Which Wide Angle for Portraits

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  1. rp1600

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    I'm shooting with the 30D and currently using a 50mm, 80mm, 70-200. All Canon and "L" glass on the 70-200.

    I'm looking to add a short wide angle zoom but not sure which one to get. I've looked at the 16-25 but that's well out of my budget.

    Any suggestions for a "reasonably" prices wide angle zoom but with good optical quality.

    These are used primarily for senior portraits on location.

    Ron
     
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    I wouldn't use a wide angle for portraits, because of the distortion. The widest I would want to go is 50mm. If you are looking to get 50mm on a 1.6 camera, you'd be looking at the 35mm f/2.
     
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    HA .. I soon as I pressed the "submit post" button i realized that I did so without finishing the last sentence. The other lens are used primarily for location portrats.

    I was just wanting to add a wide angle for general photography, street photography, etc. etc. (not portrait photography)
     
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    Canon 10-22 is a great lens. It's W I D E - equivalent field of view of a 16-35 on a FF camera.

    If you want a little less extreme, the 17-55 IS or the 17-40L are both great options.
     
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    the 17-40 L is a great lens for landscape, and within its limits nice for architecture. but if your shooting involves a lot of low light, it is not really an option with f/4, is it?
     
  6. Architecture is technically shot like landscapes - longer exposures, small apertures, a tri-pod. In that case the F/4 is quite good.
     
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    The low light was referring to "general photography, street photography, etc. etc." of the OP.

    I myself am happy with the 17-40 for architecture.
     

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