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Old 08-20-2012, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In the market for a wide angle

Looking for a wide angle lens for my 7D
do you guys have an recommendations?


I have already dropped a bunch of cash on the body and accessories , so used would be the best bet.
I have always looked at canon glass and have not paid much attention to other brands, so if you have a brand for me to check out let me know.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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While I have not used one, I have heard good things about the Tamron 17-50mm. Seems to be a good option for the price.

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Lens for Canon Digital
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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17mm on a crop body isn't really wide.

Check out the Tokina 11-16mm 2.8, great little lens.

Lacking that, the Sigma 8-16mm or Tamron 10-20 are both decent lenses from what I've heard.

The Canon 10-22mm is supposed to be good, but more expensive than the 3rd party options.
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I don't think it can go toe to toe with the Tokina option, but I've been pleasantly surprised by the Samyang (Bower, Rokinon) 14mm. I've only tried it with APS-C, though. Very nicely priced, too.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 and it worked nicely on my Canon Rebel XT... Until I required to go faster.

Earlier this year I picked up a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for my Nikon D90 and it holds up great in concerts.

I miss the distortion with the Sigma but I am glad I can still go wide with the Tokina.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i use this
its the tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5...

heres some examples of what it can do




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I like my 8-16 Sigma, enough to be the only lens I've travelled with on all my overseas adventures. It's a funny thing to use, really steep learning curve and getting a solid exposure is often difficult. One interesting note is don't worry about it being a 4.5-5.6, the lens tends to let in a pile of light and I find I'm always reducing the exposure by a 2/3's to a full stop compare to 'normal' lens.

Also the lens is rather small and light.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thanks for the help guys
I will be weighing my options once I sell my T3
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well did not need to sell the T3

some one last night was looking for a camera for his daughter
and he had just bought the new 5D mk iii and he wanted to trade
for all the stuff I was selling the T3(two lenses a bag and tripod with 4gig) with for a 24-105mm L
it was an EASY yes.....

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24mm on your 7d is right about 40mm (38.4 to be exact) and not very wide at all. either way, thats a great lens.

are you still considering an UltraWide lens?
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