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Lenses / Need help choosing a sharp wide angle lens
« on: September 08, 2014, 03:53:52 PM »
I have been shooting more landscapes lately and I find that I am in need of a new wide angle lens.

Ever since I sold my 600D and got a 6D I have been wanting a new wide angle lens. The EF 28mm f1.8 which a used as a 50mm eq. with my 600D just isn't very sharp on a full frame. I borrowed the 24-105mm f/4 for a while and thought the performance on the wide end was ok when stopped down a bit. However, I rarely need the zoom and I would prefer something more compact. What are your opinions on the following lenses:

EF 24mm f2.8
EF 28mm f2.8
EF 17-40mm f4
Sigma/Tamron other wide angle options?

First and foremost I would like a wide angle lens that gives sharp and crisp images. I can spend up to 500USD, but affordability is a plus.

Looking forward to hearing your opinions!


Lenses / I Repaired my own 50mm 1.4, and so can you!
« on: September 05, 2013, 03:44:16 PM »
My trusty 50mm 1.4 stopped focusing the other day, and I couldn't even focus manually by turning the ring. I googled the issue and found that many others had experienced the same thing. I never dropped my lens or anything. It seems that all it takes is a bit of pressure on the front focusing element, and a metal part inside will get bent. This can cause the focus mechanism to get stuck.

I got a lot of help from following this guide:

Getting the lens repaired here in norway was close to the cost of a brand new lens, so I figured I had nothing to loose. I have never repaired a lens or anything similar before. If I can do it, odds are you can do it too!

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