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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Utah and Arizona roadtrip- 16-35L or Zeiss 21 ZE?


Hello everyone,

Like the tittle said, I'm planning for an adventure to Utah and Arizona (mostly Canyons). As of right now, I'm shooting 6D with 35L and 24-70L. 24-70L'll be gone soon , and 35mm is sometimes not wide enough for landscape. I'm considering the 16-35L and Zeiss 21mm. Zeiss 21 f/2.8 is extremely sharp and there is no complaint about its IQ, IMO. However, the extra wide angle of 16-35L can come in handy.. I can't seem to decide, what do you guys think? Have anyone has experience with this?
Thank you in advance! Any input would be greatly appreciated!



Jul 16, 2013 at 03:23 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Utah and Arizona roadtrip- 16-35L or Zeiss 21 ZE?


16-35 for versatility


Jul 16, 2013 at 03:26 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Utah and Arizona roadtrip- 16-35L or Zeiss 21 ZE?


I generally go to southern Utah every summer, but not this year.

You could pick up a Samyang 14/2.8 UMC and pair it up with the 21 ZE. Both are a lot better in the corners than the 16-35/2.8L. OTOH, sometimes that doesn't matter very much.



Jul 16, 2013 at 03:48 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Utah and Arizona roadtrip- 16-35L or Zeiss 21 ZE?


sjms wrote:
16-35 for versatility


+1



Jul 16, 2013 at 04:27 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Utah and Arizona roadtrip- 16-35L or Zeiss 21 ZE?


A big +2 on the 16-35, as long as we are taliking about the current version II. Versatility is very important in landscape for many places where there is no way to zoom with your feet. When you get stopped down to 5.6 or 8 like much of landscape shot with a tripod, your Zeiss would have little over the 16-35 II. Chromatic aberation correction in post polishes up one area that may need on the 16-35 for a landscape. Very few landscape scenes have issues with the slight straight line distortion that the 16-35 II has at the wide end.

And of course for other uses where you want autofocus, the Canon 16-35 II does that very well, and the Zeiss not at all.

If you are spending this much on a lens, and it will be used mostly for landscape, you might also put the Canon 17 TS-E and 24 TS-E II in to the mix, depending on what all else you would be shooting. They are of course both manual, but both tilt and shift can be very useful at times for landscapes, and the image quality of each of them is outstanding. I have never had the desire to go the Zeiss direction now that I have both the 17 and 24 II TS-E lenses.



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Utah and Arizona roadtrip- 16-35L or Zeiss 21 ZE?


Hmmm.

I thought you already have the 16-35/2.8L (Mk I) and 21/2.8 ZE. My mistake.

I currently use the TS-E 17/4L, 24/3.5L II, 18/3.5 ZE, 16-35/2.8L II, and 24-70/2.8L II. I sold my 21/2.8 ZE about a year after getting the TS-E 24/3.5L II. I picked up the 18 ZE for times when the TS-E lenses are too big to cart around, but I want better edge and corner IQ than the 16-35/2.8 L (Mk I or II) can deliver.

I don't want to muddy the waters, but there are many 'alternatives'.

ZE18/3.5 - TS-E 17/4L http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1213602/1#11566782
...oly21, voigt 20 or zeiss 2 1http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1205970/2#11507330
Replacement for 17-40L [links to all below] http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1205010/1#11486857
Tokina 17mm 3.5 http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1124317/0#10736542
17mm tests 17-40L vs AT-X http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/957560
Canon 17-40 vs Oly 21mm f/3.5? http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/986355
17mm f/3.5 Primes: Are they all the same? http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/953918/
Tamron vs. Tokina 17/3.5 UWA testing http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/932789/0

Which swa for my 5dii - oly21, voigt 20 or zeiss 21? http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1205970/0#11493516
Olympus OM 21/3.5 or Voigtlander Skopar 20/3.5-which one ... http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/990867
Olympus OM 21mm lenses. Whats the deal? http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/920454
Olympus 21 vs. Zeiss 21 http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/889096

24mm 1.4 II vs 24mm TS-E II around f/8 http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1078554/1#10270477
Canon24 TSE II vs Zeiss 21f2.8 http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1039968/1#9884417



Jul 16, 2013 at 08:21 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Utah and Arizona roadtrip- 16-35L or Zeiss 21 ZE?


When I go out takin' pictures in Arizona I don't take just one lens.


Jul 17, 2013 at 12:51 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Utah and Arizona roadtrip- 16-35L or Zeiss 21 ZE?


You may want to check out the Tokina 16-28 f2.8. Rather heavy lens but is in the same ball park as far as IQ goes as the Canon 16-35 at half the price


Jul 22, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Utah and Arizona roadtrip- 16-35L or Zeiss 21 ZE?


I do UT and AZ every year, lately with 17TSE, 24 TSE II, 24-70/2.8 II, 70-200/4 IS, 300/4 non-IS and a 1.4x III. I usually bring the 16-35 II and 24-105, but rarely use them. I pan frequently, so my FLs are longer than for single shots. I also shift-stitch the 24 TSE II often.

EBH



Jul 22, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Utah and Arizona roadtrip- 16-35L or Zeiss 21 ZE?


dgdg wrote:
+1


+2



Jul 22, 2013 at 11:48 PM





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