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| p.1 #17 · 16-35 - What do you shoot with it? |
Ben, I compared one copy of 17-40 agains the 16-35 II. the 16-35II had less distortion, better micro contrast, and definitely sharper in the edges/corners at f11. I know you already have the 24-70 II, and find it prime sharp. the 16-35II is not prime sharp, and if you compare it to your 17 tse, I am affraid you will be diasspointed in the corners. However, for my use, the corners are quite servicable. I recently posted a link to full size at 24 mm, here it is again, at f11. as you can see, the extreme corners are still not really sharp, but its only the extreme corners, and question is if you have important detial there. the edges are sharp
16 mm, at f11
18 f 11
35 f11, the weakest focal lengthe for the lens
If you wanted to loan my lens for a while let me know, and we can arrage something, as with two young kids, I am not shooting much landscape, and can let go of it for a couple of weeks.
again, its not a perfect lens, Its very good and very versatile.