16 - 35 f4 VR vs. 17 - 35 f2.8

Started May 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
Son Of Waldo Regular Member • Posts: 442

calson wrote:

I shot with the 17-35mm f2.8 for several years but now use the 14-24mm f2.8 lens. I rented the 16-35mm f4 for a week of testing and shot with it on both DX and FX cameras. I was impressed with how poor the image quality was with this lens. It is like the 12-24mm f4 DX lens in terms of its lack of sharpness. This was apparent with a D3 and a D300 and it can only be worse with the D800.

I may have had a very bad copy but I doubt it. The price tells the story. I would definitely stay with the 17-35mm f2.8 lens, new or used, for the D800.

I think can see from your website why you might have chosen the 17-35/2.8. Are you hopeful for a 14-35/1.2 VR anytime soon?

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