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Old 09-13-2007, 02:19 AM
Sindre Sindre is offline
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Hi guys

I’m currently a student I Australia and going camping on Hook Island in a couple of weeks. Just wondering if some of you could give me some tips on which lens a should buy for my camera. (canon 400d). I really want to get up close to people on the beach but also shoot some great scenery. Thinking about a wide angle lens:) Any tips?
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:24 AM
danielswalsh danielswalsh is offline
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Default Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Hi Sindre;

My friend Paul Enns (PJE ) uses this lens (Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM) on his Canon 400D and from what I've heard- he's absolutely thrilled with the results he's getting with it.

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Old 09-13-2007, 02:29 AM
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Default Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Hi Sindre;

Click this link for images taken with that lens.

Cheers,
- Dan
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:42 PM
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Hi Sindre,
I bought the Sigma 10-20 mm lens for my D80 and absolutely love it. It is about half the price of a comparable Nikon or Canon lens and I defy anyone to show the diffrence in printed images. Cheers, Paul.
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:55 AM
SchwebagMike SchwebagMike is offline
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Default Wide angle lens - Sigma 10-20

Hi Sindre,
I use the Sigma 10-20 with my 350d and can only agree wth Paul's comment. I think it's the best value for money you can get for that type of lens.
Greetings, Mike
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:17 PM
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Default Re: Wide angle lens

I really want to get up close to people on the beach but also shoot some great scenery.

would recommend the EF 17-40L for a walkaround lens.
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Old 11-03-2007, 09:31 PM
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Default Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

The thing is that this lens is fantastic and has incredible performance (very lighty, extremely nice handling with a smooth and very good manual focus grip that also works in AF) but the accessories are expensive (circular pol 77mm, ND8, ND400, IR etc). The (optional) Sun Screen is bad, it does come into the picture! As well as any POL filter would, in extreme 10mm!) Well despite of that I like it, I use it, but it isn't my favorite. I think I got good results out of it (see http://www.trekearth.com/photos.php?cat=lens&id=2978) but I think you can get nearly similar results by stiching pictures together, if you're into price comparison.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: Wide angle lens - Sigma 10-20

tnxs guys, i could not decide between canon and sigma, but now i think i'm ready :)
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:11 PM
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Default Re: Wide angle lens

I imagine that you have returned from your trip some time ago, but the goals you state are in conflict. Great lanscapes with wide open views call for a wide angle lens; such as the ones being suggested. For landscapes I have found that my 18mm-70mm is not nearly wide enough. Get a 12mm-24mm or the 10mm-22mm for landscapes.

The up-close and personal photos which I assume are in the category of "portrait" photography need a mid range lens with an aperature of f/2.8 or so. A lens in the range of 55mm or even 85mm will give the best portraits. Purists will tell you that the very best might be something like a 55mm prime with an aperature of f/2.8 (or lower if one exists).

The 18mm-70mm kit lens is probably the best all around lens for what you wnat to do. For those expansive landscapes take two or three photos and stitch them together.

best regards
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