New wide angle

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  1. bemmermazda

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    the 18-70 aint bad, pick it up used for 230 bucks, the lens u have a link to doesnt seem like its all that great. 50mm is honestly a great portrait lens, very sharp and good dof, just step back a few feet.
     
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    So are you looking for more of a standard zoom and not really a dedicated wide angle, with the lenses you have you could look at like a 10-22 or 12-24, also tamron makes a pretty highly reccommended 17-50 2.8 and sigma makes a similar lens and their both around like 400-500 new.
     
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    What camera are you using also? Becuase if its anything other then full frame that sigma that you linked is gonna be about the same as your 50mm.
     
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    The 18-70 is only half a step slower than the lens you linked to, but it is way wider and that would be nice for you inside. The 18-70 is also a pretty good lens in terms of sharpness and build quality for the price.

    Also if you have a crop camera, the 28mm will not really be a wide ange, but it would still be wider than a 50mm.

    photogincollege: a 50m is a 50mm no matter what camera you put it on, but the angle of view changes depending on the sensor size. So a 28 mm is always wider than a 50mm on the same camera. But if you put a 50mm on a full frame and a 28mm on a dx camera the angle of view on those two cameras would be about the same.
     
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    I just meant the focal length of the 28 on a crop would be 42 i believe it is so not really wide angle, thats all i was saying.
     
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    Yes, the 28mm on a crop camera would have the same angle of view as a 42mm on a full format camera. The 50mm on his crop camera has the same angle of view as a 75mm on a full format camera. So the 28mm is still a lot wider than the 50mm, but you're right that it's not really much of a wide angle at all on a crop camera.
     
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    Sigma 20mm 1.8 maybe?
     

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