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Re: wide angle needed
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2014, 03:37:17 PM »
hi gyus, straight to my problem, recently I found I'm missing some nice UWA lens...

my requirements are:

  • nice build quality
  • focal length somewhere between 15 - 20mm (the wider the better)
  • AF is not necessary - but at least focus confirmation would be nice
  • sharp
  • price - the lower the better (but it doesn't mean 15mm Zeiss is not an option)
  • weigth - again the lower the better, it's intended for travel use

Can you go a bit longer on the focal length, as an EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM would satisfy everything you asked for except it would be 4mm longer than you asked for.  Ridiculously great lens for the price, sharp, low flare, great build quality and small+light for travel.  There really is no lens comparable to it (combo of low price, autofocus, small size, light weight, good sharpness, excellent flare control, good build quality, IS, USM) in the 21mm and under department - perfect travel landscape lens.
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Re: wide angle needed
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Re: wide angle needed
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2014, 03:58:47 PM »
I wasn't happy with any of the Canon wide angle primes or zooms a year of so ago, so I bought a mint condition Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 for $999.00.  Couldn't be happier, and it fulfills all your requirements.  Now that the new Canon F4 zoom is out, it would warrant serious consideration.  For my needs I see no reason to change from the Zeiss to the new Canon zoom, as the images I get from the 18mm are excellent.  I use it on a 6D or a 5D Classic. 

nice to hear that, I just checked at local store web site, they have both of them, so I can compare and I still have to go there to get loose zooming ring fixed on my 24-70  ;)
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Re: wide angle needed
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2014, 04:00:47 PM »
I'm in love with the Zeiss 15/2.8, but it comes at a steep price. I wanted the very best UWA lens for landscape and architecture, and its quality is undeniable.

That said, I've heard amazing things about the new 16-35/4. I'm sure it's fantastic, and far more versatile than the Zeiss 15.

Good luck!

yes, Zeiss 15mm is my dream UWA lens, but as said, the price is too high right now  :-[
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Re: wide angle needed
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2014, 04:04:48 PM »
hi gyus, straight to my problem, recently I found I'm missing some nice UWA lens...

my requirements are:

  • nice build quality
  • focal length somewhere between 15 - 20mm (the wider the better)
  • AF is not necessary - but at least focus confirmation would be nice
  • sharp
  • price - the lower the better (but it doesn't mean 15mm Zeiss is not an option)
  • weigth - again the lower the better, it's intended for travel use

Can you go a bit longer on the focal length, as an EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM would satisfy everything you asked for except it would be 4mm longer than you asked for.  Ridiculously great lens for the price, sharp, low flare, great build quality and small+light for travel.  There really is no lens comparable to it (combo of low price, autofocus, small size, light weight, good sharpness, excellent flare control, good build quality, IS, USM) in the 21mm and under department - perfect travel landscape lens.

it could be ideal for travel, but it's not option right now for me, I'm looking to get something wider than 24mm since I got it covered with my 24-70 and right now I feel I would rather fill the gaps in my set (UWA and fast prime) than having multiple lenses of same FL
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Re: wide angle needed
« Reply #19 on: Today at 02:36:21 PM »
Soo I had the opportunity to try both Zeiss 18mm and Canon 16-35 f/4 and they are both great

Zeiss
+build quality, the feel when focussing, compact, weight

Canon
+wider, more coverage, no extending while zooming, price

too bad I couldn't try Zeiss 15

I really loved the look and feel of Zeiss, but Canon will be probably smarter and more versatile choice
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Re: wide angle needed
« Reply #20 on: Today at 03:37:08 PM »
I really loved the look and feel of Zeiss, but Canon will be probably smarter and more versatile choice
I don't think you can go wrong with the 16-35 f/4 IS.  Along with the 24-70 f/2.8 II and 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, I think these are the most amazing zooms on the market.  The 16-35 f/4 IS is as sharp as the TS-E 17 and has better color and contrast and less CA.  It has more distortion, and can't tilt or shift, but it's weatherproof, has AF, and oh yeah, it zooms! 
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« Reply #21 on: Today at 03:50:58 PM »
I can just add to what Macguyver is saying. I have the Zeiss 15mm and 21mm and they are both phenomenal lens, especially the 15mm, which I totally fell in love with it this summer. But the 16-35 f4L IS is a lot more versatile and the IQ is very impressive. Be also aware that the Zeiss 15mm has a 95mm filter size, so filters are not exactly cheap.
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« Reply #22 on: Today at 04:56:32 PM »
I don't think you can go wrong with the 16-35 f/4 IS.  Along with the 24-70 f/2.8 II and 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, I think these are the most amazing zooms on the market.
don't forget 200-400  ;)

I can just add to what Macguyver is saying. I have the Zeiss 15mm and 21mm and they are both phenomenal lens, especially the 15mm, which I totally fell in love with it this summer. But the 16-35 f4L IS is a lot more versatile and the IQ is very impressive. Be also aware that the Zeiss 15mm has a 95mm filter size, so filters are not exactly cheap.

for me, the main problem, there is no way right now how to test Zeiss 15, it could be excellent lens, but I don't like the idea of buying lens for 2,5k euro before trying it
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Re: wide angle needed
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