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EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

 
Alex ­ Veringa
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Apr 28, 2009 06:24 |  #1

Just want to hear what you guys think about this wide angle lens as I like taking landscape pictures and am investing for a lens now
Thanks In Advance :cool:


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Apr 28, 2009 07:48 |  #2

Alex Veringa wrote in post #7817823 (external link)
Just want to hear what you guys think about this wide angle lens as I like taking landscape pictures and am investing for a lens now
Thanks In Advance :cool:


Good lens but not very wide on a 350D.


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Apr 28, 2009 08:03 |  #3

Love it on my 5D. Wide open as very slight light fall-off on the corners, nothing stopping down won't fix (you're stopping down anyways, generally, for landscapes)


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Apr 28, 2009 08:07 |  #4

How wide do you need it?


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Alex ­ Veringa
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Apr 28, 2009 08:21 |  #5

Well im rather new to photography and i am interested in landscaping so I really don't know how wide I want it lol


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Apr 28, 2009 08:24 |  #6

I'd say zooms are more versatile / useful if you're starting (even a lot of pro's use them). What kind of focal length do you use on your 18-55 for landscapes?


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Alex ­ Veringa
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Apr 28, 2009 08:33 |  #7

For land scape shots on my 18-55 i use from 18 up to about 30
I cant go any further as the view is not that wide .


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motoroller
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Apr 28, 2009 11:25 |  #8

How about a 17-55 IS or a 17-40L?

If not, the 20mm is about the widest "cheap" prime. Maybe think about a 14mm Tamron f/2.8, but that's a slightly different ball game.


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Alex ­ Veringa
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Apr 28, 2009 19:41 |  #9

Ill check the two lenses out, thanks for the ideas mate :)


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Apr 28, 2009 19:52 as a reply to  @ Alex Veringa's post |  #10

If you really really want ultra-wide, you can try the Tokina 11-16 ƒ/2.8, the new Sigma 10-20 ƒ/3.5 or Canon 10-22. I have quite a lot of experience with the Tokina as I borrowed it for a few shots last time, and the sharpness for landscape is unparalleled. It will hold its ground against the Canon WA primes.


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Apr 28, 2009 19:53 |  #11

If you're just starting out, I'd recommend sticking with your 18-55 for now. For landscapes, you'll generally be stopped down a bit, so the difference between your kit lens and an expensive lens will not be as dramatic. Once you gain a bit more experience, you'll have a better idea what you need in your equipment. It might be an ultrawide, or a fast prime. Heck, you might figure out you don't really care for landscapes and you want a fast telephoto.




  
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Apr 28, 2009 22:34 |  #12

I wouldn't recommend the 20mm, its just not that wide. And you already have 20mm covered with your kit lens. Check out the Focal length comparison tool on the Tamron website to give you an idea of what 18mm looks like compared to 11mm. I have the canon 10-22mm ultra-wide and really like the 10mm end SO wide!


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Apr 28, 2009 23:55 |  #13

Headshotzx wrote in post #7822039 (external link)
If you really really want ultra-wide, you can try the Tokina 11-16 ƒ/2.8, the new Sigma 10-20 ƒ/3.5 or Canon 10-22.

Indeed. The WA Canon primes are for full frame. Yes they "work" on crop cameras, but they are a huge compromise (bulk, cost, IQ) compared to the zoom lenses that have been created specifically to cater to the true-WA needs on APS-C. If you still need a "prime" a piece of tape on the lens barrel can do the job :cool:


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Apr 29, 2009 08:39 |  #14

Then WHY are you looking at the 20mm f/2.8?

Alex Veringa wrote in post #7818313 (external link)
For land scape shots on my 18-55 i use from 18 up to about 30
I cant go any further as the view is not that wide .

Buy a Sigma/Canon 10-2xmm and be a happy landscape shooter.....





(or the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 if you want to shoot stuff in lower light ;) )




  
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