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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: October 31, 2011, 10:22:44 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011, 10:22:45 AM »
Taken at 2.8.  I was pleased with the sharpness of the image


Jenny at 14 (2) by Macadameane, on Flickr
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Re: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 12:08:45 PM »
I can't help but notice that you're the only person who's contributed to this thread so far :D

How often do you pull the 14L out? I imagine a lens so wide is basically a specialty lens? Or am I off track?

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Re: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 04:24:20 PM »
Well, I have a 7D, so its not quite as specialized and I pull it out all the time.  Its a nice wide lens.  When I go full frame, that'll be the test.  I expect this lens to keep its value, so if it is too wide for me (or I have little use for it) I may sell it, but I expect that I will enjoy it then too.

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 05:59:52 PM »
I want this lens. Im saving for this one . Gonna do some footballground pictures with it. The pictures that i take when im at the stadium. And offcource it must be Elland Road at Leeds United that im taking pictures of
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Re: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 06:00:00 PM »
The first picture is a great shot.

On a 7D, it would be the same as shooting with a 22 or 23mm lens on the full frame camera.  And I would agree that it looks like what I would see with my 16-35mm on the 5Dm2.

I still use 16mm on the Full Frame camera, and sometimes wish for more on the low end.
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 06:55:11 PM »
nice shots. very nice lens indeed, wish it was cheaper...  :'(

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Re: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2011, 07:50:28 PM »
I had the 14 for a couple of years, had fun with it on FF, for the shots you need as wide as possible, it's a great choice.. color rendition is some of the best I've seen from Canon. But I will totally recommend what I traded it for instead, the TS 17 L.. @ thought the converging lines of the 14 made it very limited, point it up or down and you'll see... I initially thought the 17 was too specialized, but nothing can be further from the truth, it is extremely easy to use, an endless list of creative possibilities, and crazy IQ. It might be half as fast at f4 and no filters or AF or weathersealing, but that doesn't matter when you start using it. The 14 is weathersealed, but you still can't use it in the rain, that front element is a magnet for droplets.
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011, 11:43:08 PM »

Reflect by Tim Campbell1, on Flickr

This looks like a lake, but it actually is a pond and not particularly large.  The 14mm perspective makes it looks like a long swim to the other side.

EXIF data is available when viewed at Flickr.  This was shot with a full frame body (5D mk II).
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Re: Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 11:44:36 PM »

Martha-Mary Chapel by Tim Campbell1, on Flickr

The low angle causes the steeple to lean away.  The lens is inches above the grass for this shot. 

EXIF data is available when viewed at Flickr.  This was shot with a full-frame body (5D mk II).
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2011, 09:23:34 PM »
I am thinking about selling my 16-35 II to get the 14 II. I queried Aperture and 90% of my shots with the 16-35 were at 16 on my 5DmkII. I have also read that the 14 will have less distortion at the edges than the 16-35 which is something that always bothered me about the 16-35.
Anyone else make the choice between the 14 and the 16-35?

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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 12:24:11 AM »
I am thinking about selling my 16-35 II to get the 14 II. I queried Aperture and 90% of my shots with the 16-35 were at 16 on my 5DmkII. I have also read that the 14 will have less distortion at the edges than the 16-35 which is something that always bothered me about the 16-35.
Anyone else make the choice between the 14 and the 16-35?

IMO, if you are using the 16-35mm to shoot landscapes, then you do not want to replace it with the 14mm.

I have the 14mm f/2.8 Mark I.  It is a different beast than other ultra-wide angle lenses, as it is rectilinear: it forces straight lines to remain straight.  However, due to the extreme wide angle, parallel lines seem to merge off in the distance, and things off in the distance become very small.  It is great for making an interior seem huge (real estate agents use for that purpose!) or getting up close to something to distort the perspective.  Also, since the 14mm has a convex lens, you cannot put a filter on it.


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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2011, 12:02:05 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2011, 12:19:51 PM »

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