Recommendations for wide angle lens?


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Hi all,

I'm planning to go to Borobudur or Angkor Wat soon, and the feedback I've gotten is that a wide angle lens would be useful to bring. I own a Canon 350D. Can I pls get recommendations for a wide angle lens that won't make me a pauper? I've been checking out BnS but I hardly come across people selling wide lenses, either new or used. Thanks!
 

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what is your budget?
and how wide do you want to go?
Are 3rd party lenses an option?

I'd say the tokina 12-24 f4 is a safe bet
if it is out of your budget,
then the next best thing would be a tokina 17mm f3.5
 

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My budget? Preferably not more than $800. i don't mind 3rd-party lenses. I want to go as wide as possible, i.e. 10mm or 12mm.
 

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ortega said:
what is your budget?
and how wide do you want to go?
Are 3rd party lenses an option?

I'd say the tokina 12-24 f4 is a safe bet
if it is out of your budget,
then the next best thing would be a tokina 17mm f3.5
I agree..
The tokina 12-24 is a very good lens, in terms of build, image quality and handling
 

Big Kahuna

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Actually there are only a handful of wide angles lens that's wider than your kit lens......but I think only 3rd party one like Sigma's, Tamron's and Tokina's fall within that price bracket....you can probably find many fantastic samples posted in here b4 :thumbsup:

But since I am a nikon user, I think I will go for a prime lens something like the 14mm if I want wide but this one will burn a hole in my pocket before I shoot the picture :D
 

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Be sure to check out the sigma before u set your mind on the tamron. the web reviews which I seen generally favour the sigma for better picture quality and build quality than the tamron.
 

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ShutterBugL said:
Be sure to check out the sigma before u set your mind on the tamron. the web reviews which I seen generally favour the sigma for better picture quality and build quality than the tamron.
I've seen pics taken by the sigma ones (wide-angle ones) in comparison to the tamrons. I find that the tamrons are slightly better in quality. Web reviews vary from person to person so do a test yrself personally is best to deduce which is better.
 

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Are wide-angle lenses for group shots?
 

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ive just done a review of the tokina 19-35 which i got for $160 w/77mm filter off B&S. MINT condition from a very nice seller. i find it worth every penny i paid. :) definitely wont make u a pauper. i use a 350D too :)

review on: shangjun.blogspot.com
 

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Isaiahfortythirtyone said:
ive just done a review of the tokina 19-35 which i got for $160 w/77mm filter off B&S. MINT condition from a very nice seller. i find it worth every penny i paid. :) definitely wont make u a pauper. i use a 350D too :)

review on: shangjun.blogspot.com
Good buy!
 

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I think you should go for EFS 10-22 F3.5-4.5. It is lighter and the finishing is much more better than tokina and others. Overall image quality is better. I tried it yesterday at CP. I compared tokina 12-24, sigma 15-30 (too big and heavy for my liking) and canon 10-22.

The only thing u hav to do is to come out extra $$$. They quote me 1180. But the lens doesn't come with the hood. The hood at extra 80 (eighty dollars..........;( ;( ;( )

Anyway if i were u, I'll just tahan my heartache and go for canon :sweat: by installments.


Btw.., anyone know which shop is selling cheaper for the above canon lens.????:cry:
 

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mtunlinn said:
I think you should go for EFS 10-22 F3.5-4.5. It is lighter and the finishing is much more better than tokina and others. Overall image quality is better. I tried it yesterday at CP. I compared tokina 12-24, sigma 15-30 (too big and heavy for my liking) and canon 10-22.

The only thing u hav to do is to come out extra $$$. They quote me 1180. But the lens doesn't come with the hood. The hood at extra 80 (eighty dollars..........;( ;( ;( )

Anyway if i were u, I'll just tahan my heartache and go for canon :sweat: by installments.


Btw.., anyone know which shop is selling cheaper for the above canon lens.????:cry:
the Canon EF-S 10-22 is a hidden L lens.
Price is high, but the image quality is superb.
 

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mtunlinn said:
I think you should go for EFS 10-22 F3.5-4.5. It is lighter and the finishing is much more better than tokina and others. Overall image quality is better. I tried it yesterday at CP. I compared tokina 12-24, sigma 15-30 (too big and heavy for my liking) and canon 10-22.

The only thing u hav to do is to come out extra $$$. They quote me 1180. But the lens doesn't come with the hood. The hood at extra 80 (eighty dollars..........;( ;( ;( )

Anyway if i were u, I'll just tahan my heartache and go for canon :sweat: by installments.


Btw.., anyone know which shop is selling cheaper for the above canon lens.????:cry:
A few days ago, Jn 3:16 quoted S$1160 for the Canon EFS10-22mm and S$60 for the filter. Haven't asked AP yet but I'd expect a better price than either CP or Jn 3:16.

Btw, don't forget that you may still need to get a 77mm UV filter for it if you need protection. From what I've read (so far) you'll probably need a slim filter so that it doesn't cause vignetting. Not sure if this is really an issue but you may want to check it our for yourself.
 

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Definitely I have to get a filter after getting it.. either B+W or Nc.. another 100 bucks again..

Just scratching my head nowadays.....:dunno:
 

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