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    Wide angle lens for 7D

    I have a 7D that I do most of my photography with currently and I'm after an L series wide angle zoom lens that will be suited to motocross, motorsports and some portraiture I do from time to time. I wanted to use something fast - like f2.8 but wasn't sure how maybe f4.0 would look on a cropped frame camera in like a 17-40mm. I love the look and feel of a 16-35mm f2.8 and when I graduate to a full frame I will be able to get the most out of it but could anyone shed some light on this for me as which lens might suit me best. I know the 17-40mm is much cheaper....would it be better suited than the 16-35mm? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated

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    You do realise that the 16-35 (17-40) is not regarded as a wide angle on the 7D (or any crop body)?
    If you were sticking with crop sensor then the Canon 10-22 is the way to go for wide angle, gives a field of view equal to the 16-35 on a full frame body. Although not a L lens it has USM focus which makes it ok for sport, but only f3.5-4.5, and is a really sharp lens. I love mine! See review http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/1022.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Skool View Post
    You do realise that the 16-35 (17-40) is not regarded as a wide angle on the 7D (or any crop body)?
    This 16/17mm IS wide angle (28mm eq on FF), 10mm is ULTRA wide angle.
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    You could go the nikon 14-24mm f2.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonR View Post
    You could go the nikon 14-24mm f2.8.
    On a Canon 7D?
    Why?

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    cause its an awesome piece of glass and alot of canon users use it as well.
    Last edited by JasonR; 20-04-2013 at 11:50am.

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    I guess I'm thinking of the future and the movement to a full frame eventually. I onyl really use my 70-200 f2.8 for sport and I'm trying to get a few wider angle shots among my portfolio. I guess what I meant to say was if a 16-35 is going to work well on my 7D to give me much wider than my 70-200 then I would go that route and save having to buy another lens as well but if it would be not very suitable then I would go with something different.
    I had a look at the 10-22 and it looks pretty good. I'd like to see some photos taken with it on a cropped frame body.
    Thanks for your help, you've given me some food for thought

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    There's always the trusted Sigma 10-20 for an APS-C crop frame cam
    Last edited by William; 20-04-2013 at 5:55pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    There's always the trusted Sigma 10-20 for an AP-C crop frame cam
    ...And the fabulous 8-16, for a fabulous premium.
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    Thanks AM , Thats wide , I wonder how the Vertiical distortion is , @ 8mm , I have a problem @ 10mm with the siggy ? I' have'nt checked the reviews on the lens , I trust your knowledge

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    If you are considering the Canon 10-22 I can highly recommend it, it is as good as any of my L glass. I expect if it wasn't a EF-S lens it may have the L tag.
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    William. It has been discussed and lauded heaps on the DPR Σ forum, including many from the other DPR forums who have got it.
    It's major fault - AFAICS - is its price. At 1 stage I was thinking about it, but then I tried a 10-20 and was surprised how it went.
    Since I got the 50-500 - the "almost always on" lens - I have forgotten about the others. The only other I now use is the Σ 30/1.4,
    which is not very good at f/1.4 (for me) but OK everywhere else.

    If I can find any relevant threads I'll post 'em.
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    If your going to stick with the 7D for a while then I suggest the Tokina 11-16 f2.8 I love mine and find it a fantastic lens for landscapes and when you need the wider end of shots.

    My primary walk about lens id the 24-105L f/4 but I use the Tokina more and more.It is also a great lens for video too, so I have found out, after using it at a local deb ball.

    The link is the newer one to the one I have: http://www.eglobaldigitalcameras.com...ii-lenses.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonk0 View Post
    If your going to stick with the 7D for a while then I suggest the Tokina 11-16 f2.8 I love mine and find it a fantastic lens for landscapes and when you need the wilens for video too, so I hx-116-pro-dx-af-11-16mm-f2.8-ii-lenses.html[/URL]
    Agree Tokina is fantastic....better than Canon 10--22

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    Love the Tokina for a crop body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechawombat View Post
    Love the Tokina for a crop body.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fruengalli View Post
    Agree Tokina is fantastic....better than Canon 10--22
    Why, please?
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    I also love the Tokina 11-16 f:2.8 - very sharp, minimal distortion (apart from the usual UWA perspective), built to last. I would highly recommend it for landscapes and architecture.

    However, pearson originally wanted a lens suitable for
    motocross, motorsports and some portraiture
    I wouldn't be thinking of an UWA for those subjects.
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    +1 for the Tokina.

    I also use it on my 5D3, and as long as you keep it at 15mm+, it works really well.

    The Tokina 11-16 has excellent colour and contrast too, and being an F2.8 lens, the viewfinder is nice and bright too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennymiata View Post
    +1 for the Tokina.

    I also use it on my 5D3, and as long as you keep it at 15mm+, it works really well.

    The Tokina 11-16 has excellent colour and contrast too, and being an F2.8 lens, the viewfinder is nice and bright too.
    Benny, re the part I highlighted, so isn't it any good everywhere else???
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    Im watching this thread with interest

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