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Aug 21, 2013 14:55 |  #2881

vaflower wrote in post #16228085 (external link)
24 L 1.4 is your answer.

oo hadn't noticed that one...I will go peruse the photo archives..




  
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Aug 22, 2013 01:19 |  #2882

I have 40mm, 50mm and 100mm primes, now I m thinking wide angle prime to substitute my 17-40 zoom. What the wide prime that is similar price range as 17-40? any FL 14mm to 24mm is ok. 24L and 14L is good but the price is too high for me.


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Aug 22, 2013 06:43 |  #2883

Dj R wrote in post #16182990 (external link)
I hear ya, we should keep it to dialog only, I will remove my image above.

I'm going to offer another option...if a photo is more a "test shot," testing its IQ, that would seem appropriate here (or another gear/technology thread)...too many such test shots are appearing on "best photograph..." threads....those test shots are not what I like to see on technique forums...but that's me...


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Aug 22, 2013 06:49 |  #2884

tat3406 wrote in post #16229429 (external link)
I have 40mm, 50mm and 100mm primes, now I m thinking wide angle prime to substitute my 17-40 zoom. What the wide prime that is similar price range as 17-40? any FL 14mm to 24mm is ok. 24L and 14L is good but the price is too high for me.

Look for the 14mm Samyang 2.8 it gets lot of honours here on POTN


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Aug 22, 2013 15:47 |  #2885

dancook wrote in post #16228079 (external link)
Well I have 35mm, 85mm, 135mm... and I'm feeling that the 35mm isn't an interesting enough focal length - think I need to go wider... but it's 1.4, and if I go wider.. I lose that :(

35mm is a very usable focal length in my eyes, I have the same trio 35/85/135 and it works well for me, but I was just as happy with my previous trio of 24/50/135, that was fun to work with as well.

The 24L II is one of the lenses I always regret selling, it is truly fantastic.

vaflower wrote in post #16228085 (external link)
24 L 1.4 is your answer.

Indeed it is.


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Aug 22, 2013 15:49 |  #2886

I have the 28 IS coming in to me now which I am excited to try out. I really like the 28mm focal length, it's wide enough for many things, but not so wide that it becomes horribly distorted. I'm going to eventually need something really wide though for specific shots so I suspect I'll wind up with a Samyang / Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 before long.


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Aug 22, 2013 16:01 |  #2887

I've recently gotten the sigma 50mm 1.4 and now it seems like that's the only thing that stays on my camera. I've been entertaining the idea of selling my 17-40 and 70-200 to get 2 more primes instead. Problem is I don't want to break the bank doing so. I've been thinking possibly going with a 135mm to replace the 70-200 and a 24mm for the wide angle. Decisions decisions.


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Aug 22, 2013 21:50 |  #2888

davidfarina wrote in post #16229799 (external link)
Look for the 14mm Samyang 2.8 it gets lot of honours here on POTN

Try it before, decent IQ, but not the built quality.


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Aug 23, 2013 11:26 |  #2889

Russo09 wrote in post #16231327 (external link)
I've recently gotten the sigma 50mm 1.4 and now it seems like that's the only thing that stays on my camera. I've been entertaining the idea of selling my 17-40 and 70-200 to get 2 more primes instead. Problem is I don't want to break the bank doing so. I've been thinking possibly going with a 135mm to replace the 70-200 and a 24mm for the wide angle. Decisions decisions.

If it helps you at all I replaced my trusted and beloved 70-200 2.8L with a 135L a few years ago and so far I've not regretted it, slightly less flexible but I sure do love the images that thing produces. It allows me to single out subjects like nothing else.
Replacing the 17-40 with a 24 is a feasible option, as 24/50 complement one another pretty well.


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Aug 23, 2013 11:27 |  #2890

tat3406 wrote in post #16232136 (external link)
Try it before, decent IQ, but not the built quality.

I'm getting one of those myself, it's so cheap, and yet the quality punches well above its price point. Kind of like the 40mm pancake.


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Aug 24, 2013 00:30 |  #2891

Russo09 wrote in post #16231327 (external link)
I've recently gotten the sigma 50mm 1.4 and now it seems like that's the only thing that stays on my camera. I've been entertaining the idea of selling my 17-40 and 70-200 to get 2 more primes instead. Problem is I don't want to break the bank doing so. I've been thinking possibly going with a 135mm to replace the 70-200 and a 24mm for the wide angle. Decisions decisions.

Sold my 16-35 for a 24L and I haven't looked back.




  
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Aug 24, 2013 00:42 |  #2892

Also my 100L replaced a 70-200 2.8. Unfortunately I had to sell the 100 for financial reasons.




  
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Aug 24, 2013 08:19 |  #2893

agphotography wrote in post #16231294 (external link)
35mm is a very usable focal length in my eyes, I have the same trio 35/85/135 and it works well for me, but I was just as happy with my previous trio of 24/50/135, that was fun to work with as well.

The 24L II is one of the lenses I always regret selling, it is truly fantastic.

Indeed it is.

....as would the Oly 24/2.8...MF but a very good lens...


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Nov 03, 2013 19:11 |  #2894

Lots of experienced users in this awesome thread.
figured I'd ping y'all.

Anyone who owns or has owned the combination of 24-70LII and 24LII…..
I have both myself.
I must say, since adding the zoom to my arsenal (at the same time, selling my 50L) - I really don't use my 24LII all that much.

the high ISO capability from the 5Dm3
and the improvements in LR's noise control (from LR4+)…. I just grab the zoom, even when I'm gonna need 24 a lot.
that reach, when you want detail, is great.
and the distortion is well controlled on the zoom, even at 24!

dare I sell it?


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Nov 03, 2013 19:57 |  #2895

I think creating ideology or religion about what style of lens you use is for lack of a better word stupid. What I shoot and how I shoot it evolves over time as do my tools.

The 24-70mk2 and the 70-200mk2 have made primes less exciting to me than they once were I will admit to that.


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