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Considering trading 24L TS-E Mk1 for high quality prime

 
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Jan 14, 2014 21:52 |  #1

I shoot primarily architecture. Mostly large commercial projects - schools, commercial office buildings, interiors and sports venues.

Right now, I shoot using my 5D MK2, and for the majority of the time, I use my 17-40L ,70-200L F/4 Non-IS and 50mm f/1.8 always from a tripod. Since the perspective control in Lightroom has been getting better and better, I find myself using my 24L TS-E Mk1 less and less. I know that there are strengths with using the manually controlled perspective control lens, but over the last year, I have developed techniques that allow me to not need it as often.

My question is this - instead of having the TS-E on a shelf gathering dust, I am considering trading this out for a high quality prime lens of about the same value - $750-850. I have most of my focal range covered, except for 40-70mm. At this point, a Distagon is probably out of reach, but maybe a 14mm f/2.8 Mk1 or 15mm fisheye would be useful.

Any recommendations for a similar lens, good for architecture without a lot of distortion? Aperture isn't a driving factor for me, since I'm on a tripod the majority of the time.




  
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Jan 15, 2014 20:26 |  #2

Not in my opinion. I take many environmental photos, and often find a big problem with my 24L.
Ex. Stand in front of a shed, about 3 feet from the opening, with a non-tilt lens at 24mm.
Now simply take 3 photos, (one at 45* up, one level with the door, and one at -45* down)
While keeping the whole door in frame. No amount of Lightroom correction will make picture 1 or 3 look like picture 2.
Although it does help to try it.
I love my 24L on my 6D and use it quite often. But I find it distorts buildings and straight lines even more than it distorts people.
When I frame my subject I often have to move to one knee or hold the camera above my head to keep the shot level, and framed as I want it.
A tilt-shift lens would do wonders for me, as I use my tripod in about 1 out of 1,000 shots. :)


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