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Looking for comparisons 17-35 N versus 16-35 EF L II

 
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watzupdawg



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:46 am    Post subject: Looking for comparisons 17-35 N versus 16-35 EF L II Reply with quote

Can any please draw my attention to any comparisons between Canon and converted N series.

Does anyone have both / used both and would like to comment on the differences between the two lenses. (Keep in mind that 16-35 comes in two versions).

As the popularity of N conversions increases I dont see that the price is favourable. Any other reasons to buy N lenses.

I also am considering Leica R 19mm for my 5D. Any suggestions on choosing an N lense to do the same work ?
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jrn813



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.16-9.net/

This Will Help You...

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MomoInu



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Location: Santa Fe, NM

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or maybe not. I don't think all that much o whats he does. It's rife with potential pitfalls, not to mention being almost entirely subjective. Further his system of "points" and how they are awarded is almost ludicrously non-technical, subjective and even appears capricious at times. Further, I've looked at the same sample images and crops he posts and come to different conclusions. Which suggests to me that subjectivity (and perhaps bias) are quite operative in the reviews. So many important features of lens performance are given short shrift if mentioned at all.

I am one (of quite a few) who are unconvinced by the methods and conclusions of this site. Use at your own risk. I would suggest that doing your own informal testing will tell you more and be more reliable.


jrn813 wrote:
http://www.16-9.net/

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watzupdawg



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone think the N series can beat the EF series ?
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jrn813



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone Who Takes Another's Opinion As Final Is Looking For Problems.
He's Forum Is One Place To Start. I Purchased My 17-35 From Him.
I Know He Feels Other Lens Are Of Equal Photo Quality.
I Disagreed With His Results, And Still Do. The Intanibles, Of His Tests,
Are Very Important To Overall Quality, Especially To Me!

And I Think For Lenses Under 100mm, Very Few EF Lenses Can Match The N Quality...
(Color, Contrast, Resolution) None For Resolution ..

But Again, This Is One Man's Opinion, Formed From "MY" Use!

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MCTuomey



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

watzupdawg wrote:
Does anyone think the N series can beat the EF series ?


I don't know ... yet. But I thought it would be interesting to find out, so I sold some of my EOS glass to fund a 24-85 and its conversion. We'll see how it goes. While I don't profess to be anything close to expert at lens assessment, I do have experience with some well-regarded EOS lenses like the 200/1.8, 135/2, 85/1.2, 35/1.4, 70-200/2.8, and 28-70/2.8 as well as some of the *cheap* EF primes. So I think I have a reasonable base to compare the Contax N performance. I will report back.
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asimo



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

16-35 II -produces rich color and sharpness , neutral colors

17-35 Contax has higher saturation, similar sharpness to 16-35

both are great lens, but still not as sharp as prime lenses.

and both aren't heavy at all

so most people favored the 24-85 contax and 85mm F1.4 (faster than canon)
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DJGarcia



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sold my 70-200/2.8 L to finance the 17-35 N conversion Very Happy, a move I have not regreted in the least, even if the AF in the new 17-35 was not working. I actually do not miss the AF since that lens is on a tripod for 98% of its use.
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