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New lens for Canon 10D

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mhbaker

Interested in buying wide angle lens - out of the following which is better for my 10D? Thank you


Canon Super Wide Angle EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Autofocus



Sigma Zoom Super Wide Angle 17-35 f/2.8-4.0 EX DG Aspherical HSM Autofocus



Sigma Super Wide Angle 20mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF RF Autofocus lens for canon eos



Sigma Zoon Super Wide Angle 20-40mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF Autofocus for canon eos



Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle SP 11-18MM F/4.5-5.6 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) len for canon digital



Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF Autofocus for canon eos



Tokina Super Wide Angle AF 17mm f/3.5 AT-X 17AF Pro Aspherical Autofocus lens for canon eos
 

cyclist2

Member
> I have the Tokina 17mm on your list. It's a good lens. Sharp. Light weight. Also have the Sigma 12-24 f/4.5 EX DG HSM. which is a newer lens and made for digital and not on your list. I'm using it for panoramas. The range at 12 > is really good. If you are out on an open field, there is some slight curvature of the earth. Easy to handle in PS-CS2. It's not a fisheye.

> Anne Bellenger

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stuartbell

New Member
> I only have experience of the Tokina 17mm, which I like very much. > Smaller than most w/a zooms, and cheaper, and possibly with less > distortion. People rate the 20mm Sigma highly, but I wanted a wider > lens for my 1.6 crop DSLR. Stuart
 

mloufrost

Active Member
> I believe Mark is concerned that the wide angle lens shoud operate in > autofocus mode, Anne. Have you been able to do this? > Mary Lou
 

cyclist2

Member
> Why wouldn't a wide angle lens operate in AF? Of course I use AF. All my wide angles use AF/MF settings , and AF works with my D30, 10D, and 1D. No problems at all. And yes, the Tokina 17mm is "cheap". $390. But it works for > what I want it for. I don't use it often. If I used it often I'd have bought a Canon L.
 

mloufrost

Active Member
> Anne, I loaned Mark my Sigma 17/35 mm. wide angle lens and when he put it on > his 10D he couldn't make it work in AF. > Mary Lou >
 

stuartbell

New Member
> That's a well-known issue with some earlier Sigma lenses; nothing to > do with the focal length. The Tokina 17mm is fine on AF. Incidentally, > it may even outperform the 17-40L zoom at that one focal length - > primes are far far easier to design for good results than are w/a > zooms.
 
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