Looking For A Lens

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  1. chantal7

    chantal7 TPF Noob!

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    Assuming this is the correct place to post. Here goes my question.

    First off, here is my background:

    I don't know much about lenses.

    I want a new lens for my camera!!!!!!

    I've checked out a few zoom ones, but decided I don't really want one.

    I wonder if there is a lens out there to take "landscape" and nature photos (I am sure there is, but I don't know of it yet, nor do I know what kind of features to look for in a lens like that).

    It would be great to find some info on these :) I'm kind of doing a re-search thing before I buy. Thanks a lot for your time. ;)
     
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    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What's your camera? What's your budget? Why don't you want a zoom?
     
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    chantal7 TPF Noob!

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    Canon Rebel XTI / 400D

    Budget: Under $1000 (CAD) So maybe 600-700ish. Depends.

    I said it wrong, of course I'd love a zoom, but I think I'd want this wide angle lens more. Or is this not the smartest way to go? As I said, I know little about these. :)
     
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    well I guess I'll have recommend you the 17-40 L usm lens again since you dont mind zoom lens anymore. I have been checking around a lot on wide angled lenses ever since I got my new camera and I know how hard it can be to pick the one you really like and need at a reasonable price

    "Because it is a very high quality but moderately-priced ultra wide angle zoom lens, the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM Lens is one of Canon's best selling lenses."

    full review:
    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-17-40mm-f-4.0-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

    or there is the EF-s 10-22 usm lens:
    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-10-22mm-f-3.5-4.5-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
     
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    If your going to go for the 10-22mm range lens then I recomend getting the sigma 10-20mm - its just as good as the canon, but a fraction of the cost:
    http://www.juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/lens_reviews.htm
    scroll down for the comparison - after the teleconverter comparison
     
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    Really, what is the difference between these two lenses? I'll take a peek at the sigma, thanks again :)

    Edit: Looked at the sigma, it doesn't look all that bad. I tried to search it online to see a price and got a few slightly different lenses??? Some were the same price as Canon, and some were different. I mean I don't even know what it's supposed to look like. What is the lenses exact name?
     
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    I think the main difference between those two is the 17-40 lens is one of Canons professional L lenses, well just do a search on google about Canons L lenses... and it's EF mount which can be used on fullframe cameras. I mean you are going to use a lens for very long time probably 10 years or longer so you might as well buy the very best instead of some third party lens besides that lens isnt that expensive at all if you want to spend up to 1000 dollars then that lens should be ideal for you. oh well buy whatever you feel like buying I am just telling you what I have learned and read
     
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    http://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/lenses/dclenses/10-20mmEX.htm

    that is the product page for the sigma on the sigma site. Often companies will leave off bits of the name or put them in different order so things like:
    10-20mm EX
    10-20mm EX HSM
    mean the same lens, just that the former company left of the HSM part. The only thing you have to watch is that you get the right lens - since sigma make their lenses for a range of different camera bodies (Nikon, Canon, Sigma and a few others)
     
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    chantal7 TPF Noob!

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    Okay, I noticed that they make for several bodies :) But I wasn't sure. Thanks a lot for your help!
     
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    chantal7 TPF Noob!

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    Wow ^^ That just makes me wanna buy that even more! :heart: Thanks for the link, some very nice well done pictures in there :wink:
     
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    Btw, I said under 1000 lol.
     

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