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Question - Wide angle lens advise for Canon DSLR

Discussion in 'Photography and Video Forum' started by The Wombat, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. The Wombat

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    hello all,

    I think I'm ready to invest in a wide angle lens for my Canon 100D. Should have the capital by December.
    I thought this would be a good place to ask, as you guys know exactly what sort of photography I like to do.
    If anyone has any suggestions of model etc, I would be grateful.
    I appreciate these things are not cheap, but I wouldn't want to spend more than I paid for the camera!


    Many thanks :)
    Mr Wombat
     

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  2. Humpa

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  4. The Wombat

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    Tokina 11-16 F2.8 all the way for me. A lot use the Sigma 10-20 which is also a great lens. Guess it depends how much you want to spend mate.
     
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    Samyang are supossedly very good at wide angle and fish eye lenses. But are expensive, you do get what you pay for though obviously.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Samyang-1...=UK_Lenses_Filters_Lenses&hash=item43cc140f33

    Little on the pricey side mind :S especially for something that isn't made by Canon themselves, so IMO I'd go for the 10-18mm as suggested above.

    (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW...=UK_Lenses_Filters_Lenses&hash=item25952c5e8a)

    Also, could be worth a read: (http://www.techradar.com/news/photo...meras/best-wide-angle-lenses-8-tested-1047960)

    Hope it helped. :thumb
     
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    The Tokina 11-16"s the better lens if you can manage with reduced zoom range over quality :)

    It"s very rarely i use it below F5.6 TBH which i use for Tunnels & rooms etc in complete darkness for light painting, generally F8 other times, but to be able to shoot wide open at F2.8 if needed for hand held etc and still retain centre sharpness is always gonna be a bonus over a slow lens that has to be stopped down even more to get a sharp image.

    Obviously any decent lens is gonna be an investment which you"ll keep as you upgrade your Camera body along the way.

    You don"t normally get many for sale on Ebay etc as users keep hold of them. There is a new MK2 model out so be aware when buying ? of this as obviously that has been updated and some dubious sellers will try and palm off old stock at new prices :rolleyes:

    I use one on my Sony (PSP :) A77 and can also comment on it"s strength & build quality & it"s ability to survive drops onto Granite & concrete floors never mind walls lol

    There are quite a few sellers on Ebay ATM that sell grey import gear without the customs men chasing you at a very good price, for all makes and models, worth a look.

    Also LCE, Mifsuds etc do a lot of pre-owned stuff
     
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    The Canon is a very slow lens, that's why it's cheap, and that's why it's got Image Stabilisation.

    Tokina 100%. f2.8 through the range and sharp with it, getting sharper as you close the aperture.
     
  10. The Wombat

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    Many thanks for that comprehensive reply AR :thumb
     
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    Many thanks for all your suggestions :thumb
    ....quite a lot to digest.

    Tokina is obviously highly regarded, but might be a bit to stretch to
    The Canon 10-18mm looks a good price at £250
    The Sigma 10-20mm looks really good. Cheers Lenston
     
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    Every little helps mate :D

    Knowledge is power and all that ?

    Get the best lens you can and update the camera body as you go along, as most of the dramatic improvements are always camera based as against minor lens updates if any ? every five years or more on a class lens.

    If i can shoot at F5.6 for 90 secs plus and still retain detail it"s gotta be worth the extra :)

    Whatever you get have fun mate :)
     
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    I love my sigma 10-20 and it is fairly robust too and it has an infinity setting so the option to whack focus on manual is there in pitch black, some dont have the infinity setting due to possible damage to the ultrasonic motors or something like that, at least I know that whatever the lighting is like, I stand a fighting chance of getting a usable image.
     
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    Agree, infinity really helps. With the Tokina it's just one metre away so you don't need to use autofocus, it's always focused.
     
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    Personally, I'd buy one of the Canon lenses secondhand and keep saving, or just wait until a Tokina gets posted on here, there's probably a couple on here a year when people upgrade to full frame.
     
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