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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Review Date: Mar 7, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharp, fast, very wide on FF, IQ, well build
On very wide angle the edges are not so sharp as expected for a extra wide len like this and his price

Three days ago I got this len for the main purpose-landscape photography and I very impressed by the quality of the images. Everything was there-sharpness, IQ, and very wide angle on FF (5d2) except the fact that I could'nt give 10 because on his large and wide zoom of this len, we can perceive some softness on edge to edge when cropping 100% the image with a aperture close enough to be sharp like f11 or f13.
I think each len has his plus and his minus but in the total this len do his job, satifying what I expected from the start- a zoom len for multi purpose almost and not a prime third part like a leica, a zeiss or whatever the prime, his prize will raise three times more. The bad reviews on this len came out because of the bad copies or either because of the idea we had before and now when the moment is coming to test it, it does not even closed to our expectations.
I think of the real purpose of this len it's a journalist photography. It's the best fit and the question is what I can do with this one if I shot landscape or portraits or anything for my creation.