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L series: 24mm II versus 35mm

 
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Jun 26, 2012 13:18 |  #1

I am considering replacing my 16-35 II with a 24mm II or 35mm prime lens for landscape photography. Any suggestions? Thanks.


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Jun 26, 2012 13:26 |  #2

I have a 17-40L and got a 24mm tilt/shift a few months ago. The TS has been amazing fun to use, and I like the 24mm perspective. For my shooting, I don't think 35mm is wide enough for most landscapes. I do much prefer the "wider is better" rule I have for my self. I just can't beat the versatility of having an UWA zoom.

All that being said, I'm still very much considering adding a 24mm f/1.4L II along side the 24mm TS.


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Jun 26, 2012 13:27 |  #3

do you find yourself using the 35mm end often?

would either of those be wide enough for what you plan on shooting?

how about the Zeiss 21mm? i've read great things about it :)


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Jun 26, 2012 13:31 |  #4

Check which focal length you shoot landscapes at more often? I would guess closer to 24.




  
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Jun 26, 2012 13:33 |  #5

Mashimaro wrote in post #14634977 (external link)
do you find yourself using the 35mm end often? would either of those be wide enough for what you plan on shooting? how about the Zeiss 21mm? i've read great things about it :)

I have the 24-70, and find the 24mm wide enough for my landscpape work. Since I already own a 50L, I think 35mm is going to be too close (I can step back by a couple of feet to roughly replicate 35mm). What do you think? Thanks.


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Jun 26, 2012 16:46 |  #6

I bought 35mm and it's wonderfull!


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Jun 26, 2012 22:24 |  #7

codewizpt wrote in post #14635865 (external link)
I bought 35mm and it's wonderfull!

For those who have both 50L and 35L, do you use both, or 50 can cover the 35 focal length by stepping back a couple of feet? Thanks.


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Jun 26, 2012 22:27 |  #8

yalemba wrote in post #14635005 (external link)
I have the 24-70, and find the 24mm wide enough for my landscpape work. Since I already own a 50L, I think 35mm is going to be too close (I can step back by a couple of feet to roughly replicate 35mm). What do you think? Thanks.

For this reason I went with 24. 50 and 35 are very close.


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Jun 26, 2012 22:31 |  #9

Tommydigi wrote in post #14637366 (external link)
For this reason I went with 24. 50 and 35 are very close.

Do you have some sample shots? I am assuming that your 24 prime is much sharper than 24-70 at 24mm. Thanks so much...


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Jun 26, 2012 22:31 |  #10

I think 24 would probably be better, and if you went that route, I'd say skip the 24L and go with the 24 TS-E.




  
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Jun 26, 2012 22:35 |  #11

I have many on my Flickr but I would visit the 24L II thread. Great lens but so is the 35. I just personally really love the 50 so I could not justify 35. But for me I do find 35 to be very practical so my 24 gets a fair amount of use on my 60d.

For landscapes I actually prefer the zooms but the 24 is very sharp and IMO one of canons best lenses.


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Jun 27, 2012 05:48 |  #12

I have theL II, but would kill for the TSE version.


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Jun 27, 2012 05:56 |  #13

I own the 24mm II and I know that when it's on my camera the pictures will always have a "wow" to them. I was debating the 35mm as well, and whenever I see what President Obama's photographer does with the 35mm I kind of wish it was in my bag too. But I have no regrets, it's an amazing lens, sharp sharp sharp and focus is instant.

Had I had the choice to buy a 24mm lens today I probably would have a deep thinking session about the 24 TSE considering how amazing it is...


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Jun 27, 2012 06:27 |  #14

The TS-E is probably the better choice.

What size sensor, anyway?


My imagine composition sucks. I need a heavier lens.

  
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Jun 27, 2012 07:26 as a reply to  @ uOpt's post |  #15

For strictly landscape shooting, I'd be struggling with deciding between the 24 TSE and the Zeiss 21.

For just general use, since you have 50mm covered, go with the 24L II. They pair up wonderfully.


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