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Do you NEED wider than a 24 lens on a FF camera?

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Feb 25, 2013 21:17 |  #31

I'm in love with my 8mm so what's that 12mm on a full Frame camera. And its a fish eye which gives a wider look too.

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Feb 25, 2013 21:57 |  #32

tsdevine wrote in post #15652130 (external link)
Love shooting landscapes wider than you start shooting wider, you'll find the perspective it provides is often dramatic.


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Feb 25, 2013 23:21 |  #33

Use it on FF often. (external link) Miss Julia Grey (she/her/Miss)
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Feb 26, 2013 07:29 |  #34

When I shot crop, I rarely used my EFS 10-22. However, there were some instances when that UWA lens was the only way for me to get the shot, so it was still a valuable tool to have in the bag.

Since adding a 5D3, I still have not replaced the 10-22 with anything for the FF body. I still have a 7D, so the 10-22 will work in a pinch. Eventually I plan on adding a 17-40L and selling the 10-22, but am in no hurry due to my infrequent use of UWA. Since the 24-105L is wider on the 5D3 than my old EFS 17-55 f/2.8 was on the 7D, I have not found 24mm to be limiting with FF.

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Feb 26, 2013 07:52 |  #35

There is what I think I need and what the wife knows I don't need. Same items on both lists.

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Feb 26, 2013 08:03 |  #36

I am a sucker for wide angle. So I love it more so than I need it haha.

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Feb 26, 2013 08:12 |  #37

I donĀ“t need that short focal length to stay alive, but I like to have some (Samyang 14 defective, Zenitar 16/2.8 fish, Tokina 17/3.5, Zeiss 18/3.5, Nikon 20/3.5)

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Feb 26, 2013 08:21 |  #38

I don't have a FF (except film), but I sometimes need wider than 15mm on my crop (which is the same FOV as 24 on FF), so I would say yes.

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Feb 26, 2013 08:25 |  #39

I don't know what I would do without my 17-40 f4. Walk further backwards I guess. (external link)

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Feb 26, 2013 09:12 |  #40

I found that my 17-40 was not wide enough at times so I got the Rokinon 14mm, best switch I ever made. It does not take filters, that is the only downside.

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Feb 26, 2013 09:48 |  #41

I guess it depends what you're looking to shoot and how much space you have. Heck, a 100 can be wide enough if you've got the space to sneaker zoom back far enough (perceived perspective distortion aside). But I am about to get the 16-35 because I've found 24 a bit restricting at times.

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Feb 26, 2013 10:10 |  #42

I found that on my recent trip to Europe, a wide angle zoom (16-35 II) stayed on my 5D MkII more than any other lens, except for maybe the 50mm 1.4 when I was getting tired of carrying around a ton of weight... With narrow streets and plenty of landmarks throughout the cities, the 16mm was sometimes barely wide enough to get it all in!

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Feb 26, 2013 13:47 |  #43

I've never asked myself of what I need instead of asking can I afford it

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Feb 26, 2013 13:52 |  #44

24mm is plenty wide enough for most of my uses. I do own a 16 -35 mm for the odd occasions when my "normal" zoom is not enough, but it rarely sees daylight. But then I am naturally a telephoto freak, not a natural wide angle user.


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Feb 26, 2013 13:59 |  #45

Do you really NEED anything longer than 24 on FF?

See how short sided that sounds? (sorry for the bad pun)

Me? I live in UWA, so yes... I need as wide as I can get, within reason.

I rarely use anything longer than 85mm... so, for my needs, 24 is just not enough. Heck, I have 5 wide angle lenses - each lens fills a very specific need for me. So, while most will wonder why the overlap, I can definitely cite needs for certain lenses, even in the same focal range, if they help me to capture what I am after.

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