16-35L II vs 24L 1.4 II for aurora photography.

Started Oct 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
dgehrke
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Re: 16-35L II vs 24L 1.4 II for aurora photography.
In reply to PC Wheeler, Oct 25, 2012

PC Wheeler wrote:

dgehrke wrote:

I'm currently using version II of the 16-35 for aurora photography and am curious as to how a faster prime like the 24 1.4 would affect the end product.

The following images were taken using a 5DII, 16-35L II, ISO 800, exposure times from 20-30 seconds.

Beautiful shots. But all were shot at 16mm according to the data displayed. Would the 24 f/1.4 be as good, given its "narrower" view?

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Phil

Definitely not, Phil, and that is a good point to consider. I recall that was brought up by another poster in a different thread that what one gains in speed is perhaps offset by a narrower field of view.

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