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20-24mm for landscapes

 
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Nov 13, 2010 14:00 |  #1

I recently moved up to FF and with my current lens lineup, I am missing the 20-24mm range. I have the tamron 28-75, which I really like, but want to get something a tad bit wider. I am already started to save up for the 24 TSE, which I really want, but I want something in the meantime to hold me over.

I have read several mixed reviews on the Canon 20 and 24 2.8s, and I was wondering if these are decent lenses for landscapes. I know 2.8 is not the fastest when it comes to primes, but I will normally be down in the f/8 area anyway.

Are there other lenses that I may want to look at?

Thanks for any input.


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Nov 13, 2010 14:03 |  #2

Budget?


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Nov 13, 2010 14:08 |  #3
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For landscapes, pick up a Zuiko 21mm and a Zuiko 24mm and you are all set. Can get them for cheap and you would be hard pressed to get better images from lenses that cost 5x as much. Only drawback is they are manual focus.




  
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Nov 13, 2010 22:10 |  #4

Manual focus doesn't bother me so much, especially for landscapes anyway.

Budget would probably be around $500 mark. As I am trying to save up for the 24 TSE...:)

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Nov 13, 2010 22:14 |  #5

24mm 2.8 not enough for you?
if you want something cheap to hold you over, MF lenses like the ones hogloff recommended or some other mount (m42, k-mount, etc) do a fine job.


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Nov 13, 2010 22:31 as a reply to  @ asamimasa's post |  #6

Mac, have you used a tilt shift and liked it? I am just curious because If I were looking for a manual focus lens for landscapes I would be all over the Zeiss 21 ZE.




  
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Nov 14, 2010 03:23 |  #7

I would go to 24L but out of your price, so give a look to sigma (AF + a kind of macro).

https://photography-on-the.net …ht=sigma+24F1.8​+real+life


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Nov 14, 2010 06:45 as a reply to  @ newworld666's post |  #8

Pick up a 17-40L on the used market and call it a day...works stellar on a 5D2 (or even a 5D for that matter).


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Nov 14, 2010 06:58 |  #9

I agree with argyle. You can analyze this to death, in the end, the 17-40 is the best solution and gives you a lot of flexibility. The 17-40 with the 24-105 are my most used lenses for Landscapes.




  
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Nov 14, 2010 19:38 |  #10

david lacey wrote in post #11279987 (external link)
Mac, have you used a tilt shift and liked it? I am just curious because If I were looking for a manual focus lens for landscapes I would be all over the Zeiss 21 ZE.

I am starting to shoot more cityscape and architecture and like the perspective control the shift gives me. I haven't used one for any extensive amount of time, but plan on renting one before I make the decision to drop the money on the 24 TSE 2.

The Zeiss has been mentioned to me a few times now, I may have to see if I can rent that one as well before I make that final decision on where to go :)

The 24 2.8 has a lot of mixed reviews, that is why I was looking at other options. I tested out the 20 2.8 this afternoon, and the images came out nice, with a little softness in the corners wide open. I may go that route to hold me over until I can stash enough for the TSE...:D

Thanks for the input everyone...


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