Are wideviews worth it on 1.6 crops?

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    I'm in the market for lenses for my XSi. I've got the stocker, and a 70-200L, and would like something to cover other aspects of photography. Is it worth it to buy the 28mm 1.8 Canon wideview if I'm putting it on the XSi? I hear the 1.6 crop just turns it into a 35mm mimic, so in reality, I'm only buying it for its nice aperture?

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    It depends upon what your wide lens requirements are. 28mm was not wide enough for my needs.
    28mm x 1.6 = 44.8mm
    28mm / 1.6 = 17.5mm
     
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    Why would you divide 28mm by 1.6? JW?
     
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    If you are looking for a 28mm equivalent for 1.6 crop factor sensor then you need a 17mm.
     
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    Ah! Gotcha. Thanks for the help! I guess the 1.6's really shine when you attach a telephoto.
     
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    Canon makes a few dedicated wide lenses for crop sensor bodies. Two of the best would be the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 and EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS. They will only mount on to 1.6 crop bodies though, so keep that in mind if you intend to buy a 5D or 1D in the future. If you're looking for wide on a 1.6, you don't really have any other options, but they are both really great lenses.
     

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