12 mm prime vs 9-18 mm vs 12-50...

Started Apr 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: 12 mm prime vs 9-18 mm vs 12-50...
In reply to MrScorpio, Apr 29, 2012

MrScorpio wrote:

Anyone knows if there is a real visible difference between these three lenses at 12 mm?

Yes. Max Aperture.

Seriously though, the 12mm is perfect for astrophotography, open it up to f/2, manually set the focus at infinity (a hair less actually), ISO at 1600 and go for 20 seconds or so at a clear night sky.

The 9-18 takes ND filters and is perfect for a wide range of landscape / water shots while the 12-50 is probably the weakest at 12mm of the three you've mentioned, but the zoom range and weatherproofing make is a must lens for hiking and just general walk-around photography...
Vern Dewit
Calgary, Alberta Canada

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