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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:53 am 
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Hi,

I got a new Canon 700D, and looking forward to buy a wide angle lens. Can you please help me to choose what type of lense/s are compatible for 700D.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:40 am 
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the canon 10-22 EF-S is one of the best wide angle lenses for the Crop sensored canons like your 700D. If that doesn`t suit look at the 15-85 as an upgrade to your kit lens. What other lenses do you have?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:04 pm 
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Personally I'm a fan of the Sigma ultra wide angle lenses like the 8-16mm for crop sensors or the 12-24mm, which can be used on both crop sensor and full frame cameras. The second one was my personal choice as I was pretty sure I'd go full frame one day. If that's not a plan for the future any EF-S lens or DC (Sigma) lens will do.

With my Sigma lens I have focusing problems but if I put it at "almost infinity" and F8-11 everything's quite sharp. You can find one shot I made with that lens in the "On Assignment" of December.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:32 am 
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Thanks for your help.. I got EFS 55-250mm and EFS 18-55mm lenses.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:18 pm 
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What do you want to go wider for?

Are you trying to take a picture in a room with low lighting, and want everything in there?
Are you trying to take a picture of some scenery?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:51 pm 
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Yes that's what I want, to take some scenery and take picture in a room(like a group pictures).


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:54 am 
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There is a big difference between an ultra wide angle and wide angle lens. The 15-85 may not sound like much more wideangle than the 18-55, but 3mm on the wide angle is a surprising amount. It might give you what you need. Its a nice upgrade for the kit lens.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:29 pm 
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Ok thank you very much for the info, so if i want to choose between 10-22 mm and 15-85 which one do you think is the best for me.


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If you want to go ultra wide, the 10-22mm is pretty nice. The 15-85mm is a much better general purpose lens you can have on your camera about all the time. It has both more wideangle and tele than the standard lens, it's sharper, faster, silent...

But the 10-22mm is much wider again.

Here I found a very nice picture for the wide angle comparison: http://s5.photobucket.com/user/guitarfi ... n.jpg.html

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:02 pm 
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Welcome to the forum! :)

The Canon EF-S 10-22mm is quite good. I am not afraid to pay the money for L lenses, but am quite satisfied with the 10-22mm on a 7D, for my evidentiary images at work, and my personal shooting. Except for the lack of weather-sealing, the 10-22mm is probably, realistically, as good as its L lens counterpart, anyway. (16-35mm 2.8L)

At the wide end of the focal range, however, this lens, as will any rectilinear lens this wide, will severely distort people who are near the edges! This effect is lessened at the longer end of the zoom range. (Rectilinear lenses have optical elements that attempt to limit distortion at the edges, if the camera is level.) This lens should not be purchased on the eve of a family gathering; there is a learning period. Renting/borrowing, before buying, might be a wise strategy. There are rental houses that will ship a lens to you.

The EF-S is Canon's cropped-frame-sensor equivalent of a 16-35mm lens on a 35mm format, "full-frame" camera. If you are reading a professional photographer's blog, and he or she mentions using a 16-35mm lens, either Canon or Nikon, it is likely that he/she is using a "full-frame" camera.

Notably, few wedding and event photographers seem to use a 16-35mm on their full-frame cameras, preferring the 24-70mm focal length range, which on your cropped senor camera is equivalent to the angle-of-view of 15-112mm, if my math is correct. Canon does not make a lens matching this focal range. The 16-35mm is more of a photojournalist's lens, with 10-22mm being the cropped-frame equivalent.

An ultra-wide lens requires that the camera be held quite level, to minimize distortion of vertical lines. The distortion can be used artistically, so it should not be seen as a negative! :)

The 10-22mm can, indeed, "take in" a whole room, if the shooter backs into a corner, and holds the camera quite level, in a direction that bisects the angle of that corner. This does not necessarily mean the image will be interesting, but it does help me to quickly document a room in a series of images, when I wish to start the series with an overall shot. People in the room, who are not near the camera, will appear to be very small, in such a shot. For an interesting composition, there should, normally, be a foreground subject.

Some shooters prefer to shoot with a Fisheye lens, which is very wide, and unlike a rectilinear lens, makes no attempt to correct distortion. The fisheye effect can then be removed in post-processing, or left as-is for the artistic effect.

I have no experience with the 15-85mm EF-S lens, so have nothing to say about it, positive or negative. People seem to post plenty of positive commentary on-line. Notably, 15mm on a cropped-frame camera, such as yours, is equivalent to the 24mm end of the 24-70mm lenses favored by event photographers using full-frame/35mm-format cameras.

I am no expert, and make no claim to being a "pro" photographer. I just tend to type quite a bit. :wink: I do shoot evidentiary (crime scene) photos for professional purposes, with a pair of 7D cameras.

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