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Re: Canon 14-24 2.8 - With our powers combined....
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2012, 05:59:35 PM »
I bought the 70-200 2.8II, then the 16-35II, now waiting for the 24-70II.  A 14-24 2.8L would be fantastic, as long as it was in the same league as the 24-70II.  Almost no need for primes then because you'd have 14-200 @2.8 (jk for you prime boys).   ;)
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Re: Canon 14-24 2.8 - With our powers combined....
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2012, 05:59:35 PM »

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Re: Canon 14-24 2.8 - With our powers combined....
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2012, 04:59:46 AM »
So are you shooting w/ the Nikon 14-24 on your Canon? If so, what adapter are you using?

I decided to get D800s instead of an F<>EF adapter.  ;)

Even before the WA zooms, my main issue with my landscape and other shots was not being able to push up shadows from my 5D2 without showing pattern noise.
The low (pattern) noise from the D800 is really appreciated and the extra MP come in handy too.

I've got one foot solidly in both camps right now and, if the new 6D doesn't show some serious improvement in DR and low ISO pattern noise I'll slowly be withdrawing from the Canon camp.  Might keep the 5D2 just to continue using some Canon glass I like.

That's the position I am in, although I have the mk II and mkIII.  The mk III focusses extremely well and is great at high ISO.  I am mainly a landscape shooter and I have been more than frustrated at the horrid chroma noise at 100 - 800 ISO  when you have to push the shadows because the camera doesn't have the DR.  It's all very well having lenses that are sharp as a vegetable knife but if you have to soften them in NR software it renders them blunt. 

I doubt I would get this shot with the mk III (single shot Handheld with D800 and 14 - 24 at 22mm cropped to 5 x 4 processed in Silver efex pro2)


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Re: Canon 14-24 2.8 - With our powers combined....
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2012, 09:35:04 PM »
I doubt I would get this shot with the mk III (single shot Handheld with D800 and 14 - 24 at 22mm cropped to 5 x 4 processed in Silver efex pro2)

Nice image!

I also hope Nik software stays good despite the Google purchase.

Here's one at 14mm on the D800 I pushed in post to bring up the deep shadows.
Certainly nothing my 5D2 could provide.

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Re: Canon 14-24 2.8 - With our powers combined....
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2012, 04:28:43 AM »
The google purchase makes me nervous too as Silver efex for one is the best B&W conversion software I know....

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Re: Canon 14-24 2.8 - With our powers combined....
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2012, 12:08:52 PM »
The google purchase makes me nervous too as Silver efex for one is the best B&W conversion software I know....

I agree.
I was originally using the new B&W effects plugin from Topaz, and it worked well and provided plenty of control.  But Nik's Silver has quickly become my preferred tool because of the sweet results I can get in less time.  I've made my own recipes in Topaz product that are very close but I just prefer slight tweaks on the Nik presets.

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Re: Canon 14-24 2.8 - With our powers combined....
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2013, 07:28:57 AM »
Haven't looked back since I started using this combo (Novoflex adapter... cheap Chinese adapters off eBay couldn't achieve infinity focus & rattled):

I got tired of trying to find a 16-35 or 17-40 that had good edge-to-edge performance even at f/11 or did not have decentering issues.

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Re: Canon 14-24 2.8 - With our powers combined....
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2013, 07:28:57 AM »