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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ll

August 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I’ve written previously about camera lenses at CJP Photo News.  My next plan for my new lens is the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ll.


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There are two issues with this plan:
1. I own two lenses that sort of overlap the focal length of the 16-35mm lens 

2.  The high cost of that 16-35mm lens.


The one possibility I can think of to avoid these issues is:
Think about trading in both of my lenses and putting the money I get towards the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ll to help defray the cost of the new lens. 


Now why would I do that if as I’ve written about in the link above:
I own two lenses…That I love both lenses?  Because as much as I use both, it would be less cumbersome to carry one lens that covered roughly the same focal length as two and I'm also interested in the faster F stops.  And I THINK I could live with less focal length and faster f stops then constantly having to change lenses, especially since I'm MOSTLY a landscape photographer. 


My 24-70mm L lens is an f/2.8

My 10-18mm is an f/4.5 5.6. Because I shoot extensively in low light, I really need fast lenses. The lower the f number the faster the lens and the faster the lens, the more light that enters the camera. As I stated in the review of my 10-18mm lens here:

EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM –Review the one area where this lens falls down is in low light conditions. So IF and it's a HUGE IF and when I think about pulling the trigger the ONLY way I could POSSIBLY do so is by trading in the two lenses I now own. I would eventually like to take a drive to Milford Photo in Milford, Connecticut. Because that's where I would do this as I can't be without my camera and were I to do the deed online I'd be without my camera for some time.  I can’t decide at the moment what I want to do.  The reason I’m having a difficult time has more to do with losing an extra 35mm by losing my 24-70mm lens than the high price of the 16-35mm, because I enjoy the added focal length.  However I enjoy using my ultra wide angle lens too.  So you see the quandary I’m in.


In the meantime:
Focus on what's ahead of you.




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