i-G12 wrote in post #18657934
I'm looking for better glass for my 80D but I'm put off with the EF lenses because of the lack of wide angle on the crop sensor.
But there doesn't seem to be much available for a great walk around lens.
I'm currently using the 18-135 EF-S or the 15-85 EF-S but always looking for something sharper.
WTH? Are there no alternatives?
First, what do you mean by wide angle? There are two excellent wide angle Canon EFs lenses, the 10-18 and the 10-22. The 15-85 is a very sharp lens and it's image quality is on a par with the original 24-105 L and is a great general purpose lens on a crop camera. The EFs 17-55 is an L quality optic. EF lenses, including L lenses, are not about sharper, although some are. My non L, EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is sharper than the original 35mm f/ 1.4 L.
Can you show us the issues you're having and why you think that your EFs lenses are lacking. For general walk around the 24-105 L was designed for a full frame sensor. The 15-85 gives you the same angle of view at the wide end on a crop camera. A full frame lens with IS, better glass, build and a focal range of 18-135 would be large, heavy and expensive. A fast version would be much bigger, much heavier and much much more expensive. Canon makes a slow EF 28–300mm f/3.5–5.6L IS USM, but it's $2500 and weighs well over 3 pounds and is still not terribly wide on a crop camera.