Need an inexpensive but good wide angle!

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  1. kkamin

    kkamin TPF Noob!

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    This is for my Rebel xsi.

    I am really happy with the Canon EF 50mm 1.8 at the price point of around $100.

    I need something wider with good optics. Any recommendations? A 12mm prime or zoom. I don't want to spend more than $200 at this point.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Overread

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    Cheapest I could see on amazon was the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 but that was more than twice your budget ($470ish) whilst there was a slightly cheaper 28mm (around $350) but 28mm is not that wide on a crop sensor.

    You might have to try ebay for second hand (though the 10-20mm was always popular and that might well keep its ebay bid price high even on 2nd hand) otherwise I think you might have to look at older film era glass to suit your needs.
     
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    a ''good'' 12mm prime (or zoom) for $200 is pushing it to say the least. you'd be buying 2nd hand..perhaps something like a Panomar 12mm f/8 fisheye (?). quality best described as variable. manual focus and you'd need a mount to attach M42.

    better to double your money, get something like the Sigma that Overread mentions.
     
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    mrpink No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    "I need a hot girlfriend who can also carry on a conversation....."

    ain't gonna happen dude. one or the other.







    p!nK
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The closest to your budget is the 24mm 2.8. $340.

    The 20mm is $470.

    If you want wider than that, you're looking at L's. Didn't check prices, but you'll probably need to add a zero to the end of your budget...

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    +1

    Liked your analogy...

    OR "I need a hot girlfriend that also has things other than her exterior like feelings!!! for example..."

    ain't ever gonna happen...

    Wide lense are already expensive. For the budget you have, your only changes are going for aftermarket and 2nd hand items...
     
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    Thanks everyone. I should spend a little more. I was just hoping that there was by some miracle a nice wide lens out there for an APS-C.
     
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    You could try picking up an old FD mount WA and an adapter (no AF but with a WA) might be closer to your budget...:lmao:;)
     
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    edit, just seen ur budget, i suggest you save up, it will be worth it
     
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    Bah, in a forum dominated by men I guess I shouldn't be surprised but seriously lol.
     
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    Used Sigma 20mm f/1.8

    Looks good on paper, anyone tried it?
     
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    I bought a used 18-55 IS EF-S for under $100, and I'm happy with it. I'm not going to shoot a wedding with it, but I wanted a cheap, light wide-angle for walkaround shooting on vacation. It's cheap, light, wide, and it has IS which is a nice bonus. It's probably too slow for indoors, but it does what it says on the tin.
     

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