Wide angle prime lens for the M50

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csabalandi New Member • Posts: 7
Wide angle prime lens for the M50

I bought a Canon M50 with 18-150mm kit lens and I am looking for a prime lens around 12-14mm with autofocus and aperture under f/2. My budget is under 600$

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getochkn Senior Member • Posts: 1,109
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Nothing like this exists.  I don't even know what other lens from other systems are that low of a focal length, that wide of a aperture, and have autofocus.

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Craig Smith Contributing Member • Posts: 500
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For your budget the closest M series lens would be the EF-M 22mm f/2.0.

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https://www.adorama.com/sy1428afca.html?utm_source=rflaid64393

I think that is as close as you will get.

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andrei1989 Regular Member • Posts: 123
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at that focal length autofocus is less important

consider the samyang 12mm f2 with a native EF-M mount. manual lens but small, bright and wide

vinrouge0 Contributing Member • Posts: 511
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The Samyang 12mm is a good lens albeit the focus ring is a bit stiff. I have used it on a Fuji and was pleased with the results

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thunder storm Senior Member • Posts: 8,968
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csabalandi wrote:

I bought a Canon M50 with 18-150mm kit lens and I am looking for a prime lens around 12-14mm with autofocus and aperture under f/2. My budget is under 600$

If you REALLY need autofocus, you could have a look at the full frame TOKINA AT-X DX 14-20MM F/2.0  I don't know if the AF works well with the M50, but if it does this might be your best options.

Otherwise the Samyang 12mm f/2.0 is the best option.

Some people say wide angle lenses don't need autofocus so much. But if you use a wide angle to its strengths in your compositions you will have the subject often at a closer distance. In these cases also wide angle lenses need to be focussed carefully, especially if you use a larger aperture.

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The Samyang 12mm doesn't juck lack autofocus. You also need to control the aperture manually and the f-number won't be saved in the exif data.

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thunder storm wrote:

csabalandi wrote:

I bought a Canon M50 with 18-150mm kit lens and I am looking for a prime lens around 12-14mm with autofocus and aperture under f/2. My budget is under 600$

If you REALLY need autofocus, you could have a look at the full frame TOKINA AT-X DX 14-20MM F/2.0 I don't know if the AF works well with the M50, but if it does this might be your best options.

From what I have read the Tokina is designed for Aps-c cameras.

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noisephotographer wrote:

thunder storm wrote:

csabalandi wrote:

I bought a Canon M50 with 18-150mm kit lens and I am looking for a prime lens around 12-14mm with autofocus and aperture under f/2. My budget is under 600$

If you REALLY need autofocus, you could have a look at the full frame TOKINA AT-X DX 14-20MM F/2.0 I don't know if the AF works well with the M50, but if it does this might be your best options.

From what I have read the Tokina is designed for Aps-c cameras.

You are right! Thanks for correcting me. DX is the Nikon language for aps-c.

It makes it an even better option as it should save size and weight being a aps-c lens.

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The Samyang is probably the best for that money. I shoot with a LensBaby Composer all the time so I have to manually focus and set speed, ISO and f stop. I typically use it for still life shots so I have the time to get what I want.

If you want auto focus and exposure work hard and save some extra cash and consider the Sigma 14mm f1.8 ART lens. You can get grey market imports for around $1200 or a USA model for $1500.  I own 3 ART lenses and all are excellent. Only have had one bad experience with the 20mm that had soft corners.

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andrei1989 Regular Member • Posts: 123
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noisephotographer wrote:

The Samyang 12mm doesn't juck lack autofocus. You also need to control the aperture manually and the f-number won't be saved in the exif data.

if the OP would have just said he needs a wide angle lens with AF then the usage of that would be more broad and such i (and many others) would have recommended the ef-m 11-22

but by mentioning prime and aperture wider than f/2 then my guess is it'll be used for landscapes and more specifically night landscapes where you anyway need a tripod so you have time to get your focus right and, if used at night, you'll anyway shoot at the widest aperture so it doesn't matter if it's saved or not. having lens or aperture data in exif really is on the very bottom of my list of requirements for a lens

carpandean Forum Member • Posts: 66
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csabalandi wrote:

I bought a Canon M50 with 18-150mm kit lens and I am looking for a prime lens around 12-14mm with autofocus and aperture under f/2. My budget is under 600$

One option would be a Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM and and a Viltrox EF-EOS M2 speedbooster. New, the combination is about $700 (lens is $539 , while speedbooster is about $160), so with a used lens, it should be about right. On the 0.71x speedbooster (focal reducer), the 20mm f/2.8 actually acts like (FOV, DOF, brightness) a 14mm f/2 EF-M lens.

Another speedbooster option would be a Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG, which KEH has the used for under $300. However, some Sigma lenses don't work correctly on the speedbooster, so check that first.

A third speedbooster option would be the older Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5, which KEH has used for $218. At the wide end, that's like a 14mm f/2.5 EF-M.

It is important to note that people have had varying results from the speedbooster. Some report distortion/softening, while others have not experienced that.

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thunder storm Senior Member • Posts: 8,968
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I have read some reports the speedbooster works better with telephoto lenses than wide angle lenses...

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