14mm f2.8 or 10-24mm f4?

Started Jul 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
Astrophotographer 10 Veteran Member • Posts: 9,381
Re: 14mm f2.8 or 10-24mm f4?

14mm may not have distortion but you do get quite heavy curvature when doing panoramas.

I find the 18-55 set to about 23mm and use the sweep panorama function hard to beat and the most pleasing results.

I did a series of panoramas the other day using the 18-55 set at 23mm, a Contax g 28mm F2.8 and a Minolta Rokkor 50mm F1.4.

The 18-55 worked best. The Contax g is good but has very warm colours including a slight magenta cast that needs white balance correction.

The 50 F1.4 Rokkor takes amazing blurred background isolation type shots with fantastic bokeh, but not so great for sweep panoramas.

I have a 24mm Rokkor I need to check next but I think the 18-55 is unbeatable.

The 14mm is good for a single shot but not as wide as a sweep panorama.


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