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Old 12-26-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Suggestions...canon wide angle lens

I have a canon 50D and I'm looking to invest in a wide angle lens. I have a budget of around 500.00. I'll mainly use it for landscape photos. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-26-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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I have a canon 50D and I'm looking to invest in a wide angle lens. I have a budget of around 500.00. I'll mainly use it for landscape photos. Any suggestions?

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the best for crop models (like your 50D) is the Canon 10-22 (sharp in center and corners) Others are Sigma 10-20, Tokina 11-16, Sigma 12-24, etc.
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If you're looking in the $500 range, most of the above mentioned models are pricier than that. The Tamron 10-24 and Tokina 12-24 both come in at under $500 before tax. Personally, I shoot with the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and although it's a little over your budget ($550) it's worth it IMO. just a great lens.
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If you're looking in the $500 range, most of the above mentioned models are pricier than that. The Tamron 10-24 and Tokina 12-24 both come in at under $500 before tax. Personally, I shoot with the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and although it's a little over your budget ($550) it's worth it IMO. just a great lens.
I have the Canon 28-135 kit lens, Tamron 75-300 mm, Canon nifty fifty, and the Tamron 28-80 mm.
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I have the Canon 28-135 kit lens, Tamron 75-300 mm, Canon nifty fifty, and the Tamron 28-80 mm.
I shoot with a predecessor to the Canon 28-135, the Canon 28-105 f/3.5-4/5 on my 50D. And it really is pretty long for some things. If I were shopping with just those lenses in my bag I'd be looking to get something in that 18-28mm range before going any wider.
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You might be able to find the Canon 10-22 on their refurbished site for $650 or so. I know its out of your range but wouldn't you rather have the best and spend an extra $100/$150 to feel good about your purchase? It's a highly rated lens. On Amazon they are selling used ones for $598. Never purchased anything used through Amazon resellers though.
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I have a canon 50D and I'm looking to invest in a wide angle lens. I have a budget of around 500.00. I'll mainly use it for landscape photos. Any suggestions?

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What lenses do you have?
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Are you talking wide or ultra wide?
I consider 17mm to be wide and the 10mm range ultra wide.
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Are you talking wide or ultra wide?
I consider 17mm to be wide and the 10mm range ultra wide.
I haven't considered anything...yet. I know that I love taking landscape and read that wide angle work the best for those kind of pictures.

I have been browsing for a while now and DH surprised me, for my birthday today, a new Canon EF 20mm F/2.8 USM. The only thing is I'm not sure if this is the right choice for me. It's not like I can try it out for a couple months and then send it back, B&H gives you 2 days to decide if you want to send it back. I had wanted to do some more research on the right one to choose but now I have to make the choice immediately. I don't work well under pressure...lol
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