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Buy the 17-40 & ditch the 12-24??

 
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Oct 05, 2010 10:38 |  #1

Hey All, so I have a Tokina 12-24 f4 for an UWA that I used primarily for action sports shots and anytime I really needed to get wide when my primary body was a 50d. Now that I use a 5d MKii primarily I'm wondering if I should ditch the tokina for the 17-40.. I do weddings/portraits/mus​ic photography and still some action sports stuff for fun.. I do use my 50d as a backup and sometimes a second body when swapping lenses just isn't in the cards (I use alot of primes), so I'm wondering if I should ditch the 12-24 and buy the 17-40 to use on the 5d... any thoughts??


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Oct 05, 2010 12:21 |  #2

It depends on what else you have available. Personally I wouldn't just go sell one lens and go buy another unless it is something I really need versus want.

The 17- 40 is a good lens nonetheless.

What else do you have in your kit?




  
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Oct 05, 2010 13:05 |  #3

Gart wrote in post #11038733 (external link)
It depends on what else you have available. Personally I wouldn't just go sell one lens and go buy another unless it is something I really need versus want.

The 17- 40 is a good lens nonetheless.

What else do you have in your kit?

Nothing on the UWA side... but my current lens lineup is:
24-70L F2.8
70-200L F2.8 II
50mm 1.4 & 1.8
85mm 1.8
35L
100mm macro
Tokina 12-24


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Oct 05, 2010 13:07 |  #4

I did it backwards. Bought the 17-40 cheap when I had a 40d. Wanted an UWA, but decided to buy a full frame body rather than another lens. The lens is that good in my opinion.




  
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Oct 05, 2010 21:56 |  #5

It seems like you have a good selection for everything else. The 12-24 is a good lens and putting on the 5D will allow you to get really close to your subject.

Unless you need to spend money, I wouldn't hesitate to keep what you have already. (If you need more speed with f2.8 then that is a different story.)

Your call. Good luck.




  
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Oct 06, 2010 08:52 |  #6

Gart wrote in post #11042137 (external link)
It seems like you have a good selection for everything else. The 12-24 is a good lens and putting on the 5D will allow you to get really close to your subject.

Unless you need to spend money, I wouldn't hesitate to keep what you have already. (If you need more speed with f2.8 then that is a different story.)

Your call. Good luck.

The 12-24 is for crop sensor cameras only.. it vignettes badly from 12mm to around 20mm.. it's of no use on the 5d


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Oct 06, 2010 09:24 |  #7

tjames wrote in post #11044537 (external link)
The 12-24 is for crop sensor cameras only.. it vignettes badly from 12mm to around 20mm.. it's of no use on the 5d

The Sigma 12-24 on the other hand... ;)


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Oct 06, 2010 09:49 |  #8

tjames wrote in post #11044537 (external link)
The 12-24 is for crop sensor cameras only.. it vignettes badly from 12mm to around 20mm.. it's of no use on the 5d

My bad.




  
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