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Old 12-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Thinking of going all primes..thoughts?

Well I have the 35L, and I've decided I'll never part with it. While I love the look of my 17-40L I'm thinking I might want to try something new. I like doing landscapes a lot, and I love the sharpness of primes. So I'm thinking of the 24L to add to my collection, and sell the 17-40 (wouldn't need it, 24mm is wide enough, plus fits my filters.) Anyone used this lens? I have a friend who has both and I love it for a little wider FOV and shallow DOF..I think landscapes would look super sharp and have a different feel for it...talk me out of this?
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24L is a serious investment. I'm sure you won't be disappointed with the image quality. Have you considered Samyang 24/1.4 as an alternative?
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What's an equivalent focal length of 24 on a cropped sensor? 18mm? Personally I rarely ever use anything much past 10mm on my 10-22. Have you used the 24 before? It's wide enough for you?
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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What's an equivalent focal length of 24 on a cropped sensor? 18mm?
15mm on Canon, I believe.

ie 15-85mm USM IS = 24-135mm
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15mm on Canon, I believe.

ie 15-85mm USM IS = 24-135mm


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What's an equivalent focal length of 24 on a cropped sensor? 18mm? Personally I rarely ever use anything much past 10mm on my 10-22. Have you used the 24 before? It's wide enough for you?
The equivalent on a crop is 38.4mm. I couldn't stand my 10-22, it always felt like I was in a different zip code.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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24L is a serious investment. I'm sure you won't be disappointed with the image quality. Have you considered Samyang 24/1.4 as an alternative?
I haven't mostly because I hate MF...don't have the time. I'm 99 percent sure I'll buy it, selling my 17-40L should make the hit a bit easier.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #7
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What's an equivalent focal length of 24 on a cropped sensor? 18mm? Personally I rarely ever use anything much past 10mm on my 10-22. Have you used the 24 before? It's wide enough for you?
I've used my friend's 24 before and it's pretty sweet. It's wide enough I think, I like the ability to use it as a walk around as well, wide FOV and the bokeh you can create from it. That attracts me a lot.
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I have done a couple of workshops with a professional photography and he told me he doesn't know why anyone uses primes..

That said.. I prefer zooms.
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I have done a couple of workshops with a professional photography and he told me he doesn't know why anyone uses primes..

That said.. I prefer zooms.
I could understand it not being someone's preference, but not understanding why someone would use primes

The image quality from my 35L and 5d2 combo is unmatched by any zoom. Tack sharp.

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:50 PM   #10
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I could understand it not being someone's preference, but not understanding why someone would use primes

The image quality from my 35L and 5d2 combo is unmatched by any zoom. Tack sharp.
The guy is a little... Eccentric lol. His website is asa100.com - pretty incredible stuff.
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ie 15-85mm USM IS = 24-135mm
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The equivalent on a crop is 38.4mm. I couldn't stand my 10-22, it always felt like I was in a different zip code.
15mm on a crop camera = 24mm on a full frame.

24mm on a crop camera = 38mm on a full frame.

I was under the impression that he was asking what 24mm on full frame was like on a crop sensor.
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I'm an all prime guy, it encourages a different photographic technique, in addition to providing much lighter weights and improved clarity.
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15mm on a crop camera = 24mm on a full frame.

24mm on a crop camera = 38mm on a full frame.

I was under the impression that he was asking what 24mm on full frame was like on a crop sensor.
Other way around. Crop factor is 1.6*focal length so 24mm on a crop would actually be 15mm on a full frame.
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Other way around. Crop factor is 1.6*focal length so 24mm on a crop would actually be 15mm on a full frame.
We can agree to disagree.

Camera A = crop with 15mm lens
Camera B = ff with 24mm

They both have the same field of view.
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^ I think we are saying the same things but in a different way.

You are talking about field of view and I was talking about straight up focal length equivalency conversions.

I'm on the same page now.
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