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Old 29-12-2013, 07:02 PM
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Wide angle for 6d ?

Hi, I am about to buy an EOS 6 with 24-105 f/4L kit ($2200 new in NL) and want to buy a wide angle with it.
The candidates:

* Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8
Bright lens (2.8) but heavy (nearly 1kg), $720

* Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 (second edition released 2011)
Really wide angle (112 deg over the long side) and nearly distortion free, but rather dim (4.5), also $720

Others are the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 (cheap, $350, but strange 'moustache distortion' and bad vignetting at 2.8) and the original Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L but price tag is not for me ($1250).

Uses: indoor photography, landscapes and Astrophotography. I have experiences with wide angles (long used a 17mm on a T90 film body and recently Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6). The Sigma 10-20 was a good lens (sold yesterday for a good price) for me but does not work on a FF body.

On the other hand, f/4 is not a bad idea on a FF as I can increase the ISO with 1 stop due to lower grain on a FF.

Does anybody have experiences ?
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