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Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2012, 09:28:50 PM »
that zeiss 21mm is massive compared to that little voigtlander though  :-\
still ive had my eye on it for a while too
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Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2012, 09:28:50 PM »

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Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2012, 04:53:23 AM »
Voigtlander 20mm + canon t2i



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Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2012, 02:55:13 PM »
Check out the EF 28mm f/1.8 USM.  It's obviously not as wide as 24mm, however it is small, light and fast.  It also has the same feel as the EF 85mm f/1.8 (nice and solid), and is my go-to lens when I need something wider than 50mm.  It's great for landscapes:  the 7-blades make great sun-stars and it is quite resistant to lens flare.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7168092714/#in/photostream


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6381214971/#in/photostream


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7335203604/#in/photostream

One drawback is shooting individuals close-up as heads tend to bulge out (see below), but it can be corrected with Photoshop (+1.25) or DXO Optics Pro.  This shot was taken with only the sunlight coming in through the window, as she rolled across the floor.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/5055249807/#in/photostream


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Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2012, 03:46:33 PM »
My dream focal length is 20mm but Canon seemingly has no good primes in that range. I don't like to rent, I prefer buying and deciding as it takes me months to figure out a new lens. So ... recommendations?

  • Lens ideali around the size of the 50/1.4
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  • Ideally wide, at least 24mm

Maybe the new 24IS? Dunno ...

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Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2012, 10:41:49 PM »
How about the old EF 24mm f/2.8?  It's small, decently sharp, and reasonably priced. However, it doesn't have usm, so it's got noisy AF and it's built like the 50 1.8. 

It's built like the 50 1.8?  Do you own this lens?  I did once, and its build is better than the 50 1.8.

I recommend the 24Lii, I have it and it is just awesome.  They say the 24L is the wide 85L.
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Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2012, 03:36:30 AM »
I have a better one for you: The iPhone  :P

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Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2012, 03:38:08 AM »
I have a better one for you: The iPhone  :P

iPhone is rubbish - the 42mp Nokia is far better than even the D800  :P :P :P

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Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2012, 03:38:08 AM »

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Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2012, 10:59:31 AM »
I have a better one for you: The iPhone  :P

iPhone is rubbish - the 42mp Nokia is far better than even the D800  :P :P :P

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Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2012, 10:59:31 AM »