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Haydn1971

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Re: Canon 11-24mm or not?
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2016, 06:08:10 PM »
Given the recent news of he Irix 11mm, if I was in the market for a 11-24mm, I'd seriously hold off until reviews of the 11mm Irix come through
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Re: Canon 11-24mm or not?
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Re: Canon 11-24mm or not?
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2016, 07:35:21 PM »
I think that the Canon lens is the best optically that is currently available. But how many people us a lens this wide and shoot wide open? Usually the main use of such a wide lens is to get close and bend perspectives into creative shapes. So stopping down is usually required. The cost and size is a stopped for me, I would use a lens like this so little it would be hard for me to justify the bag space and ticket price. I personally, would be far better served with a good copy of the Sigma 12-24mm mkII. Only you can make that choice.
The Sigma is nearly as wide, it's a lot cheaper, lighter and smaller. If you are stopping down, I doubt there is much difference in image quality unless one is being very very pikki.

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Re: Canon 11-24mm or not?
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2016, 10:20:40 PM »
Given the recent news of he Irix 11mm, if I was in the market for a 11-24mm, I'd seriously hold off until reviews of the 11mm Irix come through

I bought the 11-24 lens for the occasional architectural shoot but it quickly became the lens that spends the most time on my camera. I shoot for a community newspaper a couple of days a week, and I find the extended wide zoom range the 11-24 offers me provides great flexibility for news and advertising shoots alike. The 16-35mm I used previously never makes it out of the safe.
Coupled with the 24-105mm L. and 120-300mm f2.8, I feel I have the whole range covered with a great kit, (though I'd love to see an ultra-sharp 24-105, or a Canon 24-70 f2.8 IS)

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Re: Canon 11-24mm or not?
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2016, 05:09:13 AM »
Given the recent news of he Irix 11mm, if I was in the market for a 11-24mm, I'd seriously hold off until reviews of the 11mm Irix come through

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Re: Canon 11-24mm or not?
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2016, 07:35:27 PM »
I have both, I use both, I love both!  The 11-24mm has been on my camera a bit more than the 16-35mm IS but they're both great lenses.  I do quite a bit of RE work as well and the 11-24mm is brilliant for most of the interior work.    Thought originally that I may have gotten rid of one, after getting the other but haven't yet.. ;)
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Re: Canon 11-24mm or not?
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2016, 07:35:27 PM »