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Canon EF 24mm F/2.8 IS or EF 17-40 F4L USM For Architecture

 
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Oct 18, 2014 06:30 |  #1

I shoot mainly architecture night photography and street photography and wanted to know which would be better for this between these two lenses the 17-40 is about $200 more from canon refurbished store any input I'm on a canon 6d.


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Oct 18, 2014 06:34 |  #2

I would pick the 17-40L. With architecture 24 is not wide enough in lots of situations in my opinion.
I do a lot of architecture and I am a full time real estate photographer and the 17-40L is all I need for that.

I wish my boss could buy me a 16-35/4.0L IS for me, but that ain't going to happen haha.

Edit woops, didn't read the street and night photography part, for those things the 24 works better.


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Oct 18, 2014 23:20 |  #3

are you averse to manual focus, and/or a tripod? The 17-tse and 24-tse are the gold standard for architecture


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Oct 19, 2014 02:55 |  #4

I don't mind using manual focus while on a tripod


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Oct 19, 2014 03:34 as a reply to  @ ITS ME DAVID's post |  #5

Get Samyang 24mm TS, alot cheaper than Canon equivalent and then possibly 14mm or 35mm aswell. Although Canon TS is sharper but thats why its pricey.


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Oct 19, 2014 04:14 |  #6

Man, there's a world of difference between a 24mm and a 16-17mm!
Yesterday we went on phototrip, one guy had a 24-105 with him (first time for him to do some architecture). Inside the buildings with high walls/stairs he had to backup a lot and still couldn't get in on picture. We where just standing in the middle of the rooms with our 16mm's and everything framed.

On a 6D I advise 3 lenses for architecture (I had them all, in order of my preference) :
Canon 16-35 f4L IS (best, corner-corner sharpness allready from f4 wide open! most expensive, on Eglobalcentral cheapest)
Tokina 17 f4 (prime only on Ebay 4 sale and best price)
Tokina 16-28 2.8 (corner-corner sharpness but no filters, sometimes flare but you can avoid it out of experience)
Canon 17-40L (best price/quality Canon if you don't mind that it's not so sharp in the corners, you have to stop down much)

I don't speak of the Canon 16-35 f2.8's, as they are too unsharp in the corners for the high price, I had both and disliked both.


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Oct 20, 2014 00:08 |  #7

Anyone have images to share between the two lenses using a 6d?


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