[not Steve] Trac
07-12-2005, 11:55 AM
I'm looking for an appropriate wide angle lens for my Canon 10D. Seems the Canon 17-40 f4L gets great reviews, but is a bit pricey and isn't super-wide at 17mm on a cropped FOV sensor. 10-20mm and f4 at the low end should be reasonably fast for a wide angle zoom.
What do you guys think?<ul><li><a href="http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3301&navigator=6">10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM</a></li></ul>
The canon gear forum has been buzzing about this lens recently. My big quibble is that F4 is slow as it is...f5.6 is even slower...but how often do you need a faster lens when shooting wide? If you do, this probably isn't the lens for the job. For the price, nothing touches it. The alternative is the Sigma 12-24 (pretty good stopped down, but gets awful really quick if you get to f8 and faster, and it's huge). None of the EF-S lenses fits the 10D so that's out. Tamron probably has an ultra-wide in the works for the 1.6x cameras, but I haven't done any homework on that.
If I had a 10D, this would be the lens I would be waiting for.
[not Steve] Trac
07-12-2005, 12:55 PM
<ul><li><a href="http://www.photo.net/equipment/tamron/tamron_11-18.html">Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF)</a></li></ul>
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Just scan gotapex.com regularly, and when you see these coupon codes and sales, go to Dell and try to place the order.
Only issue is, if Dell has it in stock, you'll get it immediately. If everybody and their cousin beat you to it, it'll be on backorder, and Dell will continually postpone the delivery date until they have stock to ship. It's a PITA...but you'll save $100 vs. anywhere else.