Lens recommendation: is 23mm a must-have?

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Questions thread
Conrad567 Contributing Member • Posts: 537
Re: Lens recommendation: is 23mm a must-have?

I have the 23mm and the 18-55. The 23mm is definitely more capable of creating that artistic feel than the 18-55mm but the 18-55mm is every bit as sharp. If you already have the 35mm, it is VERY capable of creating an artistic feel if that is what you want. So I would say, it is definitely nice to have in the arsenal, but NOT a must have.

As I search through my photos, I rarely ever have a picture jump off of the page that I took with the 23mm.  More often than not I can't tell the difference between pictures I took with it or with the 18-55mm zoom. However, I constantly have photos that I took with the 35mm jump out at me and make me say WOW, I TOOK THAT.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm X-T2 Canon EF 35mm F1.4L USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +13 more
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