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First impressions – the new Canon 16-35mm F4 L lens

I’ve been using a Canon 5D Mark III since their release in 2013 (I think it was?!), along with a 17-40mm F4 L Canon lens. I’ve never been happy with that lens – it felt like a reduction in quality from where I had previously come (I was using a Canon 450D and a Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6). I found the 17-40mm was never as sharp as I expected from an L lens, it suffered badly with distortion and chromatic aberration. Most of these things could be fixed in post processing… But I still found the quality and the downfalls worse than my old Sigma. Not what I expected from an L Canon lens! And now, here we are. I’ve read some great reviews on the…

TIPS | Getting the sharpest image quality

There are two things I believe are the most important things to get right, in camera. The first is composition, you can’t change that in post-processing aside from a little cropping. The only way to stop elements “overlapping” in a photo (e.g. no tree coming out of a persons’ head, etc) is to move your feet and camera at the time of the shot. The other most important thing to get right in camera is sharpness. You cannot correct a blurry photo in post processing. You need to get it right at the time of shooting.

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