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Replacing 17-40 with 24L

 
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Oct 13, 2008 02:12 |  #1

I'm thinking about replacing my 17-40L with a 24L. My current lenses are:

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70-200 f/2.8

I also have a Rokkor 58 1.2 that should be here sometime next week. How's the 24L for landscapes? I don't think I would miss the 17-23 range and I definitely prefer primes. If I end up missing the 17-23 range, I could eventually get a 14L.

Any thoughts or suggestions? ... and no, I don't want a 24-70 or 24-105.


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Oct 13, 2008 02:52 |  #2

I used the 24/2.8 and went the other way. I really like the 17-40, but I ponder buying the 24L as well. I love the 17-40 but I like shooting with a prime for lots of landscape. I am pondering the Zeiss 21mm coming out soon though.


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Oct 13, 2008 04:49 |  #3

while i'd LOVE to get the 24/1.4 (and will, one day ;-)a ) I personally couldn't live without at least a 20mm - but that's just me! I'd keep the 17-40 as well - for me they'd be complementary, rather than competing.


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Oct 13, 2008 04:49 |  #4

while i'd LOVE to get the 24/1.4 (and will, one day ;-)a ) I personally couldn't live without at least a 20mm - but that's just me! I'd keep the 17-40 as well - for me they'd be complementary, rather than competing.


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Oct 13, 2008 04:55 |  #5

cheson74 wrote in post #6485686 (external link)
How's the 24L for landscapes? I don't think I would miss the 17-23 range and I definitely prefer primes. If I end up missing the 17-23 range, I could eventually get a 14L.

What bad traits of the 17-40 are you expecting the 24L not to have when shooting stopped down landscape shots?

I'd expect very little optical difference between them from f/8 to f/22 with the exception of disortion. I'd rather fix the 17-40's minor distortion in post than live without the 17-23 range.


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Oct 13, 2008 05:21 |  #6

I had both the 17-40L and 24L at one time. I'm not much of a wide angle person so I sold the 17-40 and kept my 24L. 24mm (for me) is wide enough for the type of photography I do (yes even on the 1D)


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Oct 13, 2008 08:39 |  #7

cheson74 wrote in post #6485686 (external link)
I don't think I would miss the 17-23 range and I definitely prefer primes. If I end up missing the 17-23 range, I could eventually get a 14L.

this has become a purely cost issue.

if you're happy with the 17-40L, then keep it. but if you decide to go primes, then obviously you'll be having to pump more money in for the 14 and 24 Ls.

and then at this point, you'll have another interesting dilemma: whether to get the 14L or 14L II, 24L or 24L II.. :lol:


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Oct 13, 2008 14:26 as a reply to  @ mrfourcows's post |  #8

I won both. Both are on my 1 lens on a desert island list, it just depends on if there's lights around... :lol:

basically, at wide angles, each single MM is a HUGE difference. So I can't live w/o a UWA zoom for landscapes. But for everything else the 24L has been perfect. Now that I'm stuck on a cropper for a while though, I prefer the 17-40 anytime there's enough light for f4.


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