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Old October 17th, 2010, 09:30 AM   #16
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Definitely 24 1.4. I do not like the look of the 16-35 at all. Not just the distortion but just the odd dull/oversharpened look it has.
I have never used the 16-35mm but the 24mm F1.4L is a lovely lens with a wide but not super-wide angle of view & of course the F1.4 aperture is brilliant for low light situations
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And right now there's a piece of plastic with numbers in my hand telling me to pick up the 14mm rectilinear.
I am very tempted by the all manual Samyang (also sold as Rokinon & Bower) 14mm F2.8 which is a fraction of the price of the Canon 14mm & does get very good reviews Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical - Full Format Review / Test Report
Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus SLY14MMF28C - B&H
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Old October 18th, 2010, 12:19 AM   #17
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Wow great tip Nigel, looks like a sweet lens. Sharp as sharp gets and minimal CA. Of course it's not rectilinear but would be awesome on a crop sensor (no vignetting and less evident distortion). Glad I sold my Tokina 11-16.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 11:21 AM   #18
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Wow great tip Nigel, looks like a sweet lens. Sharp as sharp gets and minimal CA. Of course it's not rectilinear but would be awesome on a crop sensor (no vignetting and less evident distortion). Glad I sold my Tokina 11-16.
From all that I have seen it is rectilinear although it does have some moustache shaped barrel distortion in the centre which is quite unlike the distorted image that the Samyang 8mm fisheye lens will give. Markus Keinath - Samyang 14 mm / 2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical Test
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Old October 18th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #19
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The 14mm Samyang looks like a good value lens - not sure how you'd go about getting ND or any other filter on it though...
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Old October 19th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #20
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The 14mm Samyang looks like a good value lens - not sure how you'd go about getting ND or any other filter on it though...
You would need to use a matte box.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 11:00 AM   #21
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I've got two matteboxes - both vignette with a 14mm lens on a 5D. So, if you know of one that will work let me know:)
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Old October 19th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #22
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I bought one of the 14mm f 2.8 Bower several weeks ago and have found it to be a worthwhile investment. For stills it's fantastic, I use PT Lens to correct the moustache distortion.

For video I've found a lot of uses for it but it is limited by no place for a ND filter. I had hoped to tape one over the rear element, but it's convex and sticks out slightly past the mount. A matte box may work. I have several but have had no time to try them and see. I'll try one when things slow down a bit. Still it's a good value if your looking for a wide angle.

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Old October 20th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #23
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I've got two matteboxes - both vignette with a 14mm lens on a 5D. So, if you know of one that will work let me know:)
A while back I got a Century mattebox, and when I later discovered that my 16mm would vignette, I got so friggin' mad that I took my Dremel tool and widened up its opening. Now it works perfectly, (and not too obvious signs of my butchering either ;^)

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Old October 20th, 2010, 03:11 PM   #24
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Note that the 16-35 II is definately an improvement over the I, but also has an 82mm filter thread.

Also, not sure this counts as it's more of a medium-wide, but no one has mentioned the 35mm F1.4L yet, it's also a fantastic lens.
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