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Tilt/shift or ultra wide angle

 
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May 24, 2013 18:00 |  #1

Which would you buy?




  
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May 24, 2013 19:38 |  #2

Depends on what your going to use it for and how wide you plan to shoot?

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May 24, 2013 19:48 |  #3

Saint728 wrote in post #15964595 (external link)
Depends on what your going to use it for and how wide you plan to shoot?

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Landscape, nature and buildings-largest possible width.




  
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May 24, 2013 20:04 |  #4

Why not get both in one? 17 T-E?




  
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May 24, 2013 20:12 |  #5

Tilt is a ton of fun! Much sharper than most wide angle lenses out there.


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May 24, 2013 20:17 |  #6

I couldn't afford TS, so I got the 17-40. If I could only have one it would probably still be the UWA (zoom) because it is more versatile. Ideally I'd have both.


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May 24, 2013 20:34 |  #7

What is your goal?

I'll start with this: these lenses are made for FF so if you're on a crop, save up for the 5D2 or 6D before spending money on glass...

I have 17mm and 24mm TS-Es that are great. I have a Rokinon 14mm that is great. I have a 16-35mm II that is great.

I use the TS-Es [mostly on tripods] for unique shots...17 for architecture and 24 for landscape/nature (with lots of filters). After you learn the TS features (which takes time because it is trial and error), you will have creative options that you can't get with a non-TS lens. I use the 14mm for special locales like stadiums where no other lens will work (WIDE). The zoom is perfect for situations that require agility...fast auto focus and zoom. It also works well at events to capture groups or large audiences. And the 2.8 is extremely helpful.

If you forced me to pick one lens, I'd say the 24mm TS-E II with a LEE .6 grad and a 105mm CP.

Comes down to, what is your goal?




  
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May 24, 2013 20:55 |  #8

frankk wrote in post #15964708 (external link)
What is your goal?

Comes down to, what is your goal?

I have a 6d. My goal is an all around lens that can be used for nature, landscapes and buildings. For example, I photographed a hot air balloon event with 10 to 15 six to seven story hot air balloons. Another example, I photographed an outdoor shopping location with two to three story buildings, fountains, escalators, fountains and historical buildings.




  
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May 24, 2013 21:05 |  #9

Sounds like a TS-E would fit the bill better for the subjects you shoot.

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May 24, 2013 21:35 as a reply to  @ tsdevine's post |  #10

I think the zoom is what you're looking for. If I were going to a ballooning event or a warehouse shoot, I'd reach for my 16-35 II. if you want to start cheaper and 'prove' you need better, pick up a used 17-40. After you figure out what focal length you like, you can replace the 17-40 with a 16-35 II or a 24 TS-E, etc.




  
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May 25, 2013 10:50 |  #11

I just picked up the 24mm TS-E. Awesome lens!
If you know that you want to shoot buildings and landscapes exclusively there isnt anything better than TS-E for those subjects. But, if you want a wide that is more versatile I would look towards a 16-35mm2.8


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May 25, 2013 11:20 |  #12

Todd Lambert wrote in post #15964652 (external link)
Why not get both in one? 17 T-E?

+1 the best of both. Unless you intentions for TS is for something like product photography.


  
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May 25, 2013 15:47 |  #13

TS-E 17 is on my short list of lenses to buy. I've seen many photos where that lens shines. I understand you should use a tripod and have time to putz around to get the best from TS-E lenses.


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May 26, 2013 19:06 as a reply to  @ Tapeman's post |  #14

Thanks for the advice. I can deal with everything on the TS-E but the lack of AE when tilting, shifting or rotating. That's a deal killer for me. Any further thoughts?




  
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May 26, 2013 19:36 as a reply to  @ Sebring5's post |  #15

Oddly, I just made the decision you're making. I've steadily moved to primes after finding I'm simply more thoughtful when using them, and yesterday I px'ed my 17-40 for the 'notorious' TS-E 24mm mk1 - the shots below are the product of getting used to it today. All involve some form of shift, but only a couple are tilted. That's the part I'm still trying to get right! My fave is easily the sunlight one!

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View from Victoria Embankment, London, England (external link) by UKmitch86 (external link), on Flickr

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