I need some help as I am struggling with what wide angle lens to add to my gear. I currently shoot with a crop body and plan to add a newer crop body and a new full frame body within the next year. I am after a wide angle lens to use primarily for landscapes and occasionally for architecture ( I like shooting architecture after dark). What lens would you buy and why. Thanks for your input.
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I have a Tokina 11-16 for a crop body, and I like that lens.
11 x 1.6 = 17.6mm 16 x 1.6 = 25.6mm
The 16-35 works nice for me on FF, but 17mm or lower is needed to equal what the Tokina does on the crop body.
The Canon 14mm II is on my list.
The 14mm Canon on a crop is equal to a 22mm on FF, which is right in the middle of the Tokina 11-16 equivalent. If you were to buy just one lens, that might do it, but it is not optimized for the EF-S format.
The 17-55 f2.8 is the same effective focal length as the 24-70 L lens, but the EF-S version will give you sharper images becaused it is optimized for the EF-S cameras.
Your question does not have an easy answer.