tu154m
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In Search Of A Good Wide Angle Zoom!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:43 pm

Wanted to get some info from personal use, of which wide angle zooms are giving everyone the best results. I'm using a digi SLR so I really want to go around 15mm-80mm. Of course that probably won't be possible but somewhere in that range. I'm mainly concerned at the wider end........also I don't have unlimited funds!!! Basically I need a good lens that I won't have to replace after a year of use! Looking for your suggestions!
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RE: In Search Of A Good Wide Angle Zoom!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:00 pm

Canon Zoom Super Wide Angle EF 17-40mm f/4L USM $655
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=279582&is=USA

Canon Zoom Super Wide Angle EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $599
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=351548&is=USA

Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM $310
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=129189&is=USA

I have the 28-105mm which is around $80 cheaper, great little lens to have....but probably not wide enough for you. I went for the Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8. Primarily because I was on a budget and I got it for $300, works well for me though.

Sigma Zoom Super Wide Angle 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 EX DG Aspherical HSM $489
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=317360&is=REG
 
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RE: In Search Of A Good Wide Angle Zoom!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:05 pm

I shoot Nikon, and have great results with both the Nikon 12-24 and the Sigma 15-30. The Nikon costs about twice the Sigma ($1000 US).
 
lyzzard
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RE: In Search Of A Good Wide Angle Zoom!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:19 pm

It would help if you told us what sort of body you're using, else the recommendations may not be appropriate.
 
tu154m
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RE: In Search Of A Good Wide Angle Zoom!

Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:45 am

Lyzzard.................10D body. The main uses would be close ramp type shots, i.e. where you have unlimited access to the subject. BUT, I also need one that could be used on close-in approach shot situations!! I just want to make sure all bases are covered!!(well, as well as they can be!!)
Thanks all who have replied!
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RE: In Search Of A Good Wide Angle Zoom!

Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:16 am

You say you need a super wide lens and a telezoom lens, which is not available as a single lens so far, as far as my knowledge goes...

Altough a bit expensive, I think you would cover both criterias perfectly with a Canon 16-35 and a Canon 35-350...

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Jofa
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RE: In Search Of A Good Wide Angle Zoom!

Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:01 am

The Canon ED 17-40 is an awesome lens. It's more than i thought it would be performancewise.

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