wide angle lens for digital rebel?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by jelloshotsrule, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    anyone have any suggestions for a wide angle (as wide as possible) lens to go with my digital rebel? ideally it'd have some zoom, but also don't want it to be too pricey of course.

    i had a nice wide lens that i used with my old film cam, and i miss that now with my digital set up... i currently have the 2 lenses that came in the special deal from ritz when the rebel first was out. i'm at work and forget the exact lenses... hah

    anyways, looking for suggestions on best/widest lens for a decent price (ideally <$300).... thanks!
  2. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    I don't have my Rebel anymore, but if you want REALLY wide shots, you're gonna pay for it.

    Sigma 12 - 24 mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM. I use it all the time. Maybe you can find one on EBAY.

    Do you have the kit lens?
  3. revenuee macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2003
    A place where i am supreme emporer
    not gonna happen

    the widest i know of are

    10 - 25 by canon
    12 - 24 by sigma with a canon mount
    or 14 mm by sigma with a canon mount

    i don't know the use prices but the two Sigma lenses are 900 and 1200$ respectively

    wide angles are expensive ... plus you don't want to buy cheap glass you will get what you pay for <-- i know i did :(
  4. jelloshotsrule thread starter macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    haha. well since posting i've done some more thorough looking and have found what you guys said... basically that the wide angle lenses out there are very expensive (at least for my budget). main reason i was hoping it was possible was that i got a wide angle lens a few years ago for my film cam and it was only in the $200 range. ahh, oh well, guess i'll have to wait and save.

    i don't have the kit lens, i got the alternative 2 lens set that seemed to be offered in a bunch of places..

    based on the chart here it looks like the kit lens has about the widest angle for its price ($100 with camera)... i'll check out ebay, but a little wary from buying there of course. (looks like ebay has that lens for around 600... still too high for me right now)

    thanks all! was about to delete this thread realizing it was a dumb question when i saw there were replies. hah
  5. vtprinz macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2004
    If you got the ritz 2-lens sigma package I believe you have a max 28mm wide angle (45mm on the DRebel). I think the package is a 28-80mm and a 70-200mm. You can get a Sigma 18-50mm (29-88mm on the DRebel) for about $120 new, probably cheaper if you find it on eBay. The Canon kit lens (18-55mm) is about $140 (the Canon lens is USM).

    If you want to get rid of your current "wide" angle lens, Sigma has an 18-125mm (29-200mm) f/3.5-5.6 for $290. This is close to your $300 budget but will keep your bag light.

    Tamron even makes an 18-200mm (29-320mm) f/3.5-6.3 for $400, which would cover a wider range than both of your current lenses.

    If you really want WIDE angles (like 10mm), you'll definitely have to pay for it.

    Check out www.bhphotovideo.com

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