First time playing with ultrawide (FE 16-35/4)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by quezra, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Managed to sneak out of the house for a few minutes today to play with my new lens




    I am totally head over heels in love with ultrawide...
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
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    Oh, man! You are not helping me avoid spending money I don't have on that lens, Joel! Not helping at ALL! All of those images are lust-worthy.
  3. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 9, 2013
    Bellingham, WA (displaced Canadian)
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    Looks like you're off to a great start, Joel!

    What do you think of the new view?
  4. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011

  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Nice boat shots.
  6. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    Feb 5, 2014

  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Yeah, great shots! Somehow glad I don't have an A7, so I don't get into the temptation of spending money on that lens :D
  8. Ares1

    Ares1 TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 28, 2014
    Tried this lens out at the shop yesterday - how I managed to walk out with out it I do not know... It's amazing! Will defo be buying it
  9. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Thanks! This lens is so amazing. Sharp even at f/4.

    It is a big lens, heavier than the 18-200LE by a lot even though similar in size.

    Another upside is it stopped making my house feel small while trying to catch my kids. 16mm is crazy wide in this tiny apartment!

    One downside is sensor reflections (which is partly mount flange distance at fault) - here is an example I took last night:
    It's a shame because the star bursts are really so nice with this lens otherwise.

    To be fair, this happens with all the lenses including the FE55:

    But anyway, I still love this lens. A zoom for my first ultrawide is about right. I have been playing with everything from about 16-28mm
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