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Best lens for 35mm FOV on APS-C

Started Jun 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Best lens for 35mm FOV on APS-C
Jun 23, 2011

Ok, I love the 35mm FOV, but that means for an APS-C 1.6x crop sensor, I need 22mm actual.

While I can zoom my 18-55 kit to 22mm, I'd get a maximum aperture of f/4 at that FL.

Are there any other affordable lenses out there (any brand) that can give me 35mm FOV with a fast-ish aperture?

I know I can get a Tamron 17-55 f/2.8 and get 35mm FOV at f/2.8, but I'm thinking faster, like prime lens fast.

Any ideas? I'd look at legacy lenses, but they're MF and MF is finicky on an SLR (I've a 1100D, so the live view functionality isn't very good).

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