Just published in DAP is an update to my review of the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L and the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II ultra-wide zoom lenses. This pretty much wraps up this “survey”, though I might return to it at future date with future lenses.
The latest addition compares the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L to the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II and the 24mm f/1.4L II, including distortion, vignetting and sharpness across the full aperture range. The results are illuminating, and this comparison includes full-width central-strips as well as crops at top left/right and bottom right to show just how the lenses behave. I’ve also added a a Conclusions page to the review, summarizing the findings, and offering suggestions on primes and the two zooms.
The 24/1.4L II shows its mettle (albeit with some symmetry issues). Get the Canon TS-E 24mm f/1.4L II at our trusted vendor B&H Photo.