I really needed my 14-24mm for this shot to really have been spectacular! I left that tank at home thinking I could live with the lighter 16-35mm and that was a mistake. My 16-35 ended up losing a screw at the worst possible spot and was decommission for the rest of this trip. It's really best to sacrifice the weight and go with the premium lenses. The 14-24 is built like a tank and definitely would not have failed by itself.