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Re: Which wide-angle lens to hire?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2014, 08:11:41 PM »
+1 on the Zeiss 21mm.
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Re: Which wide-angle lens to hire?
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Re: Which wide-angle lens to hire?
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2014, 07:35:23 PM »
I owned a Tokina 12-24 f/4 on APS-C sensor and I was happy with that, but after I moved to fullframe I owned a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 and Im about to sell my 17-40 to buy that Rokinon again, here I got some pics from Chicago with it:


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Re: Which wide-angle lens to hire?
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2014, 09:24:18 AM »
I think I'm going to go with the Zeiss 21mm (renting rather than buying).

Now I just have to worry about filters (during the day), because given that it's such a good lens (have read a LOT about it!) I think I'll want to use it all the time! Don't think I can rent filters though! One thought it to use a step-down ring from 82mm to 77mm which will obviously result in visible filters at the corners (excessive vignetting, I suppose), but then just crop the corners out. Anyone else done this? Will save a few £'00 in forking out on new filters...

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Re: Which wide-angle lens to hire?
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2014, 09:34:55 AM »
Hmmmm, so much to still think about!
Thanks for all the advice/recommendations.
So far I've found that I could rent the Zeiss 21mm but not the 15mm (haven't found anywhere in the UK yet anyway) and I'd have to buy the Samyang/Rokinon for about £320. I did just look at some of my photos from Iceland taken last year and most of them are at around 30-45mm so now I'm thinking maybe I should just leave the 24-70mm at home and hire a 17-40mm as my all-purpose landscape one! Would save a bit of weight... Probably won't get any stars or aurora if my luck is anything to go by anyway! Such a shame there's not a 14-24mm equivalent of the Nikon one.
Murphy's Law: If you bring just your 17-40 f/4L slow, coma inducing lens you will have plenty of stars and aurora    ;D

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Re: Which wide-angle lens to hire?
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2014, 09:34:55 AM »