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Which to buy: 16-35 f/2.8 vs. 17-40 f/4...
« on: September 11, 2012, 09:47:46 AM »
Hi All,

I'm at the point of researching and saving for my next lens.  It's either going to be the 35 f/1.4 or one of the following option: 16-35 or 17-40.  But my question is on the 16-35 or 17-40 option, I'm debating which one of these two to get.  Main usage is for:

1) Wedding (primary)
2) Landscape (secondary)

I'm shooting w/the 5D Mark II (w/430EX)
Please provide your reasons for choosing one over the other.  Thanks again!

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Which to buy: 16-35 f/2.8 vs. 17-40 f/4...
« on: September 11, 2012, 09:47:46 AM »

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Re: Which to buy: 16-35 f/2.8 vs. 17-40 f/4...
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 09:55:27 AM »
16-35 if money isn't an issue... f4 might be a bit slow for weddings... what camera are you suing it with?
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Re: Which to buy: 16-35 f/2.8 vs. 17-40 f/4...
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 11:16:40 AM »
Hi All,

I'm at the point of researching and saving for my next lens.  It's either going to be the 35 f/1.4 or one of the following option: 16-35 or 17-40.  But my question is on the 16-35 or 17-40 option, I'm debating which one of these two to get.  Main usage is for:

1) Wedding (primary)
2) Landscape (secondary)

I'm shooting w/the 5D Mark II (w/430EX)
Please provide your reasons for choosing one over the other.  Thanks again!

16-35mm II > 17-40mm

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Re: Which to buy: 16-35 f/2.8 vs. 17-40 f/4...
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 11:26:11 AM »
I had a 17-40mm L, and somehow never warmed up to it on my 5D MK II.  I sold it a year ago, after finding a old Tokina 17mm f/3.5 prime that was better.
I caught a new 16-35mmL at Newegg for $1350 around the end of July, but have not yet decided if I like it better than my old prime. 

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Re: Which to buy: 16-35 f/2.8 vs. 17-40 f/4...
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012, 01:23:51 PM »
16-35 II. Sharper in the corners, and sometimes you need the extra stop.
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Re: Which to buy: 16-35 f/2.8 vs. 17-40 f/4...
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2012, 02:08:02 PM »
16-35 II. Sharper in the corners, and sometimes you need the extra stop.

+1...it was a right decision for me.
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Re: Which to buy: 16-35 f/2.8 vs. 17-40 f/4...
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2012, 02:08:02 PM »