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#1 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:00 AM

Hi all,

Those with experience of using these two lenses, which would you prefer to house and why please?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:10 AM

16-35mm II. Not that I've owned either. Alex

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:50 AM

I only have the 16-35 II which I presently shoot topside with the 5D3. Of all the glass I own, this is the sharpest. I just don't see the significantly cheaper 17-40 as coming close...

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#4 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

Thanks boys!
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

Fairly massive improvement in 16-35II over original 16-35 and 17-40. Both in contrast and sharpness. Needs more port extension though.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

16-35, it's a faster lens, and sharper.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

16-35mm Type II anytime, anyday.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Thanks boys!


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