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    18-35 vs 16-35 — Conclusions

The results show unequivocally that the 18-35 is an exceptionally weak performer on full frame, definitely the poorest performance I’ve yet observed from any lens in its range.

You get what you pay for. Well, actually you don’t. This lens is not a good value. At about $599, the 18-35 is grossly overpriced for what it delivers. It should be rebadged as a $189 kit lens and designated as a DX lens. It is simply unsuitable for full-frame cameras.

The following are key points working against the 18-35mm f/3.5 - f/4.5:

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