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  • #1961
    Stompn_Tom
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    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

    Thanks

    #32272
    orionid
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    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.

    #32273
    orionid
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    I just saw that they don’t ship to Canada because of customs delays, but recommended http://www.lenslenders.ca/canon?PHPSESSID=6ff478cc2e96ab27519484311534c5c8

    #32274
    chupathingie
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    hmmm… I bought one of these recently:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00317H7Q4/ref=oss_product
    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.

    Oh!
    http://www.amazon.com/Rokinon-Aspherical-Fisheye-Digital-Cameras/dp/B002LTXQUE/ref=pd_cp_p_1
    Same lens, same manufacturer, different branding for $266.

    #32275
    CauseISaidSo
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    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.

    #32276
    soosh
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    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.

    #32277
    soosh
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    oh, also, try keh.com I know [http://bhphoto.com]B&H[/url] will take paypal and ship USPS. I don’t know if they ship to Canada, but I can’t imagine they don’t.

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