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Ultra-Ultrawide Lenses Compared
The Widest of the Wide
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Canon Ultrawides Compared

Canon 11-24mm

Nikon 13mm f/5.6

Nikon 14-24mm

Canon 14mm f/2.8 L

Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS


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Which is widest and best: the Canon 11-24mm, Nikon 13mm f/5.6, Nikon 14-24mm, Canon 14mm f/2.8 L or Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS? Let's shoot them where we need them and find out.

I had a small space inside a fine home to snap. Only the Canon 11-24mm was wide enough to fit the entire table and entire chandelier. Even the mighty Nikon 13mm wasn't wide enough.


Canon 11-24mm         top

Fine Home Entryway

Fine Home Entry. Canon 5D Mk III at ISO 250, 11-24mm at 11mm, f/8 at 1/8 hand-held, Perfectly Clear V2. Full-resolution file.


Fine Home Entryway

Fine Home Entry wide-open at f/4. Canon 5D Mk III at ISO 400, 11-24mm at 11mm, f/4 at 1/40 hand-held, Perfectly Clear V2. © camera-original file.

The Canon fit the entire table base and chandelier.

Here are shots made with the Nikon 13mm f/5.6, Nikon 14-24mm at 14mm, Canon 14mm f/2.8 L and Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS at 16mm for comparison. Click each to download the camera-original file. The Nikons were shot on a D810.

Nikon 13mm Canon 14mm
Nikon 14-24mm Canon 16-35 IS


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There's no comparison here: only the Canon 11-24mm was wide enough to get it all in. It's the sharpest, too.

No news here, the Canon 11-24mm is newest and best.

The Canon 14mm f/2.8 L is the softest.


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