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2 primes versus 17-40L?

 
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May 28, 2010 00:24 |  #1

In the constant search for my next lens(es), I've come across a dilemma. I am shooting mostly architectural things for profit, and was considering a 24mm f/2.8 and sigma 30mm f/1.4 OR I could get a 17-40L for about the same price as the two of those. OR should I hold out for a 24mm TS-E over all of those?

Thoughts? If you have a stance, throw up a picture or two to back it up. I have a 10-24mm tamron for my wide shots, 50D, 18-270 as an all purpose (doesn't enter into this equation), and a 50mm f/1.8.
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May 28, 2010 00:27 |  #2

hold out.. 24TSE has great reviews & it can do what none of those lenses can.


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May 28, 2010 00:28 |  #3

Why get a 24mm AND 30mm? Makes no sense to me :confused:


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May 28, 2010 00:42 |  #4

TS-E and a full frame (5D classic?)


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May 28, 2010 00:55 |  #5

Architective wrote in post #10259642 (external link)
. I am shooting mostly architectural things for profit,

sounds like you need to invest in a TS-E


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May 28, 2010 02:10 |  #6

I have no idea why you would get both a 24mm 2.8 and a 30mm 1.4, they are so close together that selecting the lens you want would be sort of random.
Combined with your 10-24, I'd get a 24TSE which is in an entirely different class...

By the way, that doesn't rule out a 30 1.4, but a 30 1.4 would probably make your 50 1.8 obsolete (and you'll want to replace it with a 85 1.8 - like I want to now).

Another thing, what are you using for a tripod?
TS-E lenses are impossible to work with if you don't have a decent tripod and especially a comfortable head, maybe also look into using an L-plate to shoot verticals without depending on your tripod for that. Steep investments, but those things literally last longer than a lifetime and you will really be happy with a good, comfortable head when you are doing mini adjustments on the tilt/shift.


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May 28, 2010 03:06 |  #7

24 will be wide enough outdoors, but probably* too narrow indoors.
Wait till you can get a 5d as well... and maybe a 17 TSE, and why not a 45 too...




  
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May 28, 2010 04:38 |  #8

architecture = ts-e

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May 28, 2010 05:51 |  #9

This thread hits me right where I live, except I'm not shooting architecture for a living. I vote TSE. In fact, I have both my 17-40 & 24-70 up for sale locally to fund my lust for a 24 TSE II. I'll pair it with my 35L.

I'll probably miss 17mm from time to time, but I look forward to gaining so much more.


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May 28, 2010 08:05 |  #10

Is the difference between the TS-E I and II big enough to justify the premium? I definitely plan on going to a 5D within the next couple year if business persists, but not yet. The II and a 5D Mk2 are roughly the same cost, so that makes that a hard call.

I see what you're saying on the 30 & 24mmbeing a duplication. I've always thought having a big array of primes would be nice but those are probably too close in purpose to justify both.

Has anyone seen a 24mm TS-E I on this side of $900?




  
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May 28, 2010 09:52 |  #11

And speaking to the tripod, I've got a Manfrotto 758B with the 3 way X,Y,Z head that came with it. It's a pretty sturdy tripod, although I've considered going with something a little more substantial legs and a better head. Any recommendations?




  
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May 28, 2010 11:15 |  #12

if you're shooting a crop i don't think 24mm is wide enough


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May 28, 2010 11:16 |  #13

banpreso wrote in post #10261692 (external link)
if you're shooting a crop i don't think 24mm is wide enough

Even 17mm is barely wide enough for large architechture. I would want a 10 or 12mm for an APS-C, which of course rules out TS-E


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May 28, 2010 11:32 |  #14

I agree, you may want to go a little wider than 24 if your using a crop.
I had the 17-40L and didn't like it. I have since replaced it with two primes, 17 & 35mm.

If your going towards primes, I would suggest wider than 21mm for your wide end.

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May 28, 2010 12:54 |  #15

I'm open to any options, Canon or not. I don't know much about Tokina or alternative lenses, but i'm interested to know what other high quality options are out there .

I am not opposed to manual focus lenses also, as I know the TS-E is. I will mostly be using this lens in a composed, tripod, manually focused operation anyway.




  
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