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Lens Assistance
« on: October 06, 2012, 03:31:01 AM »
Hey Guys/Girls
I currently have a 5d iii and a 50mm 1.4 and a 70-200 f2.8 is ii.  However, I don't have anything that is a 'walkaround lens'  so here lies my dilemma.  I recently went to the local camera store and tried out the Canon 24-70 ii and the vignetting wide open at 24mm was terrible, so I am considering maybe a 24mm 1.4 or a 24-70 or possibly even a 16-35. 

I am open to any other suggestions of what lens to use as a walk around.

Thanks in advance  :)

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« on: October 06, 2012, 03:31:01 AM »

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Re: Lens Assistance
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 03:50:23 AM »
Just choose the focal length you like most and buy it. I don't know why vignetting is a problem for you, you can use lens profile to remove it or leave there to draw attention to the image center  :)
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 04:17:32 AM »
But I think that is another issue because a zoom is convenient one stop shop where as prime takes away the convenience for IQ.


I must admit I'm not a fan of strong vignetting, I am going to try another 24 70 ii, hoping that the first one I tried was a dud.

Also would a 24mm be too wide as a walk around?

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 03:16:45 PM »
Personally I find 24mm great for landscapes, but useless for people photography. I mainly shoot people and simply don't like the look it provides.

I don't understand why vignetting is bothering you, it is easily fixeable:

Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II, peripheral illumination control enabled in camera:


Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II, peripheral illumination control disabled in camera:


Here you can compare the difference between vignetting of 24 1.4 II and 24-70 2.8 II: The-Digital-Picture.com Comparison
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Re: Lens Assistance
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 04:58:32 PM »
I didn't see that problem with the 24-70ii I rented last weekend. As the poster above notes you can correct it in camera jpeg or through raw processing in post. Then again I don't often shoot flat grey walls so its hard to get a feel for it...

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 08:00:24 PM »
Today I went to use another 24 70 ii, and the first copy I looked at must have been a dud. This was much better, I know that you can correct vignetting post processing, but its really not a look which I like in my photos (personal preference). 

I think I will rent a copy of a 24mm just to see how it is with people photography, but i can understand how it can be too wide. 

Thanks for your help guys

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 08:30:34 PM »
Sounds like the 24-105; the best walkaround available for FF.

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 08:34:16 PM »
the only limiting factor on the 24-105 in my opinion is the f4, I would prefer a lens wider than 2.8!

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 08:34:16 PM »