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Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« on: June 08, 2014, 04:35:12 AM »
For my crop Cameras I own the Tokina 12-24mm 4.0. But I need an wideangle lens for my 6D too. The 24mm 2.8 IS from Canon is ordered. But I´d like to get one about 20mm too....

But which one? An 2000€ prime is to expensive. The highest price is 1000-1200€, I´d like to spend for ist.
The Sigma 20mm?
Or should I wait for the 16-35mm 4.0 from Canon and send the 24mm back?


Does anybody know, how the old 17-35mm L USM zoom lens performs on the 6D? I still own one - bought about 20years ago.

Please give me your advice!

Thanks
Daniela
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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 04:52:26 AM »
If you really want a prime, Zeiss 21mm or Voigtlander 20mm comes to mind. Canon 20mm is just as good (or bad, depending on how critical you are) as 17-40L. Personally, I myself am waiting for the new 16-35/4L IS, as the MTF and samples looks very promising (almost impressive).

17-35/2.8L should do fine, but it's an aged lens and image corners won't be much (or mush? :P ) to rave about...
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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 06:50:15 AM »
For my crop Cameras I own the Tokina 12-24mm 4.0. But I need an wideangle lens for my 6D too. The 24mm 2.8 IS from Canon is ordered. But I´d like to get one about 20mm too....

But which one? An 2000€ prime is to expensive. The highest price is 1000-1200€, I´d like to spend for ist.
The Sigma 20mm?
Or should I wait for the 16-35mm 4.0 from Canon and send the 24mm back?


Does anybody know, how the old 17-35mm L USM zoom lens performs on the 6D? I still own one - bought about 20years ago.

Please give me your advice!

Thanks
Daniela

I have the voigtlander 20mm color skopar 2 its an excellent small and light 20mm pancake MF lens on full frame
its well worth checking out
I also really like 20mm on full frame
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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 06:51:28 AM »
Don't dismiss the 16-35 f2.8 this was taken with it, I have a 20x16 print and it has always done well in competitions.and for a low cost the Canon 20mm f2.8 is good for landscapes with it curved depth of field.

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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 01:32:50 PM »
Ok, I found one dealer, who sells the Voigtländer 20mm.
What would you do to shoot landscaper?

Canon 24mm 2.8 IS and Voigtlander 20mm 3.5
or wait for the new Canon 16-35 4.0 ?

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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 04:03:23 PM »
Ok, I found one dealer, who sells the Voigtländer 20mm.
What would you do to shoot landscaper?

Canon 24mm 2.8 IS and Voigtlander 20mm 3.5
or wait for the new Canon 16-35 4.0 ?
The new Canon lens is really optimized for video, so don't expect too much. 
I have a old Tokina 17mm f/3.5 prime that I picked up used for $125.  Its a pretty good lens if you can find one.  They do pop up on ebay, but the price also seems to have popped up to around $400..
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tokina-AT-X-PRO-17mm-f3-5-Aspherical-AF-MF-Lens-For-Canon-EF-mount-worldwidefree-/301207230423?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item46215997d7

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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 04:12:09 PM »
The new Canon lens is really optimized for video, so don't expect too much. 

Which new Canon lens is optimized for video? The 24 IS or the 16-35 IS?
On what basis are you making this comment?
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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 04:56:27 PM »
The new Canon lens is really optimized for video, so don't expect too much. 

Which new Canon lens is optimized for video? The 24 IS or the 16-35 IS?
On what basis are you making this comment?

Wondering the same. According to photozone.de, new 10-18 from Canon is quite impressive. 16-35/4L is surely to be even better (meaning decent corners even wide open). If you were referring to IS, how is that solely video optimized?
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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 05:17:14 PM »
The new Canon lens is really optimized for video, so don't expect too much. 

Which new Canon lens is optimized for video? The 24 IS or the 16-35 IS?
On what basis are you making this comment?

