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Old Feb 28, 2006, 3:06 PM   #21
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NHL: With those sample 10-22 pics, I think you just cost me about $700
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Old Feb 28, 2006, 3:27 PM   #22
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Those are really great samples. I do mostly landscape shots as well, and when I've used a RebelXT with it's 18-55 kit lens, I do find myself wanting a wider lens.

Maybe for someone like me, who rarely shoot zoom images, a good set of lens is the Tokina 12-24mm and then get the 50mm f/1.8 prime, and save for the 55-200mm kit lens. This goes for both Canon and Nikon entry level dSLR buyer.

Is the 50mm f/1.8 prime a good outdoor lens? It has a reputation of being a great indoor lens, but I don't know how it would perform for outdoor situation.

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Thank You Guys

The perspective on that snowscape is actually quite deceptive... I was pointing my camera straight down the slope (and pretty steep at that) - Couple of black diamonds at least -> It took me a good 15-20 minutes to ski down that bowl (see the moguls field below?)


I'll bet you all rather be here instead though - Again the Sigma 12-24 EX @ 12mm: :-) :lol::G


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Old Feb 28, 2006, 8:58 PM   #24
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Another great shot NHL!

These super wide angle lens are a lot of fun! I think I'll hold off buying a camera until I know I can buy it with one of these. Sigma has a 10-20mm lens that actually cost $150 less than the 12-24mm. Ken Rockwell recently did comparisons on these lenses. Though he's a Nikon guy, he admits Canon's 10-22mm is the best out there.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/digi...comparison.htm

I wish I had one of these lenses when I went to see Crater Lake NP!

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These super wide angle lens are a lot of fun! I think I'll hold off buying a camera until I know I can buy it with one of these. Sigma has a 10-20mm lens that actually cost $150 less than the 12-24mm. Ken Rockwell recently did comparisons on these lenses. Though he's a Nikon guy, he admits Canon's 10-22mm is the best out there.
True - However although technically theses 'digital' lenses are all super-wide by their focal-length, but in practice they can't be any wider than 16mm with the crop factor. The 12-24 EX is unique in that it's the only one which can go on my 10D, EOS-3, or any full-frame and be truly a 12mm: http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...4556/index.htm

I can't use any of the EF-s even if I want to!
Plus I like BIG lens... The others super-wide are lilliput in comparison :lol: :-) :G





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Ditto - Royal Gorge, Colorado




-> This is both wide and deep - Wish I had a full-frame here or any of those wedding cameras (or my old film) with a larger dynamic range so I can capture the canyon below... and not blow out the sky above! :?
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Okay, NHL, now you're just showing off! Once I figure out longtitude and latitude, I'm coming over and taking that lens from you:G

Here's my version of a "wide angle shot" of Crater Lake. It's from a 2MP with no way of setting anything but white balance:

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Now that's a beautiful view, I'm jealous - another place to add to my travel plan!!!

Oh another thing is when you shoot over water - one thing nice I like about the 12-24 EX is that you can mount the filters both way: front or back.
-> I use the front one through a sliding hood (see the previous link for a picture) that double as a protector for 1.6x cameras - It allows me to take a picture with/without a polarizer relatively quickly
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