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17-40 or 24-105 for landscapes- 7mm wider worth it?

 
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May 25, 2010 14:30 |  #1

I shoot mostly people and some landscapes with my 5DmkII. I've been using my 17-40 primarily for landscapes but I'm starting to feel like my 24-105 would be sufficient. I am thinking about selling my 17-40 to get some studio strobes (PCB) and was wondering what peoples opinions are on this.

Do you find the extra 7mm to be worth the price of this lens? I shoot people/portraits more than landscapes so I am thinking this might be a better move. I currently can't spend anymore $ on photography gear so I need to sell something to get some strobes. I already have some speedlites but am wishing for some more power.


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May 25, 2010 17:30 |  #2

If you shoot a lot of landscapes, the 17-40L would be a good go-to lens...the additional 7mm will be a great benefit. If you're just an occasional landscape shooter, 24mm on a full frame sensor is still pretty wide, so the 24-105L would be more than sufficient. If it comes down to one or the other because of budgetary constraints, the 24-105L would definitely be the better choice due to its versatility.


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May 25, 2010 17:42 |  #3

thanks argyle, that was the answer I was looking for. I really like my 17-40 but I think I can make due with the 24-105 for casual landscapes. Its the same filter size so I can still use my CPL and handhold my GND. I think I'll enjoy learning to use a strobe more than using the lens.


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Jun 01, 2010 03:30 as a reply to  @ jffuerte's post |  #4

Since moving to full frame I use the 24-105 over the 17-40 much more often. Something I think makes me go with the 24-105 more often is I bought a 15mm so if I want a wide angle I can make do with the 15mm but so far I haven't seen many times where I really needed the 17-40.

For landscapes, I think it depends on your subject and style. I personally like getting the most widest view but taking landscapes I've been moving away from going with the ultra wide and now going more with the fisheye view. The only hold back for me from selling the 17-40 is I don't have any thing for my cropped bodies and if my full frame goes down, I would be stuck with taking photos at an estimated 35mm lens.


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Jun 01, 2010 06:30 |  #5

I found that my 24-105 was wide enough so I sold my 17-40.


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