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Canon 17-40L F4 or Samyang 14mm F2,8 for landscapes?

 
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Jun 26, 2011 16:27 |  #16

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You would be so limited if all you went out with is the 14mm. Yes there are shots where ultra wide makes for a good composition...but there are so many other great compositions you would miss out on if all you had was ultra wide.

Even the 17-40 is a specialized lens for my landscapes. I use the 24-105 and the 70-200 the most.

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Jun 27, 2011 12:05 as a reply to  @ MadTony's post |  #17

I've had both of these lenses, but now only have the 17-40. The Samyang is great in terms of resolution and field of view (if you know how to use it!!). However, I decided to part company with it for two reasons:

- It doesn't take filters

- It may be sharper than the 17-40 wide open, but I mostly used it for landscapes so was usually shooting at f8 or f11. At that point the 17-40 is quite sharp enough. The colours on the 17-40 are better too IMHO.

The lack of filters for landscapes (esp ND grad) is the biggest drawback I think.

Finally as many have said, 14mm is really a bit too wide for most landscapes. The 17-40 is the better landscape lens in most ways.


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Jun 27, 2011 13:05 as a reply to  @ paulkaye's post |  #18

Thanks @paulkaye. I have allready a 77mm Hoya HD Circular Polarizing Filter so I can use for Canon 17-40L lense.
I'm thinking to buy this lens used for 400-450E here in Romania.




  
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