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    tamasalucy
    22 Mar 2013 - 11:00 PM

    Hi all i am looking for a decent mid priced wide angled lens. any suggestions welcomed

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    Coast
    Coast Critique Team 61047 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Mar 2013 - 11:22 PM

    How wide? Prime or zoom? Full frame or APS-C?

    cambirder
    cambirder  107202 forum posts England
    22 Mar 2013 - 11:25 PM

    Be a bit more specific with regard to what your definition of mid priced is, and please tell us which Canon model you have.

    Edit- must type faster

    Last Modified By cambirder at 22 Mar 2013 - 11:26 PM
    Coast
    Coast Critique Team 61047 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Mar 2013 - 11:30 PM

    Having noted you are using a 600D I would recommend the Sigma 10-20mm which can be picked up used in mint condition for around 250.

    I'm sure there will be other recommendations.

    Coast
    Coast Critique Team 61047 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Mar 2013 - 11:36 PM

    If you have more to spend and want the best glass but at the expense of angle of view on the cropped sensor then look at the two Canon L series zooms in the 16-35mm and 17-40mm. The wider 16mm being f2.8 versus f4 of the 17mm.

    Pricey new but again a great buy used at around 650 and 450 respectively. Also if you ever change your camera body to full frame then these lenses will stay with you.

    Always buy the best glass you can afford as it will last a lifetime. Camera bodies come and go as technology advances and in the grand scheme of things is the least expensive investment when building your photo kit over time.

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    tamasalucy
    23 Mar 2013 - 5:33 PM

    HI Cambirder I have about 500 to spend pls advise

    tamasalucy
    23 Mar 2013 - 5:35 PM

    HI COAST thanks for the quick response I will take on board your advise thank you Grin

    tamasalucy
    23 Mar 2013 - 5:38 PM


    Quote: How wide? Prime or zoom? Full frame or APS-C?


    Quote: How wide? Prime or zoom? Full frame or APS-C?

    HI coast I am pretty new to photography so what is your advise thanks

    Coast
    Coast Critique Team 61047 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Mar 2013 - 8:36 PM

    Well I can only really recommend what I know. I have had the Canon 16-35mm f2.8 II L series lens for a good few years now. It is an impressive piece of kit and pin sharp. On your 600d it will convert to a 26-54mm equivalent due to the cropped sensor on your camera.

    There is an older Mk I model which is a 17-35mm f2.8 and can be found for around 450 if you can find one used in cared for condition. MPB have one as per link below

    http://www.mpbphotographic.co.uk/used-equipment/used-lenses/used-canon-fit-lense...

    A few friends have the 17-40mm and it delivers great images but with a slightly smaller max aperture of f4.

    The beauty of both these lenses is they are designed for full frame so if you ever in future went to a Canon full frame body such as the 5D series they would stay with you and then you would get the full benefit of the full angle of view.

    I hope that helps.

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    capto
    capto e2 Member 21090 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Mar 2013 - 11:26 PM

    It would seem that you have already a 100-300mm and a 600d, then a canon 15-85mm would be worth consideration. It has excellent IQ and would compliment your existing lens well. It hasn't the weather proofing of a L lens but many claim it has the other qualities.

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    NeilS
    NeilS e2 Member 7849 forum postsNeilS vcard United Kingdom
    24 Mar 2013 - 2:09 PM

    There's a 24-105L in the classifieds for that amount, if 24mm is wide enough

    Coast
    Coast Critique Team 61047 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
    24 Mar 2013 - 5:51 PM


    Quote: There's a 24-105L in the classifieds for that amount, if 24mm is wide enough

    On a 600D with the 1.6x crop sensor the 24-105mm equates to a 38-168mm so although it is a cracking lens I would say it is unlikely to be wide enough. The 17-35mm or newer 17-40mm will equate to 27mm at the widest end of the zoom which is a decent wide angle view.

    mikehit
    mikehit  56338 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    24 Mar 2013 - 7:09 PM

    17-40 or 17-55 on a 600D is wide angle
    10-22 is an ultrawide angle

    If you get the 10-22 or 10-20 you have to be very careful regards composition because it is so wide that all picture risk being samey and banal. I have spoken to several people who like wide angle shots and own the 10-22 but they consider is so specialised they rarely use it. The advantage of the 17-xx range is that they also make good walkaround lenses that you can use in different circumstances.

    My recommendations would be:
    Canon 15-85 - a superb quality lens with a very useable range
    Canon 17-40 f4 - good lens but IMO the top range is not really wide enough for my use
    Canon 17-55 f2.8 - excellent lens including for low light stuff.
    Tamron 17-50 f2.8 excellent alternative to the 17-55 and comes in IS and non-IS versions
    Canon 10-22 or Sigma 12-24 if you do a lot of architectural or urban photography where you want to get a lot of the building from across the street.


    Given that you are new to photography I would say the 15-85 would give you more bang and should be your default position unless you need another lens for specific purpose.

    Last Modified By mikehit at 24 Mar 2013 - 7:10 PM
    mikehit
    mikehit  56338 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    24 Mar 2013 - 9:56 PM

    I should make a couple of corrections to the above:

    Canon 15-85 - a superb quality lens with a very useable range, extending to short telephoto
    Canon 17-40 f4 - good lens but IMO the top range is not really wide enough for my use - should read not really long enough
    Canon 17-55 f2.8 - excellent lens including for low light stuff and the top end enters portrait focal lengths.

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