2nd lens recommendation

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  1. Jbs

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    so i have a canon 40d with the kit lens (28-135). i want to get a second lens, but not sure what to get.


    so far i am thinking the 10-22 or (canon or sigma depending on how much cash i have at the time).

    i know i want wider shots, but that's about all :lol:

    thanks for the help
     
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    Do you ever intend on shooting 35mm film or full frame?
    If so, I'd stay away from EF-S lenses.
     
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    never heard a bad thing of the sigma 10-22...I'd say go for it.
     
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    You won't hear a bad one about the Canon 10-22mm either, at least not from me.
     
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    Why does a 28-135 come as a kit on a crop sensor camera?Weird.
    If that's really the case, then you need something like a 16-35, or 17-55 f2.8.
    That would give you a "normal" range of 28-80.
    Or, if you want to go wider, there are the lenses that you mentioned, which seem to be top notch, judging by the things i hear.
     
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    wait, so the 10-22 is not that wide on my camera?
     
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    Get whatever lens suits your needs.
     
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    well on your camera assuming the crop factor is 1.6x then it would be 16-35 which is still good but its not a ff sensor so you're not going to get as wide. But if you are looking to go wider i would suggest the sigma my sigma 24-70 is great.
     
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    Welcome to the realm of the crop sensor.
    Multiply your focal lengths by 1.6 to get the actual reach of your lens.

    Your 28-135 is actually a pretty useless 45-216. Well, not useless, but you know what i mean.
    "Normal" kit lenses today are in the 18-55 range. Which, as i said, gives you 28-80.

    The 10-22 is Canon's equivalent of it's critically acclaimed 16-35, and gives exactly that range, in a slightly slower (3.5-4.5, instead of 2.8), but much cheaper and lighter package. Made specifically for crop sensor cameras, like your 40D.

    If i were you, i'd get a 17-55, f2.8. It's L grade, minus the weather sealing.
     
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    I have the same camera and the same dilemma.

    I'm saving for the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM, as I don't see myself upgrading bodies any time soon.

    But I'm also low balling any EF-S 17-85MM f4-5.6 IS USM I see on Craigs List or E-Bay..
     
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    The 10-22 is about as wide as you are going to get as far as digital APS crop lenses go. If you do not intend on upgrading to a full-frame camera soon(why would you since you just got the 40D), than the EF-S 10-22 is an awesome lens. It is equivalent to a 16-35 on a regular camera. Pretty wide without going to a fish-eye lens. Review wise, the Canon model far exceeds the Sigma in image quality, build and edge sharpness. Always Sigma's weak point.
     
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    ahh why did canon make the 40d different from the 20d/5d? i want wiiide! haha


    although i think 16-35 would be a little bit more practical.
     

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