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What Wide Angle/standard Zoom Lenses Do You Use?  
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4910 times:

Hi all,

I currently have a Sigma EX 24-70 but I could do with something wider especially with the 1.6 DSLR crop factor; mainly for non-av use but ocasionally for aviation.

Just wondering what wide angle/standard zoom lenses you all use and if you are happy with it/would recommend it?



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User currently offlineCodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

Since you use a Canon, I think, you might look at the Canon 17-40 f/4 L lens. It will be fine for the aviation needs.

I use a Nikon and a 18-35 mm lens with that. Works good.


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User currently offlineInterpaul From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 409 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4893 times:

I currently use the 24-70 2.8 L and I'm very pleased with it. It's still wide enough with the 1.3 crop factor.
I'm still looking for a 15mm diagonal fisheye, though.  eyepopping 


User currently offlineUA935 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 614 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4892 times:


I use the 17-40L and I love it.



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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4872 times:

Sigma 18-35 DC lens is the one for me currently.

Looking to go wider in the near future.

User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

I use the Canon EFS 17-85 IS lens.

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User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2160 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4856 times:

17-40L is fantastic... hard to get it stuff throught he fence... 77mm Diameter... but i get by zoomed in at 40mm


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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3783 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

17-40L user over here - And loving it!

IMO, one of the best lenses in terms of price vs. quality.
Love to shoot with a polarizer on it, excellent (non-av)-stuff.


Jet Visuals
User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4842 times:

I use the standard Canon 18-55 EFS lens that came with my 300D. Despite it's critics, I've had no problems at all with it.



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User currently offlineJetAv8r From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4837 times:

Sigma 10-20, but I haven't really had a chance to put it to use yet so I can't tell you whether or not I recommend it, but let me just say I'm glad I didn't settle for 17mm! I can't wait to try it out on a few panels.


User currently offlineWhyWhyZed From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 914 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4830 times:

I have the 17-40L f/4 and the 18-55 kit lens. I mostly use the 17-40L though. If I do need the little bit extra mm's then I use my 50mm f/1.8

- Jason DePodesta

User currently offlineGFKbored From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4822 times:

the Canon 17-40L is a good lens but for those of us that have to keep lens costs within the real world, I suggest either the Canon 17-85 IS USM, or the Sigma 17-35 2.8-4.

User currently offlineTin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4810 times:

Hi Ben,

I use a EF17-40 f/4 L and EF24-70 f/2.8 L. Both excellent lenses and highly recommended.


User currently offlineMfz From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 260 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4786 times:


I can only confirm the other comments regarding the Canon EF 17-40L f/4 which I also find an excellent lens and I am 100% happy with it. However, I am looking for an addition to my lens-collection which is even wider and am seriously considering the Sigma EX 12-24. As I want to use the lens on both DSLR as well as analog SLR the Canon EF-S 10-22 is no option for me. Does anyone have experience with the Sigma 12-24? Can you recommend it?

Thanks for any info! Cheers,

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