Why aren't we using our 14-24's?

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Why aren't we using our 14-24's?
Nov 12, 2011

I see this a lot - bought the lens, love it, don't use it much.

What are your reasons?

For me, 90% of it is that the front element is so big it doesn't fit in the bag I usually use. I can stuff it in, but it's not ideal. If I'm not carrying the backpack, most of the time it's not with me.

It's also very, very wide, and I'm still developing my eye for when to use it.

Finally, I find it a lens that wants to get close to a subject, and for me most of those subjects are down on the ground. I keep thinking I need to go out with kneepads to make good use of the lens. Or lie down on my belly, which isn't something you usually want to do out in the Arizona desert.

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