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Old Sep 13, 2002, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default CANON EOS D-60 WIDE ANGLE WOES

Greetings,

I've had my new D-60 a few days now and have already acquired the Canon EF 28-105 zoom, and Canon EF 100-300 zoom.

Alas, I'm trying to get used to the 28 setting as really a "normal" lens value. My problem is now finding a wide angle lens in the 20-24 range...that takes into account the 1.6x factor. Canon doesn't have anything like this in my non-"L" price range.

Can anyone suggest q-u-a-l-i-t-y 3rd party lenses that might fit the bill?

Many thanks.

M i k e
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 1:23 PM   #2
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Default D30/60 Wide Angel considerations

I would strongly consider the Sigma 15-30 ED DG. I have been using this lens as my selection for wedding reception coverage. As most or my prints for the albums only go to 8x10, this lens is perfectly acceptable to me with a little USM in Photoshop.

This is especially true when you can get this lens and then have about $6-700 left over to apply towards another lens or accessories.

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Old Oct 7, 2002, 11:10 PM   #3
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The Tokina 17mm ATX Pro lens is a find. It is a great lens to get a hold of.

I decided to bite the bullet and go with the 16-35 L. I also have the 24mm Canon 2.8 lens and i have to say it is a very sharp lens indeed.

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I too am in a wide angle quandry. I am seriously considering getting the Canon EF 15mm fisheye. It is pretty fast at 2.8 which I believe is faster than most of the other lenses to consider. It also has a very close minimum focus distance. It costs less than half the cost of the wide anlge L glass and as described here

http://www.fredmiranda.com/A9_rico/article.htm

The fisheye view can be converted to rectilinear in free software resulting in an even wider image than what is available from a 14mm rectlilinear lense. What do people think of this approach?
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 2:30 PM   #5
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Tommy was right. Go with the Sigma 15-30. At $450 you can't go wrong with this lens. It will be the lens you use most because of the crop of 1.6. Big, but not very heavy. Good build quality.
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There's also the Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX that I use a lot for my landscapes... This lens has HSM which is the Sigma version of utrasonic and is really fast, super quiet, and also allows manual overide by just twisting the focus ring instead of flipping a switch 1st!

BTW if you are willing to wait Sigma will have a 12-24mm also with HSM coming out this month... This lens is also of their EX professional series. 8)
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There's also the Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX that I use a lot for my landscapes... This lens has HSM which is the Sigma version of utrasonic and is really fast, super quiet, and also allows manual overide by just twisting the focus ring instead of flipping a switch 1st!

BTW if you are willing to wait Sigma will have a 12-24mm also with HSM coming out this month... This lens is also of their EX professional series. 8)
the sigma 17-35 is the biggest piece of junk you ever waste hard earned cash on.
the best thing to do is to bite the bullet and buy the 17-40 f/4L and be happy ever after..................

http://www.pbase.com/image/17883528/original
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Forget the 17-35 and get the 15-30. It's a much better lens. The 12-24's intoduction has been delayed.
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the sigma 17-35 is the biggest piece of junk you ever waste hard earned cash on.
the best thing to do is to bite the bullet and buy the 17-40 f/4L and be happy ever after..................
I'm glad you've spent your hard earned cash on the lens of your choice... as for junk, I'll let other people be the judge:
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=11849
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=12776

I'm not debating the Sigma 15-30mm is a better lens either (and I have posted this as well on numerous previous posts), but for available light photography, just check the EXIF on the above picture @ f/2.8: the 17-35mm let one do amazing thing that a slower f/4 can't... beside its ultrasonic HSM AF is faster than my 85mm f/1.2L (which I wish the 15-30mm had) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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