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lozzy
29-06-2009, 09:58 PM
I was looking at a wide angle lens, I have been told the sigma one would be best.
My question is would I really notice the difference taking photos with a wide angle, I use my 18mm-55mm kit lens for all my shots.

keith
29-06-2009, 10:04 PM
Which sigma are you thinking of? 10-20?

I mean, if so, yes you'll see a difference. I cant remember which slr you have but a 10mm would probably be 15 or 16mm on your camera which is really very wide.

To be honest at that kind of width, it gets a bit unnatural really. I'd only use it in very special circumstances

lozzy
29-06-2009, 10:05 PM
Which sigma are you thinking of? 10-20?

I mean, if so, yes you'll see a difference. I cant remember which slr you have but a 10mm would probably be 15 or 16mm on your camera which is really very wide.

To be honest at that kind of width, it gets a bit unnatural really. I'd only use it in very special circumstances


I have the canon EOS 400D

keith
29-06-2009, 10:08 PM
I have the canon EOS 400D

Right, so a 10mm would end up as a 16mm in old money which is still very wide to be honest. You'll definitely see a difference between that and 18 (which would equate to 29mm which isnt really very wide at all

So it's all down to the type of photography you want to do really

lozzy
29-06-2009, 10:10 PM
I only really take basic family shots and stuff like that, nothing fancy. would I be wasting my money?

keith
29-06-2009, 10:11 PM
I only really take basic family shots and stuff like that, nothing fancy. would I be wasting my money?

yes, definitely :( sorry :hug2:

lozzy
29-06-2009, 10:14 PM
yes, definitely :( sorry :hug2:

Thanks for your help, :hug2:

I will look at something different then, I am looking at getting a few filters.

keith
29-06-2009, 10:19 PM
Thanks for your help, :hug2:

I will look at something different then, I am looking at getting a few filters.

yeah now there's TONS you could get :lol:

which lens do you have now? Filters are good, do you have a proper flash?

Britchick
30-06-2009, 06:37 AM
If u take portraits what about a 50mm prime lens? The 1.8 is fantastic value for money

lozzy
30-06-2009, 11:06 AM
yeah now there's TONS you could get :lol:

which lens do you have now? Filters are good, do you have a proper flash?

I just have my 18-55mm lens (canon) I don't have a add on flash and I have never used the built in flash.

keith
30-06-2009, 11:07 AM
a Macro lens can be fun too ! Kinda opens up a new world of close up photography and some of them are just the right length for portraits as well

lozzy
30-06-2009, 11:12 AM
If u take portraits what about a 50mm prime lens? The 1.8 is fantastic value for money

I was looking at that one, I remember Mick telling me how good it was.
I would like a long focus lens but not one like I have just sold, The problem I found was due to the lenght when fully open the pictures weren't as clear as it didn't have image stabilising.

Britchick
30-06-2009, 11:49 AM
it depends what you budget is lozzy

ukwdwnut
30-06-2009, 12:31 PM
id defo say the canon 50mm its great i need to get a new one

i have a 17-35 supposedly wide angle and to be honest there is hardly any difference to the kit lens really