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~$300, which wide prime should I buy?

 
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Oct 11, 2011 22:11 |  #1

I have around $300 right now ... which wide prime should i buy ?


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Oct 11, 2011 22:17 |  #2

are you o.k. with manual focus?...how wide do you want?...$300 won't get you much to be honest...you could get a 35mm f2 i guess


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Oct 11, 2011 22:33 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #3

35 f2 is nice. Also consider the 24mm 2.8. It's in your price range. It will be a wide angle on your 5DII and a nice short focal length on the T2i (groups, street, full body portrait).




  
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Oct 11, 2011 22:36 |  #4

The 35 f2 comes to mind at that price point. For a little more, the Sigma 28 f1.8, and for even more, the Canon 28 f1.8.




  
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Oct 11, 2011 22:37 |  #5

35/2, 28/2.8 are the only lenses you might find in that price range new. The 24/2.8 is a little more, about $350.

You might find a few more options used, or by adapting vintage manual focus lenses.


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Oct 11, 2011 22:51 |  #6

amfoto1 wrote in post #13238064 (external link)
The 24/2.8 is a little more, about $350.

You're right if your looking for new, but the 24mm is about $225 on the used market. You'll have enough left over for a hood.




  
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Oct 11, 2011 23:01 |  #7

might be enough to get a used canon 50mm 1.4




  
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Oct 11, 2011 23:04 |  #8

i2ichal2d wrote in post #13238172 (external link)
might be enough to get a used canon 50mm 1.4

Based on the sig, the OP has one.




  
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Oct 11, 2011 23:33 |  #9

i2ichal2d wrote in post #13238172 (external link)
might be enough to get a used canon 50mm 1.4

how does that qualify as a wide prime?


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Oct 12, 2011 01:05 |  #10

I've been looking into 35mm f2 vs 28mm f1.8.
I wonder any difference for sharpness and contrast ? Which one is better?


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Oct 12, 2011 03:40 |  #11

IQ wise I think they're quite close, but the 28 opens to 1.8. The 28 has advantages in other areas which explains the higher cost: build quality & USM namely (and the aforementioned aperture).


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