Wide Lens Questions

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  1. ACrossley

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    Hi guys,
    I am currently researching a new wide angle lens for family and wedding photography. I shoot with a Canon with stock lens 28-135. I also carry a tele-photo lens, but do not use it often.

    I am wanting to get a significant wide perspective. I would love to see sample shots if you personally have a lens to recommend. I am considering the Sigma 10-20 right now, but not sure if I should dish out more for the Canon 10-22.

    Thoughts, friends?
    Thanks!
     
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    Tokina 11-16
     
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    :thumbup: For an ultra wide

    For a wide angle take a look at the 16-35mm f2.8L. They are expensive but an older Mark I version can usually be found at a good price.
     
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    A 16-35 isn't going to be all that wide on a 1.6x APS-C sensor camera. He might want to look into a EF-S 10-22 for his body.

    I assume he has a 1.6x body because FF Canon's don't come with 28-135mm kit lenses.
     
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    Agreed, however the 10-22 is an ultrawide angle and not the most flattering of wedding and family group lenses in most situations.

    The 16-35 is a wide angle with a better perspective for the kinds of shots described that is fast enough for weddings and is highly regarded among wedding photographers.

    The OP would probably want to go take a hands on look at both lenses to see what they can do. Since weddings was mentioned I would not suggest the 10-22 but rather the 11-16 Tokina, sharp, and fast at a constant f2.8.
     
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    Im happy with my sigma 10-20mm and shoot with it almost always at 10mm. I shoot mainly outdoor photography but i think subjects like weddings and other indoor events it might be a little slow for your needs.
     
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    Yeah, I wasn't thinking about the max aperture - I was just thinking about how "wide" the lens would be on his crop body.

    The Tokina would definitely give him more latitude.
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback guys!
    I am going to try to get my hands on the Tokina and play around. I am mainly wanting this lens for outdoor shots (big sky backgrounds) but will be using it some indoors as well. It sounds like the 11-16 will be a good one to check out.
    Does anyone have one of the mentioned lenses who would be willing to share a sample photo taken with it?

    Thanks again!
    Alisha
     
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    [/Quote] Since weddings was mentioned I would not suggest the 10-22 but rather the 11-16 Tokina, sharp, and fast at a constant f2.8.[/QUOTE]

    How big of a difference does the f-stop from 3.5 to 2.8 create? I am still learning the dynamics involved with the f-stop numbers. It does not sound like a huge difference, but it seems from the discussion it is??

    I am in the same debate with another purchase ... Canon 50mm. How big of a difference should I expect from 1.2, 1.4, or 1.8? The price is a big jump, but what about the performance?

    You guys are great! Such help ... very appreciated!
     
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    3.5 to 2.8 is a half stop difference. 1.8 to 1.4 is 2/3 stop difference, and 1.4 to 1.2 is a 1/3 stop difference. I hope that helps.
     

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