12-35mm f/2.8: What's the verdict?

Started Sep 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Bob Tullis
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Re: 12-35mm f/2.8: What's the verdict?

tgutgu wrote:

Harold66 wrote:

bluelemmy wrote:

I have sold my 12mm f2 simply because it performed no better than the zoom.

THAT , I find very difficult to believe

I can second the observation, the 12-35mm is so good that it is hard to justify keeping the 2.0/12mm .

Indeed. Yet, when shooting a wide view city scape pano the other night I found the flare from bright close lights and rendering of points of light throughout were better resolved with the 12/2. The flare wasn't all that bad, but it wasn't evident using the 12/2. Ghosting and star effects in general with urban night shooting are rather funky with the 9-18, better with the 12-35, but best with the 12/2. FWIW.

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