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Thread started 29 Aug 2008 (Friday) 11:23
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Aug 29, 2008 11:23 |  #1

I was looking into getting a new lens. Right now I have two lenses the 50mm 1.4 and the kit lens for the xti. I wanted a lens that can shoot landscapes as well as portraits on the beach. I have found the kit lens is to soft. The 50 1.4 is great for portraits but not so great for landscapes.

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Is the 24-70 wide enough on a crop sensor for good landscape shots?
Is the 10-22 good at all for creative beach portraits?

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Aug 29, 2008 11:27 |  #2

I would say probably not to both. If you want to see exactly how wide 24mm is, just use your kit lens and set it at 24mm. If it seems wide enough to you, then there you go. The 10-22 will certainly allow for "creative" beach portraits, but it depends exactly what you're going for - it's not really designed to be a portrait lens.


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Aug 29, 2008 11:29 |  #3

A combo of the two would be most useful.... but I doubt that's an option.


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Aug 29, 2008 11:41 |  #4

Canon 17-55 IS


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Aug 29, 2008 11:56 |  #5

@nt!x,
I have the 10-22 and never used the 24-70 but for me the 24-70 would never be my pick for landscape photos if I could get wider. 24mm will give a FOV (on a 1.6 sensor like in your XTI) similar to what is common on P&S 38mm.... where 10mm will give a FOV of 16mm.

I have found my 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 to be optically just as good (if not a micro hair better) then my 17-40 f/4L lens

Now for portraits, yes you can get creative portraits with the 10-22 but.... if I were you I would rather use the 50mm most of the time ;)


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Aug 29, 2008 12:01 |  #6

@nt!x wrote in post #6203791 (external link)
I was looking into getting a new lens. Right now I have two lenses the 50mm 1.4 and the kit lens for the xti. I wanted a lens that can shoot landscapes as well as portraits on the beach. I have found the kit lens is to soft. The 50 1.4 is great for portraits but not so great for landscapes.

My questions
Is the 24-70 wide enough on a crop sensor for good landscape shots?
Is the 10-22 good at all for creative beach portraits?

Thanks

The 50/1.4 covers the portrait, the 10-22 is great for landscape and OK for full length shots of people but not head and shoulders.

The 24-70 (or less heavy 24-105) is good for both (better for picking out details in the landscape) but limiting for the wide angles.

I often use the 10-22 and 24-105 together as a minimal system, it covers a lot of focal length range. The 24-70 would also work but is more limited for reach, the faster aperture is handy but is only a stop, primes are better. You already have the 50/1.4 for a fast lens.


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Aug 29, 2008 12:03 |  #7

no 10-22 + 24-70 at the same time?

totally different purpose lens that produce great results.


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Aug 29, 2008 18:33 |  #8

17-55 IS, if you can only have one.


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Aug 30, 2008 09:03 |  #9

TaDa wrote in post #6203934 (external link)
Canon 17-55 IS

If you can only have one, I agree the 17-55IS is the best option.


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Aug 30, 2008 09:18 |  #10

If you're thinking about eventually expanding your lens collection, then I'd say get the 10-22 for the landscape now and use your current 50 for portraits while you save up for another lens. The 10-22 is, in my opinion, a must have lens not only for landscape but for all sorts of creative images. If you're the type of person, like 99% of us, who starts to lust for another lens about a year or two after the one you just got, then I suggest you start your lens collection strategically, one by one...



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Aug 30, 2008 09:23 |  #11

thanks for all the feedback.

I will eventually buy them both. I am not really interested in the 17-55 is. I think I will start with the 10-22 and move my way down the line(10-22mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm). It seems like to me it is a really creative lens. Looks like a lot of fun to use, just what I am looking for. I still have until monday to decide though. We are heading to Lake Powell for a week and cant wait to shoot with a wider angle lens.


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Aug 30, 2008 09:38 |  #12

sebr wrote in post #6208681 (external link)
If you can only have one, I agree the 17-55IS is the best option.

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