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Decision 17mmTSE or 24mmTSE

 
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Apr 28, 2011 13:10 |  #1

I have posted this same question over at dpreview so if anyone has answered there no need to answer here.

I have some extra dollars left from vacation and I can purchase one of these lenses. The two seem to be rated very good on sharpness. I know the 17 will give a larger field of view. I have a 5Dmk2 and a 60D. My concern is the large bulging glass of the 17 and flare issues. I also have a 12-24mm Sigma, it has bulging glass also, and I know that flare can be a problem. I just returned from a trip to Arizona and Utah and used my 24-70 l the most, so I could most likely live with the 24. If anyone has first hand experience with these lenses could you let me know your feelings about them?


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Apr 28, 2011 13:17 |  #2

I was trying to decide which one to get and ended up getting 24mm.
Less distortion and could use ND filter if I wanted to.
Hope this helps.


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Apr 28, 2011 13:21 |  #3

the 17 is a really really wide lens, and it can be used to fit a lot of building from a relatively close distance. It's giant front element is somewhat of a downfall for filters and protecting the lens though. If you can suffice with the 24 then I'd say go for it.


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Apr 28, 2011 17:07 as a reply to Zerimar's post |  #4

Thank you for responding. I am leaning in that direction. I have the same draw backs on my 12-24 Sigma that the 17 would have. So unless I find a compelling reason not to I think I will get the 24. Thanks again.


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Apr 28, 2011 17:13 as a reply to yowzer's post |  #5

You might want to read the below which might make your decision either easier or harder since they do talk in depth about all three popular stellar lenses:

http://macdanzigphotog​raphy.wordpress.com ...-21mm-distagon-ze-review/external link

http://darwinwiggett.w​ordpress.com ...e-24mm-versus-zeiss-21mm/external link

IMHO if you have to have AF i would opt for the 24 TSE. But thats just me.

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Apr 28, 2011 18:13 |  #6

Silverfox1 wrote in post #12312149external link
You might want to read the below which might make your decision either easier or harder since they do talk in depth about all three popular stellar lenses:

http://macdanzigphotog​raphy.wordpress.com ...-21mm-distagon-ze-review/external link

http://darwinwiggett.w​ordpress.com ...e-24mm-versus-zeiss-21mm/external link

IMHO if you have to have AF i would opt for the 24 TSE. But thats just me.

Regards, ;)

Huh?

TS-E's don't AF.


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Apr 28, 2011 19:41 |  #7

arentol wrote in post #12312493external link
Huh?

TS-E's don't AF.

Brain-Dead today ! :p I have the 21 ZE ! :lol: Guess i had the EF 24 L II on my mine.

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Apr 28, 2011 19:57 |  #8

I've got both and they are both amazing.

Flare is well controlled on the 17. It is a little weird having all that glass hanging out there, but you get use to it.

The IQ of the 24mkII is pretty close to unmatched.

They are quit different lenses, more so than I thought they would be.
You really have to decide on what focal length your want to shoot. The tilt function comes more into play with the 24. The being able to shift the 17 is what makes it so nice, you really have to experience it.

I'm sure you've perused the 17 and the 24 threads, if not, be sure you do. The 17 thread convinced me to get one.


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Apr 28, 2011 20:03 as a reply to windpig's post |  #9

The photographer i bought the Zeiss 21 ZE from had both also and kept the Canon 24 and sold me the 21 ZE. That should tell you something. They are all fine lenses. Most folks would be happy with any of them IMO.

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Apr 28, 2011 20:06 |  #10

Silverfox1 wrote in post #12313109external link
The photographer i bought the Zeiss 21 ZE from had both also and kept the Canon 24 and sold me the 21 ZE. That should tell you something. They are all fine lenses. Most folks would be happy with any of them IMO.

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Was that the TS-E24II he kept, or the 24 f1.4II?


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Apr 28, 2011 20:10 |  #11

You need both! (phew, INB4Julian)

Ok... that said... I have both but if I could only keep one it would be the 24mm. It's more versatile IMO.

IQ wise they're both amazing (24 is better though).


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Apr 28, 2011 20:14 |  #12

windpig wrote in post #12313125external link
Was that the TS-E24II he kept, or the 24 f1.4II?

The TS-E 24II

He told me he really hated to part with the Zeiss but needed some cash and had to part with one of them. I got a good deal on the Zeiss 21 and i saved over $900 bucks versus the stellar 24 giving up a little sharpness but got a lens that renders great color & micro-contrast not to mention the 3D effects.


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Apr 28, 2011 21:32 |  #13

timnosenzo wrote in post #12313161external link
You need both! (phew, INB4Julian)

Ok... that said... I have both but if I could only keep one it would be the 24mm. It's more versatile IMO.

IQ wise they're both amazing (24 is better though).

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Apr 28, 2011 21:44 |  #14

The 17 takes a 1.4TC really well, supposedly... (I don't have one yet!) and so it essentially allows you to have both in one lens.

For that reason, I'm going with the 17. (I need really wide most of the time anyways.)


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Apr 28, 2011 22:29 |  #15

Out of those two, I'd get the 24 TSE...cheaper and can use filters. 17 is really wide too.


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