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What is the widest lens someone could need?

 
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Dec 29, 2010 22:48 as a reply to  @ post 11535372 |  #31

10-22mm on a 50D for me. Plenty wide enough for when I want/need it, but too wide/short for an everyday walkaround lens IMO.


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Dec 29, 2010 22:56 |  #32

24mm is the widest think I need, if I need wider shot, I capture several shot and photomerge it in photoshop.


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Dec 29, 2010 23:21 |  #33

EF 14mm is the one I need.


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Dec 30, 2010 00:21 |  #34

I lived with 24mm on FF for a long time. I always wanted something a bit wider. Luckily for me there's an amazing 21 mm out there!

I've shot with 17-40, 16-35, 12-24, 24L, 14 Samyang, Voigt 20, Oly 21, Oly 18 and a few others I'm forgetting. For me 21 is perfect landscape wide angle focal length. Anything past 18 for me is entirely too wide. I don't see much use for the 14s other than night skies and interiors. Just me though.


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Dec 30, 2010 00:34 |  #35

i use a 12-24 on a 5d, and do sometimes wish for wider.


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Dec 30, 2010 00:40 |  #36

11-16 on a crop is pretty wide for me .. I think it is equivalent of 17mm on the wide end ..


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Dec 30, 2010 09:16 |  #37

I have a -50mm lens. It takes pictures of the back of my head.


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Dec 30, 2010 09:24 |  #38

I always use 50mm 1.8 for my camera:)
Can u guys advice me an affordable wide-lense?


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Dec 30, 2010 09:35 |  #39

Cheapest wide angle is a Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS for about $100 used.


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Dec 30, 2010 10:30 |  #40

gasrocks wrote in post #11535372 (external link)
Just sold my Vivitar 7/3.5 fisheye lens as I was not using it very much.

I tossed around the idea of a fisheye... but I knew I wouldn't use it much.. I think the applications that a fisheye can be used are somewhat limited... but, with a rectilinear UWA, I find there are many more practical applications.


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Dec 31, 2010 00:22 |  #41

Alejandrophotos wrote in post #11540712 (external link)
I always use 50mm 1.8 for my camera:)
Can u guys advice me an affordable wide-lense?

EF-s 10-22 perhaps, or sigma 10-20.


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Dec 31, 2010 04:46 |  #42

24mm on the FF for me is plenty wide.


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Dec 31, 2010 08:36 |  #43

As a general walk around lens, the 17-55mm f/2.8 is wide enough on my 7D. I do have a EF-S 10-22mm, but it is more of a specialty lens for me and does not see a lot of action.


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Dec 31, 2010 08:42 |  #44

I had a Sigma 10-20 for crop, and it was fun at times (I could get some creative shots) but the last 6months I owned it I it sat in the bag at home most of the time.
Now that I have a FF 5D I find that 24mm is plenty wide (about the same as 15mm was on crop). I may look for a very cheap ultra wide for the occasional times I may use it, but there are other things I want to buy first.


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Dec 31, 2010 16:19 |  #45

I have the 17-40 on FF and while I use the 17-23 range enough to justify the lens, I could live with 24 being my widest lens.


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