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Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« on: October 19, 2013, 06:53:21 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for a wide angle lens? I'm looking mostly for affordability (about $400), but I will be willing to go over if its a good deal. Any recommendations are appreciated. Thank you :)

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Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« on: October 19, 2013, 06:53:21 PM »

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 06:58:37 PM »
How wide do you need?  A Tamron 17-50 is probably the best of the cheap seats.

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 07:04:04 PM »
Not sure. Can you explain to me how lens width works (is measured etc)?

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 07:15:48 PM »
Canon's 17-40 might be good

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tianxiaozhang/tags/ef1740l/

They're taken with either 60D or 450D..

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 07:20:01 PM »
Not sure. Can you explain to me how lens width works (is measured etc)?

I'll shoot a few for reference.  Hang on a bit.

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 07:42:11 PM »
So here we have the universal size reference, shot with my 50D and that Tamron lens from about 30 inches away.  The one is at 17mm, the other at 50.

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 08:06:46 PM »
 the tokina 11-16  is really well respected.

 the Canon 10-22  is also a solid performer. 

 both lenses  are ef-s  lenses and are really nice for  landscapes. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L->85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm ->100L & 85L

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 08:06:46 PM »

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 08:09:24 PM »
depends how wide you want personally since one of my favourite lenses on full frame is the 16-35 II
I would recommend tokinas new 11-16 f2.8 and stretch your budget out a bit more

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/882235-REG/Tokina_atx116prodxc_ii_AT_X_116_PRO_DX_II.html

you can probably also find a good second hand deal on the version 1 which was also excellent
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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2013, 08:12:14 PM »
Depending on your needs, the EOS M + EF-M 11-22 IS (imported from Canada) could be a great option.  If you're going to be out and about with the combo and weight is a concern, it's a fantastic solution and won't cost you any more than the Canon 10-22 and will deliver better IQ.  You also gain IS but lose some speed.  But, for most landscapes, architecture, etc., you won't be shooting wide open anyway so it won't matter.

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2013, 08:32:11 PM »
Depending on your needs, the EOS M + EF-M 11-22 IS (imported from Canada) could be a great option.  If you're going to be out and about with the combo and weight is a concern, it's a fantastic solution and won't cost you any more than the Canon 10-22 and will deliver better IQ.  You also gain IS but lose some speed.  But, for most landscapes, architecture, etc., you won't be shooting wide open anyway so it won't matter.

yeah the EF-M most likely wont fit his 60D...
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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2013, 08:36:33 PM »
what lens do you have now?
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L->85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm ->100L & 85L

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2013, 08:38:07 PM »
here are some reference samples from the 16-35 on 5Dmk3 so the view will be very similar to the tokina or what you would get from a 10-20
16mm = 10mm
20mm = 12.5mm
24mm = 15mm
27mm = 16.9mm
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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2013, 08:39:08 PM »
and 35mm = 22mm
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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2013, 08:39:08 PM »

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2013, 09:15:00 PM »
Depending on your needs, the EOS M + EF-M 11-22 IS (imported from Canada) could be a great option.  If you're going to be out and about with the combo and weight is a concern, it's a fantastic solution and won't cost you any more than the Canon 10-22 and will deliver better IQ.  You also gain IS but lose some speed.  But, for most landscapes, architecture, etc., you won't be shooting wide open anyway so it won't matter.

yeah the EF-M most likely wont fit his 60D...

If you're going to come back with sarcasm, at least make it of a higher caliber.  That was weak.

As to your comment, had you actually READ what I wrote, you'd see that I recommend a CAMERA AND A LENS.  The M+11-22 combo is CHEAPER than the 10-22 by itself.  Additionally, the IQ is better, it's lighter, and you gain IS.  Thus, making it a more portable and better quality solution than what some are recommending IF that's the only lens he needs when he takes it out, it's the perfect solution.  If not, then it was simply another option he won't take (several options have been mentioned and he can't take them all, so it wouldn't be the only one).  I'm just trying to offer a solution that might seem outside of box, but could be potentially perfect - again,  DEPENDING ON HIS NEEDS.

Again, if you want to be sarcastic/smart @$$/whatever, step up your game.  Also, learn to read and think critically.

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2013, 09:31:02 PM »
+1.  Tamron 17-50 (VC or non-VC, take your pick) is a good cheap alternative to Canon 17-55.  However, I don't know what type of photography you are going to use it.   If general photography then my recommendation stands.  If you're going for landscape, a Canon 10-22mm or a Tokina 11-16 might be better. 

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Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2013, 09:31:02 PM »