16-35 f/4 vs. 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 vs. 24-70 f/2.8L II

Started Jul 2, 2014 | Discussions
hotdog321
hotdog321 Forum Pro • Posts: 19,536
16-35 f/4 vs. 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 vs. 24-70 f/2.8L II

I just received my new Canon 16-35 f/4 minutes ago. I also own the old 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 and the 24-70 f/2.8L II. I shot a quickie test at f/4 at 16mm, 24mm and 35mm.

Initial impression is that the new 16-35 f/4 blows the old 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 out of the water and, here's the kicker, it appears to be similar in quality to the awesome 24-70 f/2.8L II! Even out of focus highlights appear much crisper and better defined at f/4 as compared to version 1.

I'll post some pics when I can do a slightly more rigorous test and won't be flamed by trolls and nit-pickers.

 hotdog321's gear list:hotdog321's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM +3 more
Fog Maker Senior Member • Posts: 2,719
Re: 16-35 f/4 vs. 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 vs. 24-70 f/2.8L II

hotdog321 wrote:

I just received my new Canon 16-35 f/4 minutes ago. I also own the old 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 and the 24-70 f/2.8L II. I shot a quickie test at f/4 at 16mm, 24mm and 35mm.

Initial impression is that the new 16-35 f/4 blows the old 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 out of the water and, here's the kicker, it appears to be similar in quality to the awesome 24-70 f/2.8L II! Even out of focus highlights appear much crisper and better defined at f/4 as compared to version 1.

I'll post some pics when I can do a slightly more rigorous test and won't be flamed by trolls and nit-pickers.

Looking forward to that.

 Fog Maker's gear list:Fog Maker's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM
songeun7 Contributing Member • Posts: 578
Re: 16-35 f/4 vs. 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 vs. 24-70 f/2.8L II

I got the new lens as well and it quickly became my new best friend. Pleaes let us know your findings!

 songeun7's gear list:songeun7's gear list
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Sony a7 III Zeiss Batis 25mm F2 Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 III
iShootWideOpen
iShootWideOpen Regular Member • Posts: 354
Re: 16-35 f/4 vs. 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 vs. 24-70 f/2.8L II

songeun7 wrote:

I got the new lens as well and it quickly became my new best friend. Pleaes let us know your findings!

A coke bottle would have been as competitive as the 16-35L I LOL

 iShootWideOpen's gear list:iShootWideOpen's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM +12 more
hotdog321
OP hotdog321 Forum Pro • Posts: 19,536
Re: 16-35 f/4 vs. 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 vs. 24-70 f/2.8L II

iShootWideOpen wrote:

songeun7 wrote:

I got the new lens as well and it quickly became my new best friend. Pleaes let us know your findings!

A coke bottle would have been as competitive as the 16-35L I LOL

Heh. Well, it's not that bad. But, yeah, it always needs a lot of post processing sharpening.

 hotdog321's gear list:hotdog321's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM +3 more
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