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Canon EF16-35mm F4 IS test
« on: July 28, 2014, 12:53:14 PM »
I picked up my new 16-35mm F4IS last week and tested it against my EF24-105mm F4IS.  I wrote a blog post http://franzfoto.com/2014/07/28/lens-review-canon-16-35mm-f4is-part-1/ 

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Canon EF16-35mm F4 IS test
« on: July 28, 2014, 12:53:14 PM »

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Re: Canon EF16-35mm F4 IS test
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 01:39:04 PM »
I see these two lenses to be complementary to one another. For me, neither can replace the other.
I have the new 16-35mm IS....love it...and I also have the (better companion IMHO because is has similar sharpness and contrast) Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II.
Rounding it all off with a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II.
Yes..the first two lenses overlap...but I would generally grab one for much different shooting than the other...
Two different applications in my world.
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Re: Canon EF16-35mm F4 IS test
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 01:56:14 PM »
Interesting comparison  ???
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Zoom: 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: Canon EF16-35mm F4 IS test
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 03:03:44 PM »
I see these two lenses to be complementary to one another. For me, neither can replace the other.
I have the new 16-35mm IS....love it...and I also have the (better companion IMHO because is has similar sharpness and contrast) Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II.
Rounding it all off with a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II.
Yes..the first two lenses overlap...but I would generally grab one for much different shooting than the other...
Two different applications in my world.

I agree they will complement each other very well.  Still have plenty of used for the 24-105mm

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Re: Canon EF16-35mm F4 IS test
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 04:08:43 PM »
Thanks for the comparison!

I took my 16-35 F4 IS and 70-200 2.8 IS to Beijing last week and although I got those nice wide angle and telephoto shots of the Summer Palace I wanted, I found myself constantly missing the all-in-one reach of my 24-105.

I'm a video guy, so I prefer to have one lens that does it all. Still, good to know that I have a sharp 16-35 when I need it.

I also find that the IS on the 16-35 F4 is not as powerful as it is on the 24-105 when doing video. Anyone know why that is?

By the way, these are what they call "Uptown problems" :)

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Re: Canon EF16-35mm F4 IS test
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 04:08:43 PM »