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Three Way Shootout Image Favorites

Dustin Abbott

April 27th, 2015

This is simply a gallery of images taken during the month of April 2015 when I compared three wide angle zooms head to head in a three way shootout.  These three lenses are the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L IICanon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS , and the  Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD.  I took a number of images during that period that I am proud to share. Some of these have received some post-processing, while others are just as they came out of the camera.  Enjoy!

If you haven’t seen them already, please check out:

Part 1: Specs, Build, and Objectives

Part 2: Resolution

Part 3: Angle of View, Distortion, and Bokeh

Part 4: Flare Resistance, Astraphotography, Handling, and Conclusions

Review notes: I want to give a shout-out to Tamron of Canada (Amplis Foto) for providing the copy of the Tamron for this comparison and B&H Photo of New York for providing the 16-35mm f/4L IS and the 16-35mm f/2.8L II for this comparison. The copy of the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 that I use for comparison was purchased from the great people at Amplis Foto a few years ago. Reward these companies that provide the answers to your questions by shopping there…and reward my work on your behalf by using these links to shop through.

Gear Used:

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens (Canon EF)
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ID ED UMC for Canon
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version)
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription
Alien Skin Exposure 7 (Use code “dustinabbott” to get 10% off)

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3 thoughts on “Three Way Shootout Image Favorites

  1. This has to be one of the best and more detailed comparisons I have EVER read!
    I am considering the Tamron for my Sony a7ii over my FE 16-35mm mainly because of the extra stop and Bokeh it can achieve.

  2. Dustin Abbott says:

    Thanks, Luis. These types of comparisons are very time intensive, so I understand why few of them are done!

  3. Oh yes indeed! I have done some for myself between two lenses only and not as formal as yours and it takes me hours and hours so I cannot imagine all the time you invested in this. I wish you shoot Sony mirrorless as I would love to see your videos for our lenses too 😀

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