<$300 Wide Angle Canon lens recommendations?

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm planning on getting the 28-135IS, and would like something that's a wider angle to add to my collection. Should I just purchase a 18-55 stock lens for cheap off somebody? I can probably get one of those for about 80 bucks easy. Any ideas? I'd like to spend less than 300, and hopefully less than 200.
     
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    The list in your signature suggests that you already have the 18-55 lens :scratch:
     
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    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    hah.. that does sound sort of stupid doesn't it?

    by the way, Mike, I read your interview on here.. pretty neat!

    To answer the question, I'm selling the XT w/ 18-55, and getting a 30D with a 28-105.

    :wink:

    Now that I'm actually making money taking pictures, and hope to take on more sports photography freelance jobs, I have a reason to get some nicer equipment. However, my rebel XT has never failed me.
     
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    Well if sports shooting is on your horizon...then I'd suggest a faster lens. The Tamron 17-50 F2.8 is around $500 and it's much, much better than the 18-55 kit lens.
     
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    That's not bad... I really like 2.8 :). Price is a bit steep... but definitely something I'll look into.
     
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    Hmm, I would go for a second hand prime wide angle.
     
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    which ones are good?
     
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    I had good experience with the EF 24mm 1:2.8, but if you shoot on digital 1.6x sensors, then this might not be wide enough for you.

    Not sure how good the EF 20mm 1:2.8 is ... and not sure what is out there from other manufacturers.

    The EF 14mm 1:2.8 L is most likely way beyond what you would want to spend.
     

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