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ardvorak
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p.1 #1 · Testing the 16-35mm on an APS-C Sensor


I've run searches, but have come up empty-handed. I am curious to see what others have done in their upgrade paths. I am currently a happy 7D shooter, but plan on picking up a 5D II in the next year or so. I am also looking forward to picking up a 16-35mm L II, but I'm not sure whether I should wait until after I have a FF on which to test it? My concern is that I pick it up this spring, am pleased with its performance on the cropped sensor--only to discover that it is a "bad copy" and too soft at the FF edges after I pick up the 5D II and long after I could return/exchange.

Thoughts?



Feb 09, 2012 at 06:51 PM
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p.1 #2 · Testing the 16-35mm on an APS-C Sensor


Well if edge performance is in question then yes of course you need to test it on a format that uses the edges.

The thing is with wider lenses on crop and then FF you are getting a totally different lens. What was a standard wide zoom on a 1.6 crop changes character completely on FF

I never subscribe to the 'oh I'm going ff eventually so I'll get a ff lens now' point of view.
Get what works for you now . You won't loose much in future come upgrade time.



Feb 09, 2012 at 07:07 PM
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p.1 #3 · Testing the 16-35mm on an APS-C Sensor


Basically, if your 16-35L II copy isn't equally dismal in all four corners, you have a bad copy.


Feb 09, 2012 at 07:48 PM
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p.1 #4 · Testing the 16-35mm on an APS-C Sensor


Ian.Dobinson wrote:
I never subscribe to the 'oh I'm going ff eventually so I'll get a ff lens now' point of view.
Get what works for you now . You won't loose much in future come upgrade time.


Yup, What Ian said............Life is too short to play "what-if" and "in the futures" games. If you're gonna go full frame, go now, otherwise, get a lens that works best for the crop sensor, i.e. the 17-55 F2.8. Now THAT'S a killer lens!

Jo



Feb 09, 2012 at 08:14 PM
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p.1 #5 · Testing the 16-35mm on an APS-C Sensor


Fair points across the board. Thanks for the suggestions!


Feb 09, 2012 at 08:33 PM





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