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Good wide/ ultra wide for a 1.6 crop body.

 
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Oct 04, 2007 22:44 |  #1

I am looking to get something that is nice and wide with worth the money with good image quality. I will be using this as a portrait lens(because I can get close to my subjects) and as a general wider then my 50mm f1.8 mkII. Autofocus should be decent in noise and does not need to be fast. I would also like a prime, but can settle with a zoom. It just needs to be wider then my 28mm f2.8.


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Oct 04, 2007 22:47 |  #2

Wider and/or sharper than the Sigma 17-35mm EX HSM with full-time manual focusing? ($219 on Amazon!!!)




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Oct 05, 2007 00:01 |  #3

Can you be more specific regarding fl? Wider than 50mm in kind of a huge interval. You're looking for something like your vivitar 28mm on your FILM body?


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Oct 05, 2007 00:34 |  #4

Well, the 14mm f/2.8 is pretty dang wide, but it would be a total waste on a 1.6x, and costs something like $1,600.

I'd recommend the Canon 10-22mm (~$650-ish) on a 1.6x, or the Sigma 10-20mm if you're on a budget (~$450-ish)


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Oct 05, 2007 01:05 |  #5

The Fox wrote in post #4067033external link
I am looking to get something that is nice and wide with worth the money with good image quality. I will be using this as a portrait lens(because I can get close to my subjects) and as a general wider then my 50mm f1.8 mkII. Autofocus should be decent in noise and does not need to be fast. I would also like a prime, but can settle with a zoom. It just needs to be wider then my 28mm f2.8.

here you go............

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Oct 05, 2007 02:30 |  #6

10-20, 10-22, 16-35 L


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Oct 05, 2007 06:24 |  #7

Honestly, of the ultra-wides, the Tokina 12-24 would be your best bet for wide portraits. You'll enjoy the fact that it's 24mm on the long end, which will fit for wide portraiture better than the 10-20 range of the Sigma, and the Tokina has very low distortion for an ultra-wide. Add the fact that the IQ is top notch and it's got L-class build, and you've got a winner!

If you just want a wide zoom (not ultra-wide.) Go for the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 if you're on a budget, or the Canon 17-55 IS if you can spend the bank!


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Oct 05, 2007 06:31 |  #8

Normal wide, 17-40mm L.

Ultra Wide, Sigma 10-20mm.



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Oct 05, 2007 06:43 |  #9

The Fox wrote in post #4067033external link
I am looking to get something that is nice and wide with worth the money with good image quality. I will be using this as a portrait lens(because I can get close to my subjects).....

I hope that you realize that by getting closer to your portrait subjects, you will be affecting the perspective (some call it "perspective compression") in a way that often produces images that the subjects will not consider flattering. If you are too close to the subject, for example, a nose will often look larger relative to an ear than if you were further away.

This is precisely the reason that the slightly longer than "normal" focal lengths are (and have been for a LONG time) recommended for portrait work. They force you to back off from the subject a bit and the resulting perspective is more pleasing to look at.


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Oct 05, 2007 07:25 |  #10

If done right, though, wide-angle portraits can be awesome...dynamic, different, and sometimes very flattering (think long legs).


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Oct 05, 2007 07:30 |  #11

Jman13 wrote in post #4068647external link
If done right, though, wide-angle portraits can be awesome...dynamic, different, and sometimes very flattering (think long legs).

Quite true. However, the OP should realize that this is a special situation and not necessarily good for "conventional" portrait work.


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Oct 05, 2007 07:31 |  #12

JackProton wrote in post #4067054external link
Wider and/or sharper than the Sigma 17-35mm EX HSM with full-time manual focusing? ($219 on Amazon!!!)

I've been looking at this lens. Do you have one? I'm just curious as to it's performance and IQ. I know it's priced much lower than some UWA lenses but I can't find a review anywhere.




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Oct 05, 2007 07:54 |  #13

Medic85 wrote in post #4068664external link
I've been looking at this lens. Do you have one? I'm just curious as to it's performance and IQ. I know it's priced much lower than some UWA lenses but I can't find a review anywhere.

Alot of users from the Fredmiranda site (review section) doesn't rate this lense very good. I have the Tamron 17-35 and its an amazing lense. One good thing too, is if you ever decide to go full frame of 1.3 (1D's) this lense is adaptable.




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Oct 05, 2007 08:12 |  #14

EFS 10-22 I think that would be a good WA lens for a 1.6 crop body.

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Oct 05, 2007 10:44 |  #15

Ditto on the Tokina 12-24.
But like SkipD and Jman13 point out...depending on how you compose the shot you can get some extremes ...anorexic or the wicked witch look.


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