14mm or 23mm... (and I hardly ever do this)

Started Feb 11, 2014 | Questions thread
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Jim Radcliffe
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Re: 14mm or 23mm... (and I hardly ever do this)

bigpigbig wrote:

Jim Radcliffe wrote:

I would really like to take advantage of the current discounts on both of these lenses but not having had my hands on either one I find it difficult to choose.. I like fast glass.. both lenses seem to be very good in all respects... but I'm not sure I can justify buying both at this time.

These two cost about the same amount of money so that is not an issue.

I rarely ask for others to help me make a decision but in this case I am going to do so.

If you have the time, please list the reasons you would buy one or the other... thanks! I look forward to your input and your help in keeping me from buying both due to GAS.

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Jim Radcliffe
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The ability to 'see' the shot is more important than the gear used to capture it.

No one can help you. You are doomed to buy both.

Just open you wallet and pull out the dead presidents.

In all honesty, 21mm and 35mm are very different in angle of view. You should get the one you'd use most (first).

Well, for landscapes it's a no-brainer.. same for wide-field astro-photography.. the 14mm

but... the 23 is faster and offers that 35mm field of view...... sigh.

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