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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:41 am 
I have had my EOS 400D for about 6 months and now have the opportunity to buy a wide angle lens, what is the best option? i will use the lens fo landscape and architectural photography. i have read reviews about the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM but considering the price and functionality i feel it may be overkill for my needs. Any ideas would be aprreciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:42 am 
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Hi John,

If you are seriously into architectural photography then for the same budget as the EF 16-35mm f2.8L USM you might want to consider one of the Canon Tilt & Shift lenses.

As you are based in the Netherlands I assume you bought your 400D/XTi with the standard kit lens so the EF 16-35mm f2.8L USM is buying you better quality, an opportunity for slightly shallower depth of field but no significant improvement in field of view.

If a wider field of view is what you are after then check out these PhotoZone reviews of the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM or Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASPHERICAL HSM.

Unfortunately, fast aperture and really wide angle capability make for expensive glass, even for prime lenses. As an example, the EF 14mm f2.8L USM, reviewed here, is a dream lens at a nightmare price. :evil: Incidentally, that review also has words to say about the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM.

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