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Old Nov 7, 2011, 3:33 PM   #1
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Default Best use for a 24mm 1.4 lens

In what situation would you want a 24mm 1.4 lens on your full frame camera?


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Old Nov 17, 2011, 3:24 PM   #2
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i was at a antique car show last year and it was an outdoor event.
my friend used a wide angle lens and got some stunning shots.
i believe he used a 12-24.
anyway just a thought.
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 4:32 AM   #3
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In case I was rich and I wanted something really big and heavy for bragging rights.

Or if I had a 1D with an APS-H sensor and wanted a 35mm equivalent fast lens maybe.

I can imagine wanting a 24mm 2.8 L lens though.

But for my purposes the 24-105 L stopped down to f5.6 or f8 on a tripod is better.
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 12:04 AM   #4
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Best use of the 24mm f/1.4 would be to make use of its in low light capability (i.e. its 2-stop advantage), but then one has to understand this lens limitation as well:
-> It's not at its best when shot wide open
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G'day Michael

My answer would be to take damn-good photos in low light &/or confined spaces where it would be at its best, then
very tongue-in-cheek...
you could have it on your office desktop as a paperweight & talking point for visitors ...

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Old Nov 25, 2011, 10:34 AM   #6
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I'd pass over the EF 24 f/1.4 fixed lens and pick up a TS-E 24

Price is a bit more, but personally I have more use for a perspective control lens that a very fast lens.

Everyone has their own specific requirements !

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On the other hand, if you don't know what you need it for, perhaps you don't even need it.
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