17-35 wide open...

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Donzo98, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    Lots of people say the 17-35 is not so great wide open... what do you think?

    Just doing a little testing... 17-35... @35mm, 2.8, ISO 200, tripod

    Full view
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    Cropped...

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  2. Masa

    Masa

    991
    Feb 27, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    Actually, mine is great wide open at 35mm. Try it at 17mm. Mine backfocuses big time. If I focust at 35mm, then zoom out to 17mm, it'd be fine.

    Masa
     
  3. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    Here you go... focus was on the eyes, locked and then recomposed.

    17mm @ 2.8 full view....

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    17mm @ 2.8 cropped...

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  4. Don,
    Sharpness is measured by comparing. I am among the ones who think the 17-35 is not sharp wide open.
    Can you post comparative shots with a, let's say, 35 f2?
     
  5. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    Ned... I don't have a 35 F2... and I am much too lazy to get another lens out right now. :biggrin: :biggrin: but here's another one just to piss you off :biggrin:

    28mm @ 2.8, autofocus from about 2 feet away... cropped a little bit. Focus on the CS in the diamond.

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  6. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    and one more...

    19mm @ 2.8, cropped with a little post processing thrown in for good measure.

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  7. With respect to #1, I think you should stop drinking that pre-ground stuff in the can and go get some decent coffee beans. You live 10 minutes from Fairway.:biggrin:
     
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