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Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« on: June 15, 2012, 12:42:39 PM »
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There has been chatter about the possibilty of this lens since the day after Nikon announced their highly regarded 14-24 lens.

The latest is we’ll see this lens announced within the next 12 months. As always, nailing down lens announcement dates is near impossible with Canon. It was suggested that the EF 14-24 f/2.8L would be announced after the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x begins shipping, suspected late in 2012 or the first half of 2013.

An EF 14-24 f/2.8L would complete a pretty remarkable range of lenses in the Canon lineup along with the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, EF 70-200 f/2.8L II & the unannounced EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x.

Could it also be filterable (with a very large ring) for a circular polarizer?

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Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« on: June 15, 2012, 12:42:39 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 12:54:18 PM »
Awesome....I better start saving my $$$ NOW. I guess $2500-$3000

I took some shots with Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 with D800, I like this range more than Canon 16-35 II.

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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 12:55:46 PM »
Hope this one becomes a reality.  If IQ is similar to the Nikon version, I'll drop my 16-35mm f/2.8L II like a hot potato.
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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 12:59:09 PM »
I'm coming around to wanting one of these, although mental blocks include:

Likely huge price
No front filters
Likely big and heavy (whereas 16-35 II is not a bad weight and size, and takes filters)

Must wait and see.

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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 01:02:25 PM »
I'll go FF for this Zoom Trinity wide.

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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 01:05:49 PM »
"Could it also be filterable (with a very large ring) for a circular polarizer?"

don't think I'd want the wacky looking skies you would get using a CPL on something this wide
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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 01:07:59 PM »
Ken Rockwell said "Thou shalt not use polarizer for wide angle"

but for grads, Lee SW150 System/ Lucroit-Hitech 165mm/ Cokin X-Pro are available while Singh-Ray makes filters for these three.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 01:07:59 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 01:11:36 PM »
Awesome....I better start my saving $$$ NOW. I guess $2500-$3000


the nikon costs 1600 euro.... so i guess canon will sell it for 2400 euro....  ::)
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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 01:14:41 PM »
Could it also be filterable (with a very large ring) for a circular polarizer?
Using a circular polarizer on an UWA lens is tricky when shooting landscapes with a lot of sky in the frame. Have you ever tried it? Below 24mm you should be very careful and below 17mm* it is almost useless due to the noticeable difference in polarization angle. The variation in the "blueness" of the sky is horrid..
The increased saturation and the reduced distant haze it provides are very welcome, though.

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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 01:34:17 PM »
Oh my. Not again. One of my dream lenses.

At least the 40mm pancake is cheap. This one will not be. But I won't be happy until I have it.

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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 01:34:25 PM »
Surely if Canon wanted to enable usage of such a lens with filters, they would design it with a rear filter holder like the super-teles (or the new Pentax 25mm MF lens)?

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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2012, 01:45:18 PM »
Hope this one becomes a reality.  If IQ is similar to the Nikon version, I'll drop my 16-35mm f/2.8L II like a hot potato.

Why? I find the 16-35 quite good and useful in that it gives me 35 mm. And it is weather sealed and takes filters, which I seriously doubt this will

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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 01:47:55 PM »
Hope this one becomes a reality.  If IQ is similar to the Nikon version, I'll drop my 16-35mm f/2.8L II like a hot potato.

I wouldn't, but your style and needs as well as budget, I know, are quite different than mine and still, I am very happy to see this lens releasing for Canon systems.  I wonder if this will best, the 14mm Canon prime (I hear that currently, maybe someone can confirm, Canon's 14L prime is superior to the 14mm end of Nikon's 14-24 as well as superior to Nikon's 14mm primes???)  I think if I was willing to chop off the 35 mm end of the zoom, with an intention to pair it to a 24-70, that I would just go for a 14mm prime instead and save a little size and weight.  I also don't like that the 14mm prime and the 14-24 lenses have unprotectable, aspherical front elements and I'm not at all convinced that leaving the house with just a 14-24 would be anywhere near as useful for many forms of photography as the same scenario with a 16-35.  The 35mm end of the 16-35 is what lets the lens go from ultra wide angle, to a normal viewing angle.  You can stick the 35mm end in someones face and get an intimate portrait that doesn't make them look like a mutant, not so with the 24.

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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 01:47:55 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 01:52:46 PM »
Hope this one becomes a reality.  If IQ is similar to the Nikon version, I'll drop my 16-35mm f/2.8L II like a hot potato.

I wouldn't, but your style and needs as well as budget, I know, are quite different than mine and still, I am very happy to see this lens releasing for Canon systems.  I wonder if this will best, the 14mm Canon prime (I hear that currently, maybe someone can confirm, Canon's 14L prime is superior to the 14mm end of Nikon's 14-24 as well as superior to Nikon's 14mm primes???)  I think if I was willing to chop off the 35 mm end of the zoom, with an intention to pair it to a 24-70, that I would just go for a 14mm prime instead and save a little size and weight.  I also don't like that the 14mm prime and the 14-24 lenses have unprotectable, aspherical front elements and I'm not at all convinced that leaving the house with just a 14-24 would be anywhere near as useful for many forms of photography as the same scenario with a 16-35.  The 35mm end of the 16-35 is what lets the lens go from ultra wide angle, to a normal viewing angle.  You can stick the 35mm end in someones face and get an intimate portrait that doesn't make them look like a mutant, not so with the 24.

I was just going to ask how many people would ditch their 16-35s for a 14-24.  I will likely get the 14-24 at some point, but the 35 is very useful on the 16-35.  Indoors where I shoot mostly my kids, I find I use 35 more than I do 16.  There are not many instances when I wish I had wider than 16 either in the house or out. 

Thanks for the above post as it made me realize I need both lenses.   :D

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Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
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