A&P Tamron 11-18 f/4.5-5.6 vs Canon EFS 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM

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  1. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle SP 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF)

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    Canon Zoom Super Wide Angle EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Autofocus Lens

    I'm in the market for a super wide angle lense and was looking at these two, unless you guys have any other recommendations. Budget is around $500-600 but I might be willing to go ~ $1000-1200 if it's worth investing into an L lense or something equivalent. I've been thinking about going with a normal wide angle zoom lense such as the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, though, but I'd like to add a super wide angle lense to my collection. I'm just using a Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/4-5.6 currently, low end stuff.

    This will be for a 350D. Most of the photography will be cars & models, mostly outdoors but on occasion indoors.
     
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    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    people rave about the tamron 28-75, I have the 17-35 and its very good, but I haven't read much about the 11-18 but I would assume it would be pretty decent. My tamron is significanly slower focusing than canon's usm lenses, but I don't really mind it for wide angle. 18mm is still wide on the 1.6x cameras so I would make sure you want the 11-18 range, maybe the 17-xx range would work for you
     
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  4. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Any sample shots with your Tamron 17-35? Now that I think about it, I probably won't be needing a lense in 11-18 range all too often. It'd just be nice to have. I'd probably use a 17-35 / 17-40 / 24-85 / 24-105 more often.

    I should probably with http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_techspecs_full.php/masterid=11402001 first then worry about a super wide angle later.
     
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    and here is one that was taken at 17mm and wide open (f/2.8). its downsized i think to 30% of the original and I can provide the original later if you are interested. I just liked how it shows the bokeh and the sharpness wide open

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    Tokina 12-24 f/4
     

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