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Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« on: May 22, 2014, 07:34:27 AM »
I am looking for am prime lens (<800€) to shoot landscape. Cam is an Eos 6D.
I own an Tokina 4 12-24 and the Canon 28-70 2.8L.
Would the 24mm 2.8 Canon lens a good choice?Other suggestions?

Thanks
Daniela

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Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« on: May 22, 2014, 07:34:27 AM »

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Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 07:50:50 AM »
EF 24 f2.8 IS. Don't discount the 28 f2.8 IS.

Either of these lenses will give much better resolution at wider apertures without the field curvature issues of the 24-70 f2.8 mki. Also much more handy on the 6D.

Plus you get IS so you could hand hold a landscape shot in low light and still maintain enough dof, especially with 24 mil. In fact with the insane high ISO performance of the 6D it opens a whole new shooting world without a tripod !

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Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 08:03:37 AM »
EF 24 f2.8 IS. Don't discount the 28 f2.8 IS.

Either of these lenses will give much better resolution at wider apertures without the field curvature issues of the 24-70 f2.8 mki. Also much more handy on the 6D.

Plus you get IS so you could hand hold a landscape shot in low light and still maintain enough dof, especially with 24 mil. In fact with the insane high ISO performance of the 6D it opens a whole new shooting world without a tripod !

+1.  All of recent new EF IS lenses (24, 28, 35) are excellent.  The 24 and 28 are closer in size (compact) while the 35 f/2 IS is a bit larger.  IS is nice, but it is not nearly as effective at these shorter focal lengths.  I get about 2 stops.

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Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 08:11:47 AM »
I am looking for am prime lens (<800€) to shoot landscape. Cam is an Eos 6D.
I own an Tokina 4 12-24 and the Canon 28-70 2.8L.
Would the 24mm 2.8 Canon lens a good choice?Other suggestions?

Thanks
Daniela


Dear friend Daniela.
Please try Rokinon 14 mm F/ 2.8 Lens = Cheap( $ 299 US Dollars 3 weeks ago , Now = $ 305 US Dollars) and Great, Only thing that you need to know = Manual in Every functions.
I have for 3 weeks and love her so much----Yes, I have Most of Canon Lenses start from 8 MM Fish eyes up to EF 600 mm. and in between.-----Yes, For the Best Landscape Lens that I use = Canon TS-E 24 mm. F/ 3.5 L MK II = The BEST OF THE BEST LANDSCAPE LENS IN THIS WORLD. = Just my IDEA.
Enjoy

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Surapon
PS. The Photos below are by Rokinon 14 mm.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 08:16:39 AM by surapon »

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Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 08:15:24 AM »
Yes, For the Best Landscape Lens that I use = Canon TS-E 24 mm. F/ 3.5 L MK II ( At B&H = $ 2200 US Dollars)= The BEST OF THE BEST LANDSCAPE LENS IN THIS WORLD. = Just my IDEA.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 08:18:42 AM by surapon »

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Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 10:32:54 AM »
Since you asked for other suggestions, have you considered selling the 28-70 f/2.8 and using the extra funds to get the 24-70 f/4 IS?  The wide angle end is supposedly quite good for landscapes. 
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Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 12:04:07 PM »
Another +1 for the Samyang/Rokinon/Bower/Pro-Optic/Vivitar/? 14mm f/2.8. There's now a filter holder for it, as well, with one graduated ND and one solid ND available.

You might see what is available in the used market for the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8, truly an amazing lens. Sharp corner to corner at f/2.8, great color and contrast, minimal distortion, just a really nice look. For a bonus, it is great for astro-landscape. I got mine for approx. 1200USD, which is somewhat close to your target price. The Zeiss and the Canon TS-E 24mm are the kings of this focal length for landscape. I don't think that you are going to be able to land a used TS-E for anywhere near your target price, though.

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Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
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Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2014, 04:05:56 AM »
It might be worth considering the Voigtlander 20mm manual focus lens (it has focus confirmation) as it is small and light, and not too expensive... I like mine anyway! :)

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Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 05:31:40 AM »
I am looking for am prime lens (<800€) to shoot landscape. Cam is an Eos 6D.
I own an Tokina 4 12-24 and the Canon 28-70 2.8L.
Would the 24mm 2.8 Canon lens a good choice?Other suggestions?

Thanks
Daniela


Hello Daniela,
What do you expect from the prime that Tokina 12-24 can't give you for landscape? What aperture would you be shooting - f/8 until f/11? Is sharpness accross the frame (thus including the borders/extreme borders) a must?
And - compare with previous shots - what is the most focal length you have used for landscape. You will know whether it is 24mm or other FL. Did you compare the 24 f/2.8 with the Tokina at 24? And compared at f/8 until f/11? TDP may have such comparison. I did not check it.

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Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 05:31:40 AM »