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Is there ever going to be such a thing? I work in a showhome and I could really use something wider than my 17-40, any suggestions? Or do I have to get a 3rd party lens? I use a 5d2 btw..


Sep 27, 2012 at 04:43 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


You could use the adapter if you really want it that bad...no AF tho.


Sep 27, 2012 at 04:45 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


samyang 14mm 2.8


Sep 27, 2012 at 05:07 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


Yes, the Samyang 14mm is really unreal at the price point. Best $300 I have ever spent. Unbelievably sharp. LOVE that lens.


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Sep 27, 2012 at 05:46 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


I just rented a D800E with the 14-24 and I must tell you, what a combo. In more way than one. I was using it for two weeks as my wide angle rig on the left shoulder, with the 1DX and 24-70 mk2 as the medium range rig on the right shoulder. Quite the contrast of system, user experience, and final image quality... Now I want both the D800E and the 14-24 more than ever before, but in Canon mount and ergonomics. This whole "dials are backwards" was a mind bender to the moment I returned the rental.


Sep 27, 2012 at 06:25 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


I am pretty sure Canon have a patent out on their own version of the 14-24mm? Hopefully it gets built one day.


Sep 27, 2012 at 06:45 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


stanj wrote:
This whole "dials are backwards" was a mind bender to the moment I returned the rental.


Well, I don't know about the D800, but on the D3s you can customize the dials and info on the top LCD to work/look just like canon's.
The only thing you can't do is, obviously, have the lenses zoom the "right" way.



Sep 27, 2012 at 09:28 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


stanj wrote:
This whole "dials are backwards" was a mind bender to the moment I returned the rental.



Stan, you can reverse the dials and exposure displays in the D800E to more or less match the Canons.



Sep 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


Invertalon wrote:
Yes, the Samyang 14mm is really unreal at the price point. Best $300 I have ever spent. Unbelievably sharp. LOVE that lens.


Very nice shots...what do you do for distortion correction with this lens?



Sep 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


I agree -- get the inexpensive Samyang 14 to widen your focal length range.


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Invertalon wrote:
Yes, the Samyang 14mm is really unreal at the price point. Best $300 I have ever spent. Unbelievably sharp. LOVE that lens.


It's easy to be sharp if you tolerate 5% barrel distortion (fisheye-like). Not good for interiors like the OP wants to shoot.

The Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 has less distortion than the Canon 16-35 Mark II, the Nikon 14-24, and the Zeiss 21mm, and is nearly as sharp at half the price. But it is not wide enough for the OP.



Sep 27, 2012 at 01:45 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


Canon TS-e 17mm - the shift feature will get you close to a 14mm angle, with no barrel distortions


Sep 27, 2012 at 01:50 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


pizdets17 wrote:
I work in a showhome and I could really use something wider than my 17-40, any suggestions?.


One approach is to get a pivot rail for your tripod and stitch two or three photos together. The rail allows you to place the pivot point under the entrance pupil (not nodal point) of the lens so that there is no parallax and the stitch is perfect. You can stitch with Hugin (free and Free) and other software, even manually with things like GIMP if you have no parallax.

Do you need photos of one single showhome one time or is this an ongoing thing in many interiors?



Sep 27, 2012 at 01:51 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


Bacalhau wrote:
Canon TS-e 17mm - the shift feature will get you close to a 14mm angle, with no barrel distortions


Only if you anchor the lens and shift the camera, or if you shift the whole rig the opposite amount on a rail.



Sep 27, 2012 at 01:52 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


If you are looking to shoot interiors and want the 14-24 because you need ultra wide, then look at Canon's 14mm L II and the 17mm TS-E. The former offers better IQ than the Nikon Zoom at 14mm, and much less distortion too. It may also be a little wider; I wonder if the Nikon really makes it all the way to 14mm. The 17 TS-E shoots wider than its nominal focal length, because shifting lets you put the pixels where you need them. Also very low distortion. I think that might be my choice.


Sep 27, 2012 at 02:28 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


Sigma has made the lens no need for Canon to bother.

And yes I have owned and used the 14L, and the 14L II. None comes close to the Sigma 12-24 mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Autofocus Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens.

For my Canon cameras this lens is great.



Sep 27, 2012 at 02:32 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


I think the only sub 1k$ lenses to be considered are the already mentioned Samyang 14mm f/2.8 MC Asph. (beware there exist two versions) and the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX I or II (Version I has close to zero distortion but Version has better sharpness).


Sep 27, 2012 at 02:44 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


Bacalhau wrote:
Canon TS-e 17mm - the shift feature will get you close to a 14mm angle, with no barrel distortions


Not if there is any movement in the scene.



Sep 27, 2012 at 02:50 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


The Canon EF 135L is also a sub $1000.00 lens. Enough said.


Sep 27, 2012 at 02:55 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Canon's answer to Nikons 14-24


pizdets17 wrote:
Is there ever going to be such a thing? I work in a showhome and I could really use something wider than my 17-40, any suggestions? Or do I have to get a 3rd party lens? I use a 5d2 btw..


My suggestion is to stay as close to 24mm as often as possible. In my experience there are very few times when something wider than 17mm is actually a good choice compositionally (for real estate). Unless you are very very careful, 14mm (or even 17mm) will cause a home to look distorted, cavernous, out of proportion, and very far from reality.


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