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| p.4 #14 · p.4 #14 · Please post images taken with Canon 24-70mm Mark II |
ben egbert wrote:
It boils down to two types of outcome here. A 17-40 and 24-105 for landscapers who don't care about edge/corner and those willing to pay the price to get it as good as it gets.
Can we please lose the "only those who don't care" nonsense regarding these lenses? It is simply a myth that all good landscape photographers avoid the L zooms or that they rely on primes or TS lenses. The fact is that far more good, excellent, and even great landscape photographers shooting DSLRS use these zooms than use TS and other so-called exotic glass.
A few folks around here would do well to look at what successful and highly regarded landscape photographers - perhaps among them some of your personal heroes - actually use to produce their work. Art Wolfe, who I do not know personally, is reportedly a big fan of zooms. Michael Frye, who I do know, basically uses two lenses, the 17-40 and the f/4 70-200 - and he reports that many of his best-selling photographs were made with the 17-40. I could go on.
Folks, you are welcome to prefer TS lenses, super-zooms, L primes, and all the rest... They are fine pieces of gear, but the nonsense about being willing to accept poor quality results if you choose to use what you regard as lesser lenses simply doesn't pass the sniff test in the real world of photography, and it gets far more credibility than it deserves among forumtographers.