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pgarwood 16 36 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 1:10AM
I have a D30, D10 and 1D MkII. I am interested in getting a wide angle lens and wonder if theer is a site that shows the compatibility of these bodies with the above cameras?

Any ideas welcome. Also any views on what specific Canon lens people have tried/had/used and /or recommend?

2 Dec 2005 1:13AM
First things first- any Canon EF lens will fit those cameras. Depending on budget you should be looking at the 17-40 F4 L or the 16-35 F2.8 L.

Can you give some specifics as to what you are looking for?

elowes 16 2.8k United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 1:57AM
All current lenses fit EOS cameras. These are all EOS cameras.

17-40L great lens, have one so know. 16-35L more expensive but reportedly even better lens.

For reviews look at
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
2 Dec 2005 2:15AM
Be careful because EF-S lenses will not fit all EOS cameras!

elowes 16 2.8k United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 2:20AM
Quite right. Forgot about EF S lenses. They are are few in number though and not in L lens league.

Also I believe the 1DM2 is weather resist. Many, but not all, L series lenses are as well. The 17-40L is certainly one of those.
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
2 Dec 2005 4:19AM
None of Peter's cameras will take the EF-S lenses: only the 20D/300D/350D will take the full range of Canon lenses.
randomrubble 16 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 4:28AM
Damn, better all get rid of the 1 series cameras so we can use those EF-S lenses, eh CB... Or just get the 16-35.
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
2 Dec 2005 4:38AM
Oooh touchy! Grin

Just pointing out an indisputable fact! Not many of those on here! Lol!!
deviant 16 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 5:05AM
Yeah Carra, I am constantly gutted by the thought I can't use an EF-S lens...keeps me awake at night.

Peter, I'd put my hand up and recommend the 17-40mm L great lens and weather sealed too. Or go for the 16-35mm L if you can afford it.

If you want examples of 16-35 capabilities go to keithh's PF
If you want examples of 17-40 capabilities go to andytvcams
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
2 Dec 2005 5:16AM
I so gutted I don't have the "just about L" 17-40 lens......... NOT!! Lol!! Grin

Peter: if you're prepared to use your feet rather than zooming, why not consider a wide-angle prime?

This is a good place to look for info on lenses.
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Dec 2005 5:22AM
A strange reccomendation from a man who considers the 17/40 to be limited in it's range.

Another vote for the 17/40 (or 16/35L)..The 17/40 is not a 'nearly L', it is one of Canon's f4 L series lenses...and that's where the cost saving is made.
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
2 Dec 2005 5:23AM
Well the question of cost comes into it!

Peter has not indicated what sort of range he wants to cover, what lenses he already has and how much he wants to spend, so it is actually quite difficult to recommend something.
elowes 16 2.8k United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 6:10AM
'Nearly L'? That from the user of a EF S lens which is definitely not L costing almost as much.

I presume some comparison has been made between the lenses for CBs negative comment to be made:-')
deviant 16 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 6:12AM
A valid point C.

So Peter, what you want to spend and what subjects do you want to use lens for?
deviant 16 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 6:14AM
To be honest if Carb thinks the 17-40 is not top drawer he has to have swollowed all the pills in the box instead of his recommended one before bedtime. ;o)

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