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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2013, 11:58:42 AM »
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.

I've decided I'm not going to order a 24-70mm MkII. 

The fact that mine arrived from B&H last week might have something to do with that decision...   ;)
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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 #31 on: March 25, 2013, 08:47:07 AM »
If I want a UWA I go with the 14.   At 24 I switch to 24-70.  If I can i avoid the 16-35 since it is only a fair lens

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2013, 11:22:17 AM »
i avoid the 16-35 since it is only a fair lens
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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2013, 01:13:38 PM »
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.

I've decided I'm not going to order a 24-70mm MkII. 

The fact that mine arrived from B&H last week might have something to do with that decision...   ;)

I was right on the verge of buying one from B&H yesterday, but I forced myself to hold off for a couple of weeks.

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2013, 01:21:10 PM »
I was right on the verge of buying one from B&H yesterday, but I forced myself to hold off for a couple of weeks.

Rebate may have ended by then (although it might not make a big difference in the street price). Just sayin'  ;) .
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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2013, 01:38:32 PM »
my 16-35 stays on my 5DII almost all the time. I love having the 16mm to 28mm range all covered by one lens. the main thing is, I rarely am shooting people, so the distortion is not an issue. if I enjoying/was paid to photograph people, I probably wouldn't use it so much. most folks I know find it bizarre that my walk-around is an UW, but it works for the way I see things - I can't stand the "50mm is the human field of view" thing, my field of view definitely goes way wider than that.

at some point I'd like to upgrade to 24 f/1.4 as an all purpose walk-around, but I have a tough time justifying the overlap in focal length for the time being (also have 24-70 L).

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2013, 10:51:20 PM »
I was right on the verge of buying one from B&H yesterday, but I forced myself to hold off for a couple of weeks.

Rebate may have ended by then (although it might not make a big difference in the street price). Just sayin'  ;) .
I put one on order yesterday.  I try to give business to our small local dealer Camera Corral in Couer d Alene, ID. 
 
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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2013, 11:55:30 PM »
Congrats! Enjoy it when you get it... 
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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2013, 12:32:00 AM »
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.

I've decided I'm not going to order a 24-70mm MkII. 

The fact that mine arrived from B&H last week might have something to do with that decision...   ;)

And how are you finding it?

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« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2013, 12:48:51 AM »
And how are you finding it?

Excellent.  :)  Wickedly sharp, great colors and contrast, blazing fast AF, solid build.
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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2013, 01:01:10 AM »
And how are you finding it?

Excellent.  :)  Wickedly sharp, great colors and contrast, blazing fast AF, solid build.

Did you sell your 24-105?

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2013, 03:22:27 AM »
Sold my 24-105 and 24 f1.4 ii to get the 24-70 ii, can't wait for it to arrive tomorrow!

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2013, 03:42:16 AM »
I just bought it past saturday. second hand in excellent quality (CHF 998 used instead of CHF 1998 new). I do quite some landscape/nightscape. So after upgrading to FF it was the logical equivalent to my crop 10-22. Waiting for clear night skies at the moment...Concerning the 16-35 I am in the same boat as kubelik, good point though:

my 16-35 stays on my 5DII almost all the time. I love having the 16mm to 28mm range all covered by one lens. the main thing is, I rarely am shooting people, so the distortion is not an issue. if I enjoying/was paid to photograph people, I probably wouldn't use it so much. most folks I know find it bizarre that my walk-around is an UW, but it works for the way I see things - I can't stand the "50mm is the human field of view" thing, my field of view definitely goes way wider than that.

Here's two test shots, at insane ISOs as well:


Z96A3556bBWKLEIN by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

ISO 102400


Z96A3565bBWKLEINALT by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

ISO 51200
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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 #43 on: March 27, 2013, 03:50:20 AM »
i avoid the 16-35 since it is only a fair lens
How dare you insult one of my favorite lenses ;D ... BTW, before you do Jackie Chan up my comment - I'm just kidding.

Glad you know good from bad.  Wish that Canon and Nikon would exchange lens - we would gain a great 14-24 and Nikon users could have excellent 17 and 24 TS-E.  Win - win for everyone

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Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2013, 05:58:55 AM »
And how are you finding it?

Excellent.  :)  Wickedly sharp, great colors and contrast, blazing fast AF, solid build.

Did you sell your 24-105?

No, I didn't.  But if I don't use it, I will...
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