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Old Dec 17, 2005, 3:02 PM   #1
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I have a Rebel XT and I'm looking for a mostly priced wide angle lense. I currently use the Canon 28-135 IS lense for most shots, however, I'd like to add a wider lense. I was looking at possibly actually buying the Canon 18-50MM kit lense... Sigma also has an 18-55MM.. Any recommendations? This would primarly be used for landscape / city shots...
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Old Dec 17, 2005, 4:32 PM   #2
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For a walk around I am using the 17-85 from canon. It's pretty nice. A little pricey, but I like it.

If you want superwide I would suggest the canon 10-22, and I think sigma has a 12-24 or something like that.
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Old Dec 17, 2005, 4:34 PM   #3
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since you already cover 28-135 right now.. i think you might as well go superwide for your wide-angle lens.. i have the 28-135 myself and have complimented a tokina 12-24 as mywide-angle.. i did extensive testing of all the major wide-angles before buying.. i found the tokina 12-24 and the canon 10-22 to be the 2 best optics.. and they were equal.. but the tokina was alot less expensive and offers a more robust build design.. the better value of the 2 imo..
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I have a Tamron 17-35 F2.8-F4 which I use most of the time on my 20D.

B&H sells the 17-35 for $460.

Tamron also has a superwide 11-18 for about $570.

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Old Dec 17, 2005, 10:16 PM   #5
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Excellent, thanks for the suggestions.
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Go straight for the super-wide like Hards80 suggested - too much overlap with a 17-35/28-135 combo! :idea:
-> Plus you'll appreciate the extra perspective effect of what a super-wide bring...

BTW the Sigma 12-24 EX is unique in that it is the only rectilinear full-frame super wide zoom and with ultrasonic focus on the market...
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Veryexquisite lens, the Sigma 12-24, full frame, butsomwhat expensive ($670 at B&H) and on the slow side F4.5 - F5.6.

However, if you can afford it, it's definitely a lens with bragging rights.

The images on PBASE using the Sigma 12-24 arepretty amazing.

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Veryexquisite lens, the Sigma 12-24, full frame, butsomwhat expensive ($670 at B&H) ...
FYI - http://www.sigma4less.com/sess/utn;j...1224F45CA%3D29


The only complain I've found is CA, but do you see any???







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and on the slow side F4.5 - F5.6.
I have the 17-35 f/2.8 EX; Howver, most of the time you want to be closed down for the large DOF perpectives with this type of lenses:


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"BTW the Sigma 12-24 EX is unique in that it is the only rectilinear full-frame super wide zoom and with ultrasonic focus on the market... "
Out of curiosity, what will a rectilinear full-frame do for a Rebel XT?
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"BTW the Sigma 12-24 EX is unique in that it is the only rectilinear full-frame super wide zoom and with ultrasonic focus on the market... "
Out of curiosity, what will a rectilinear full-frame do for a Rebel XT?
nothing.. unless you upgrade to full frame in the future..
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