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Old Mar 8, 2007, 11:59 PM   #1
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I'm in the market for a wide angle lens that is fairly cheap. Like i posted many times, i'm a noob, and want a good lens that has a pretty wide angle. I have the 50mm 1.8 and the kit lens 18-55. And they arn't wide enough. I'm looking to spend less then 200. any tips?
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Old Mar 9, 2007, 2:16 AM   #2
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at 380 dollors u can get sigma 17-70. but not sure how much it will help ur cause. Because ur gaining 1mm in the wide angle.

to go wider the other options are

sigma 12-24, Tokina 12-24 and Canon 10-20. But all these lens's are wel above 400 dollors. It would be difficult to get a good wide angle (wide enough) for around 200 dollors
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Old Mar 9, 2007, 9:40 AM   #3
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If you find one let me know...I just modified the kit to fit my 10D/D30 as it's the only one I found for under $300 (other than 19-XXmm Tokina/Tamron/...for $150ish)...
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 9:42 AM   #4
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I find myself looking for a budget wide as well...

Yesterday I was in a recording studio and we had a photographer friend shooting us just for documentation of the process. She got some great shots with no flash in a rather low light situation. I asked her what lens she'd used, and it was the Tokina 12-24.
Here's the shots: http://flickr.com/photos/moominmolly...469155/detail/
(can't figure out how to link on these boards. doh!)
Note the bassist (me) shots, I was in a very dark little closet. I'm impressed with the shots.

I'm leaning heavily towards the Tokina 12-24 as it has a constant f4, but the slower sigma 10-20 gets slightly better reviews at f4-5.6 The Tokina also seems to have less barrel distortion at the wide end of it's range than the Sigma.
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Old Apr 12, 2007, 6:09 PM   #5
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save your money and wait till you get a good lens.don't make the mistake of buying a cheap lens you will eventually sell and get the good one anyway. just some advice based on some of my bad choices.
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