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    Good wide angle zooms for C100?
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    I'm still happy with my C100 in late 2020, and I'm also quite happy with my Canon 15-85mm 3.5-5.6 lens. It has good image stabilization and a great zoom range, that's quite pleasing when I'm shooting much run & gun stuff.

    The image quality could be slightly better, and this lens also have some visible vignetting (even with EF-S option turned on), so I wonder if there's other good alternatives I haven't heard of? Other suggestions for good wide angle zooms?

    I have tried Tokina 11-16mm and Im impressed by the quality but it get's shaky when you zoom and it has not the optimal zoom range for lots of situations.
    I have also tried the Canon 10-22mm which is good in some situations but has too much fisheye-look to be useful in shots following people etc.

    I want something like the lenses used in broadcast reality (but less expensive) when you have good wide angle but without fisheye/distortions.
    The optimal could be something from 12-14mm to around 70...but I have no clue......

    What's your go-to and most usable zoom lens for your C100?


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    Maybe check out Sigma's 14-24mm or Tamron's 15-30mm G2.

    You'll have to sacrifice a little on the wide end for a little more reach with the better pieces of glass.

    There's also a slower Canon 15-85mm: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._5_5_6_IS.html (And a Tamron super-zoom 16-300mm.)


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    I have a Tokina 14-20mm F2.0 which is very good, indeed excellent. Love it. I have an old Canon 11-22mm F3.5-F4.5 which is very poor by comparison...but when you really need 11mm, it's better than nothing!

    https://www.dxomark.com/tokina-at-x-...p-of-the-tree/
    Last edited by andykwilkinson; 11-26-2020 at 07:16 AM. Reason: The old Canon is a 11-22mm so corrected


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    The Tokina 14-20mm seems like an interesting choice, never heard of it actually. Thanks!
    Do you feel limited by the zoom range or does it work well in many situations?


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    It works really well. To be honest (although I still own a C100) the last few years I've used it on my FS5 (E-mount, via Metabones adapters). After I bought it, about a year later they released a 11-20mm version (but that is F2.8). Personally I'd rather have the wider aperture and I sense from your original post that you're not keen on the 11mm look anyway. Amongst my many lenses is a much used Canon 17-55mm F2.8 IS which only slightly overlaps the range of my Tokina 14-20mm.

    The biggest thing if you do handheld a lot is the lack of IS on the Tokina. There are hardly any ultra wide angle lenses with IS that are good or fast.

    BTW, welcome to the Forum!


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    Ruby?



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    Thanks alot! I'm considering the Sigma 12-24 f4 art lens that seem to have a good focal range,but I will definitely do more research on the Tokina 14-20 as well.

    I do mostly unscripted and observational reality or documentary work, so I don't have time to change lenses often,in that case a good allround zoom like 17-55 could also be useful. I owned an 18-135 lens for some years and I liked it very much, but for some reason I've got more interested in these wide angle lenses.

    We'll see what I end up with.
    Thanks anyway!


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    Quote Originally Posted by laverdir View Post
    Ruby?

    Such a cheap lens! I'll have two of them!

    Would be a dream to have one..... ;)


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    Were you planning to manually focus, or does the lens need AF? The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 is a decent photography lens, but it has a very short focus throw, and I don't know how well its AF does in video.


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    What you really want is the canon 18-80, but it's not that cheap and not that wide


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