Wide angle lens for Canon Eos 40D

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    Hey all I am looking for a nice wide andge lens that will let me shoot large groups of people, get a large part of a stage in when shooting bands, and can also be used for landscapes. Any suggestions. I prefer to buy Canon, but if you have an off brand that you just love , please include it. Thanks.
     
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    The 40D being a crop sensor camera, my suggestion would be the Canon 10-22mm. I have this lens and love it. For the bugdet watchers, there is an awesome Sigma 10-22mm.
     
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    What lens do you have now? What's your budget?

    If you have something like the 28-135mm lens, then I'd suggest something that starts in the 17/18mm range. The Canon EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS, is a great lens but fairly expensive. The 17-85mm IS, is a decent lens but a little slow.
    There is the Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 and the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8, both of which are great lenses for the price.

    If that isn't going to be wide enough for you, then I'll also recommend the 10-22mm. Maybe not the best lens for taking group portraits, because it's so wide that there will be distortion but it's a really fun lens to use.
     
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    +1 on the 17-55 IS. I used it for a wedding shoot this weekend when doing all the group shots. Great lens.
     
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    I have : Canaon 135mm f3.5-5.6, Canon 50mm f1.4, and Canon 70-200mm f2.8. The budget, hmmmmmmm well I am looking to spend well under $1000 for right now. The purpose for my needs as mentioned in the original post, I don't think I would want distortion.
     
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    Like the others have stated, it depends on your budget. But I had the chance to try out the 16-24mm f/2.8L and it is SWEET!!! It's the next lens I'm buying for sure!
     
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    If you want no distortion, then the 17-55 lens should be what you are looking for, or an equivalent Sigma/Tamron if the Canon is over your budget.

    I've shot in the 17mm area with my 10-22mm and it was ok for group pictures, but not sure you are getting the whole stage in there.
     
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