16-35mm Lens Change

13th July 2014
I've traded in my Canon 16-35mm f2.8 II lens for the newer 16-35mm f4 version which is a tad lighter and should be a sharper lens as well.

There is a good article here http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Lens.aspx

Interesting to note the comparison of focal lengths (16mm wide angle to 35mm) if you're not familiar with full frame cameras and using wide angles lenses. I like the wideness of the 16mm for landscapes as it really helps with getting in as much of the scene as possible.

It takes practice to use as it tends to exaggerate any empty space in the frame and distort vertical lines if camera is tilted, but if used carefully these wide angle lenses have an important part to play in landscape photography.

As I like to shoot into the sun at the moment, the new lens will produce 18 star points instead of 14 from the f2.8. I'm hoping this isn't an overkill of the star burst effect, but if flare and colour fringing is less then overall it should be a better lens to use.