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Upgrade my 16-35 2.8 mk1 to what?

TareqPhoto 6 18 United Arab Emirates
28 Sep 2015 10:52PM

I am looking for changing or upgrading my lens EF 16-35mm 2.8 mk1 to newer model of UWA, but in the past there were almost 2 or 3 but now there are many, at the end i narrowed my options to 3 instead of 6 for example, what will be your recommendation/suggestion if you are in my place?

1. Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 mk2
2. Canon EV 16-35mm f4
3. Tamron 15-35 VC

I also thinking about Tokina 16-28 but i feel it is not a good option to consider so i passed it.

I wish to get Canon EF 11-24 but it is very expensive lens so i didn't include it, i don't want to spend something above $1500, also i will sell my 16-35 mk1 first but even with its sale i can't buy that 11-24 yet unless i can sell my lens with at least $1200.

So what is your recommendation?
pink Plus
17 6.6k 8 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2015 6:51AM
I had a similar problem, I went for the 16-35 f4, its superb, you only have to read the great reviews.
I upgraded from a 17-40 which was a good UWA but this new lens is in a different league, much better in the corners even wide open and much less CA, not tested its flare resistance yet as the 17-40 was very good even without the hood.
TareqPhoto 6 18 United Arab Emirates
29 Sep 2015 8:45AM
Hi Ian,

Thank you very much!

I am still not sure if i will miss f2.8 ot if i will need it in same scenes, i know in landscapes or most cityscape i don't need f2.8, but i will use this UWA lens in low light indoors too and also for astronomy photography or stars.
mr2cameras 6 36 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2015 10:57AM
The 16-35 F4L has IS, which your current f2.8 version doesn't. For astronomy photography I'm assuming you'll have the camera on a tripod anyway as the shutter speeds are far too slow to handhold. For indoor low light shooting you will only miss f2.8 if you're using it to shoot action (not usual use for UWA lenses) or for ultra-thin DOF.
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
29 Sep 2015 11:42AM
TareqPhoto 6 18 United Arab Emirates
29 Sep 2015 12:07PM
Ok, sounds a good idea to go with f4 version then, later if i feel i need f2.8 then i can simply sell or add Tamron 15-30 which is cheap anyway or go with cheaper option which is Tokina 16-28, and if i will shoot a lot of portraits indoors with actions then i will ask them to pay me so i can afford some UWA with f2.8. Wink

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