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Dec 24, 2011 08:35 |  #1

Okay, so I have an XSI.

I do tend to travel alot (both for personal and work) and feel like I am missing out on a wide angle lens.

As of now I have:
Canon 18-135
Canon 50mm 1.4

I'll be going to the Greek islands this spring for 10 days and feel like a wide angle/fish eye would be great. I plan on using the 50mm for early morning greek market shots, and the 18-135 for general photography.

I thought about one of the Rokinon 8mm fisheye lenses since they dont seem to be expensive and produce good results?

Any suggestions are welcomed. If money allows and I can find a good deal, I'd also like to upgrade to a T2i by then for video as well.




  
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Dec 24, 2011 08:40 |  #2

Keep the XSi and pair it with a Canon 10-22. Superb lens designed for a crop factor camera and excellent IQ.

I used tis lens for a year or so and absolutely loved it.


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Dec 24, 2011 08:48 |  #3

+1 for the 10-22 or 3rd-party equivalent. You'd then be covered for everything from super-wide angle to medium telephoto, with the 50 for low-light.
The rokinon would be OK as long as you can live without autofocus and don't mind the 'fishiness'.


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Dec 24, 2011 08:51 |  #4

i think the 10-22 is kind of out of my price range for the limited use it will probably get.




  
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Dec 24, 2011 09:07 |  #5

Sigma 10-20?


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Dec 24, 2011 09:11 |  #6

alex.hondsmerk wrote in post #13593727 (external link)
Sigma 10-20?

hmm i like that idea....any idea what those go for used in very good condition?

i really like the autofocus feature on that as compared to the 8mm rokinon.




  
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Dec 24, 2011 10:16 as a reply to  @ da9k1ne's post |  #7

Tokina 11-16 f/2.8.
Fantastic build (solid like a tank), very, very sharp. THere is nothing better that is as wide and as fast. Done.
I still miss mine, but moved to FF.


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Dec 24, 2011 10:23 as a reply to  @ Old Baldy's post |  #8

+1 on the sigma. It has produced some of my favorite shots.




  
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Dec 24, 2011 10:29 as a reply to  @ Old Baldy's post |  #9

either or both Samyangs (Rokinon) 8 (external link) and 14 (external link) if you don't mind focussing manually.

I use a Sigma 8-16 myself because i don't like to manually focus if i don't have too :)




  
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Dec 24, 2011 11:18 |  #10

da9k1ne wrote in post #13593733 (external link)
hmm i like that idea....any idea what those go for used in very good condition?

New from B&H it's $479 - http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …0_20mm_f_4_5_6_​EX_DC.html (external link)

On ebay it's going for as little as $360 used in decent condition - http://www.ebay.com …5ae43c4286#ht_4​262wt_1270 (external link)


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Dec 24, 2011 12:07 |  #11

Start a thread in the "Want to Buy" section of this forum. Be specific as to what you want, and the replies will come it.


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Dec 24, 2011 12:14 |  #12

Rather than repeating it all... Please see https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1129625 thread regarding wide angle lenses for crop cameras.

Personally I don't care a lot for fisheyes.... Sure, they can be fun occasionally, but get kind of boring if I use them a lot. I've have them in the past in a couple different camera systems, but sold them off.


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