(I searched and cannot find this topic, so if it already exists, slap me and point me to the discussion.)
I am considering the Canon TS-E wide angle lens. Without much thought, my first preference was with the 17mm. However, the fact that I cannot use filters on the lens, and the higher price tag is putting me off a little. Hence I started reading up on the TS-E 24mm and my, the review was fantastic.
While true, I do have reservations on the TS-E 24mm: is it wide enough, I am used to having 17mm; with the shift, what the equivalent focal length of the effective image, etc.
So I am seeking for any advise, or information CSers have on any of these:
1) any idea what is the effective focal length of the TS-E 24mm, given the larger image circle? [I am secretly hoping it is 17mm or less]
2) is there any current users of the TS-E 24mm or the Nikon PC 24mm lenses? Can share with me your experience on this lens's angle: is it wide enough? Do you frequently find that you cannot cover the scape with the limited 24mm angle?
3) any users of the current TS-E 17mm lens: can share with me if the lack of ability to use front fliters have hindered your works? What kind of works do you do most?
4) finally [insanely], any users who has BOTH the TS-E 17mm and the TS-E 24mm: can you share with me what are the difference in applications between the 2 lenses? What are the limitations of the 24mm that caused you to get the 17mm as well?
Finally, any other advise from users?
Appreciate your time to read and response.
Have a great day!