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Old Oct 24, 2009, 3:33 AM   #1
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Default Best Wide angle/Super Wide Angle for Rebel XTi

I want to get your suggestions on a good lens match for the XTi. I plan to shoot mainly landscape, I would love to review a few glasses between $150-650 and start my wish list.

I've heard some good reviews on the Canon 10-22mm. A friend of mine has been using a Tamron AF 17-35mm and reports it's her favorite lens.

Curious to what wide angle you all have been using and suggest for the rebel xti.

Currently looking into

-Tamron AF 17-35mm
-Canon 10-22mm
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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Hi snowwave,

I can't comment on the two lenses you are looking into. I use the Sigma 10-20MM f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM. It is a great lens. Very sharp at all focal lengths.
Here is a link that has great reviews on many lenses.
http://www.photozone.de/
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 11:17 AM   #3
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tamron 17-35 is not an ultrawide, more of a medium zoom.

the canon 10-22 is an excellent choice.
i have the tokina 12-24 f4. its a little bit less wide than the canon, but sharper and more ruggedly constructed.
the tokina 11-16 f2.8 is an excellent choice as well, though it offers less range, so wouldnt be able to use as easily for walk-around purposes. but it is faster. build is great, similar to tokina 12-24.
the sigma 10-20 i have heard good things about as well, though i have not used that one.
the tamron ultrawides do not have as good of reputation as some of their other lens, or compared to competing ultrawides.
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 2:48 PM   #4
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tamron 17-35 is not an ultrawide, more of a medium zoom.

the canon 10-22 is an excellent choice.
i have the tokina 12-24 f4. its a little bit less wide than the canon, but sharper and more ruggedly constructed.
the tokina 11-16 f2.8 is an excellent choice as well, though it offers less range, so wouldnt be able to use as easily for walk-around purposes. but it is faster. build is great, similar to tokina 12-24.
the sigma 10-20 i have heard good things about as well, though i have not used that one.
the tamron ultrawides do not have as good of reputation as some of their other lens, or compared to competing ultrawides.
The Sigma 10-20 is used by a good friend of mine who also familiar with the Tamron and reports the Sigma is by far a much better choice.

The Tokina12-24 f4 is comparable to the Canon 10-22 yet cheaper. After a little research I did find that in comparison to the 10-22 it is sharper and I believe the sacrifice in wideness is not even noteworthy.

Thanks for your input guys, I am liking the Tokina 12-24 f4
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There's also the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8...
This lens is practically a fast prime because of its narrow zoom coverage, it's also on the pricey side but will exceed all others in term of sharpness, distortion and speed
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You aren not kidding. The lens for the canon is well over $1,000
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I would highly recommend the Tokina SD 12-24 F4 DX. I was also looking at the same Canon, but when I tried them both out at B&H there was no image quality difference, the Tokina was better constructed, and for the price... it was no question. I've had mine for 2yrs now and never looked back.

Note: the Tokina is a heavier lens, but I attribute that to its sturdier construction.
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