one too."
How much do you use your 16-35mmL?  That was the question.
 
I did not ask for selling advice, I'll be able to make that decision.  I was merely wondering if my 1200 some images over the past 7 months was sufficient usage.

Don't sweat his posts.  They are typically combative and difficult. 

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2013, 12:06:01 AM »
Last July, I bought a new one for $1350 on a impulse buy from Newegg, but haven't really warmed up to it. ...
 
I'm thinking of selling it, but I hate to.  It is a very sharp lens, no problem there, I just find that I have little need of super wide angles.

Lenses are simply tools, if you don't need this tool sell it.

You have fallen into the trap of "everybody has one so I need one too."
How much do you use your 16-35mmL?  That was the question.
 
I did not ask for selling advice, I'll be able to make that decision.  I was merely wondering if my 1200 some images over the past 7 months was sufficient usage.

Don't sweat his posts.  They are typically combative and difficult.

I understand, the situation, it does not really bother me, just hoped he might be willing to provide the information, assuming he has the lens.

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2013, 12:09:29 AM »
 I was merely wondering if my 1200 some images over the past 7 months was sufficient usage.
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How many images in total did you shoot over the past 7 months? And, how does your 16-35 mm usage compare to the rest of the lenses you use? That will answer the usage question but not the issue of sufficiency. Of the images  you take with the 16-35 mm, what proportion of them could you have made with other lenses you own? Or, reverse that, and ask what proportion of images do you make with the 16-35 that you can ONLY make with that lens and how critical are those images to your work?
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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2013, 12:27:17 AM »
I was merely wondering if my 1200 some images over the past 7 months was sufficient usage.

How many images in total did you shoot over the past 7 months? And, how does your 16-35 mm usage compare to the rest of the lenses you use? That will answer the usage question but not the issue of sufficiency. Of the images  you take with the 16-35 mm, what proportion of them could you have made with other lenses you own? Or, reverse that, and ask what proportion of images do you make with the 16-35 that you can ONLY make with that lens and how critical are those images to your work?

 
I have analyzed all that, I answered most of those questions before I bought it.
 
I was asking what usage others see.
 
How much do you use yours?
 
Last years usage was low due to my hand surgery, so the data is likely not all that useful after I bought the camera.  Only about 7000 images since I've bought it.  Hopefully, as my Carpal Tunnel heals, I'll be out using my camera a lot more.
I fo have a 15mm FE and a Tokina 17mm f/3.5 prime that are very good, but f/2.8 seems to be on the margin.

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2013, 01:44:25 AM »
The opportunities are everywhere for wide-angle pics. You just need to try and look for them.


All pics from a 5D2 and 16-35 II set to 16mm.
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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2013, 04:27:44 AM »
1200 some images over the past 7 months
Now you are making me feel bad  :-[ I'm embarrassed coz I made less than 100 images with my Sigma 150-500 OS in the last 1 year, if I made 1200 images in the next 2 years with my Sigma I'd be mighty pleased with my self. ;D

By the way, I think neuroanatomist is subtly telling you to keep the lens with his awesome images made with the 16-35  ;D
Here is my feeble attempt (its a 5D MK III in-camera HDR using 16-35 f/2.8 LII lens)
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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2013, 07:53:52 AM »
A lot.


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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2013, 08:38:11 AM »
A lot.
Just curious, what is the duration? ... I mean how long did it take you to make those 9000+ images with 16-35
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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2013, 08:45:35 AM »
Personally, I think it's unwise to base such a decision on absolute number of shots or relative frequency of use compared to other lenses.  I have dress shoes for work and casual shoes for weekends.  Should I sell my snowshoes because I only get to use them once or twice a year? 

The shots I get with the 16-35L are, for the most part, shots I couldn't get with other lenses I have available.  OTOH, Mt. Spokane, you mention using it mostly from 24-35mm - that would be a bigger concern for me.  A 24-70/2.8L II might be a better choice, in that case. 
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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2013, 09:21:26 AM »
A lot.

Just curious, what is the duration? ... I mean how long did it take you to make those 9000+ images with 16-35


The oldest are from 2006, but this catalogue mainy contains images from 2009 and forwards. If I filter since I got the 1D IV upon release it's 9726 with the 16-35, so 4 years-ish. I've still used the 24-70 and 70-200 a lot more (the latter makes sense though, since I mainly use it for sports)

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2013, 11:49:41 AM »
Personally, I think it's unwise to base such a decision on absolute number of shots or relative frequency of use compared to other lenses.  I have dress shoes for work and casual shoes for weekends.  Should I sell my snowshoes because I only get to use them once or twice a year? 

The shots I get with the 16-35L are, for the most part, shots I couldn't get with other lenses I have available.  OTOH, Mt. Spokane, you mention using it mostly from 24-35mm - that would be a bigger concern for me.  A 24-70/2.8L II might be a better choice, in that case.

I'm inclined to sell it, since I do have the 17mm prime.
 
I may wait a few more months to decide, I'd like to do some landscape photography, but never seem to find the time.
 
 
If Canon had the 24-70mm MK II on their refurb sale that started today, I'd have it on order. :)   I'll likely order one very soon in any event.

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