prconnection wrote in post #16708561
I'm in the market for a wide angle lens as the title states.
I have looked at
Canon 17-40 L
ZEISS ZE 18MM F3.5 LENS CANON
Canon 14 L
Looking for feed back from those who may own one of these lens and use it on a FF camera and why they made the decision to purchase it over the many others available.
I am leaning towards the 14 mm prime.
Your feed back would be appreciated
I've owned all of those.
The 14L mark I is not sharp enough for digital. It wasn't good enough for an 11 megaspixel 1Ds. it would suffer greatly on a 5DIII. I haven't used the mark II version, but 14mm is VERY wide. Freaky wide.
The 17-40 is also a dog on Full Frame digital. I had one and it was just too soft in the corners. The 16-35L is better, but not really sharp for landscape work. It's a great journalism lens.
The 18mm f3.5 Zeiss is Lovely. You will find those who complain of mustache distortion, what ever that is, but I've never seen it. I would highly recommend that lens, but I don't own it anymore because for me it didn't get used enough. If you have the $$ and want the great wide look it is a perfect choice.
If it's wide enough for you the 24L II is second to none for sharpness. It is scary crisp edge to edge. I think it's the best lens I've owned. At the risk of sounding flaky though, I have sold it too.
I'm using a 24TS-E II for landscape and shelter work now and a 24f2.8 IS for general wide stuff.
Tough choice, and if I'm any indicator, there's a little trial and error til you find just the right lens.