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Posted: 8/1/2005 5:38:29 PM EDT
Currently, my wide angle lens is a Canon 17-40 f4L. I am wondering if I should look into the Canon 10-22 or one of the new APS-C size WAs from Tokina (12-24 f4) or Sigma (10-20 f4-5.6). Anyone have any of these? I am primarily interested in using the lens for landscape photos. Do yall think the 17 would be wide enough for that?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:43:04 AM EDT
If you're planning on doing really pro work, I'd say go with a prime or tilt-shift lens. The 17-40L is a great lens, I think it's wide enough for wide angle photography. I guess it depends on how wide you need to go. Check fredmiranda.com for lens reviews, I'd watch out for barrel distortion with those really wide lenses. Big no-no for landscape photography.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:45:42 AM EDT
I have a 17-35 F2.8 that I use and love it, never felt a real need to get another one as this one handles everything I need it to.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:46:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By squeky:
If you're planning on doing really pro work

I am not a pro by any means---just a hobbyist.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 10:11:45 AM EDT
Though I'm a Nikon shooter, I'd say go for the Canon 10-22. I picked up a Nikon 12-24mm f/4 a couple months ago off eBay and have been extremely satisfied with it. Up until then, my widest lens was a Nikon 24mm f/2.8, which worked out okay for film, but it got to where even with film, I started wishing for more coverage. Thus, when I went to digital, I had to get a wider lens, the 12-24 deal came up (35mm equivalent is 18-36mm, of course), and I'm now very happy. Personally, I recommend staying with the OEM's lenses if you're a pro or critical amateur, but if your needs aren't as stringent, then an aftermarket lens like the Tokinas represent an easier buy-in. HTH. Happy shooting (pun intended).
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:29:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 7:33:24 AM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 7:37:32 AM EDT
I've had the Canon 10-22mm for about a month. On my Canon 20D, that's equivalent to a 16-35mm lens on a full-frame film or digital SLR. I really like it -- you can get an entire room in the photo for interior pix, and really expansive landscapes outside. Very little distortion -- straight lines stay straight at the frame edges. Get the Canon lens hood to go with it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:55:07 PM EDT
The Canon 16-35 is the lens to get if you ever plan on going full frame. That being said I use the 10-22 with the 1.6 crop.

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