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Suggestions needed for new ultra wide angle lens

 
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Jul 12, 2018 00:34 |  #1

Hello :-)
I use a canon 5dm3. The widest lens I have currently is the 17-40. I’m looking to buy something wider.
Appreciate any recommendations.
The budget would be anything below $2k.
Thanks!


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Jul 12, 2018 02:03 |  #2

Best you can get for full frame: Sigma 12-24mm II. Better lens, but crop-body only: Sigma 8-16mm.




  
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Jul 12, 2018 04:11 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #3

Thanks! Will check it out.


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Jul 12, 2018 09:28 |  #4

I hope you do realize that as you widen the Angle of View of the lens, any distant detail on the horizon will shrink in size dramatically (at ultrawide AOV), losing you detail in those objects and emotional impact gained by those objects viewed with the naked eye!

'Very broad yet detailless horizon' is the typical outcome! I just mounted a Tokina 11-20mm lens on a FF body to show 15mm and 11mm detail.

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Note the tree branch (red arrow points to it) and how it gets lost in the 11mm shot, yet it is only about 20-25' away!

Ultrawide necessitates different techniques for shot effectiveness than what a lot of folks presume.

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Jul 12, 2018 09:37 |  #5

If I had 2 thousand bucks to spend on an ultra wide, i would stretch a little and buy the Canon 11-24

https://www.the-digital-picture.com …1-24mm-f-4L-USM-Lens.aspx (external link)

Or find a used one.


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Jul 12, 2018 10:12 |  #6

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18661210 (external link)
If I had 2 thousand bucks to spend on an ultra wide, i would stretch a little and buy the Canon 11-24

https://www.the-digital-picture.com …1-24mm-f-4L-USM-Lens.aspx (external link)

Or find a used one.

I get your preference, but the Σ12-24 II is 95% of the 11-24L, both at f/8-f/16, where most work of this type is done. If you are chasing DOF, you are not shooting wide open. Canon $2000 new. Sigma $450 used. I'm happy we have choices.




  
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Jul 12, 2018 13:58 |  #7

Here

https://www.lensrental​s.com …m-canon-nikon-sony-sigma/ (external link)

is Lens Rentals' Phillip Pettit's testing of UWA zooms.


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Jul 12, 2018 20:41 |  #8

I would save up for the 11-24mm f/4L  :p


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Oct 12, 2018 22:16 |  #9

I recently bought a Canon Ef 14mm Mki for just under 600$ and love the UWA! It's not perfect but a 14mm mkI is better than no 14mm :)

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