Best wide angle lens for a canon 60d

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Andrea456
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Best wide angle lens for a canon 60d
Nov 8, 2012

Hi, please help i am getting really confused researching the best wide angle lens to purchase so i get best value for money.  I have a canon 60d and would like a good all round wideangle lens.  i am looking at the sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 and the tamron sp af 10-24 f3-5-4.5 as these have been suggested by a friend and they are well priced.  Which is the best of these two or am i better off looking at a completly different lens.  thanks

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Andrea456 wrote:

Hi, please help i am getting really confused researching the best wide angle lens to purchase so i get best value for money. I have a canon 60d and would like a good all round wideangle lens. i am looking at the sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 and the tamron sp af 10-24 f3-5-4.5 as these have been suggested by a friend and they are well priced. Which is the best of these two or am i better off looking at a completly different lens. thanks

In my opinion, the Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 is one of the best ultra wide zooms available for APS-C cameras. Canon's 10-22 f/3.5-f/4.5 is also very good and might should have a red ring. I'd choose the Canon if the price wasn't so high and you have to buy the hood.

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The Canon 10-22mm  f/3.5-f/4.5 is very good. I'd probably put the Sigma second, but the Canon is far better, albeit at a higher price.

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 Canon's 10-22 f/3.5-f/4.5 is also very good and might should have a red ring.
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That is an EF-S lens so by Canon's definition will never be a L (red ring) lens.

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I just meant it was a high quality lens, maybe as high as an L lens. I actually don't know how Canon decides what's L or not.

Now we at Nikon don't need a red ring to let us know what's good or crappy. They are all good.

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Andrea456 wrote:

Hi, please help i am getting really confused researching the best wide angle lens to purchase so i get best value for money. I have a canon 60d and would like a good all round wideangle lens. i am looking at the sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 and the tamron sp af 10-24 f3-5-4.5 as these have been suggested by a friend and they are well priced. Which is the best of these two or am i better off looking at a completly different lens. thanks

I bought the Tamron (for my Nikon) and found it to be very poor with regard to sharpness and color fringing. I immediately returned it and paid the difference for Nikon's 10-24, which is quite good.

So I don't know about the Sigma, but avoid the Tamron. And I'd consider Canon's 10-22 to be the best value.

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Canon's 10-22 f/3.5-f/4.5 is also very good and might should have a red ring.
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That is an EF-S lens so by Canon's definition will never be a L (red ring) lens.

Note that Canon gave the L designation to the lens on the Powershot Pro 1. So while they have not assigned that to an EF-S lens, it isn't necessarily true that they never would, and I'm not aware of any statement to that effect.

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The best lens is something like the 17-55 f/2.8, and 10-22 or Sigma 12-24 if you need ultra-wide.

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Hi there. There are a few other lenses you could look at, starting with

The Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

The Canon EF-S 15-85mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM

The Canon EF_Smm 17-55mm F2.8 IS USM

A lot depends on your budget, the 17-55 is the fastest lens of the three and would be good for low light situations as well as landscapes,the 15-85 is also an excellent landscape lens and the Sigma is probably the cheapest of the three but do not let that put you off.

There is an excellent web site called MPB photographic that sells excellent second hand lenses with a guarantee that is well worth a look at

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ARShutterbug wrote:

The best lens is something like the 17-55 f/2.8, and 10-22 or Sigma 12-24 if you need ultra-wide.

I think you have it there. What does one consider wide or ultra wide. I shoot ony FF and compacts. To me 28 mm equivalence is an awkward in between focal length - it has the distortion of a wide but isn't wide enough. For me, wide starts at 24 mm. I consider 35 to 70 mm to be a normal range.

For non-studio work, my 16-35 mm is my second most used lens. I don't consider it ultra wide like a 14 mm.

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Hi,

Have you considered the Sigma 8-16mm, a great lens.

If you already have the 15-85mm or kit 18-55mm you aren't really disadvantaged by the missing 2mm.

Good luck in your quest

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Andrea456 wrote:

Hi, please help i am getting really confused researching the best wide angle lens to purchase so i get best value for money. I have a canon 60d and would like a good all round wideangle lens. i am looking at the sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 and the tamron sp af 10-24 f3-5-4.5 as these have been suggested by a friend and they are well priced. Which is the best of these two or am i better off looking at a completly different lens. thanks

get the Sigma if you cannot afford the Canon 10-22

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