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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #75 on: September 08, 2014, 08:34:32 AM »
Thanks for the pic Mack, it is nicely controlled but in these shots I do not see the punchiness of the 16-35 f/2.8L II sunburst (which has sharper/less diffuse rays).  If Canon were to release a lens that could do rays as punchy as the 16-35 f/2.8L II, but as controlled as the 16-35 f/4L IS - now that would be awesome.  I really love how commanding the sun looks in 16-35 f/2.8 II shots, however the uncontrolled nature of them (often extremely long) can be intrusive in pictures sometimes.  I have to say for landscape in general, the 16-35 f/4L does look like the best bet for now!
No problem and I haven't had enough time to get a good feel for the lens, but I think it will give some nice sunbursts with time & practice.  Assuming the 24-70 f/2.8 II is pretty similar, I've been able to get some nice effects with it, particularly for cityscapes with night lighting. 

The only other option might be the EF-M 11-22 IS, which has a similar design but with fewer aperture blades.  That might be that sweet spot of dramatic, yet controlled sunburst.  I've had one for a little over a week now, but haven't had a chance to test it out yet.  I'll update you as I have time to shoot with it and the 16-35 f/4 IS of course.
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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #75 on: September 08, 2014, 08:34:32 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #76 on: September 08, 2014, 09:54:11 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #77 on: September 09, 2014, 10:03:26 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #78 on: September 09, 2014, 11:24:39 AM »
I'm currently in the processing of reviewing this lens.  There's not much to criticize; it's pretty great!

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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #79 on: September 09, 2014, 11:58:29 AM »
I've just had my first outing with this lens, and I think it lives up to the hype. It fits like a glove in a Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 AW on a 6D with L-plate on. The hood needs to be reversed though. I clip this onto the chest strap of my backpack using plastic carabiners called Black Diamond Jivewire in size L. Good for hiking as it shifts some weight to the front of the body and also give you really quick access to the camera at all times.
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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2014, 02:09:00 PM »
Thanks for the pic Mack, it is nicely controlled but in these shots I do not see the punchiness of the 16-35 f/2.8L II sunburst (which has sharper/less diffuse rays).  If Canon were to release a lens that could do rays as punchy as the 16-35 f/2.8L II, but as controlled as the 16-35 f/4L IS - now that would be awesome.  I really love how commanding the sun looks in 16-35 f/2.8 II shots, however the uncontrolled nature of them (often extremely long) can be intrusive in pictures sometimes.  I have to say for landscape in general, the 16-35 f/4L does look like the best bet for now!
No problem and I haven't had enough time to get a good feel for the lens, but I think it will give some nice sunbursts with time & practice.  Assuming the 24-70 f/2.8 II is pretty similar, I've been able to get some nice effects with it, particularly for cityscapes with night lighting. 

The only other option might be the EF-M 11-22 IS, which has a similar design but with fewer aperture blades.  That might be that sweet spot of dramatic, yet controlled sunburst.  I've had one for a little over a week now, but haven't had a chance to test it out yet.  I'll update you as I have time to shoot with it and the 16-35 f/4 IS of course.

Yes, the sunstar looks remarkably similar, if almost identical to the 24-70 II.  Its not a bad sunstar, and probably less distracting than the 16-35 II's, but it isn't quite as punchy as the 16-35 II's (meaning the rays are wider and more diffuse, rather than thinner and sharper).

Does the # of blades affect the sharpness/diffuseness of the rays?  I thought that it only affected the number of rays, and that to get sharp rays you need straight aperture blades instead of curved.  However, everything I've read about the 16-35 f/2.8 II seems to indicate it also has curved aperture blades, so I am not sure about this one.

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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #81 on: September 10, 2014, 06:39:16 PM »
a couple from killarney provincial park

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« Reply #82 on: September 10, 2014, 06:56:30 PM »
a couple from killarney provincial park

Aha! I think I know that place from a friend that use to shoot a lot in that neighbourhood. Could be because she lives nearby. :)
I'm guessing you enjoyed shooting there - those are lovely photos.
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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #83 on: September 10, 2014, 07:09:55 PM »
a couple from killarney provincial park

Aha! I think I know that place from a friend that use to shoot a lot in that neighbourhood. Could be because she lives nearby. :)
I'm guessing you enjoyed shooting there - those are lovely photos.

thanks, she is lucky to live close by such a beautiful place. maybe i can go back again soon when the leaves are changing, any picture with the bow of a canoe in it is a pleasure to take!

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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #84 on: September 10, 2014, 08:48:36 PM »
Posted this elsewhere, but it goes here as well. I shot it out of a car window later this afternoon.

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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #85 on: September 16, 2014, 11:10:32 AM »
the image stabilization works great for doing hand held shots like this

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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #86 on: September 16, 2014, 11:13:07 AM »
the image stabilization works great for doing hand held shots like this
Cool shot and that's definitely a great demonstration of the IS! 
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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #86 on: September 16, 2014, 11:13:07 AM »