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Oct 13, 2013 16:14 |  #31

hollis_f wrote in post #16367148 (external link)
Wow! I never knewed that! I went off and found this explanation - LINK (external link) - and I can now see why such a lens would be highly useful for landscape photography.

Thanks for the info.

Good info Frank, appreciate the link


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Oct 13, 2013 17:32 |  #32

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #16367163 (external link)
How's that? Or do you use a TC then?

Nah just remove the rear plastic baffle, but can't use the lens wider than 13mm :) here's some example shots with the 6D: http://www.flickr.com …k/sets/72157634​466773339/ (external link)


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Oct 13, 2013 18:02 |  #33

PH68 wrote in post #16364804 (external link)
Why?

The OP wants a wide angle for landscape not architecture.
That and the fact they have a 70D which means 17mm is not exactly "wide angle" on the 70D.

There's nothing about the 17mm TS-E that precludes it form landscapes. It's exceptionally sharp, and when you shoot things like trees you can use the shift function to keep the trunks vertical. What's not to like about that? I've used my 16-35mm 2.8LII only once since getting the 17mm. The 17TS-E is so good it makes me think twice before using anything else on the wide end of my kit.

Indeed though 17mm is not exactly wide angle on the 70d, so perhaps it's not the best for that. I just wanted to point out that there's nothing about the 17mm that makes it "just for architecture" which is what you implied.


The 10-22 was a fine lens when I owned one. I got rid of mine when I moved to full frame.


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Oct 13, 2013 18:45 |  #34

PH68 wrote in post #16364804 (external link)
Why?

The OP wants a wide angle for landscape not architecture.
That and the fact they have a 70D which means 17mm is not exactly "wide angle" on the 70D.

Use of a TS lens for landscapes has been pretty well covered above.

A "normal" lens for APS-C is around 30 mm. Anything shorter than that is a wide angle lens on that format. 17 is less than 30. 17 *is* wide angle on a 70D.

Ever wonder why zooms with a range from about 25 to 100 are popular on FF, or from about 15 to 60 on APS-C?
It's because they go from twice as wide as normal to twice as long as normal.




  
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Oct 13, 2013 19:26 |  #35

I get great landscape results with my Canon L 24mm TS-E - it's amazingly tack sharp. Once you get used to it, it's pretty easy to use for both the shift and tilt functions.


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Oct 14, 2013 19:00 as a reply to  @ Scud49's post |  #36

Thanks to all. Great suggestions. I'm going with the 10-22. I'm not a complete beginner, but still a bit of a novice and starting to spread my wings.

Great link earlier re: the tilt. Pretty cool stuff!




  
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Oct 14, 2013 22:09 |  #37

NCHANT wrote in post #16368256 (external link)
Nah just remove the rear plastic baffle, but can't use the lens wider than 13mm :) here's some example shots with the 6D: http://www.flickr.com …k/sets/72157634​466773339/ (external link)

Right. Thanks for the info. I just watched Ben Jacobson doing this. He removed the baffle and replaced it with an EF baffle from a 28-75mm. But in the comments he said that he ended up using that AND a Kenko TC as without the TC he says the lens is too soft throughout the range, especially in the corners.
An interesting option though.


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Oct 15, 2013 04:11 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #38

I bought the Tokina 11-16 2.8 MkII and for my purposes it fits well. Hardly any distortion correction needed. However, the wider you go, the more things appear smaller in the frame. No-one can really tell how big the scene is, so sometimes a great image in your eyes is wasted in shot. Two examples below.

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Oct 15, 2013 04:47 as a reply to  @ Paulstw's post |  #39

Best: Tokina 11-16 f2.8
Best price/performance: Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6


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Oct 15, 2013 05:27 |  #40

Tarq wrote in post #16371266 (external link)
Thanks to all. Great suggestions. I'm going with the 10-22.

Good choice. I own the 10-22 and I love it. I also own the Tokina 11-16 and have access to a Sigma 10-20, each have their own plus points (low-light and price, respectively) but the Canon is better at what you want to shoot.


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Oct 15, 2013 12:33 |  #41

Paulstw wrote in post #16372234 (external link)
I bought the Tokina 11-16 2.8 MkII and for my purposes it fits well. Hardly any distortion correction needed. However, the wider you go, the more things appear smaller in the frame. No-one can really tell how big the scene is, so sometimes a great image in your eyes is wasted in shot. Two examples below.

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These are really good photograph Paul! How can I take the same type of pictures? I dont have much experience in photography, especially landscapes. I have a Rokinon 14mm and a Canon 5D Mark II.


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