14-24/2.8 for people?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by craig.martell, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. ALL:

    I just got the 14-24/2.8 from B&H and I am about to run down to the mission at San Juan Bautista to give it a try. Darn, this thing is heavy! Much heavier than the 17-35/2.8.

    I will post shots when I get back, but in the interim I have a request. . .

    Does this lens ever work well for people, or is the distortion too great? Please posts examples if you can.

    Thanks,

    Craig

    P.S. I would love to see what Nute or Uncle Frank could do with this lens :biggrin:!
     
  2. lisa_h

    lisa_h

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    Sep 6, 2008
    New England
    Heavy and the filter size--- OMG it's huge.
    I got it a few weeks ago. Haven't played w/ it much but it is BIG!!
    I am wondering the same thing about people.
     
  3. Taken with a Tokina 12-24mm f/4

    These were taken at a friends birthday party in CT. I thought it would be fun to use this lens even with the distortion—which there were many as the party went on.

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  4. Rob T

    Rob T

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    Aug 27, 2008
    SoCal
    Congrats on the lens! I want one too. Badly!

    I wouldn't think it would be too good with people due to the distortion, unless you are going for that type of effect.

    What filter size? I didn't think this lens accepted filters? :confused:
     
  5. barisaxer

    barisaxer

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    Apr 6, 2006
    Albany OR
    Love mine. Have not done much but nature yet. Also does a mean close up.

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  6. Beautiful shots Kevin...
     
  7. Rob T

    Rob T

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    Aug 27, 2008
    SoCal
    Nice!

    I think the key to using this lens is what you make reference to: it does a mean close-up. The best shots I have seen from this lens at 14mm have at least part of the subject VERY close to the lens. Your second shot is awesome Kevin!
     
  8. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    14-24 is my favorite lens! You asked for images with people:

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  9. barisaxer

    barisaxer

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    Apr 6, 2006
    Albany OR
    This lens on a D700 will really POP the foreground. :wink: Exagerate the near far relationships and enjoy.
     
  10. John - one word.... RESIZE :eek:
    Very nice shots - are these DX?

    IMO for FX the lens is a bit wide for most people shots. Your's aren't showing much distortion so I'm guessing they're
    toward the 24mm end.

    Don
     
  11. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    Thanks, Don.

    The sizes are within the Cafe guidelines. Click on any image for full size.

    DX? :866: Not! I shot with D3 in FX mode from 14 to 24mm (all handheld) at this party.
     
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  12. Rob T

    Rob T

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    Aug 27, 2008
    SoCal
    Don, one word.....get a bigger monitor! :wink:
     
  13. I dont really see the point of using this lens for people unless you want a certain "effect"? (on a D3)
     
  14. I use the 12-24DX for people occasionally, Craig.

    18mm on a dx platform equates to 24mm FOV on your d700, so here's a few portraits at 18mm and wider on my d200.

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    19mm (only 1mm over... I couldn't resist :redface:)
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    Watch out for distortion... or just use it for artistic purpose.

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  15. Thanks Frank. Great shots.

    I will try the "Wide-Angle Monster" again today. But it is pretty hard for me to wield. You handle yours beautifully though. Like them all, but really like the last two.

    Craig
     
  16. I made this self image with the D700, 14-24 lens.

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  17. I'm not trying to sell you on the 14-24, Craig. It's an extremely wide lens on FX. It may be a failure of imagination, but, other than crowd shots, 95% of my people pics with the 12-24 are at the 24mm setting.

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    That translates to 36mm on your d700, a setting which is nicely situated in the middle of your 24-70 zoom's range.
     
  18. It's a great lens ...heavy, light, small, or big..still a lens to own:wink:
     
  19. You just used it to make your guns look bigger :rolleyes:. Hmm, I'll have to do that :wink:.
     
  20. Nikkor 14-24G sample pic

    Aside from people shot....
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