advice on off brand wide angle alternative to canon 17-40 wth canon 6D

Started Jan 25, 2013 | Questions thread
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Filters not a real issue.. if you're serious

qianp2k wrote:

dirkluchtman wrote:

Tokina 16-28mm 2.8. Do a review on it, it's just as sharp as the 16-35, but cheaper.

But it cannot accept filters that defeats one important purpose of WA landscape lens. It's also bulky.

17-40L with a 3-stop ND filter

17-40L is pretty good, sharp in most center areas and not bad in edges if you stop down. It's also pretty light and small. A few more samples here

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Not sure I'd agree on the "takes filters" requirement.   Yes, filters are used from time to time in wide angle landscape photography..  However, amongst serious landscape wide/ultrawide shooters, these filters more often than not are GNDs..  for which a filter thread is worthless, and you'd be using a Lee/Cokin type setup anyway.   Polarizers are kinda strange on UWAs, creating uneven blue skies.  NDs work, but again, if you're prepared to use a GND, you're prepared to not have to use a threaded filter anyway.

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