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  1. #1 Canon 16-35 test 
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    I rented this lens for a shoot this week. I wanted something a little on the wider side that could handle having the sun in the frame. I do have the Sigma 18-35 but for some reason there's a clear vignette everytime I use it at 18mm. So I decided to rent a lens designed for Full Frame. Even so, it wasn't as wide as I'd hope, so next time I may try the Canon 8-15. I was after that Malick perspective when shooting a face up close.

    Anyway, I must say I LOVED this lens. Optically it's amazing and it has great color depth. It's neutral enough without being too sterile. Of course it doesn't have that vintage cinema look like my Tokina 28-70, but I wasn't looking for that, anyway.

    For this, I really wanted a lens that could excel shooting against the sun. I wanted to include the sun in almost every shot, without too much loss of contrast.

    So here are a few frame grabs. I must say this lens outperforms the Sigma 18-35 when shooting against the sun (at least my Sigma 18-35 which for some reason also vignettes at 18mm, so I might have a bad copy of that lens)...




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    Looks great! personally, I never liked how the Sigma 18-35 handled flare but this looks much nicer
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    Looks really nice...love the wider look.

    Is that tree in that location known for anything? Looks familiar.
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    Thanks. That tree was just one of many scattered there. I just framed it to look like it was the only one.
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    Just out of curiosity, here are a few grabs of this same shoot, but with another lens: the Tokina 28-70. Completely different look, much more vintage and textural. Hopefully I'll have the video edited in a few days.





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    David, both tests look very good. BTW, if you are shooting in the 4.6 sensor in full gate, the Sgma 18-35 is going to vignette at 18mm, as it is an APS/C lens, and at 18mm it has a small projected image circle, that does not quite cover the 4.6 sensor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Smith View Post
    David, both tests look very good. BTW, if yiu are shooting in the 4.6 sensor in full gate, the Sgma 18-35 is going to vignette at 18mm, as it is an APS/C lens, and at 18mm is a small projected image circle, that does not quite cover the 4.6 sensor.
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    Denny, that's why I rented a full frame lens for this shoot. But I hear so many people using the sigma 18-35 with their ursa minis and nobody seem to complain about vignetting. But I really dislike the vignetting even at 2.39:1
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    They were probably not shooting full gate, but the smaller UHD window setting. Good luck,with yiur shoot.
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    Looks great. (And so does the Tokina.)

    Which version of the 16-35 was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    Looks great. (And so does the Tokina.)

    Which version of the 16-35 was it?
    Hey. This was the Canon 16-35 mkII f 2.8. Really good wide angle lens.
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