16-35II - just how weak is it at 35mm?

Started May 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
Lost in Time Regular Member • Posts: 207
Re: 16-35II - just how weak is it at 35mm?

I have used both the 10-22mm on a 40D and the 16-35mmII on a 5DII.

It is somewhat subjective, but I don't think that there is any comparison between these lenses at the long end. The 10-22mm while very good at 10mm was very disappointing at 22mm, with images soft and lacking contrast. I found myself consciously changing lenses to avoid this. With the 16-35mm I have not felt the need to do this, despite pixel-peeping tendencies and the higher 5DII resolution.

Overall, I really like the 16-35mm. It makes quite a good street lens, and the fast aperture helps with low light and subject movement. It can also focus quite closely to allow for some interesting compositions.

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