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Who sold his UWA Canon zoom for a fast UWA Canon prime to reduce distortion ?

 
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Jun 29, 2011 05:51 |  #1

I wonder who sold his UWA zoom for a UWA prime to reduce distortion and have nicer bokeh. For example 16-35 2.8L MKI for a 24 1.4L MKI,...

Some people say they are two different type of lenses, don't you find 24mm less wide on FF or do you find 16mm too wide?


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Jun 29, 2011 06:42 |  #2

the 16-35 has less distortion than the 24mm at 24mm.


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Jun 29, 2011 07:02 |  #3

I bought a Sigma 24mm back in my film days thinking it would have little distortion (came from medium format where distortion wasn't a problem). Boy was I wrong! took a picture of a brick wall and couldn't believe it! Loved the lens otherwise. Used it with my D60 for awhile. It would lock up once in awhile (probably had old chip that couldn't be updated). Found out they were bringing some good money on ebay (close to $100). Sold it.




  
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Jun 30, 2011 07:18 |  #4

Sdiver2489 wrote in post #12676041 (external link)
the 16-35 has less distortion than the 24mm at 24mm.

This is interesting and would definitely love to find out if this is real true.........


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Jun 30, 2011 11:49 |  #5

imperian wrote in post #12681901 (external link)
This is interesting and would definitely love to find out if this is real true.........

It is fairly typical for a wide zoom to have a spot somewhere in the range where distortions are very low. So, yes, it is true.

Distortions are very easily corrected during post these days, so I'm not sure why anyone would sweat it, especially on a lens like the 24L where the distortion is low to begin with.

EDIT: An obvious exception being video




  
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Jun 30, 2011 11:51 |  #6

I'm thinking about buying a manual focus prime lens. Not sure what range though. I'd like to get a wide angle but an 85mm would be nice as well.


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Jun 30, 2011 12:28 |  #7

I think 24mm is plenty wide on FF, wide enough that I still haven't bought a wider lens (in two years time since I moved to FF)


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Jun 30, 2011 12:38 |  #8

Sold my 17-40L in favor of the 35L and don't regret it for a second. It made rolling car shots a little harder to frame but 35mm on FF is the perfect amount of wide for me.


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Jun 30, 2011 12:42 as a reply to  @ ni$mo350's post |  #9

Nope. I'm too lazy to do much cropping in PP, so I rely on Zooms to make my life easy. That, or I get a work out moving in and out using the famous foot zoom!


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Jun 30, 2011 12:47 |  #10

bpark42 wrote in post #12683204 (external link)
Distortions are very easily corrected during post these days, so I'm not sure why anyone would sweat it, especially on a lens like the 24L where the distortion is low to begin with.

EDIT: An obvious exception being video

Actually, video can be exported from photoshop and lens corrections applied.


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Jun 30, 2011 12:52 |  #11

The difference in lens correction is not really one of my big concerns... UWA zooms are pretty darned good these days...

On full frame I use 20/2.8 and 24 TS-E quite a bit. I don't have a zoom wider than 24-70 for full frame.

My UWA for cropper - Tokina 12-24 - does happen to work on FF to about 18 or 19mm wide, but shows a bit stronger distortion... Not surprising really.... it's designed for crop, not FF. It's nice to have a backup.


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Jun 30, 2011 12:53 |  #12

I really only use my 16-35 between 16-19mm... essentially, it is soley used as an ultrawide. For most anything else wide, I'll use my 24L.

Beyond that, it goes to the 35L which is just the perfect walkaround, default lens.

As for distortion, I don't really find that to be a big problem with the 24 or 35. The 16-35 does have distortion (but then it should @16mm on a FF) but it's not very bad and is what I expect. That said, the only thing I don't like about the 16-35 is that the corners are soft when wide open. Because of this, I'll often stop down to ƒ4 where it goes away.

The 24L has pretty bad vignetting wide open (again, as it should really) so I'll often stop down to about ƒ1.8-ƒ2 where it goes away.




  
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Jun 30, 2011 13:18 as a reply to  @ Todd Lambert's post |  #13

I meant exchanging the 16-35 MKI for 24 1.4L MKI for example (not the MKII's), if I would have the 16-35 MKII or Zeis 21 2.8 I wouldn't have to worry anymore :)


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Jun 30, 2011 23:43 |  #14

ni$mo350 wrote in post #12683482 (external link)
Sold my 17-40L in favor of the 35L and don't regret it for a second. It made rolling car shots a little harder to frame but 35mm on FF is the perfect amount of wide for me.

I am going to do the same thing, just ordered 35L and plan to sell 17-40 ^^


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