Canon 16-35mm f2.8L vs Canon 17-55mm f2.8L on Canon 5D Mark IV

9 months 1 week ago #669961 by Travis Brunson
Newbie but not newbie.  Which I guess makes me a newbie! :rofl:

OK, I just bought a Canon 5D Mark IV.  All I have is a 50mm lens so far.  I'm looking at getting something wide.  I read all over that the 16-35mm f2.8 is super popular.  But what about this 17-55mm?  It's a f2.8 as well and a L lens too.  But it's a fraction of the cost of the 16-35mm.  

Is this a good lens?  Or why is there so much of a price difference?  

I appreciate the help.


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9 months 1 week ago #670072 by effron
The 16-35 f/2.8 gets better ratings, but what would suit YOUR style best?

Why so serious?
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9 months 2 days ago #670678 by EOS Man
16-35mm is a pure workhorse.  Much better optics and autofocus performance.  

5D Mark II | 50mm f/1.4 EX | 24-70mm f/2.8L | 70-200mm f/2.8L | 430EX
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6 months 2 weeks ago #679038 by 7Wishes
The 17-55mm f2.8 is a not an "L" lens, it's an EF-S lens for Canon APS-C sized sensors eg 7D, 90D and would not fit your 5D MK IV. 
The 16-35mm is a great lens if a little expensive, a cheaper option would be the 17-40mm, but perhaps not in the same ball park as the 16-35mm. 

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