advice on canon wide angle lens

Kathleen

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I'm looking to purchase an inexpensive Canon wide angle lens. I read a fairly positive article on the Canon EF 20-35mm lens with zoom. I would be ever so grateful for any feedback on this lens, or advice on any other.
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inexpensive and wide angle to me always sounds like a considerable compromise.

but I might be mistaken.

keep in mind that 20 mm on a crop sensor is not really very wide.
 

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Exactly how wide are you looking at? More than the 17-55 stock? If so its the EF-S 10-22. Not inexpensive though. Converts to 16-35 on the crop sensor as opposed to the 26-56 you were inquiring about.
 

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Tokina and Sigma do nice UWA lenses cheaper than the Canon 10-22.
 

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As mentioned, the camera that you have, might make a difference.
On a film camera (or full frame digital like the 5D or 1Ds)...anything shorter than about 24mm would be considered pretty wide.

However, on a 'crop factor' camera (Rebels and 10D, 20D, 30D & 40D)...you would need something wider than 15mm to get a really wide angle view.

The Canon 10-22mm is the best lens in this range, but it's more expensive than the other options. Sigma, Tamron & Tokina all make ultra wide angle lenses.
 

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