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Wide angle for 5D: 17-40mm L vs. 14mm + 28mm?

 
riotshield
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Jan 02, 2012 08:36 |  #1

My current lenses are in my sig. I'm debating whether to sell my 14mm + 28mm for the 17-40mm L. I don't have any complaints about the primes except that I sometimes want to carry only 1 or 2 lenses for walking around. On the other hand, the extra aperture of the 28 and sharpness of the 14 are big pluses.

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Jan 02, 2012 09:55 |  #2

Please learn that 17-40 is L type of canon lens. I vote it.


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Jan 02, 2012 10:03 |  #3

All very different lenses


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Jan 02, 2012 10:19 |  #4

If you want to carry one, try the 17-40.




  
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Jan 02, 2012 13:16 |  #5

I would only expect to gain a single lens to carry around from the 17-40mm L. Its a great lens and very sharp in the center. If you just want a single lens to carry around and you want to give up some quality go for the 17-40L. If your stopped down around f/10 then all the lenses are pretty close. If you rely on wide open and want sharpness from corner to corner I would look into a TS-E lens.




  
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Jan 02, 2012 17:24 |  #6

My last zoom to let go.


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Jan 02, 2012 18:06 |  #7

do you shot a lot of landscapes?




  
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Jan 02, 2012 18:21 |  #8

OK, I just don't seem to be able to answer these types of questions with a straight answer. My vote would go to the 16-35 Mk II. I have one of these and was considering the 14 Mk II but the reviews seem to indicate that there is not much in it in terms of IQ so I've stuck with the 16-35...its a great lens and I use it mostly at 16mm but it is good to have a bit of zoom available.

and, ...... I shot a lot of landscapes with my gears.......to maintain the current trend of mangling the language.




  
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Jan 02, 2012 18:37 |  #9

You want sharpness? TS-E 17mm f/4L! There is also the 24mm variant for a slightly longer perspective.




  
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Jan 03, 2012 09:03 |  #10

I don't shoot a lot of landscapes, just occasional city shots (one of the downsides of living in Florida being the lack of breathtaking scenery).

I'm also thinking about keeping the 14 and selling the 28 for a Tamron 28-75. hmm




  
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adamwright
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Jan 03, 2012 09:16 |  #11

Hate to throw a bullocks in the noodles but have you thought about the Sigma 17-50 f2.8? Great walk around and a lot of lens for $699!




  
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Jan 03, 2012 09:20 |  #12

adamwright wrote in post #13638858 (external link)
Hate to throw a bullocks in the noodles but have you thought about the Sigma 17-50 f2.8? Great walk around and a lot of lens for $699!

Sigma 17-50 is a great lens, but it's only for APS-C (Crop) sensor camera; the OP is asking about a wide angle zoom for their 5D (full frame)...


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