New FE Lens Announced - Zeiss 16-35mm F4.0

Started May 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
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abortabort Senior Member • Posts: 1,705
Re: New FE Lens Announced - Zeiss 16-35mm F4.0

Section10 wrote:

OSS too? Thats a plus for low light scenarios handheld...otherwise Im surprise a wide angle would have it,...can't wait to see its performance.

Nikon already did that with excellent 16-35/4.0 VR. Its optical quality is better than Canon 17-40L and 16-35L/2.8 II. Canon has rumored IS version 17-40L or 16-40L.  It sets a standard in UWA zoom in this range.  Hope this FE 16-35 is as good as Nikon version in optical quality, but please design to work best on both ends not in middle as Sony did in other FE zoom.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2182/af-S-nikkor-16-35mm-f%252F4G-ed-vr.html?CID=SEM-Q114-Google_Nikon_-_DSA

Yes IS/VR/OSS is still useful in UWA zoom as Nikon did and Canon did with several relative new prime, 24mm IS, 28mm IS and 35mm IS. In low-light hand-held scenarios, you can hand-held with such lens with IS/VR/OSS at 1/2-1/4 sec for example that makes a difference.

And Sony do it in their 10-18mm, Fuji in their 12-24mm, Canon in their 11-22mm etc.

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