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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


I am going to be upgrading my very wide lenses. I have a 35 sigma art which I use most of the time for wider type work. I also have a 12 24 f4 nikkor lens that works from 18 - 24 on ff. This is not a range that I typically use that much. Mostly on the dance floor. I figure that the 20 is more of a specialty lens and that the 24 is more of a work horse lens. However, I already am happy with my 35. Would you supplement the 35 with the 24 or the 20 in the sigma art line or the nikon 1.8 prime line? My primary uses would be on the dance floor and indoor / outdoor portraits.


Oct 26, 2016 at 03:00 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


I use a 35mm on one camera most of the time. I also own the Nikon 20mm, but you are right, its more of a specialty lens. I too have been wondering if I should try a 24mm for those times when the getting ready space is just a little too tight.

The sigma 24-35 would probably be the best solution, but its hard to get out of my all prime mindset.



Oct 26, 2016 at 03:12 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


I was thinking about the 24 35 but don't want to give up my 35A or the weight.


Oct 26, 2016 at 03:41 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


The 24L is definitely one of my work horses. It is highly active during receptions and dance, not to mention landscape based art/formals; but it is not a "portrait" lens in any respect... unless you consider goofy fisheye-like work "portraits".


Oct 26, 2016 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


This reads like a classic case of GAS, or a chapter from Goldilocks. Let me see, the 11-24's too wide and the 35art's not wide enough. I'd start with the 24 art, or try a 16-35


Oct 26, 2016 at 07:15 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


Portraits with a 20 or 24 are going to be pretty darn niche


Oct 26, 2016 at 07:21 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


I have the 24mm f1.8 that I bought used in near mint and I love it. Light fast, great for really tight dance floor shooting. You know those dance floors where they have 300 guests and 14' x 14' dance floor that is so full when you get on the dance floor with your gear in hand it knocks two people off the floor on the other side. Also inexpensive whch is great for a lens that you will not use all the time. Why spend 2-3 times as much for an f1.4 lens when your 35 Art is your workhorse wide.


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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


Yes ... certainly gas is involved. I mean landscape portraits ... nothing tight. So I'm hearing some love for the 24 so far.


Oct 26, 2016 at 09:50 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


I was in this boat for the longest...

I rented the 16-35L II for several weddings.

I have the 24L and mainly shoot with the 50L.

Then I tried the 20mm f1.4 from sigma.
Love the sharpness and the image it captures on canon FF bodies.
I can go below f2.8 and still stay reasonable on iso if needed when it gets dark.

I can shoot reportage type coverage and still get a 'wide' shot on the dance floor.

I would say there is about a 5% mis-focus ... mainly on dance floor or reception time.

I have been using this lens with the 50L on the last 4-5 weddings.
Pretty nice combo.

Just another lens to satisfy the GAS in all of us!!!!

Actually a cool lens that does not distort like the 16-35L VII.

just my 2 cents.

Mark




Oct 26, 2016 at 10:31 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


Ziffl3 wrote:
I was in this boat for the longest...

I rented the 16-35L II for several weddings.

I have the 24L and mainly shoot with the 50L.

Then I tried the 20mm f1.4 from sigma.
Love the sharpness and the image it captures on canon FF bodies.
I can go below f2.8 and still stay reasonable on iso if needed when it gets dark.

I can shoot reportage type coverage and still get a 'wide' shot on the dance floor.

I would say there is about a 5% mis-focus ... mainly on dance floor or reception time.

I have been using this lens with the 50L on the last
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could you post some images with the 20?



Oct 26, 2016 at 10:52 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


I originally bought the old version of the Sigma 20mm years ago when I was doing a lot of urban exploration. Now at weddings I cannot imagine shooting without it. I will be selling it soon to defray the cost of the 20mm ART (and I might get a little teary eyed) mostly because it has some noticeable distortion at the edges. I'm so used to that lens I put my eye to the viewfinder and I know EXACTLY what I'm gonna get and where to place the subjects in it to avoid them looking trippy, but it's time to upgrade. I've never shot with the 24mm so I have nothing to compare it to, but having played with the 20mm ART it's just magic.


Oct 27, 2016 at 01:13 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


LeeSimms wrote:
This reads like a classic case of GAS, or a chapter from Goldilocks. Let me see, the 11-24's too wide and the 35art's not wide enough. I'd start with the 24 art, or try a 16-35


When you put it that way, it seems obvious. Sigma 24-35 f/2 Art.



Oct 27, 2016 at 02:09 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 20 vs 24 for wide prime?


I love 24 (now 25 on Sony) for wide general coverage. I have an 18 that I bring to weddings only to shoot overall wide shots of the venue/decor. I use it for maybe 5 shots and then it goes back in the bag. The 25 stays on me the whole day.

Something about 24 lets in just enough distortion for an interesting, dynamic look, while not being too distracting.



Oct 27, 2016 at 07:50 AM







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