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Old 08-30-2004, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the lowest mm lens I can get that will not take me into a fisheye... I am shooting digital...
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Old 08-30-2004, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, if you've got a digital Nikon, it would be their 10mm fish eye and use Nikon Capture software to turn it into a 15mm wide angle rectilinear lens. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]NikonUSA
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Old 08-30-2004, 06:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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"I am shooting digital" is not enough information. IIRC, you are using a Canon Digital Rebel. That implies you need a 35mm form factor EF or EF-S series lens, and that your camera has a 1.6x crop factor.

You can see all the different EF series lenses here:

http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/con...categoryid=111

It looks like in a prime your lowest non-fisheye choice is 20mm, and in zoom you can get a 16-35mm. That's not counting offerings from other companies like Sigma and Tamron.

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Old 08-30-2004, 07:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use a Nikon body but I really love my Sigma 15-30 except for the physical size..

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Old 08-30-2004, 08:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I know Sigma makes a 12-24mm and I know Canon is coming out with an EF-S 10-22 . Haven't used the Sigma but have read both good and bad about it so even that doesn't help.
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Old 08-31-2004, 08:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help...
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Thanks for the info... that canon lens looks pretty good... $700....wow,,, I have to get a 70-200 canon lens befor that one, but that looks like the best choice... thanks again.
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I have a Nikon 12-24mm that is non-fisheye.

 
 
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I know Sigma makes a 12-24mm and I know Canon is coming out with an EF-S 10-22 . Haven't used the Sigma but have read both good and bad about it so even that doesn't help.

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Someone on DPreview.com showed examples of the Sigma 12-24mm vs the Nikon 12-24mm lenses, of the exact same subjects, f-stops, etc... and the Nikon was a Clear winner... the contrast was obviously better in being able to see the detail in the lines of the buildings in the pictures.....which really is typical of Sigma lenses when stacked up against name brand counterpart lenses.. You pay less but you often don't get more..

As for the Canon EF-S 10-22, I haven't seen any comparisons...or any examples as of yet because I believe there is still an embargo on information on this product... I heard about it like 6 months ago but only recently was it officially announced. ..we'll have to wait and see.. The thing that is nice about this lens....is that on a 1.6 cropping factor, like on the 20D & digital Rebel, ( which support it's "S-Mount"...unlike the 10D which is incompatible)...it covers an ≈ 16-35mm coverage.. the downer is...is that it is a non L lens, and a f3.5-f4.5 "floater"...and will run for some $800.00... Oh well.. Or, buy a full frame digital camera like the 1Ds....and pick up a 16-35mm f2.8 L, or a 14mm f2.8 L lens.. Yep!

Which ever you choose, have fun with it and show us some pics you took with it! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Got Wood? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] Taken with my 17-35mm L for an editorial assignment..

 
 
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