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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2014, 09:09:31 AM »
Just FYI, you can see a full-resolution jpeg of the samples by clicking on:  (点击此处查看大图)  located directly below each image.
-brought to my attention by Bryan over at TDP.
Doesn't look very sharp in the corners (photo of the white house and the church). Or am I a pixel peeper now and does it look better than the 16-35 f/2.8 II?

Those are VERY complex angled scenes and who knows where they placed the focus (which matters a LOT for scenes like that).

I imported the stairs photo into Aperture and turned on the focus point overlay.  Looks pretty good to me.


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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2014, 09:09:31 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2014, 12:29:50 PM »
F/4 is fine for almost all users.  I'm probably one of the few who actually use f/2.8 on a regular basis, just because of the lack of light in theaters.  Now that I have my 24-70 MK II, I do not use wider very often.

I'd say this is one of the new family of Video optimized lenses with IS that Canon is developing.  They see video as a big selling point, so we are going to see more video features.  Who knows, if they get good enough for me to use, I might take up video again.  I did do it on Super 8mm film in 1968 for a few years, then again in the lete 1980's and early 1990's on SVHS.  Using the video editors with my Panasonic Industrial recorders was time consuming to a extreme.  Programming the controllers, black-bursting tapes - YUK! 

I've also done it more recently using computers to edit, and even with my DSLR's, but I'm not happy with the results, and not willing to invest time and $$ into video, at least for now.

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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2014, 06:02:02 PM »
F/4 is fine for almost all users.  I'm probably one of the few who actually use f/2.8 on a regular basis, just because of the lack of light in theaters.  Now that I have my 24-70 MK II, I do not use wider very often.

I'd say this is one of the new family of Video optimized lenses with IS that Canon is developing.  They see video as a big selling point, so we are going to see more video features.  Who knows, if they get good enough for me to use, I might take up video again.  I did do it on Super 8mm film in 1968 for a few years, then again in the lete 1980's and early 1990's on SVHS.  Using the video editors with my Panasonic Industrial recorders was time consuming to a extreme.  Programming the controllers, black-bursting tapes - YUK! 

I've also done it more recently using computers to edit, and even with my DSLR's, but I'm not happy with the results, and not willing to invest time and $$ into video, at least for now.

If you have a 5D3 install ML and then you'll be more than happy with the results (so long as you don't require 4k to be happy). The video quality on 5D3 for 1080p using ML RAW video is really pretty awesome.

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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2014, 06:03:05 PM »
Just FYI, you can see a full-resolution jpeg of the samples by clicking on:  (点击此处查看大图)  located directly below each image.
-brought to my attention by Bryan over at TDP.
Doesn't look very sharp in the corners (photo of the white house and the church). Or am I a pixel peeper now and does it look better than the 16-35 f/2.8 II?

Those are VERY complex angled scenes and who knows where they placed the focus (which matters a LOT for scenes like that).

I imported the stairs photo into Aperture and turned on the focus point overlay.  Looks pretty good to me.

I don't know about that, with such a twisted scene, I'm not surprised some of the back parts go wonky with that close central focus.

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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2014, 07:39:42 PM »
This may have been covered by somebody, and of course we won't know until it's released, but based on the charts will this lens differ from the 16-35/2.8 above f/8 much at all?

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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2014, 07:57:30 PM »
This may have been covered by somebody, and of course we won't know until it's released, but based on the charts will this lens differ from the 16-35/2.8 above f/8 much at all?

If the MTF charts are representative of real world performance it should be sharper than the 16-35 f/2.8 at f/8

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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2014, 10:11:52 PM »
This may have been covered by somebody, and of course we won't know until it's released, but based on the charts will this lens differ from the 16-35/2.8 above f/8 much at all?

If it matches the charts, then easily so.

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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2014, 05:14:36 AM »
I imported the stairs photo into Aperture and turned on the focus point overlay.  Looks pretty good to me.

While it might be an actual indication, it doesn't mean much.

I they use the central point for accuracy, and then recompose, it won't show you where they actually focused.

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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2014, 06:15:16 AM »
The corner look sharp but not very impressive.. i still doubt it worth the upgrade unless those video guy need the " IS "
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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2014, 09:33:14 AM »
F/4 is fine for almost all users.  I'm probably one of the few who actually use f/2.8 on a regular basis, just because of the lack of light in theaters.  Now that I have my 24-70 MK II, I do not use wider very often.

I'd say this is one of the new family of Video optimized lenses with IS that Canon is developing.  They see video as a big selling point, so we are going to see more video features.  Who knows, if they get good enough for me to use, I might take up video again.  I did do it on Super 8mm film in 1968 for a few years, then again in the lete 1980's and early 1990's on SVHS.  Using the video editors with my Panasonic Industrial recorders was time consuming to a extreme.  Programming the controllers, black-bursting tapes - YUK! 

I've also done it more recently using computers to edit, and even with my DSLR's, but I'm not happy with the results, and not willing to invest time and $$ into video, at least for now.

If you have a 5D3 install ML and then you'll be more than happy with the results (so long as you don't require 4k to be happy). The video quality on 5D3 for 1080p using ML RAW video is really pretty awesome.

ML Raw video ... how many minutes of video do you get on a 32GB card?
And how onerous is the post processing?

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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2014, 10:29:04 AM »
I sold my 16-35mm 2.8L (version 1) so I will think about it. I believe though that a 2.8 version III would be the best (if it is coma free) since I would like to use it for both landscape and Astrophotography ...

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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2014, 12:30:00 PM »
Just FYI, you can see a full-resolution jpeg of the samples by clicking on:  (点击此处查看大图)  located directly below each image.
-brought to my attention by Bryan over at TDP.
Doesn't look very sharp in the corners (photo of the white house and the church). Or am I a pixel peeper now and does it look better than the 16-35 f/2.8 II?

This new lens seems pointless to me - it's even longer than the f/2.8II and weighs almost the same. The 17-40 is the hands down winner for travel and portability in general. If I'm going to lug a WA that big, then it better have a 2.8 aperture.

Totally disagree. I could care less (grammar police, using this in the NEW accepted form so shhhhh :D) about f/2.8 for this range. IS matter a lot more as does raw image quality.

I think this just shows how different everyone's needs are. I think I fall in between the both of you. I don't really care about IS at this focal length. F4 is probably fine. The sharpness of the new lens is the selling point for me.

The negatives are that it's basically as big as the 16-35II, which is quite a bit bigger than the 17-40 when you are trying to fit everything in a backpack with your other hiking gear/photog gear/lenses. Also, while the price seems great compared to the 16-35II, it's quite a bit more than the 17-40. The 17-40 on the refurb store goes on special for $570ish quite often.

I think I will still end up buying this lens over the 17-40 if real world tests confirm the charts, but I will have to wait until the price drops/goes on sale/shows up in the Canon refurb store.
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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2014, 12:31:12 PM »
When will there be reviews to read? First or second week of June?

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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2014, 12:47:44 PM »
So, according to the Chinese site, those were taken at f/8. I want to see what it looks like at f/4 before I start comparing it to the 17-40.
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Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2014, 04:21:58 PM »
When will there be reviews to read? First or second week of June?

I pre-ordered one from Canon Direct (for a discounted promotional price of $1074 that I hope they'll honor) and the estimated shipping date is 6-27-14. So I would imagine there won't be any retail purchased lens reviews until the first week of July.

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« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2014, 04:21:58 PM »