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Old Jan 7, 2004, 9:44 PM   #1
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Default Less expensive ultra wide angle for 10d?

I am looking for a decent ultra wide angle lens for my 10d. Any suggestions?
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Old Jan 7, 2004, 9:49 PM   #2
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The less expensive is the problem. To solve this problem I got the 17-40L F4. I'm quite happy with it, but it wasn't cheap at $800-$900 bucks (don't remember exactly.)

Sigma recently released (or is due to release) a wide angle. Something similar to the lens I have. Might be worth looking into? Or asking around here?

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Old Jan 7, 2004, 10:03 PM   #3
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Tamron 19mm-35mm f3.5-f4.5 is <300$cdn.
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Tamron 19-35

It seems to be getting very good reviews. (I also picked it up for under 200$cdn during a boxingweek sale , haven't had a chance to try it yet )
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Old Jan 7, 2004, 10:06 PM   #4
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I just got my 10D two days ago. I also bought a Sigma 15-30mm EX and a Canon 28-135 IS as my "starter" lenses. So far (1 whole day), I am pleased with the performance of everything. I was tempted to go the "L" glass 17-40mm but felt it overlapped the 28-135 too much and I didn't want to go the $1300 route (yet) with the Canon 16-35's. I don't have a 17-40 to compare it with, but I haven't seen anything yet to make me regret the 15-30 Sigma. I have seen various reviews giving both good marks and the Sigma is about $460 or so, with the Canon 17-40 around $700. I like the 3mm extra width and the $240 in my pocket (a Canon 550EX maybe?).
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Old Jan 8, 2004, 12:03 AM   #5
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There's always the canon 20-35 (non L). Not a bad lens either. But I don't know how it compares to the Sigma offerings. It's 20mm is not very wide, and its range is also not a lot.

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Old Jan 8, 2004, 9:11 AM   #6
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Are there any cheap fixed focallength smaller than 28 mm lenses?
That could be a quality and budget saving sollution.
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Old Jan 9, 2004, 11:53 PM   #7
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http://www.rugift.com/photocameras/z..._canon_eos.htm

There is the Russian manual diaphragm 16mm (not rectilinear) but I have no idea how it compares to the lenses costing much more. I bought adapters from this source and got good service but have no experience with any of their glass which is M42 thread and uses the adapter to fit EOS. They also sell a 20mm and an 8mm fisheye and others up to 1000mm mirrors. I wouldn't expect 'L' quality.
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Old Jan 11, 2004, 1:16 AM   #8
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I have the 20-35mm USM Non 'L' lens & I LOVE it! In fact, I I ever buy a wider lens, I plan on keeping this, as it gives some great images on my Film cameras at 20mm! You must be careful if you get the lens hood for it, as if you don't get it on just right, it will vignette. You can see it in your viewfinder if it isn't on right!
Right now, I am hoping tha Canon will introduce a wider zoom at the Feb PMA - otherwise, I may buy the Sigma 15-30mm myself.
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I have the 20-35mm USM Non 'L' lens & I LOVE it! In fact, if I ever buy a wider lens, I plan on keeping this, as it gives some great images on my Film cameras at 20mm! You must be careful if you get the lens hood for it, as if you don't get it on just right, it will vignette. You can see it in your viewfinder if it isn't on right!
Right now, I am hoping tha Canon will introduce a wider zoom at the Feb PMA - otherwise, I may buy the Sigma 15-30mm myself.
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Old Jan 16, 2004, 1:16 PM   #10
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Depends on your definition of both "decent" and "ultra wide"

I spent about $650 for the Sigma 14mm f2.8 and have been quite happy with it. I had a chance to compare it side-by-side with the Sigma 12-24 and it (the 14mm) was very noticeably sharper. Here are a couple examples from this lens if you're interested. They're resized of course so sharpness will be hard to judge.

http://www.jaytreat.com/Personal/Gal...s/CRW_1029.jpg
http://www.jaytreat.com/Personal/Gal...s/Img_1326.jpg
http://www.jaytreat.com/Personal/Gal...s/Img_1327.jpg
http://www.jaytreat.com/Personal/Gal...s/Img_1335.jpg
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