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    New Len's Suggestions

    Hi Guys

    I'm just getting ready for summer im planning a pretty big part of my time to photography so I'm looking at getting a couple of new len's.

    I have a Canon EOS 550d with standard twin lens kits this summer I am looking at taking pics of mainly the following:

    Beach, Sand, Sunsets, Sunrises, water, waterfalls

    Buildings, Long Exposure shots at night

    Landscape shots like up in the bush of rivers, creeks, views

    I know this is alot but does anyone recommend a lens or two for this looking at spending around $1000-$1500 no more as I am only pretty new to photography

    Cheers

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    Sounds like a Widey is what you need !, the Sigma 10-20 or for a few more $'s The Canon 10-22, For most of the photography that you listed
    Canon : 30D, and sometimes the 5D mkIII , Sigma 10-20, 50mm 1.8, Canon 24-105 f4 L , On loan Sigma 120-400 DG and Canon 17 - 40 f4 L , Cokin Filters




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    Yep, I would be suggesting either the Sigma 10-20 or the Canon 10-22

    The sigma is quite a bit cheaper and has a very good reputation
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    Oh !! BTW If your going for that style of Photography , You will need to get a 77mm Filter Ring, Filter Holder and a couple of ND Grad Filters to hold back the Sky a little

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    Siggy 10-20, Ditto on that lens.

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    I have heard good things about Sigma out of these two which one do you think?

    http://www.dwidigitalcameras.com.au/...idProduct=2297

    http://www.dwidigitalcameras.com.au/...?idProduct=720

    Reckon the F3.5 is worth having ?

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    Mrs Mongo has the 10-20 Sigma and Mongo has used it also. It is probably the slower of the 2 versions you have found. It is a good lens.

    The cost difference between the 2 is not great. However, can Mongo say this to you – unless you are using it for photo journalism, there is no point in getting a faster wide angle for landscapes ! Landscapes do not move (except for ocean based ones) and they are not going anywhere in a hurry. Moreover, if you buy a faster version you will only end up shooting at F11 or thereabouts anyway. So why would you buy the faster wide angle ??

    The only reason Mongo would ever buy a faster version is if it were sharper or more optically superior to the slower version.
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    Good call Mongo , Forgot about that

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    the wide lenses are good for inside to
    inside = darker ( sometimes )
    so maybe the faster is worth the extra ???

    i am looking for a 10-20 or 10-22 also and was thinking the one that handles low light might be the deciding facture

    Please correct me if you disagree - still a lot to learn

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