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Wide angle for my 50d?

 
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Sep 22, 2011 17:25 |  #16

sixsixfour wrote in post #13146812 (external link)
thats why I suggested the 10-22.

Because you think it would be good for "mainly" portraits?

Or just as the best between the two lenses? Or for portrait, the 15-85mm you mentioned earlier?


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Sep 22, 2011 17:32 |  #17

mdvaden wrote in post #13147065 (external link)
Because you think it would be good for "mainly" portraits?

Or just as the best between the two lenses? Or for portrait, the 15-85mm you mentioned earlier?

between the two mentioned. OP did mention she needed wide angle, although I did focus more on the wide angle rather than the portrait. :o ;)


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Sep 22, 2011 17:47 |  #18
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The 10-22mm is not really good for portraits because it tends to have barrel distortion on all focal lengths, though less noticeable at 18-22mm, and you have to relatively near the person to get a good angle for portrait




  
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Sep 23, 2011 08:48 as a reply to  @ RichSoansPhotos's post |  #19

I do need it mainly for things like real estate photography. I will use it for portrait shots (not in-studio) as well.




  
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Sep 24, 2011 02:09 |  #20

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Joanna,

The 17-40L is not really a wide lens on a 1.6x camera. It is more of a mid-range zoom and as such, it lacks a fast aperture (f/4 without IS help is just too slow) and a decent long end (40mm = 64mm equivalent is quite lukewarm).

I love my 12-24mm f/4 Tokina Mk i and I would like to try the 11-16mm

Took mine out for a bit of entertainment today. May still get the 11-16mm, but maybe I will end up with both.

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Sep 24, 2011 02:30 |  #21

You need a wide angle but you shoot mainly potraits!! Tough to meet both requirements in one lens, IMO the 17-70 or 17-85 range lenses would fit the bill better. The Tokina is difficult to find too I hear, I may be wrong as I have never really pursued a buy on that myself.


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Sep 24, 2011 06:50 |  #22

nikmar08 wrote in post #13154625 (external link)
You need a wide angle but you shoot mainly potraits!! Tough to meet both requirements in one lens, IMO the 17-70 or 17-85 range lenses would fit the bill better. The Tokina is difficult to find too I hear, I may be wrong as I have never really pursued a buy on that myself.

No, I need a wide angle for real estate photography. I shoot portraits as well but never said I was buying it specifically for that.

I shoot a crop body sensor so 17mm isn't wide enough.

I haven't found it tough to find the Tokinas, they're all over the place from what I can see. Just deciding on which one. I think I'll go for the f2.8 although I don't anticipate shooting at 2.8 very often with this lens.




  
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Sep 24, 2011 07:18 |  #23

Before I got my 5D, I used a 40D and had a Canon 10-22mm. I loved the lens. If I was ever in the market, without a doubt I'd get another one. Like they said, 17-40 won't really be that wide on a 50D.

Sirrith wrote in post #13146140 (external link)
You'd probably love it even more if it was a 17-50 and had 2.8 and stabiliser :lol:

I guess it wouldn't hurt, but Canon doesn't make it anyways.

I haven't seen the need for IS or f2.8 on my 17-40 yet. I can handhold 1/10th easily at 17mm.


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Sep 24, 2011 07:39 |  #24

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I guess it wouldn't hurt, but Canon doesn't make it anyways.

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Sep 24, 2011 11:35 |  #25

GadgetRick wrote in post #13154976 (external link)
No, I need a wide angle for real estate photography. I shoot portraits as well but never said I was buying it specifically for that.

I shoot a crop body sensor so 17mm isn't wide enough.

I haven't found it tough to find the Tokinas, they're all over the place from what I can see. Just deciding on which one. I think I'll go for the f2.8 although I don't anticipate shooting at 2.8 very often with this lens.

The good thing is you know what you need. Decision taken then, right? Time to take good pics and post them here.

Cheers!!


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Sep 26, 2011 05:24 |  #26

nikmar08 wrote in post #13155783 (external link)
The good thing is you know what you need. Decision taken then, right? Time to take good pics and post them here.

Cheers!!

True, just waiting on some money then need to order one. :)




  
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Sep 26, 2011 05:40 |  #27

Sigma 10-20mm is excellent and VERY reasonable used.

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