Cheap legacy wide angle/fisheye lenses?

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Photozopia
Photozopia Senior Member • Posts: 1,302
Re: Cheap legacy wide angle/fisheye lenses?

SQLGuy wrote:

I paid $140 at a local camera shop for a good condition Sigma 14mm/F3.5 in Canon FD mount. It's a big ball of glass on the front, so it does tend to flare pretty easily, but I'm still quite happy with it.

That's a great deal you got - but not really typical. A quick glance through typical eBay sales for second user 14mm Sigma is around £500 average ... about $750. Not that cheap, particularly when a new 'native' 10-18mm can be bought for only £100/$150 or so - plus, 14mm is not much wider than 16mm ... again available cheaply in native e-mount.

Existing (or bargain) legacy lenses might be fine for some purposes - but there are few, if any, truly 'cheap' ultra-wideangles ... that translate to a decent wide FOV on a cropped sensor.

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