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04-14-2010, 02:20 AM   #16
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Well, if you have the budget, get both the 12-24 & 16-50.
Anyway, you need to consider what type of photography you like to do before you get any of the lenses.
Once you determine that, there is the question of budget. If no limitation, you may consider to get both and "toy"around with them. Otherwise, your selection of lens will be ruled by the type of photography(low, ambient light, wide angle etc) that you do.

What interested_observer pointed out is good. It is still up to you to decide.


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QuoteOriginally posted by TOUGEFC Quote
I wish the 12-24 was a bit faster and was WR....
WR would be nice, but I think people who have never used ultra wides *greatly* overestimate the importance of speed in lenses at this focal length. You can easily get by with *much* slower shutter speeds at 12mm than you could at, say, 50mm - and that goes for camera shake as well as subject motion. There's a *reason* ultrawides are mostly not very fast: because more speed is very rarely needed and would just add unnecessary size/weight and cost to the lens.

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