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tilt-shift question
« on: November 28, 2012, 01:06:52 PM »
I am looking to purchase either the TS-E 17mm or the TS-E 24mm.

I'm greatly leaning towards the 24mm. First, I already have the 14mm L II  for when I need something super wide. Second, I also like the idea of being able to use filters without having to buy into a Corkin or Lee system.

Can anyone with experiences with these two lenses give me any feedback or suggestions?

Thank you in advance!

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 01:19:14 PM »
Both are excellent.  The 24 II is a little sharper.  But really, it comes down to focal length - is 24mm wide enough to frame what you need?  Architecture sometimes needs a wider AoV.  Personally, I'm very pleased with my 24mm...


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Re: tilt-shift question
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 01:19:49 PM »
They are both really good lenses, and it really comes down to a focal length issue.  If you plan on doing interior shots in smaller spaces or if you plan on taking pictures of skyscrapers, the 17mm may be more useful.  For everything else, I prefer the 24mm.

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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 01:28:53 PM »
Had the 17 and I loved it for architecture and landscape, but turne out I became just as quickly bored with it as I did with my 14, persona preference really... I think the 17 is the most fun UW lens ever  made...
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 06:37:05 PM »
Thank you all and great shots Neuroanatomist!

I think I will get the 24mm - the focal length will fit the majority of shots I want to do. Maybe if I win the Powerball tonight I can buy both.

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Re: tilt-shift question
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 07:38:16 PM »
They are both really good lenses, and it really comes down to a focal length issue.  If you plan on doing interior shots in smaller spaces or if you plan on taking pictures of skyscrapers, the 17mm may be more useful.  For everything else, I prefer the 24mm.

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 07:50:55 PM »
I think I will get the 24mm - the focal length will fit the majority of shots I want to do.

You can probably stitch in the few cases where you might need the 17 then. That is quite a big investment to keep in your bag for occasional use.

Or rent if ever needed.

I loved my 45 mm TS-E. I still have the 90, never had the 24 or 17. 

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 07:57:28 PM »
I think I will get the 24mm - the focal length will fit the majority of shots I want to do.

You can probably stitch in the few cases where you might need the 17 then. That is quite a big investment to keep in your bag for occasional use.

Or rent if ever needed.

I loved my 45 mm TS-E. I still have the 90, never had the 24 or 17.

Hi,

I would like you advise, for product or food, which is better the 45mm TS-E or the 90mm TS-E?

Appreciate your feedback.

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 12:39:46 PM »
ReedZ - I don't own either, but I would guess the 90mm.

Owning the 50mm and the 100mm, I would rather shoot with the 100mm for product/food. My wife makes jewelery which I usually photograph with the 100mm or the 70-200mm.

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 12:41:08 PM »
For food, I'd say the TS-E 90, and for small products, too.  Consider a light tent, too, either purchased or DIY.
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Re: tilt-shift question
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012, 09:09:55 PM »
Do extension tubes play well with tilt shift lenses?

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Re: tilt-shift question
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 10:24:55 PM »
Do extension tubes play well with tilt shift lenses?
For food, I'd say the TS-E 90, and for small products, too.  Consider a light tent, too, either purchased or DIY.

The 90 TS-E is my go-to products lens. I frequently use it with extension tubes for product details. This is a class lens...and a comparative bargain compared to when I bought mine at the start of this century.

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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 07:00:41 AM »
Having the 17, 24 v2 and 90mm TS-E, I would recommend the 24mm for general use, the 17mm is much more specific, no filters, dangerously exposed front lens, a bit less sharp and slightly more distortion than the 24mm.

For food and product shots I would recommend the 90mm as well, you get 1/3 macro, sharper than the 45mm, and better, slightly compressed perspective, narrower angle of view makes it easier to get rid of disturbing background.

The 45mm would be more to shoot bigger items, like furniture.

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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 08:31:00 AM »
The 45mm ist perfect for People-Photography....
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Re: tilt-shift question
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 09:18:50 AM »
I am looking to purchase either the TS-E 17mm or the TS-E 24mm.

I'm greatly leaning towards the 24mm. First, I already have the 14mm L II  for when I need something super wide. Second, I also like the idea of being able to use filters without having to buy into a Corkin or Lee system.

Can anyone with experiences with these two lenses give me any feedback or suggestions?

Thank you in advance!
No matter which of the two you choose you will enjoy the results. Unfortunately you will wish the other one too  ::)

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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 09:18:50 AM »