August 9, 2010 at 3:15 am #1961Stompn_TomParticipant
I might as well give this a shot. I need a wide angle for my Canon 40D pretty quickly as I have a trip out to the Rocky Mountains coming up. I just bought a 24-70 2.8L and as a result I am going to sell my Tokina 16-50 2.8 and get something wider. I really like the Tokina and am looking at there 12-24 but wider would be nicer. It would be mostly for landscapes so the 10mm SIgma or Canon would be good but that Tokina 11mm 2.8 is temping. I do love my Tokina lens and 2.8 could come in handy.
I have tried locally without luck. I am on Fred Miranda and hate to use eBay if possible. Oh – and I need to ship to Canada. USPS express is best. I will pay via PayPal and in US funds.
Lenses I am looking for:
SIGMA 10-20MM 4-5.6 EX DC CANON HSM
SIGMA 8-16MM F4.5-5.6 DC HSM CANON
CANON EF-S 10-22MM 3.5-4.5 USM LENS
TOKINA AT-X 11-16MM F2.8 CANON AF
ThanksAugust 9, 2010 at 4:24 am #32272orionidParticipant
Might be able to find something for your trip, at least, here: http://www.borrowlenses.com/category/canon_wide_angle then purchase later. They do have the Toki 12-24 in stock right now.August 9, 2010 at 4:52 am #32273orionidParticipant
I just saw that they don’t ship to Canada because of customs delays, but recommended http://www.lenslenders.ca/canon?PHPSESSID=6ff478cc2e96ab27519484311534c5c8August 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm #32274chupathingieParticipant
hmmm… I bought one of these recently:
Very wide fisheye, 180 FOV if you have a full-frame sensor (but you have to chew the permanently-mounted shroud off) or ~160 degrees for a .65 sensor unmodified. 360X180 panos in 3 shots on a 5DII. The focus is decent and the color correction is much better than I was expecting. Well worth $350.
Same lens, same manufacturer, different branding for $266.August 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm #32275CauseISaidSoParticipant
I’ve rented from here before and had a good experience: http://www.lensrentals.com
They state in their FAQs that they’ll ship to Canada, but it looks like it’s pricey:
DO YOU SHIP TO CANADA?
Yes we do, although we don?t have it automated in the shopping cart yet. We finally received our import certificate and can ship to Canada effective October 1, 2009. Until the costs are automated in the shopping cart please be aware that shipping prices to Canada are higher, at least $70 round trip and going up from there. Please call us for a quote.August 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm #32276sooshParticipant
I have the Tokina 12-24 and I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s one of my most-used lenses. I haven’t tried the 11-16, but I would expect good things from it, too.
I dropped my 12-24 in the snow on a night hike and it was out in the elements for two days and nights in the winter here in Alaska. When I found it, it was about half-way encased in snow and ice. I defrosted it, and it’s worked fine ever since.
I sent that story to Tokina, and it got me a gallery on their USA web page.
I don’t find that I mind the fact that it’s f/4 rather than f/2.8. Everything I do at night is on a tripod, the focal length is short enough that I’ve never had a problem with it during the day or inside as far as handholding, and I don’t think you’re really going to get too much more depth of field in most shots that would be noticeable at those extreme wide angles.August 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm #32277
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