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Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S Nikkor

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Review Date: Jan 9, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,650.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Solid!! Well damped focus Ring. Sharpness wide open, Fixed lens hood and cap. Smokes the ten plus copies of the Canon 16-35 mark1 and two. Really there is no comparison betwwen the two. This lens is really that good
Cons:
Color and contrast seem a bit subdued compared to my L lenses. Front element is huuuuge.

Overal this lens just blows me away. As mentioned above the resolution is amazing even wide open. Flair control is amazing and is very welcome. This lens just feels right in your hands. My 14-24 has only been used on d300 so I do not know it's full frame capabilities until my d3 arrives. But all I can tell you is this lens is amazing. It is so freekin sharp I can see the veins in subjects eyes and the hair roots of by baby at 14-24. The big kicker for me was finding that the lens is sharp throughout the range and is tack tack sharp wide open. Being a first time Nikon user, I welcome this to my bag. It's almost as sharp as my 24-70 and equally as sharp as my 70-200VR. Price should come down in a few months so if you can hold out go get it.. Happy shooting
Daniel


 
Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

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Review Date: Feb 13, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $225.00 | Rating: 9 

 
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Ok so I was searching for a wide angle lens to compliment my 35L. I first purchased the 17-40 but wierd distortion showed up on both copies. Then I tried the 16-35 and I was very pleased with it colors and contast and center sharpness. All in all a good lens. But not once did i use at 2.8 and the price tag was crazy. Anyways, This lens is quite capable of producing excellent proffesional quality images. I must of recieve a excellent copy. Vingetting is easly fixable. And a bit of smart sharping and color correction and wow this lens comes to life. If you have a budget or think Canon still needs help in the ultra wide depatment save your money and but this. Because if your like me and raw for landscapes you will not be disappointed!