To Wide Zoom, or not to Wide Zoom?

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thiefofpresence
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Re: To Wide Zoom, or not to Wide Zoom?
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ronscuba wrote:

I think of the very wide zooms 12-24 and 14-24 as specialty lenses meant for interior real estate or unique distorted shots like skateboarding. Useful if I was a paid real estate or sports photographer. Otherwise it is too specialized for me.

Frankly if the use case was that specialized, then a 14mm or 12mm prime might be more the ticket.

But theses zooms have a range, and therefore kick in value across the focal length spectrum they offer.

The 16-35 zooms look good for wide angle travel photography. I might carry that lens and a 85 prime.

If I already owned a 24-70 zoom, the 16-35 zoom seems wasteful with the 11mm of overlap.

Yes I have 24-35 range several times over. But I would value a 24-35 range that can shoot down to 16mm without changing lenses. For me I might be in a city mostly shooting architecture, but up walk some characters and twist to 35mm and done.

The very wide zoom matches better if I did a lot of that type of shooting. Alternatively, I might consider a very wide prime.

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