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    thinking of new lens for 60D

    I use a canon 60D and have the normal 17-85 and a 50mm f1.8 but wondering if there is a cheapish lens with crisp shots with a fairly low f stop (maybe 3ish) that would suit my car photography. I do a lot of light painting and daytime car shots, but I want a faster lens and short focal length as being a 'half' sensor the 50mm is more like 80mm and I have to stand so far back. Would like something down around 20mm.
    Don't care about brand and would buy 2nd hand if anyone had anything suitable in VGC.

    jas

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    Samyang make some well priced fast manual focus primes which seem to get good reviews and especially with people who like to do video, on ebay they go for new - 24mm f1.4 for a tad over $600 and 35mm 1.4 a bit under $500.

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    wats your budget? i reckon something like the sigma 18-35 1.8 would suit you needs

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    The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 would fit nicely with what you already have. Reasonably priced and performs well wide open at 11mm.

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    Thanks ill look at all those online. I was also looking at a tamron 17-50, 2.8 as has good optics according to Ken Rockwell site?? And only in the $300- range

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    The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 is a great fast lens works well on my 40D, it could be out of your budget though.

    I shoot with Canon And Olympus Cameras



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    yeah I've found a few great lens's (including the canon 10-22 EF-S) but I've spent too much on other gear lately and slowly building. The Tamron suits my style as its only real drawback was its image stabiliser system sucks, however I mainly leave mine off as on tripod a lot and its half the price of the canon but has great optics. The review I read on the sigma advised it is very clear optically but again double the price.

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