A&P Which should I borrow?

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  1. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    17-40L or 24-105L?
     
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    what camera do you have
    what are you shooting
     
  3. Mutombo

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    Borrow whatever focal length is more different than what you currently have. It'll allow you to approach your shots in a different way than you are used to.
     
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    Depends on what you'll be shooting.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I've got a 40D with 28-135mm and 50mm. I'm thinking maybe the 17-40L for more wide angle. I'll be borrowing a 15mm sometime, but right now, they won't take it off their camera.
     
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    need more details dude.

    what are you borrowing for? just to fuck around?
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Pretty much. I was told I could borrow them but I'd rather take out one at a time and try them out.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    both are kinda boring lenses.

    I'd say the 17-40 should produce higher quality images.
     
  9. 1.8

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    If you don't know what lens you need or why, then you don't need to borrow it.
     
  10. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    That's not what I was saying. What I'm saying is that I have some lenses available to me to use, and I'd like to try them out. It's not like I'm buying them or paying to rent them.
     
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    What I'm saying is why bother trying them out if you don't have a reason to. :dunno:
     
  12. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    If someone offered you a 1DMKIII to borrow, would you try it out? Ofcourse you would because it's free and it's fun to try new things. Who knows? maybe I'll like it enough to want to buy one.
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    Because you can make a reason and try something different you have not done before...:hsugh:

    Photograph is not going to always be a planned or prescribed situation, trying new and different things will often times yield pictures you did not mean to take, or where not trying to take, but the pictures can still be excellent or visual appealing. Having an attitude of ALWAYS needing x lens or always planing a shoot is a shitty approach to a verry un intuitive non technical form of art/visualization.

    Photos and art are for the most part a completely opinionated mater, doing something different should always be a goal of everyone taking pictures, more especially if there are zero strings attached, like in this example just borrowing the lens.

    I say borrow each of them once, and be sure you are shooting with focal lengths you do not normally shoot at, or are outside of the range of the lenses you own.
     
  14. 1.8

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    I understand what you mean. Maybe it's just me but experimenting with lenses isn't that useful since I know what they will and won't do even before I use it :dunno:
     
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    17-40 so you will know just how important those 11mm you are missing. If you have no defined thing you shoot, chances are that you are shooting friends and family and they are probably closer to you than further away.
     
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    Nothing that you can't replace.

    That being said....

    Depends on what your shooting (camera and subject)
     

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