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Apr 30, 2012 11:17 |  #1

I am looking for a wide angle lens to use with my 5D MK II , opinions are variable , any hard suggestions which to go for.
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Apr 30, 2012 11:34 |  #2

Traditionally, the wide-angle go-to lens for a full frame camera is the Canon 16–35 II. It's a highly versatile lens.

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Apr 30, 2012 11:40 |  #3

I just went to Istanbul Turkey for a photo shoot around the city with some other 26 Photographers , so I rented the Canon 16-35mm and was very much satisfied with this lens, awesome . But was also thinking on going below the 16mm barrier .


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Apr 30, 2012 11:53 |  #4

It would be helpful to define your terms. 16 is already an ultrawide on a full frame camera, so you are beyond ultrawide at that point.




  
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Apr 30, 2012 11:56 |  #5

If you honestly want wider than 16mm on full frame you are approaching near fisheye and there really aren't that many options so it shouldn't be a difficult choice mate.


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Apr 30, 2012 14:23 |  #6

Your question is too general to offer much immediate help but you might focus your thinking by considering the following questions...

1. You already have a 24-105... what do you need to do that it can't achieve?
2. What's your budget?
3. Do you need to operate in low light?
4. Are you willing to manually focus the lens?
5. Are you willing to use a tripod and magnified live view?
6. Do you want a zoom or a prime or a tilt-shift?

From personal experience, the following wide angles work well on a 5D2...
OM 16/4 fisheye
17-40L provided you stop down to f/8
TS-E 17
Zeiss 21/2.8
TS-E 24
OM 24/2.8
Zeiss 28/2
OM 28/2.8
Zeiss 35/1.4
Zeiss 35/2

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Apr 30, 2012 15:02 |  #7

1. I need more effect.
2. Budget 1500 $ max.
3. Also low light .
4. Manual Focus , mmmm, maybe.
5. Tripod is a viable option.
6. Zoom Lens.

I know :Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens , but also I was considering the Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II or the Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM .
Never owned a Sigma but read a lot of Pros and Cons on these lenses.


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Apr 30, 2012 15:04 |  #8

1) more than what?
3) 2.8 is your fastest zoom.
6) see above.


It would be easier if you say how wide you have to be. The options get less plentiful once you nail down your exact requirements, not a bunch of potentially conflicting concepts.




  
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Apr 30, 2012 15:07 |  #9

Sigma 8-16mm is for crop camera's. It is DC designated.


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Apr 30, 2012 15:16 |  #10

The SIgma 8-16 is not a Full Frame lens, so that is out.

Here are your non-Fisheye options for new lenses wider than 16mm on FF:

Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 - $949
Canon 14 f/2.8 L II - $2200
Samyang 14 f/2.8 -$420
Zeiss 15 f/2.8 - $2950

None of these lenses meet your requirements. The lens you are looking for does not appear to exist.


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Apr 30, 2012 15:23 |  #11

Canon's new 8-15 Fisheye, perhaps?

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_8_15mm_f_4L_Fi​sheye.html (external link)




  
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Apr 30, 2012 16:08 |  #12

bps wrote in post #14353443 (external link)
Traditionally, the wide-angle go-to lens for a full frame camera is the Canon 16–35 II. It's a highly versatile lens.

Bryan

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Apr 30, 2012 16:15 |  #13

When I found my 17-40L not wide enough (on a 5D Mk2) I bought a Sigma 15mm f/2.8 fisheye and use this as a general-purpose UWA lens. I have a number of de-fishing software options which makes this lens really flexible (the "lens correction" in Lightroom is the simplest, but perhaps the least pleasing).

I also very recently bought a Sigma 12-24mm UWA zoom (2nd hand for AU$460) and I'm *very* happy with it. There seems to be quite a lot of variation from copy to copy with this lens though, and I have tried a few different copies in the past that have ranged from "barely adequate" to "truly awful". Thankfully the copy I tried last week turned out to be very good so I snapped it up. It's sharper than my 17-40L in the corners.

The minimum aperture on the Sigma 12-24 is slow, but keep in mind that at these focal lengths you can get away with much slower shutter speeds than with other focal lengths.

The Sigma 15mm f/2.8 fisheye seems to be very similar to the Canon equivalent. I love this lens.
If I de-fish a photo from my 15mm Fisheye using Lightroom's "lens correction" function then it gives an almost identical field of view to a 12mm rectilinear lens (but Lightroom does smear the corners during it's correction). Other de-fishing solutions (such as Image Trends PS plugin) maintain a wider field of view and give a more natural correction, but they only straighten the vertical lines in the image. I often prefer this "partial-fish" look over both a true fisheye look and a true rectilinear look.


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Apr 30, 2012 16:32 |  #14

Sigmas mkII 12-24 is a decent lens, not fast.

If you want fast get the samyang 14f2.8


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Apr 30, 2012 17:22 |  #15

What about a second hand Zeiss 21mm Distagon f/2.8...?

Meant to be an excellent quality wide angle lens on full-frame format.


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