- Aug 16, 2012
BillB said:Before Canon released its 16-35 f4 IS, I might have been willing to buy a small 21mm f2.8 prime (although not a manual lens at Zeiss prices). Not any more.
+1. Primes can do wonderful things compared to zooms, but for an slower UWA lens that is principally a landscape instrument, (a) it's hard to move your feet when you are on a shoreline or cliff and (b) I don't really give a damn how fast it is or sharp it is wide open when it's constantly being used at f/8 - f/11.
The 16-35 f/4L IS soundly put to bed any need for me to get a pricey German fast wide manual prime. It is the landscape lens we were waiting so long for.