12-24 f/4 versus 14-24 f/2.8? Sharpness? Filters?

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jonmf76 New Member • Posts: 16
12-24 f/4 versus 14-24 f/2.8? Sharpness? Filters?

I am considering buying the 14-24 2.8 but I just found out it won't take filters?!?!? I use a polarizer most of the time and this is a HUGE issue.

The 12-24 has 77mm threads so I can put an over-sized polarizer filter on it, but it is f/4.

What do you folks think? I am now leaning towards the 12-24 f/4 based on the capability to add a filter, despite always getting the '2.8 version' of a lens when faced with a choice..I am concerned about sharpness issues, though. The 14-24 seems quite stunning from reviews I have read.

Thanks!

Jon

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