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Old May 5, 2008, 6:10 PM   #1
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Just curious to find out if anyone uses the 11-22 for full length port shots and how the lens compares to the 14-54ZD at 14-22mm for sharpness? The reason i ask is that the 14-54ZD isn't as sharp as i'd like when shooting between that FL.

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Hi Harj,

I believe RRiley uses this one for his real estate interior shots, there's a couple here:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=36

Impressive lens, not much distortion or barrelling.
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hi Harj, its never occured to me to use a 11-22 for portraits due to barrel/perspective distortion, buti suppose someone with more creative vision than me could get interesting results. if anything, i like a little pincushion distortion for portraits.
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Old May 7, 2008, 7:18 PM   #4
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Hi G

I was thinking of just shooting with the lens for full length shots , which is what I've been using the 14-54 for and its not as sharp as I would like. ideally I;d get the 14-35F2 but thats not going to happen unless it drops a lot in price and I get paid to do my own project shoots.

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when i want sharp, i use a prime. maybe the leica 25? love to see what you could do with it.
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Hi G

The Leica is definitely on my list and I may just get it and learn to work with the lens. Now if they also did a 11 or 12mm F1.4/2 that would be a pretty killer combo against the 14-35F2 and for a lot less.

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hi guys
Harj i dont do portraits because i make them look like mug shots but its a great lens, at 22mm [44EFL] it has zero distortion, and just a tad at 11mm up close, thats likely very important to you. It makes a good copy machine too when you need to copy a plan 800iso 1/125, F4.5


i took that indoors handheld so needed 800iso [no flash] its as sharp as the original.

Even at silly apertures, this was at F22 when i saw an opportunity where i needed a slow shutter but was caught in the wrong mode with no time to spare, iso100 1/40th, F22

and a crop of the guy on the BSA Bantam [restored]

despite diffraction at F22, a lot of detail remains
that said, even at 22mm [44EFL] you are just 2.6m, about 8'6" away from a door to get the full door in frame in portrait mode. I hope that helps

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hi Harj, its never occured to me to use a 11-22 for portraits due to barrel/perspective distortion, buti suppose someone with more creative vision than me could get interesting results. if anything, i like a little pincushion distortion for portraits.
Thanks for posting that observation. I don't do a lot of portraits and I never thought about the fact that given a choice, folks would rather have distortion that makes them look thinner rather than more plump.

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HarjTT wrote:
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The Leica is definitely on my list and I may just get it and learn to work with the lens. Now if they also did a 11 or 12mm F1.4/2 that would be a pretty killer combo against the 14-35F2 and for a lot less.
Hi, Harj,

I'm curious as to why you would need a fast wide-angle lens. Does your studio work require a wide angle? I would have figured that that's not very common in studio (i.e. low light indoor) work.

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tkurkowski wrote:
Thanks for posting that observation. I don't do a lot of portraits and I never thought about the fact that given a choice, folks would rather have distortion that makes them look thinner rather than more plump.

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hi Ted,a great portrait lens is the rokkor 58mm 1.4, because of its pincushion distortion and other attributes - very sharp with beautiful bokeh. just does a great job. very complimentary for most folks. makes the ladys happy! cheap too, even with a adaptor.


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