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Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM $1150

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I've been on the hunt for this excellent wide angle zoom lens. It rarely shows up on the used market and most people are asking higher than the sale price. Many retailers have it marked down to $1149.99 so it is most likely a promotion from Canon themselves. Do note that MSRP is $1609.95 but you can regularly pick it up for $1299 so you are saving $150.

For most people $1150 for a lens is probably ridiculous and maybe $150 savings is also tiny but for the person looking for this lens (like me) it may be enough to make them buy it.

Henrys: http://www.henrys.com/86019-CANON-EF-16 ... -LENS.aspx#

Camera Canada: http://www.cameracanada.com/products/pr ... pp38703802

The camera store: http://simonscameras.com/viewdetails.asp?item=4258

Best buy: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/pho ... 66150.aspx
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1149 is already a good price. I bought this lens in 2015 cost 1299+tax.~~~
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parapudaw wrote: Is the $350 price difference from 17-40 justifiable on this lens?
Yes, this lens is a lot sharper and has IS. However on the used market you can get 17-40 for $500 so keep that in mind. I just sold my 17-40 but I used it for quite a while and it's a fantastic lens as well for the price.
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Option: there's a couple of used 16-35 f/2.8ii for $1200 on kijiji in Ontario, and others for ~$1300... which is the price of this f/4 tax in. Check date code and properly inspect... if you need low light performance.

However, for landscapes and realty where you'll mostly go tighter than f/4, I've read this lens is sharper corner to corner, and has IS for slower handheld SS at non-moving subjects. Also, you get warranty new.
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Another option is Tamron SP 15-30 Di VC USD for $1199 from Amazon.ca or Aden Camera, came with 6 Years exclusive Canadian warranty.
This lens has some good review on internet and it's sharp corner to corner.
The VC (IS equivalent) works very well.
However, the trade off is the weight of the lens.. 1.1kg
Took some northern light pictures with this lens last week and very satisfy with it, and no coma problem.
ImageIMG_6505 by P H, on Flickr
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I have a canon 70d and want a good wide angle lens for an African safari..... Thoughts?
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purplekush604 wrote: I have a canon 70d and want a good wide angle lens for an African safari..... Thoughts?
It's a fantastic wide angle (had one before I ditched my entire Canon kit and switched to Fuji), but on your 70D you'd be much better served by getting the excellent EF-S 10-22mm (had one of those, too). That will give you the similar field of view on your camera that this lens would give you on full-frame camera like the 6D.
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purplekush604 wrote: I have a canon 70d and want a good wide angle lens for an African safari..... Thoughts?
Save your money and buy a EF-S 10-18mm. It is light, sharp, has IS and STM for when you want to make smooth autofocus video with your 70D.

The 10-22 is also a good option but it's more expensive than 10-18 and has no IS. The 16-35 is not going to be that wide on your crop 70D.
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purplekush604 wrote: I have a canon 70d and want a good wide angle lens for an African safari..... Thoughts?
Canon EF-S 10-18 F/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon EF-S 10-22 F/3.5-4.5 USM
Tokina 11-16 F/2.8 Pro
If you are into Nightscape/Star/Northern Light shooting, i'll say Tokina 11-16 F/2.8, else, i'll go with Canon EF-S 10-18.
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phuangk wrote: Another option is Tamron SP 15-30 Di VC USD for $1199 from Amazon.ca or Aden Camera, came with 6 Years exclusive Canadian warranty.
This lens has some good review on internet and it's sharp corner to corner.
The VC (IS equivalent) works very well.
However, the trade off is the weight of the lens.. 1.1kg
Took some northern light pictures with this lens last week and very satisfy with it, and no coma problem.
ImageIMG_6505 by P H, on Flickr

I got my tamron 15-30 on amazon as well. Sharp as hell and i love that theres hardly any coma. Since i do aurora photos too.

I got a haida filter system for it so cant wait to start doing more landscapes with nd filters
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umadbrah wrote: I got my tamron 15-30 on amazon as well. Sharp as hell and i love that theres hardly any coma. Since i do aurora photos too.

I got a haida filter system for it so cant wait to start doing more landscapes with nd filters
Did you check the copy of Tamron 15-30 you got from Amazon are legit copy from Tamron Canada?
3 copies Tamron 15-30 I got from Amazon.ca are gray market lens even tho Amazon.ca is listed as authorized dealer. I called the company who deal Tamron warranty, and they confirmed all 3 of them are gray market lens which they will not honor the warranty nor will fix the lens even if you pay them.
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Had it for almost 2 years, got it at $1199, worth every penny. Way better than the 17-40 in terms of sharpness. Also I prefer this over the f2.8 16-35, due to the IS, Since i shoot mostly interiors and landscapes, apertures larger than f5.6 are rarely used anyways
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phuangk wrote: Another option is Tamron SP 15-30 Di VC USD for $1199 from Amazon.ca or Aden Camera, came with 6 Years exclusive Canadian warranty.
This lens has some good review on internet and it's sharp corner to corner.
The VC (IS equivalent) works very well.
However, the trade off is the weight of the lens.. 1.1kg
Took some northern light pictures with this lens last week and very satisfy with it, and no coma problem.
ImageIMG_6505 by P H, on Flickr
Where was this taken? Is 2.8 fast enough for night or better to go with a 1.4 prime?
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fatestkid wrote: Where was this taken? Is 2.8 fast enough for night or better to go with a 1.4 prime?
Picture was taken at Yellowknife NWT.
F/2.8 lens is fast enough for Aurora light, but I am still waiting for Sigma 14mm F/1.8 release.
I was able to capture some some decent Northern light picture with my EOS-M + EF-M 11-22 F/4~5.6 lens (Battery on EOS-M died too fast under -35 degree)
My old Canon T2i + Tokina 11-16 Pro F/2.8 setup captured timelapse was able to capture quite some decent pictures too.
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fatestkid wrote: Where was this taken? Is 2.8 fast enough for night or better to go with a 1.4 prime?
f2.8 is more than enough for auroras.

Kp4 near artic circle. And kp6-7 in central alberta latitudes
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fatestkid wrote: Where was this taken? Is 2.8 fast enough for night or better to go with a 1.4 prime?
I've done some astrophotography with my 24 f/1.4, around 25s is when I start getting unwanted star trails.

Day/Night:

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f/2.8 is plenty fast, like the popular Rokinon 14mm
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AncasterRFD wrote: I've done some astrophotography with my 24 f/1.4, around 25s is when I start getting unwanted star trails.

Day/Night:

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f/2.8 is plenty fast, like the popular Rokinon 14mm
Love the photos. Especially the day one.
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