Buying a wide angle? Read first...

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  1. AliasPros

    AliasPros TPF Noob!

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    Wide is Wide!!!

    I am a noob and wish I would have done a little more homework before trying to find the perfect wide angle instead of buying them all at once so if your a noob and have questions about any of the lenses listed in this review please hit me up. Below are pics taken at distance from the subject with same Canon 5D Mark II, keep in mind on a cropped sensor camera these pics will not appear nearly as wide. let me show you the ranges of each, the primes are fixed of course but I shot the 2 zooms at their widest points. I hope this helps someone make their choice a little easier instead of outright buying all of them at once, let me save you some trouble. Please if you have any questions on performance of each and your thinking about picking one up hit me up, I can tell you how I like them. I am not selling any of them just trying to help a fellow photog out...

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    EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, paid $649.00 @ BHphotovideo.com

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    EF 17-40mm f/4L, paid $750.00 @ BHphotovideo.com

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    EF 20mm f/2.8 USM "Super Wide Angle," paid $469.95 @ BHphotovideo.com

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    EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM paid $409.95 @ BHphotovideo.com


    Does anyone have any advice for me??????? What lenses am I missing in my lineup???
     
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    So, which 4 did you get?
     
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    Yes, please go on. I am interested in getting a wide angle lens myself. Just started looking at the options.
     
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    4 at once.... thats a lot of money buddy D:
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I bought 4 lenses at once, once. Nothing wrong with that- as long as they're good lenses.
     
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    Are you rich or something? Cause you just started and you got all that stuff within I believe 6 months or 3 months you said.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This is the best question ever!
     
  8. AliasPros

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    Live Free - No I am not rich, I did buy them all at once, but I do take everything I do very seriously and know that they are tools that I need. I am a professional graphic designer and videography and I have never felt bad about dropping coin on equipment because they have paid themselves or hundreds of time over throughout the years. I see a lens as a hammer or a camera body as a work truck etc, I just happen to be a photographer now. I refuse to limit myself by my equipment, if I reach into my camera bag, what I am looking for better be there or it will be on the way from B&H...

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    - Yes they are all good glass I never mess with anything less...

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    - I am sorry having a hard time posting pics, the lens models, prices I paid for them individually and sample pics are now up... Please review my post and questions are welcome on any of them.
     
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    I could only view the first one.
     
  10. AliasPros

    AliasPros TPF Noob!

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    I think I fixed that, please refresh screen if you don't see the 4...
     
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    AliasPros TPF Noob!

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    I also have a 20-35 f/2.8L on the way, I will add it's widest pic to the line up as well should be about the same as the 20mm USM I am thinking...
     
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    pics are not working for me. Definitely interested in seeing them. As a very visual learner, I need to see what I'm dealing with so I can actually compare. Thanks & hope you get it working.
     

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