FXfan
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Wide Angle Lens?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:22 am

I'm looking for a good landscape lens for my 30D. I don't want to spend a ton of money i was thinking the 24mm 2.8. Any thoughts?
 
maiznblu_757
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RE: Wide Angle Lens?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:09 am

How about the Tokina 12-24mm F/4 AT-X Pro?

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=327
 
ANITIX87
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RE: Wide Angle Lens?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:43 am

I know someone selling a Sigma 24mm f1.8 if you're interested. Slightly used but in very good shape.

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RE: Wide Angle Lens?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:55 pm

Quoting Fxfan (Thread starter):
i was thinking the 24mm 2.8. Any thoughts?

I doubt you will use 2.8 much shooting landscapes...
 
FXfan
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RE: Wide Angle Lens?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:23 pm

I'm more concerned with he focal length. I would prefer to have a prime lens but on a 1.6 body a 24mm is nearly a 40mm. Anything wider is quite expensive. are there any good Sigma or other primes?
 
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RE: Wide Angle Lens?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:43 pm

Quoting FXfan (Reply 4):
are there any good Sigma or other primes?

I've been using a Canon 24-85mm and found it to be a little long at the short end on a 350D so I've just purchased a Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM and can vouch for its optical qualities, its very sharp. Refer to the discussion on this thread:
Wide Lens Advice (by Dazbo5 Jun 18 2007 in Aviation Photography)

Darren
Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
 
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RE: Wide Angle Lens?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:02 pm

Dazbo's advice is quite good. I'd go with that option, altough, if you do end up wanting a prime, my friend's willing to hold onto the lens for another week, so you have time to make up your mind. Make sure you don't make a hasty decision, which I'm glad to say it doesn't seem like you're doing.

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