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Initial post: Jun 23, 2011 9:28:01 AM PDT
K. Bryson says:
Can anyone recommend a wide angle lens for my canon xsi? It would be nice to compare the low and high end price range and name brand and generic. Thank you in advance!!

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 9:58:19 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2011 10:02:32 AM PDT
Neo Lee says:
One vote for Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8.

You could trade the f/2.8 aperture for the Sigma 8-16mm f/4-5.6. 8mm wow.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2011 12:50:06 PM PDT
K. Bryson says:
Thank you, I will check this out!!

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 7:51:52 PM PDT
T. Campbell says:
Well... if you're really interested in the high-end of the range, I do own a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras. That's the widest rectilinear (non fish-eye) wide-angle prime lens that Canon makes. It's an outstanding lens. It's not cheap. I think I snagged mine when they were running a $300 rebate on it.

In the zooms, the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs is also very nice.

There's a lot of great reviews on the Canon, Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina wide-angle zooms over at You should probably read up on them to understand the differences because they all have trade-offs.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2011 9:01:40 PM PDT
"One vote for Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8.
You could trade the f/2.8 aperture for the Sigma 8-16mm f/4-5.6. 8mm wow."

These are excellent picks. You may be able to find the f/4 version of the Tokina for a better price. The new Sigma is the widest non-fisheye available.

Posted on Jun 25, 2011 9:03:52 PM PDT
well the thing is, the lenses listed above are great lenses, but you also have to remember that with the standard CMOS sensor, the picture is going to be cropped, so you won't see the full extent of the true ability of your high end lens. If you're looking for something thats cheap but still a great lens, i'd say check out the promaster 18-55, its a great lens for the price. but if money isnt an issue to you, I'd suggest getting a canon USM.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 6:11:13 AM PST
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