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| p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Announced: EF 16-35mm f/4L IS and EF-S 10-18mm lenses |
It looks like it is targeted to parallel the 24-70 IS 4.0. Maybe we will also see a 16-35 2.8 II non-IS?
It seems that all of teh newer lenses Canon have released are very good for their respective classes. I would assume this would also be a nice lens, esenntially to replace the 17-40 4.0. I have very rarely used my 17-40, so not something taht I will pursue soon, although it should be a nice lens for those building the 4.0 IS kit: 16-35, 24-70, 70-200 IS.
I'm interested in this lens as a replacement for my good, but not great 17-40. If it's sharper across the frame, then it would make sense to co-exist with the current 16-35ii, but if not, then it doesn't make sense that it would cost just as much.
To me it seems to make more sense for Canon to release a 14-24 f4 for landscape use and a 16-40 f2.8 for reportage.
This would differentiate the lenses more and also make a strong case that it serves it's purpose better than the Nikon versions. I suppose for astrophotography wider and faster is better, but isn't that a smaller sub-group of users?