Wide angle lens for Canon T3i

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spacey11
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Wide angle lens for Canon T3i
Jan 4, 2013

Hey guys,

just bought my new camera last week, and I am looking for a wide angle lens. I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to lenses, I have looked up a few. But have been told to look for a used one?

What should I look for, is there a particular type, brand that I should avoid, look for? Price range, as in what is a good price and what is a rip off. I do not need a fancy lens at this point, just something to get me started, so I can learn, grow and upgrade in the future.

Also, I am located in Canada.  Any places where I could look to purchase lenses that have some good prices?

Appreciate all the help!

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In reply to spacey11, Jan 4, 2013

There isnt any particular brand to avoid really. A good one would be the tokina 11-16mm. Used would cost you around $500. This lens is most worth it and best for a start.

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What lens(es) do you have right now? Do you have the kit lens (e.g., 18-55mm)? If so, is the 18mm not wide enough for you? Not challenging you, but rather trying to understand if a lens with focal length wider than 18mm is really what you may need.

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spacey11 wrote:

Hey guys,

just bought my new camera last week, and I am looking for a wide angle lens. I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to lenses, I have looked up a few. But have been told to look for a used one?

Since an 18 on a crop body isn't very wide for landscapes Canon's 10-22 is the most popular ultra wide and can be had used for about $500. There are several on these sites from reputable sellers........

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/board/10

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=-1&f=14
.......also you'd get more responses in the appropriate Canon lens forum........

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/1029

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In reply to spacey11, Jan 4, 2013

spacey11 wrote:

Hey guys,

just bought my new camera last week, and I am looking for a wide angle lens. I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to lenses, I have looked up a few. But have been told to look for a used one?

What should I look for, is there a particular type, brand that I should avoid, look for? Price range, as in what is a good price and what is a rip off. I do not need a fancy lens at this point, just something to get me started, so I can learn, grow and upgrade in the future.

Also, I am located in Canada. Any places where I could look to purchase lenses that have some good prices?

Appreciate all the help!

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cRegards, Stacey

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In reply to Imaginik, Jan 5, 2013

Imaginik wrote:

What lens(es) do you have right now? Do you have the kit lens (e.g., 18-55mm)? If so, is the 18mm not wide enough for you? Not challenging you, but rather trying to understand if a lens with focal length wider than 18mm is really what you may need.

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Hi there,

I currently have the 50 mm lens from canon and the kit 18-55 mm lens.  I was really wanting to do some landscapes and scenery, I find the wide angle is better suited for the shots I am wanting to get.

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In reply to beagle1, Jan 5, 2013

Thank you for all the advice and help!!!

Ultra wide angle is what I will stick with and there are still some sales going on for boxing week, I may luck out and get a new lens for around $500.

So I am guessing that is a pretty decent price for a wide angle?

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In reply to spacey11, Jan 5, 2013

I've been pretty happy with the Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 on my Canon.  My one gripe is that I cannot use the lens hood and a filter at the same time.  Links to more opinions on UWA choices for Canon -

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/2976367

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3230096

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