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Which prime to replace my 17-40L?

 
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Dec 01, 2010 14:54 |  #31

Either keep the 17-40 of get the 16-35, its the only zoom i still have because no prime will compare


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Dec 01, 2010 16:46 |  #32

The 16-35L doesn't appeal to me as much for whatever reason.

How's the Sigma 30mm f1.4?


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Dec 01, 2010 19:40 |  #33

dandan1 wrote in post #11376542 (external link)
Thanks guys!

To those with the 17-40L already, do you guys also buy/use wide primes in addition to the 17-40L? I'm trying to see what the reason would be for the over lapping ranges. I'd guess faster glass?

For me, yes, faster glass. I have a 17-40 and just recently picked up a 24LII. For me, it's a focal length I can use quite a bit. I do wish they had a 20mm or so of equal quality. I'm still thinking of replacing the 17-40 with the 16-35 but I have less reason to do so, now.


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Dec 01, 2010 20:08 |  #34

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For me, yes, faster glass. I have a 17-40 and just recently picked up a 24LII. For me, it's a focal length I can use quite a bit. I do wish they had a 20mm or so of equal quality. I'm still thinking of replacing the 17-40 with the 16-35 but I have less reason to do so, now.

Is it because you still like the flexibility of the 17-40L the reason why you still have the lens?


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Dec 01, 2010 20:33 |  #35

Yes. The F4 is really not a big deal. I tend to use it in such ways where I usually want more DOF rather than less, regardless of the lighting which does pose problems at times. The only way out is to raise the ISO since I can't bleed off more speed (I shoot concerts) to make up for the smaller aperture. Some venues have really lousy lighting. I run the 5DII almost always at ISO3200 and am happy with the results although 1600 would, obviously, be better.

I haven't see any reviews of the new Tokina 16-28 f2.8 and it's been out for quite awhile now.

That could be an interesting lens.


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Dec 02, 2010 12:03 |  #36

So I did some testing last night with the 17-40L, for the last time.

Took some shots on a tripod at 17mm, 20mm, 24mm, 35mm and 40mm and I think I'm comfortable at the 24mm range. It's just close enough, for me, compared with 17mm, although a 20mm lens wouldn't be too shabby either.


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Dec 02, 2010 12:05 |  #37

again, man, there's NO cheaper lens that has better IQ and similar focal range.


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Dec 02, 2010 12:08 |  #38

korrektor wrote in post #11382855 (external link)
again, man, there's NO cheaper lens that has better IQ and similar focal range.

Ugh! You're putting these little voices back in my head! :p


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Dec 02, 2010 12:17 |  #39

look, if anything, I'd switch the cameras. I have no idea how you manage your 1ds I. I had it for a week, and it's about the most painful camera I've ever used :):) get a 50d or something :)


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Dec 02, 2010 12:53 |  #40

korrektor wrote in post #11382908 (external link)
look, if anything, I'd switch the cameras. I have no idea how you manage your 1ds I. I had it for a week, and it's about the most painful camera I've ever used :):) get a 50d or something :)

Ha, I had a 50D prior to this camera and I didn't like it. The 1Ds is leaps and bounds better in it's own way and I love using it, but I know what you mean by being a painful camera. :cool:


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Dec 02, 2010 13:53 |  #41

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Ha, I had a 50D prior to this camera and I didn't like it. The 1Ds is leaps and bounds better in it's own way and I love using it, but I know what you mean by being a painful camera. :cool:

lol ok :)

seriously, just go out and shoot, stop obsessing over the lenses :)) you have everything you need to create ))


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Dec 02, 2010 14:07 |  #42

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lol ok :)

seriously, just go out and shoot, stop obsessing over the lenses :)) you have everything you need to create ))

Haha you're probably right. I do have the need to purchase something in the longer range area, my finger is on the trigger for a 135L or a 70-200L f4.

But for now I wanted to see if something can be done about my closer range setup.


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Dec 02, 2010 14:09 |  #43

dandan1 wrote in post #11383501 (external link)
Haha you're probably right. But I do have the need to purchase something in the long range, my finger is on the trigger for a 135L or a 70-200L f4.

But for now I wanted to see if something can be done about my closer range lenses.

The 135L is magic.




  
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Dec 06, 2010 21:39 |  #44

I sold my 17-40L and picked up this Sigma 20 1.8. just arrived today

both of these at 1.8 with my 5d2. I was about 6" from the candleholder

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I sold my 17-40L and picked up this Sigma 20 1.8. just arrived today

both of these at 1.8 with my 5d2. I was about 6" from the candleholder

contrast adjust only

I don't know about you guys but I find that bokeh super hazy, I don't really like the look.


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