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Apr 01, 2013 12:27 |  #1

I'm using a T3i/600D currently with the intention of developing my skills while building a lens collection and switching to a full frame (5D-MKIII) in a year or so.

I couldn't wait to save up for a Canon 300mm so I purchased the Tamron 70-300 VC.

Right now, I'm looking for a Canon wide-angle lens to use on my T3i and the MKIII later on. While not knowing much about wide-angle lenses, I found myself looking at the "Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II"

Correct me if I'm wrong but, since I'm using a crop-sensor camera the true lengths would be (25.6mm-56mm).. Is that correct? Now, would this still function as a "wide-angle" lens on a crop sensor?

Another question is, I already have the 18-55mm kit lense.. how is that range any different than the same range the wide-angle lens going to produce?


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Apr 01, 2013 13:14 |  #2

Here is a primer on DSLR lenses.

http://photographywisd​om.com …ens-buying-guide-537.html (external link)

The true length of the 16-35 is 16-35 no matter what body you use. The crop body just crops the outside of the frame so you have field of view of 25.6-56. Yes it is still wide angle.

The 18-55 is less wide but a bit longer.




  
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Apr 01, 2013 13:43 as a reply to  @ mmcguire's post |  #3

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Apr 01, 2013 13:46 |  #4

mmcguire wrote in post #15779110 (external link)
Here is a primer on DSLR lenses.

http://photographywisd​om.com …ens-buying-guide-537.html (external link)

The true length of the 16-35 is 16-35 no matter what body you use. The crop body just crops the outside of the frame so you have field of view of 25.6-56. Yes it is still wide angle.

The 18-55 is less wide but a bit longer.

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Apr 01, 2013 15:23 |  #5

The 16-35 is going to have better glass elements than the kit lens as well as have the 2.8, which is a pretty big step from the kit lens. if you try both side by side I think you will see how much better the L lens is. I know I was blown away when I bought my first L lens as compared to the kit lens.




  
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Apr 01, 2013 16:14 |  #6

It is very hard to find a wide angle that works on both FF and crop. That's because the 16-35 is quite wide on FF, but not that much wider than the kit lens on a crop.

You might look at the Sigma 12-24, which is very wide on FF and still wide on crop.

I would probably buy a 15-85 or 10-22 for your current crop. When you go FF, sell it. You're better buying the glass you need now and selling it in the future than buying the wrong glass now with the thought that you'll use it down the road if/when you go FF.

Also, what are you trying to shoot? Landscapes?


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Apr 01, 2013 16:42 |  #7
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For wide angle on APS-c, it is hard to beat the EF-s 10-22. I have that and the EF-s 15-85 which is excellent also. If you need wide, the 16-35 will not cut it on an APS-c body.

No need to sell anything just because you move to full-frame. I use both, but I'll admit that the 5D sees more light these days.


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