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Old Dec 2, 2004, 10:58 AM   #1
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Yes, I have money burning a hole in my pocket.

I'd like a wide angle for sweeping landscape photos, and a possibly a macro for tiny critters. I have looked for comparison sites, but there are not a lot of comparisons out there except for cost. For the wide angle, I shoud stay under $500. If the macros are a lot, I will wait until next year.

Thanks for your help!

I'd love to see a grid-format comparison chart if anyone could direct me to something like that.

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Old Dec 2, 2004, 11:22 AM   #2
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I don't have this lens, but i have the next longer one.
http://www.tamron.com/lenses/prod/17_35mm.asp
At least here in Seattle is retails for about (edit we don't all use Dollars :blah$550. Should be a good performer though.

When it comes to picking new lenses i like http://www.pbase.com/cameras They have most of the lenses with sample shots, or more accurately shots contributed taken with the lens.
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Old Dec 2, 2004, 3:06 PM   #3
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Thanks!!!!! :-)
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Old Dec 2, 2004, 3:45 PM   #4
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The Canon 17-40L would be a very good lens for you. The online price is $612 after Canon rebate. Here is a link

http://www.digitalfotoclub.com/sc/fr...64587879&rf=dt

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Heck Gibson, if i realized the "L" was that close in price i would have suggested it myself. As for Macro lenses it depends on the lens length I cannot verify, but i have heard that the 50mm sigma is the best 50mm macro available(and yes you do pay for that). If i had the money i would probably go with the canon 180mm "L" but then again i just like saying "L" in this context.:lol: For objects that are standing still the length of the lens doesn't really matter much, but for moving insects or like the 180 is the only way to go. Try to avoio the zoom macros, the ones that in addition to being 200-300 are also a macro. I played with one for a while and wasn't happy at all.
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