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Old Jul 18, 2007, 11:13 PM   #1
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suppose i have a 16-35mm and a 24-70mm lens

i've read that at the widest angle, some lenses experience distortion and other problems. so if I wanted to shoot at 24mm, would it be better if i switched to the 16-35mm lens instead of using the 24-70mm?
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Old Jul 18, 2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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Jaykobe,

I don't know what the measurements of these lenses are at 24 mm. I'd probably make my decision to change based on the circumstances, i.e., if I was shooting something that requires mostly wide angle settings, I'd go with the 16 - 35 mm lens. If the subject requires mostly longer zoom settings, I'd go with the 24 - 70 mm lens.

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jaykobe wrote:
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suppose i have a 16-35mm and a 24-70mm lens

i've read that at the widest angle, some lenses experience distortion and other problems. so if I wanted to shoot at 24mm, would it be better if i switched to the 16-35mm lens instead of using the 24-70mm?
That's correct!
@ 24mm the 16-35 has less distortion than the 24-70 and it is also sharper (i.e. with the higher MTF):
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...5_28/index.htm
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...0_28/index.htm

-> Vignetting is about the same on both lenses...
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