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Jul 26, 2009 00:49 |  #1

So I bought 2 of the 3 lenses in the Canon Holy Trinity: 1) 24mm-70mm, 2) 70-200mm,

but,

I'm having doubts about getting the 16-35mm.

I'm thinking about getting the 14mm ultrawide instead. I figure that my 24-70mm lens does half of what the 16-35mm lens can do (namely shoot 24-35mm range), so why pay for the overlap. Secondly, I figure that most wide angle shots don't go wider than 24mm, anyways, unless a REALLY wide look is desired, in which case the 14mm would best fit that bill.

What do you recommend. Should I complete the Holy Trinity set, or go with the specialty ultrawide 14mm lens instead. I'll have to sacrifice shooting 16-23mm. Is that a fair trade off? And no, I can't buy them all. Wish I could.




  
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Jul 26, 2009 01:00 |  #2

Theres a huge HUGE difference between 24mm and 16mm and 14mm...

Seriously, id recommend trying the 16-35 first, the 14mm is a very specific tool in my book...


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Jul 26, 2009 01:04 |  #3

I'm assuming there is a holy prime trinity and a holy zoom trinity?

Personally I get all of that zooms that fits my needs. Then I fill in the gap with specialized FL with fast primes. I have no desire to purchase lenses to create a "trinity".


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Jul 26, 2009 01:04 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #4

But I keep hearing about how wonderful the 14mm is. It's what all the pros want. It makes me want to get it. Decisions... decisions...




  
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Jul 26, 2009 01:09 |  #5

i'm in the same boat i have the 24-70 and the 70-200 but i was debating between the 16-35 and the 35 prime. i hear so many good things about the 35 prime lens. which do you guys prefer?


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Jul 26, 2009 01:10 |  #6

If you're on FF then I'd stick with what you have unless you really believe you will need a very wide angle. My widest on FF is 20mm and that is very wide - anything beyond will likely be distortion. If you're on a crop sensor I'd go with a 17-40. Do you really need 2.8 or you gonna be stopped down most of the time anyway? If needs be you can use ISO to get decent shutter speed with the f4.0 lens. I'd also forget 'holy trinity' - all it is is expensive, fast Canon lenses. So what! Get the tools for the job you need to do knowing how, what and where you like to shoot. Otherwise, you'll likely be disappointed and poorer than you could be.


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Jul 26, 2009 01:24 |  #7

I'm a sucker for the 16-35, so I'll say get the 16-35 don't look back.

I love mine.

I do find that I end up using it at the 20-28mm range most of the time, though.. so I could probably "make do" with a new 24 T/S... but then I think I'm trying to justify getting a new lens. Even if I did get this, I don't think I'd be willing to give up my 16-35 just because of the flexibility alone.




  
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Jul 26, 2009 05:59 |  #8

texshooter wrote in post #8344357 (external link)
But I keep hearing about how wonderful the 14mm is. It's what all the pros want. It makes me want to get it. Decisions... decisions...

Do you find you are lacking anything wider than 24 mm? (Doesn't seem like it from your first post) If not, then don't waste your money - regardless of what the pros want. If you find you are lacking, then spend away! :D


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Jul 26, 2009 06:31 |  #9

I thought the holy trinity was 35L, 85L and 135L? o_o

Otherwise, for the zoom variant, either 16-35 or the 17-40 still make a huge difference from the 24-70. Depending on what you'll shoot with them and needing 2.8 or not.


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Jul 26, 2009 07:56 |  #10

If you NEED a UWA lens, the 14L II is a better lens than the 16-35. I found that I used my 16-35 II mostly at 16mm, so I sold it and got the 14L, and I'm glad I did. I found the 14L to be sharper and have less distortion. It's also a lot more compact, which is a win for me. But, it's very expensive, and it's very specialized. It's not a lens I use that often.


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Jul 26, 2009 07:59 |  #11

Wouldn't there be a bit of a gap between 14 and 16-24? I don't think these lenses necessarily rule eachother out. Don't get me wrong, I like the UWA effect, but I can certainly imagine not wanting to go to the 14mm extreme all the time. Sometimes something like 20mm could be nice?


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Jul 26, 2009 09:20 |  #12

UWA goodness on a budget... the 17-40. Great lens.



  
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Jul 26, 2009 10:30 |  #13

If you are on a crop, please look at the EF-S 10-22 for your UWA needs in a zoom - then your only gap is 23 mm and you are covered from 10 - 200.


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Jul 26, 2009 11:25 as a reply to  @ d44's post |  #14

I have had my 16-35 for just a short time and I love it.


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Jul 26, 2009 12:51 |  #15

texshooter wrote in post #8344318 (external link)
So I bought 2 of the 3 lenses in the Canon Holy Trinity: 1) 24mm-70mm, 2) 70-200mm

I'm sorry my friend...these are great zoom lenses, but they are not part of the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity is made up of prime lenses... ;)

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