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If Canon could only make *one* of these two lenses, which one would you want more?

An EF 16-35 f/2.8 III that is as sharp as the current Nikon 14-24 F/2.8
34 (75.6%)
An EF 14-24 F/2.8 that is only as sharp as the current EF 16-35 F/2.8 II
11 (24.4%)

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Re: POLL: Why everyone reeeeeally wants a 14-24 F/2.8L lens
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2014, 07:05:33 PM »
16-35 f2.8 IS is my vote. IQ must be good as Nik 14-24 or better. 82mm filter thread mount helps

Likewise.  Adding IS to the f/2.8 lens would be enough to make me upgrade my 16–35 L II.  Sharpness increases alone probably wouldn't be.

With that said, I'd still choose the 16–35 range over the 14–24 range, even though I'd love to have the extra width on the wide end, because I'm a big believer in having lens focal ranges that overlap, to reduce the number of lens changes.  All the Canon zooms on FF start at 24mm, so a lens that ends at 24mm is a non-starter for me.  Just my personal preference.

Ideally, though?  A 14–35 f/2.8L IS with at least the same center sharpness as the current 16–35 L II, with full-frame corner sharpness that at least matches the crop-body corner sharpness of the EF-S 10–22 (which the 16–35 L II sadly falls short of, even though it costs twice as much).

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Re: POLL: Why everyone reeeeeally wants a 14-24 F/2.8L lens
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2014, 07:05:33 PM »

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Re: POLL: Why everyone reeeeeally wants a 14-24 F/2.8L lens
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2014, 04:57:05 AM »
Just curious what the true need is for those clamoring for a 14-24.  Is it to have a wide zoom as sharp as Nikon's legendary lens, or is it there something very important about that specific 14-24 FL?

In this poll, you can't have both.  If you had to choose one over the other, which would you take?

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If actually possible, I'd take a 16-35 III f/2.8 that accepts filters.  But I am not sure that is possible as every f/2.8 lens I've seen that is as sharp as the 14-24 (including the 14-24 itself) has a bulbous element, and the last 16-35 upgrade was not massive in terms of sharpness despite upping the front element size considerably. Thus bulbous may be necessary for the next level of sharpness, but I would not like that in crowded events where I use the 16-35 II f/2.8.

Also, I don't find 14-24 that useful of a zoom range.  I would rather just have a 14mm prime and a 24-70/24L if the top end stopped at 24mm.
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Re: POLL: Why everyone reeeeeally wants a 14-24 F/2.8L lens
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2014, 05:29:15 PM »
Neither.

I have a 17TS-E that is "better" than a Nikon 14-24 equaling 16-35.

If a Canon 14-24 is no better than the current 16-35 I'll continue stitching the 17 for highest end work and use the 15mm fisheye and defish for everything else.

+1. With the 17mm TS-E in landscape orientation, if you shift in the X-direction and stitch then you get 11mm of coverage and if you shift in the Y-direction and stitch you get 13mm of coverage. And that's with way better flare resistance and virtually no distortion. So while the 17mm TS-E is not quite as blindingly sharp as the Nikkor 14-24, I certainly do agree that it is a better tool especially with regards to Architecture/Landscape. If money were no object it would be the 1st lens I would go out and buy.
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Re: POLL: Why everyone reeeeeally wants a 14-24 F/2.8L lens
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2014, 10:38:04 PM »
Canon got a 14 f2.8 and a 24 f1.4 they are primes so we have it, just cant zoom it in between, sooner or latter canon would bring that lens out either way, canon rules when it comes to lenses. Period.
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Re: POLL: Why everyone reeeeeally wants a 14-24 F/2.8L lens
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2014, 10:38:04 PM »