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Jul 03, 2012 16:05 |  #1

I am looking for a lens to replace my tamron 17-50 that I recently sold. My budget is $300-$500 and I need a lens that is fast focusing. I mostly photograph dogs so a speedy lens is definitely a must! Also, I have been introducing myself to underwater photography and a wide lens would totally be more helpful compared to my 50mm. (especially on a crop camera!).

I have been looking around and the Canon 10-22 seems nice but the price is usually around $600 so I gahh :confused:


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Jul 03, 2012 16:19 |  #2

The Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 would be a good option for you and they run about $480 new


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Jul 03, 2012 16:51 |  #3

Sdot85 wrote in post #14666588 (external link)
The Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 would be a good option for you and they run about $480 new

Does it focus well and fast? That was the part I was worried about. :(


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Jul 03, 2012 16:57 |  #4

What did you not like about the Tamron 17-50mm?? I had that lens on a crop body in the past and I loved it.



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Jul 03, 2012 17:00 |  #5

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What did you not like about the Tamron 17-50mm?? I had that lens on a crop body in the past and I loved it.

I always found myself on the 17mm side and I thought if I were to purchase it again, I would only be using less than the lens could offer.


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Jul 03, 2012 17:03 as a reply to  @ smilebug's post |  #6

I have the Canon 10-22 and really like it; very sharp. The Tokina 11-16 is also supposed to be very good. I had a hard time choosing between the two.


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Jul 03, 2012 17:07 |  #7

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I have the Canon 10-22 and really like it; very sharp. The Tokina 11-16 is also supposed to be very good. I had a hard time choosing between the two.

I am currently trying to see if this one seller can bring down her price from $600 to around $550. Hopefully she agrees!


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Jul 03, 2012 18:13 |  #8

I have the 10-22 too, great little lens.




  
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Jul 03, 2012 18:26 |  #9

I rented 10-22 last weekends, I am very pleased with it. you won't get bokeh but it's quite sharp, very good with crop body.


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Jul 03, 2012 20:32 |  #10

The focus on my Sigma 10-20 was fast enough for anything I did...plus, the new versions are f3.5 all the way through the range! (my old one was 4-5.6)


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Jul 03, 2012 20:52 |  #11

the sigma 10-20mm falls in your price range...although i do wonder how well the shots of dogs will turn out...unless you're going for that super distorted look it may not be the answer you're looking for...i'd think a lens like the 15-85mm would be pretty versatile if you're not needing a fast lens...

i'd run something like exposure plot to see just how many of your shots were falling below 20mm...


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Jul 03, 2012 22:55 |  #12

Yeah, I was trying to imagine photographing dogs with a 10-22! That's going to be interesting.

Another possibility is the Tokina 12-24/4. It sells for $600 new and you can find it used for $400 or so.

Focus is practically instantaneous on most of these UWA lenses. They only have to move their focusing group a fraction of an inch, so speed isn't usually a concern.


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Jul 10, 2012 05:50 |  #13

10-22 :)


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Jul 10, 2012 12:25 |  #14

For low light, I recommend the Tokina 11-16 as it has an aperture of 2.8, lowest for any known wide angle at the moment. For a lower budget, an equivalent image quality, go for the Sigma 10-20mm. From here you'll have to choose which aperture version you'd prefer. 4-5.6 or the 3.5. If you were to choose 4-5.6, go for the Canon version. If 3.5, go for Sigma since it's aperture stays the same throughout the zoom and just lower aperture in general.

I personally own the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 and it's an excellent lens. I got mine for $400 used.


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Jul 10, 2012 18:06 |  #15

If you can find an used Tokina 11-16 f2.8 around $550-$600 It is best WA for your 7D.


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