Wondering the same. According to photozone.de, new 10-18 from Canon is quite impressive. 16-35/4L is surely to be even better (meaning decent corners even wide open). If you were referring to IS, how is that solely video optimized?

+1. Especially the "don't expect too much" part.
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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2014, 06:31:56 PM »
Don't rule out the Zeiss 18mm f/3.5.  I bought a mint 18mm on eBay for $999.00.  I sold my Canon 20mm and 24mm f/2.8 lenses since the corners were awful on full frame.  It isn't hard to zone focus an 18mm, you can use the green dot focusing aid, and EXIF data is correct.  If the vignetting is a problem, stop it down to f/8.  This Zeiss is relatively small and isn't too heavy compared to the Zeiss 21mm.  If you put any stock in Ken Rockwell's reports, it is a viable alternative to the Zeiss 21mm.  http://www.kenrockwell.com/zeiss/slr/18mm-f35.htm
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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2014, 07:47:13 PM »
But I need an wideangle lens for my 6D too.

If you want to shoot stopped down (in very good light or with a tripod) at f8+ have a look at the 17-40L which should sell cheap now and afaik even has a Canon cashback on it. With small apertures the image quality is fine and on par with the 16-35L2, but the 17-40L has superior flare resistance for night time shots.

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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2014, 08:19:59 PM »
I love my Zeiss 21mm, it's been a fantastic landscape lens.  I got a refurb off of ebay for around $1300, it was in perfect shape.

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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2014, 08:28:03 PM »
Daniella, your old 17-35 might be a good copy but things have moved a long way in the 20 years since that lens replaced the mostly unloved 20-35 f/2.8 way back in 1995. I had the 17-35 which was OK on EOS-1n film bodies but my first "real" DSLR sensor on an original 1Ds just laughed at it. The results were awful.

A great value wide is the 17-40L f/4. It's not much chop wide open, but even one stop down to f/5.6 it's a match for my very good copy of the 16-35 f/2.8II. At f/11 it outperforms my 16-35 f/2.8II.

Spend a bit of time over at http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/ where there are 100's of independent user-reviews of just about any lens you could name. It's well organized and could be helpful locating a suitable 20mm for you.

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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2014, 09:25:01 PM »
Ok, I found one dealer, who sells the Voigtländer 20mm.
What would you do to shoot landscaper?

Canon 24mm 2.8 IS and Voigtlander 20mm 3.5
or wait for the new Canon 16-35 4.0 ?

something else to consider is filters.

the Voigtlander takes 52mm filters
this means high end B&W CPL or ND filters will cost you $50 instead of $300+ each
these filters also happen to match the 40mm pancake and on full frame the 20mm voigtlander + the 40mm pancake make a really nice light small combo, i often take those and the 85 for portaits if i'm travlleing light

another nice thing with the voigtlander is aperture selection is electronic and done the same as for any canon lens
its only focus that is manual

if you want the voigtlander also look around for second hand ones i see people sell these from time to time with little or no use on them
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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2014, 09:32:20 PM »
You don't mention Primary use, so I'll assume Landscape/Buildings.

I own & use both Primes & Zooms in the 8-24 range (Canon 8-15f/4, Canon 16-35f/2.8, Canon 24f/1.4, Zeiss 15f/2.8, Zeiss 21f/2.8, TSE 17 II & TSE 24 II.

For general walk around the zooms work just fine, have some issues with purple fringing & CA on the 16-35 but can mostly be fixed in post.

For dedicated time no issue Landscape work, the Zeiss 15 & 21 are superb, better than anything Canon can offer with the exception of the TSE lenses, but, your stuck with Manual Focus, with Live View I don't find this an issue.

For anything that includes Buildings, the TSE lenses are the way to go, I use them where I want DOF throughout the Image front to back.

If I was to select just the one best Lens for all round excellence, the Zeiss 21f/2.8, I use this on the 5DMK III, the 1Dx & now the Sony a7r, great piece of Kit.
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Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
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