Sharp Wide-Angle Lenses for the Canon 5D

First published on: Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Let’s take a look at discussions on the use of the Canon 5D in wide- to ultra-wide angle photography, and recommendations on suitable lenses, accessories and other equipment.

Head over to this interesting thread where Matthew requested for recommendations for sharp, wide-angle lenses to be used in tandem with the Canon 5D.

A summary of the candidate lenses:

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM and Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
, provided they’re stopped down to f/11

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM

A very long list of prime lenses: (note the emphasis on optical rather than build quality):

  • Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX ASP DG RF

  • Sigma 24mm f1.8 EX ASP DG Macro

  • Sigma 28mm f1.8 EX ASP DG Macro

  • Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

  • Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 — a bargain

  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 — another bargain wide-angle lens

  • Canon EF 35mm f/2 — the best ever wide-angle prime lens from the Canon stable
  • Here are some positive remarks about the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM lens.

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