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Re: 24mm options...
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2013, 09:07:52 AM »
I got the 24mm TS-E II and I never regretted it. It doubles for architectural and landscape photography and it is very sharp.
I do not find the manual focus a problem. But of course, I do not use it for street photography.

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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2013, 10:35:46 AM »
I got the 24mm TS-E II and I never regretted it. It doubles for architectural and landscape photography and it is very sharp.
I do not find the manual focus a problem. But of course, I do not use it for street photography.

The TSE was my first thought, but when testing my competence in MF (which was ok) i realised how much i use my camera for candid "capture the moment" when walking through town or trekking...  So i decided that AF was important to me. :)
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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2013, 11:01:33 AM »
I'm now torn between the 24 f/1.4 II and the 24-70 II.

From what i gather (online) there is little or no difference in IQ at f/2.8 or higher.... so it really breaks down to a choice between a speed vs versatility (assuming equal-ish IQ, excluding barrel distortion which is higher in the zoom; vignetting appears to be about the same in both at equal aperture)... 

Is that statement true or am I forgetting a particular perk of one over the other?

How often will i need faster than 2.8 in a wide-angle vs how much i would like better IQ over a range! dang... I feel like Homer Simpson choosing between glaze and sprinkles!

Unfortunately, renting is not an option...

If I remember correctly, you are based in India (same as I am). IMHO, shooting in this busy country requires large apertures because blurring out the background is usually more than desirable. If you do want the background, you can always step the lens down. The reverse is not possible unless you have sufficient time for PP.

I was generally advised (here) that the 24-70 II obviates the need of primes - maybe true for some users but for what I shoot and in the conditions I shoot, I really can do with a wider aperture. While I do like the 24-70 II, I do regret the fact in a number of circumstances, that I can't shoot a 35mm shot at f/1.4.

Choosing between these two lenses is extremely difficult because both are stellar lenses. You need to identify how you like your shots and whether you are willing to change lenses on the go. I went for the zoom because that felt like the best decision to take at the time - Going forward, I will add a few primes though.

PS: Do you intend to buy the lens in India?
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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2013, 12:15:50 AM »
If I remember correctly, you are based in India (same as I am).

Correct, im in bangalore! :)

Choosing between these two lenses is extremely difficult because both are stellar lenses. You need to identify how you like your shots and whether you are willing to change lenses on the go.

Indeed, but I think I am more inclined to favour versatility over speed...  When i go for a specific shoot, I often find i do a lot of street/candid environmental shots along the way. I rarely shoot lower than 2.8 or feel the need to...

Do you intend to buy the lens in India?

I do...  i am not planning for going back to the EU (or US) any time soon, and due to the current exchange rates, i can usually get things at the same if not slightly cheaper here...  and I get 2 years warranty here (i will be here for another 3 years anyway).
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Re: 24mm options...
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2013, 01:43:10 AM »
I have all three lenses - 24-105mm, 24-70mm II, 24mm 1.4 II.  The series II are similar but 24mm prime seems to me to be sharper. 

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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2013, 02:05:30 AM »
I have all three lenses - 24-105mm, 24-70mm II, 24mm 1.4 II.  The series II are similar but 24mm prime seems to me to be sharper.

thanks for the info... much appreciated...  think i'm going to go for the 24-70 anyway... I will keep the 24-105 for those times i want the range without changing lenses! :)
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