Wide-angle primes in Canon's EF-S line?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Kevin, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Guest

    I am toying with getting a Canon 20D as my first SLR.
    Unfortunately, it would put quite a strain on my budget.
    Probably the only way I could afford it would be to start out
    with the cheapest lens possible and then add some others later.
    The consensus seems to be that you can get pretty good
    quality even from an inexpensive lens _if_ you go with a prime
    lens rather than a zoom. What I would like is a moderate
    wide-angle prime lens, say with a true focal length of 15mm,
    which on the 20D would give a field of view equivalent to about
    a 23-mm lens on a full-frame camera. Are any lenses like
    _that_ available at reasonable price and quality? They don't
    seem to exist yet in Canon's EF-S line. Does it seem likely
    Canon will add them soon?
    I am also considering buying a used 10D now that they will
    hopefully be available more cheaply. But the advantage of
    the 20D is that it accepts EF-S lenses, which seems to make it
    far preferable at the wide-angle end.


    Kevin
     
    Kevin, Aug 20, 2004
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    Skip M Guest

    There is, or at least was, a 14mm f2.8 WA in the "L" line of lenses. Gives
    the equivalent of 22mm on the 10D. Kind of expensive, but most "L" lenses
    are...
     
    Skip M, Aug 21, 2004
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