Wide Angle Shooting on a Budget, what's my best option?

Started Mar 19, 2014 | Questions thread
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nsbohn New Member • Posts: 1
Wide Angle Shooting on a Budget, what's my best option?

Initially, I wanted to ask "What point and shoot has the lowest focal length equivalent?" thinking that would get me the camera I want.

I currently shoot with a Canon Rebel t3i, mainly because I'm comfortable with it, its versatile, and its not very expensive.  Not interested in debating over the t3i's capabilities.

I do not want to spend more than a few hundred dollars on either a new lens, or another camera (leaning more towards this, as having a backup would be nice).

I do real estate photography, and other commercial photography and I've been having trouble taking wide enough angle images.  The 18mm on my t3i with a crop sensor takes me to about 28mm (math good there?).

In terms of getting a new lens for my t3i, then I have to change lenses out and im probably not willing to spend $300-$1500 on an 8mm.

I would love to upgrade to the 6d with a full-frame sensor, but I can't afford it yet.

I've considered the Sony DSC-RX100, and the Canon G1-X.  The Sony goes for about 400 bucks and has good reviews for what I want to do with it.  The G1 does RAW which is nice, but I don't REALLY need that for this camera.  I also thought about the Canon S100 which has a 24mm focal length equiv.

Will I notice a difference?  How can I get a lower focal length without spending more money?

What do you think is my best option?

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Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5) Canon EOS 6D Canon PowerShot S100 Sony RX100
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