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Sep 18, 2014 14:04 |  #1

At the moment I have a 60d and a Tamron 17-50 non vc and a Sigma 10-20 which I am very happy with.
I have just bought a used Canon 5d3 body but as yet I don't have a wide angle lens to go with it, the only lens in my kit bag is a 100 f2.8 that will be usable.
I am on a budget of £500 so I am open to suggestions as to which to go for.
I was leaning towards a canon 17-40 that gets some good reviews, but also some bad ones ?.
Sigma and Tamron also do WA lenses in my budget, which is another option to look at.
The main use will be landscapes so a fast lens is not that important.
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Sep 18, 2014 14:23 |  #2

Heya,

On a budget, look into a used Tamron 17-35. Great optically. Pretty much on par with the Canon 17-40 optically.

You may not need a zoom also. You can look into wide primes. The Rokinon/Samyang 14 F2.8 is a great ultrawide on full frame, very sharp, easy to use, and inexpensive. Pair with a 24mm prime or 24mm end of a zoom and you have great options.

If you don't care about filter use, and you can handle flare strategies, the Tokina 16-28 F2.8 PRO is a very good lens too. And Tokina makes a 17-35 F4 as well that is cheaper.

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Sep 18, 2014 14:44 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #3

I tested most of the UWA's for FF but also the third party's and Tokina is the best brand.

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Sep 18, 2014 14:56 |  #4

If you were happy with the FOV if your 17-50mm on the 60D then I'd recommend the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8.


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Sep 18, 2014 18:52 |  #5

If you can stretch the budget for a 16-35 f/4L IS, that's probably the best bet for landscapes. Granted, the IS isn't very useful for your purposes and simply inflates the price tag unnecessarily, but ignoring that it's great optically.

Otherwise, you'll have to accept at least one major compromise:

1. Canon 17-40 f/4L: great build quality, color and contrast, but edge and corner sharpness is generally poor

2. Tokina 16-28 f/2.8: good image quality, but very heavy, flare-prone and doesn't take filters


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Sep 18, 2014 22:09 |  #6
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There is a Tokina 19-35 on the sale pages for $85. Best bargain I've seen in quite some time. Except for a tendency to flare, it is almost a 17-40. Yes, I've had both.


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Sep 18, 2014 23:01 |  #7

bx338 wrote in post #17163527 (external link)
At the moment I have a 60d and a Tamron 17-50 non vc and a Sigma 10-20 which I am very happy with.
I have just bought a used Canon 5d3 body but as yet I don't have a wide angle lens to go with it, the only lens in my kit bag is a 100 f2.8 that will be usable.
I am on a budget of £500 so I am open to suggestions as to which to go for.
I was leaning towards a canon 17-40 that gets some good reviews, but also some bad ones ?.
Sigma and Tamron also do WA lenses in my budget, which is another option to look at.
The main use will be landscapes so a fast lens is not that important.
Thanks

I don't know what £500 is in American money.
This most likely isn't the answer you want, I have a few lenses.
My favorite lenses are the TSE17mm and the TSE 24mm MK I.

I bought my Mark one TSE 24 MM used for slightly under 1000.00 bucks.

Hands down they are the one of the best landscape lenses...

Good luck in your choice

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Sep 19, 2014 03:05 |  #8

The new(ish) Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS should be within your budget. You already have a 100mm lens. Later you could add a cheap 50mm lens, e.g. the f/1.8 or (better for landscape) the f/2.5 macro. This would give you a 24-50-100 lens set.

These days I usually use an ultrawide zoom and a macro lens for landscape. But I often shot with 24-50-100 with my Olympus film camera, and don't consider I'd be giving up much losing the zoom.

I don't consider 14mm very useful for landscape.




  
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Sep 19, 2014 03:59 |  #9

farmer1957 wrote in post #17164501 (external link)
I don't know what £500 is in American money.
This most likely isn't the answer you want, I have a few lenses.
My favorite lenses are the TSE17mm and the TSE 24mm MK I.

I bought my Mark one TSE 24 MM used for slightly under 1000.00 bucks.

Hands down they are the one of the best landscape lenses...

Good luck in your choice

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With the left click of your mouse you select £500 then right click on it, contextual menu open, choose "Search Google ..." and automatically google will give you the change in a new tab in your bucks money depending your location detected by google ;)


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Sep 19, 2014 07:07 |  #10

Reservoir Dog wrote in post #17164757 (external link)
With the left click of your mouse you select £500 then right click on it, contextual menu open, choose "Search Google ..." and automatically google will give you the change in a new tab in your bucks money depending your location detected by google ;)

Not working for me as a swiss. But still its easy to convert. Pounds is more or less x2 or so..


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Sep 19, 2014 09:24 |  #11

bx338 wrote in post #17163527 (external link)
I was leaning towards a canon 17-40 that gets some good reviews, but also some bad ones ?.

Its mushy at the corners, but you have to consider its also very affordable - the new 16-35 is a great lens, but costs twice as much. In comparison to that the 17-40 is a bargain.

Small plug....Im selling mine (for less than your max budget), if you're interested PM me.


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Sep 19, 2014 13:06 |  #12

davidfarina wrote in post #17164926 (external link)
Not working for me as a swiss. But still its easy to convert. Pounds is more or less x2 or so..

Actually the (crop) factor is about 1.6x:D


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Sep 19, 2014 15:13 |  #13

Per Ken Rockwell, the best FF wide angle lens is the 16-35mm or 17-40:

http://www.kenrockwell​.com …d-cameras.htm#canonlense​s (external link)


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Sep 19, 2014 18:00 |  #14

Reservoir Dog wrote in post #17164757 (external link)
With the left click of your mouse you select £500 then right click on it, contextual menu open, choose "Search Google ..." and automatically google will give you the change in a new tab in your bucks money depending your location detected by google ;)

Thank you Reservoir Dog

I sure like using a TSE 17mm or the TSE 24mm lenses for landscape.

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Sep 19, 2014 22:01 |  #15

davidfarina wrote in post #17164926 (external link)
Not working for me as a swiss. But still its easy to convert. Pounds is more or less x2 or so..

It's strange that it's not working in Switzerland ??? Your country houses all world currencies :lol: :lol: :lol:


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