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Which wide angle lens to buy?

I am in search of a wide angle lens right now. I love the pictures taken using the 18mm with my subject pretty close. I love how it distorts not only them but the distance behind them as well. I don’t want a full on fish eye, but something in between. I also would enjoy it when taking pictures of larger groups like the school band. When I want to get the entire gym in my picture without sitting in the top row. Today I was looking like I always do. I guess I am a bit of a window shopper I like to browse. I have been looking for a few months now.

These are my top picks right now

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6

Priced at $479.99 with great reviews. I wish it was a bit lower on the f stop, but it goes all the way to 10mm which I think is pretty awesome!

I have never bought from Sigma before, but would be willing to break freeĀ  of my Canon purchases and give it a try. I hear only good things about them!

Canon does have one that is comparable the Canon EF-@ 10-22mm but this one is priced at $859.00 a little bit more, but you do get a little bit more. The f stop starts at f/3.5-4.5 which is nice, the smaller the aperture the better in my book!

Tamron AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5

List price on this one is $898.95, sale price for the Tamron is $499.00on Amazon today… This one gets good reviews as well, and goes a little lower on the f stop then the Sigma.

Jury is still out on this one…. I have to do some more research on crop factor as well. Since I have the Canon 60D.

As always CambridgeInColour is full of interesting tidbits about ultra wide angle lenses as is Digital-Photography-School

What is your favorite ultra wide angle lens?


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2 Responses to “Which wide angle lens to buy?”

  1. Hi there, personally I also like the look you mentioned and I got myself a 2nd hand full frame Canon 5D with a 17-40 f/4 L lens, great combo too

    Posted by Guy | April 26, 2012, 12:18 pm
  2. What a great combo indeed… And the 5D what a dreamy camera that is, congrats on such a great 2nd hand score!

    Posted by admin | April 26, 2012, 2:52 pm

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