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Re: Is Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens too wide for FF?
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2011, 03:09:17 PM »
24mm is pretty wide on FF.  Some of the photos posted above illustrate the effects of enlarging items in the foreground.  Its not good to have a ladies nose look too big, or have foreground objects disproportionately large when you really don't want the viewer to notice them.

Even 35mm is wide on FF.

Here is a group photo with my 35mm L and 5D MK II from a fair distance back.  This is one case where a 24mm L would have been nice as well.


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Re: Is Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens too wide for FF?
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2011, 03:09:17 PM »

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Re: Is Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens too wide for FF?
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2011, 06:20:18 PM »
I rarely use mine. When I have the 16-35 and 24-70 it never gets used.

That and the 17mm TS-E will be the next to go.


Why would you get rid of the 17mm TS-E?    I'll be in the market for one next year...

As for the original question,
I have a 16-35mm and a 5Dm2, and I use the entire range and everything in-between.  I was in the same predicament when I was buying this lens or getting the 24 prime.  For my photos, I'm glad I went with the zoom lens.  While I'm sure the 24mm prime is a great lens and is much faster, the variety of zoom pictures and being able to crop images without moving much helps sometimes.

24-28 mm equivalent is what most point & shoot cameras come standard with.  So you can't really go wrong.
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Re: Is Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens too wide for FF?
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2011, 06:25:39 PM »
yes, you can shoot 6-7 people or 100 with a 24mm.  The problem is how much room do you have.
you are not giving us enough information to decide if the 24mm works or; we don't know if you only have 3 feet between you and the 6-7 people or 20 ft.
I find for a group of that size a 50mm on FF is ideal not too close or to far
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Re: Is Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens too wide for FF?
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2011, 07:04:03 PM »
This is the situation where, in good light, the 24-105 excels on the 5DII.

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Re: Is Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens too wide for FF?
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2011, 07:04:03 PM »