wide angle lens

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  1. anel

    anel TPF Noob!

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    hey everyone, i'm thinking of buying a wide angle lens but seeing as my budget is seriously limited i'd like to see what my options are? i don't even mind those older lenses which are supposedly cheaper, i'd even buy a FD wide angle lens if i had the adapter... so, any ideas on what to buy?
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I am going to guess you have some sort of Canon camera.

    What model?

    How wide did you want?
     
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    yep, canon - cropped sensor ..... well i'm thinking at least 18mm or wider
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What's your budget ?
     
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    Well do you want wide or super-wide? Are you shooting cropped-sensor or full-frame? There's one hell of a difference, not just in the results but in what you're supposed to do out in the field. Read:
    How to Use Ultra-Wide Lenses
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sigma makes a 10-20mm that is known to give excellent results, but is a little slow at F/3.5-5.6... but that never bothered me and the results were always excellent.
     
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    hmmm what if i wanted something cheaper? cheaper than that sigma for around 500 euros... ok ok.. let's put it like this.. whats the cheapest wide/ultra-wide lens out there?
     
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    I beleive tamron makes a pretty cheap ultrawide. Id much rather get the sigma 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6.
    It takes makes darn good pictures at a good price.
     
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    well 500 euros is just not in my budget atm that's why i'm looking into every possibility... so you're saying it's impossible to get an ultra-wide for less than around 400 euros?
     
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    Shop used, but don't go FD mount and adapt to EF. The proper mount is like $1000 bucks and the el'chepo versions are garbage. Buy EF mount lenses.
     
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    Are you crazy?! There's plenty of good FD glass, you just need a FD camera to use it as far as I know.

    If you can use FD glass and you don't do something like sports photography where auto-focus is an actual necessity then BUY BUY BUY cause FD glass is really, really cheap. Real photographers know how to manually focus on the fly anyhow.
     
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    Are you crazy? The OP is not shooting an FD camera.....
     

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