Canon wide-angle prime lens suggestion

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Peter, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I'm looking for wide-angle prime, and Canon has more lenses in that
    category than I'd like... too hard to choose especially considering
    conflicting reviews. I dont have the cashish to go for 24mm f/1.4L so
    would like to hear opinions on what's the next best thing (read: next
    sharpest glass) in 20-28mm Canon's lineup. I already have 50mm f/1.4
    which I like very much, but need something wider. I'm 20D user FWIW.

    Peter, Jun 28, 2007
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  2. Peter

    King Sardon Guest

    That little tidbit about the 20D is not trivial.

    I don't think the Canon wide angle lenses are a very good choice for
    the small sensor SLRs. These lenses have too many design compromises
    to give them good coverage of the full 35mm frame, and that makes them
    heavy, slow, expensive, and not very wide for the cropped frame.

    Instead, consider the 10-22mm zoom. It is excellent and gives much
    wider angles than you could achieve with the normal Canon WA prime

    28mm is not wide angle on the 20D. It is a normal focal length.
    Anyway, the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 zoom outperforms the 28mm f2.8 and
    probably the f1.8 too.

    King Sardon, Jun 28, 2007
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  3. Peter

    Eric Miller Guest

    The Sigma 15-30 is a good performer on the cropped frame, yielding
    approx 24mm on the wide end. It is slow and big, though not as heavy as
    you would think looking at it. I found it to be a very sharp lens on my
    10D though it is prone to flare. Nevertheless, it is a good value at
    about 200 less than the 10-22 Canon new. You can find a used one for
    around 300 or so.

    Eric Miller
    Eric Miller, Jun 28, 2007
  4. Although it isn't a Canon lens, I use the Sigma 20mm f/1.8 prime on a
    300D. It is a very good performer for the money, IMO. It also has
    great bokeh having a 9 blade construction and is from Sigmas EX line of
    lenses. It has great build quality. For me, another plus was it can
    work on full frame DSLRs should I decide to go that route in the future.
    Here's a link:
    Michael Johnson, Jun 28, 2007
  5. Peter

    Tony Guest

    All you'll ever need to know just search
    Tony, Jun 29, 2007
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