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10mm on a full-frame too much?

Damo

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Sep 7, 2006
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Will a 10-20mm wide angle lens work on a full frame body like the 5d mk2?
And by work, yes I reasise it will work, but I mean will it work acceptably?
 

Damo

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Sep 7, 2006
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Those were my wonderings...

I can get a 10-20mm now, but with a 5d on the way soon, it is sounding like a bad idea.

What would be the widest I should go with a full frame body?
 

narlus

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Nov 7, 2001
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my 15mm doesn't vignette but it's a fisheye. canon makes a 14 f/2.8 as well but i think that's the widest. and pricey. nikon has a 14-24 ultrawide which works great on a fullframe. canon's offering is a bit longer, 16-35.
 

Silver

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You can't without screwing around with the lens (for a Canon 10-22, anyways: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF-S_10-22mm_lens) and you have to worry about the rear elements...not good.

Really wide zooms for full frame are pretty hard to make. There's really only one good one, and it doesn't take filters (which worries on me a wide angle, since I like to have the camera close to the things I'm shooing with it..) and it's a Nikon and it's terribly expensive.

I'd sit tight and get the 16-35 or the 17-40 if you're on a budget...
 

narlus

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the 16-35 ain't exactly a budget lens...strike that, i mis-read yr sentence.


Silver, i never use filters and my gear is exposed to all kinds of hazards on a regular basis..knock on wood i've had no problems yet. the fisheye lens pops up like the 14-24 as well.
 

Damo

Short One Marshmallow
Sep 7, 2006
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Word on the Fred Miranda review section is that a Sigma 12-24 works nicely on a FF body.
May be one to look at.
And FYI, they also say and show examples of how bad the 10-20 is...
 

binary visions

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Jun 13, 2002
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I thought you had to worry about ALL EF-S lenses on full-frame bodies? In RE: the mirror/rear elements, I mean.

If you post on Fred Miranda, you can check out R. Francois in the Nikon forum; he has a Sigma 12-24mm on his D700. Holy crap is that a wide FOV.
 

narlus

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I thought you had to worry about ALL EF-S lenses on full-frame bodies? In RE: the mirror/rear elements, I mean.
for canon lenses made for crops (EF-S), that's true. but the 'digital' lenses made by 3rd parties doesn't have that physical problem. i tried out my sigma 30 and tokina 12-24 on my 5D before selling them, and they fit just fine but had a ton of vignetting.