favorite wide angle lens for canon 5d?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Nick Amoroso, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Nick Amoroso

    Nick Amoroso Guest

    hey all,

    i just picked up a canon 5d, and would like recommendations on a wide angle
    lens. i've had a canon 10-22 for a couple of years and really love it, but
    it obviously won't work with this camera. any thoughts on the canon 16-35
    L?

    your assistance is greatly appreciated. thanks!

    nick
     
    Nick Amoroso, Jun 11, 2008
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  2. Nick Amoroso

    Nick Amoroso Guest

    thanks for the recommendation. what are the fundamental differences between
    the 17-40 and the 17-105 L that i'm currently using? the 17-105 sure
    doesn't look like a wide angle lens to me when i'm looking through the
    viewfinder.
     
    Nick Amoroso, Jun 11, 2008
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    ASAAR Guest

    Might that be because it's a 24-105mm lens, not 17-105mm? :)

    Here are a couple of B&H's Canon WA lens URLs, providing features
    and specifications, which may be useful.


    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/279582-USA/Canon_8806A002_17_40mm_f_4L_USM_Lens.html

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/486708-USA/Canon_1910B002_EF_16_35mm_f_2_8L_II.html


    Some owners of Canon's FF cameras have grumbled about the
    less-than-stellar corner performance of Canon's WA lenses, so it may
    be wise to steer clear of their more expensive (> $1,000) lenses.
    This was indirectly alluded to by Michael Reichmann (a longtime
    Canon user) in a recent evaluation of his new Nikon system :
    http://luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/nikon-d3-d300.shtml
     
    ASAAR, Jun 12, 2008
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    measekite Guest

    see the reviews on kenrockwell.com
     
    measekite, Jun 12, 2008
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  5. Nick Amoroso

    Nick Amoroso Guest

    Nick Amoroso, Jun 12, 2008
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    John Guest

    How can you call a 58mm lens on a 5D, wide angle!

    John.
     
    John, Jun 12, 2008
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  7. Nick Amoroso

    John Guest

    It wasn't a question, it was a statement.

    John.
     
    John, Jun 12, 2008
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    dj_nme Guest

    Rita's post <ID: > didn't
    actually mention the 58mm f/1.2 noct Nikkor as being a wide-angle lens,
    only that it's good for using with a Canon 5D.
    It was George Kerby who wrote: "Yep. 58mm is sone of the best wide angle
    glass out there. 'Spot on' again."
    That makes George either plain wrong or attempting to be sarcastic
    without the aide of an emoticon such as ;) to make it obvious for the
    slow of wit.
     
    dj_nme, Jun 13, 2008
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  9. Nick Amoroso

    dj_nme Guest

    Frank ess wrote:
    You simply forgot that "Resistance is futile".

    Just don't tell Georg Simon Ohm.
     
    dj_nme, Jun 13, 2008
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  10. Nick Amoroso

    Nick Amoroso Guest

    great website. thank you. i went ahead and picked up the 17-40 L. thanks
    for the help.
     
    Nick Amoroso, Jun 14, 2008
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  11. .... and the lens choice has precisely zero effect on perspective.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jun 16, 2008
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  12. Nick Amoroso

    Nick Amoroso Guest

    it arrived today. first impression - i love it. no buyer's remorse
    whatsoever.

    that is, until i consider that i could have just stayed with my 50mm 1.4 as
    a "wide-angle" lens. ;-)

    nick
     
    Nick Amoroso, Jun 17, 2008
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