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BrandonKing96

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Re: W/A zoom for 5D MkIII
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2013, 09:48:41 PM »
If filters are NOT a complete necessity for you, there is the option of the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8.
Reading that you don't really need anything over the 24mm mark but you want 17mm or wider, the 16-28 f/2.8 is a great option as it's wider than 17 (16 does make a bit of a difference) and it's constant f/2.8.  It's got GREAT image quality, and is so much cheaper than the Canon 16-35 f/2.8 II.  It retails for just under $900 US. Like i said though, the difficulty is it doesn't take filters.
The next option would be the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II, which is of course Canon's flagship UWA zoom.  Great quality overall and DOES take filters (82mm filter thread).
Moving up, the 17-40 f/4 does come to mind.  It's not as wide as the other two I've mentioned and is constant f/4 rather than f/2.8. I've also read that corners aren't that good up until f/8.
And another lens I've heard very mixed reviews about- the Sigma 12-24 mark II (I know the mark I is definitely terrible). I don't have much to comment on it as I don't know too much about it, but being a full frame UWA zoom, it's the lens that is the widest.

Also, if you like fisheye, the 8-15 is a great sharp f/4 lens.
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Re: W/A zoom for 5D MkIII
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2013, 09:48:41 PM »

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Re: W/A zoom for 5D MkIII
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2013, 02:30:34 PM »
If you want lenses worthy of the resolving power of the 5d, the:
- 16-35 f2.8l II
- tse 17mm f4l

1Dx | EF24-70 f2.8LII | EF100 f2.8LIS | EF16-35 f2.8LII | TSE-17 f4L | EF8-15 f4L Fish | EF 50 f1.4 | EF85 f1.8 | EF14 f2.8LII

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Re: W/A zoom for 5D MkIII
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2013, 02:30:34 PM »