A&P Debating selling the 14-24, what would you do?

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    The 14-24 can't use filters...

    So I never had much use in using filters until my recent trip to Chicago. I really loved the shots from my 28-70 and Circular Polarizer, as well as the few I took with the 10-stop ND filter.

    I'm a lot happier with my 28-70 shots because they have nice blue skies, where the 14-24 seem to be a bit blown out sometimes.

    Since I'll be studying in Europe this summer, I'll be doing tons and tons of landscapes, and really want to make a decision in the next month or so.

    I currently have the 14-24 and the 28-70

    I'm debating doing the following (all used lenses probably)

    Option 1:
    Sell 14-24 (about $1500)
    Purchase 17-35 (about $1100)
    net gain $400

    Option 2:
    Sell 14-24 (about $1500)
    Sell 28-70 (about $950)
    Purchase 24-70 (about $1500)
    Net gain $950

    Option 3
    Sell 14-24 (about $1500)
    Buy 20mm 2.8 ($400)
    Buy 62mm --> 77mm step up ring so I can use my filters ($25)
    net gain $1075

    Option 4:
    (you tell me what you'd do)

    I'm not sure if 20mm is wide enough for me, or even 24mm, I'm leaning towards the 17-35, but I'm curious what other people think. Thanks. :wiggle:
     
  2. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Option 4: stop being a gear whore and be happy w/ what you have.

    I'm starting to accept it and I'm not buying anything for a good while. :)
     
  3. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I don't think this is a matter of being a gear whore. Being a gear whore would be just buying the 17-35 and not selling anything... :rofl:
     
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    Ultra wides polarize light naturally, putting a CPOL on a really wide lens will look goofy and way unnatural.

    Keep the lens, it's good.
     
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    ok_computer OT Supporter

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    Well, honestly what I'd do is get the 17-35, but don't be making decisions because you can't use a CPOL on a 14mm lens.
     
  6. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I used to use one on my D300 & Sigma 10-20 and never ran into many problems.

    Although I have seen pictures of what you mean, I still would like to be able to shoot wider than 28mm with a filter someway or another.

    Maybe I'll just buy the 20mm prime and keep the 14-24.
     
  7. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    the 14-24 was the most wisely used lens in the last 2 weddings I did. I fucking love this thing. Keep it!!!
     
  8. johan

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    I love my 14-24, its the 'impact' lens.

    a CP won't do much good at 14mm anyways since its so wide the polarization will be uneven across the frame.

    Just get a used 17-35 if you really want one.
     
  9. rallysport

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    if you sell please please PLEASE PM me before you do :)
     
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    Id just keep everything as it is.
     
  11. Mutombo

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    Just keep it. The 14-24 is one of the reasons to shoot Nikon.
     
  12. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Every canon fanboy loves the 14-24 and D700 combo. Can't believe a Nikon fanboy doesn't want it. :hs:
     
  13. Tonster MBA

    Tonster MBA OT'r of the Year 2013 OT Supporter

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    can i haz combo :x:
     
  14. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    This. If canon sackriders lust after a nikon mix, you'd damned well better since you have it. Lack of filters isn't a reason to drop a magnificent lens.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Don't drool too much. :big grin:
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  16. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Just saw a kid at best buy with his grandma. She was buying him a camera for his Graduation present. Kid was dead set on a Nikon 60d. Tried to suggest he go for a refurb d80, but he was adamant... So i did him a favor and told him to invest in the lenses in the future, rather than sinking $$ into new camera bodies year after year. :hs:
     
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    Chances are that he didn't listen. They never do.
     
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    Option 4:

    Sell 14-24mm, Buy 17-35mm + Full frame FISHEYE.

    If you're doing landscapes, I highly suggest investing in a Cokin holder and some Graduated ND filters.
     
  19. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    yeah, but he seemed interested at least as long as it took for me to walk away from the financially dangerous counter. Beyond that, i could give a fuck what the kid does. :hsugh:
     
  20. mojito

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    buy a filter for it
     

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