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Old May 6, 2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default Best wide angle option?

Whats the best wide angle lens? I have the 24-105mm lens, and I wil need a wider lens for some projects. The 18-55mm kit lens was not wide enough anyway. Im thinking about the canon 10-22 or the tokina 11-16. Market price is the same for these two lenses at the moment. I dont think a fisheye wil work for me.

Havind said all that, whats the best option of all the available lenses?

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Old May 7, 2011, 1:42 AM   #2
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sigma 8-16, can get any wider.

The tokina is a very nice lens, and being 2.8 it makes for a good indoor shooting lens also.
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Old May 7, 2011, 6:37 AM   #3
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I have the Tokina 12-24 f4 DX PRO lens, and I think that lens is very versatile. It would be cool to have a wider sometimes, but I have more use of the 12-24 going from wide to near normal.
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Old May 7, 2011, 6:12 PM   #4
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Sigma makes a couple of nice options too.
a 10-22 ex and a 12-24 ex
I believe the 12-24 is compatible with both apc-c bodies and full frame bodies.

Here's an old ken-rockwell review of the nikon/tokina/tamron/sigma super wide lenses and includes a nice mention/plug for the canon 10-22 as his pick of the litter if he shot Canon


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Old May 18, 2011, 8:40 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by shoturtle View Post
sigma 8-16, can get any wider.

The tokina is a very nice lens, and being 2.8 it makes for a good indoor shooting lens also.
I do have the Tokina 11-16mm and I do appreciate it very much. Although it might seem that 11-16 is a short range, you can definitely see a big difference in breadth between 11mm and 16mm.

Likes: very wide, very sharp and F/2.8 aperture.
Dislikes: AF/MF clutch engaging mechanism.

I might also point that being a wide angle lens, you must take care with the inherent picture distortion, specially if you have near objects by the edge of the picture frame.

And BTW, I do have the 24-105L. I do feel the gap between 16mm and 24mm, but it is quite livable.
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