Corner tests for 16-35 f/4 vs. 16-35 f/2.8 (v.1) vs. 24-70 f/2.8L II

Started Jul 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
bronxbombers4 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,387
Re: Corner tests for 16-35 f/4 vs. 16-35 f/2.8 (v.1) vs. 24-70 f/2.8L II

hotdog321 wrote:

O.K., perhaps I misspoke in my hurry to get the results posted. Jeez. Lets see. I'm surprised that the $1200 16-35 f/4L IS produces very similar corner results to the $2200 24-70 f/2.8L II. Better?

Not denigrating the 24-70 f/2.8L II; one of the sharpest and most flare-resistant lenses Canon has produced in years. Love mine--I was just surprised that the affordable new 16-35 could produce similar results at 24mm and 35mm.

The 16-35 f/4 might also do even better for both types of CA than the 24-70 II, which does crazy well in those regards itself, and it of course has tons less distortion at 24mm than the 24-70 II and the corners may be same general ballpark, whether better or worse is hard to say yet, BUT so far I'm fairly suspicious that the 24-70 II noticeably pulls ahead mid-frame and pulls ahead center frame, I almost feel the 16-35 f/4 IS might be more of an average L performer mid-frame and center frame. Not sure yet though and I think I had it backfocusing a bit, but I still have a suspicion that it might not be quite as mad crisp mid and center frame as I had hoped. But again just going on outdoor snaps and we've had such changeable weather than the lighting changed second to second and that makes it hard to be sure, as that really affects microcontrast.

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