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Thread: New lens for museums and landscapes?

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    Dec 2008
    Cape Ann Massachusetts

    New lens for museums and landscapes?

    I am about to take a family trip to Maryland. We are going to stop at all the typical tourist spots and may venture into D.C.. I am wondering if going to the museums and scenic stops will provide a need for a wide angle lens. I use a 7D and my two wider lenses are a sigma 30mm f/1.4 and a Canon 24-70 f/2.8. I would most likely get the Canon 10-22 if there is a call. I have noticed that my 24-70 limits me sometimes and I am a little concerned about not being able to frame a large nearby subject.

    Any thoughts are appreciated on the lens or good places to visit.



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    Moderator Steve U's Avatar
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    Dec 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    The Tokina 11-16mm is a sweet lens and the f2.8 comes in very handy.
    Steve U
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    Senior Member Kombi's Avatar
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    Feb 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    Never been there.. but quick search shows you shouldn't have trouble finding a museum that interest you or your family

    as for lens I have a 10-22 and must say i really really like it.

    I've only been to one museum since I purchased it, I would not have been able to get a couple shots without it.

    'Dinosaurs of the Field'
    ISO: 3200
    Exposure: 1/25 sec
    Aperture: 4.0
    Focal Length: 10mm

    Most museums probably don't house massive tractors with 6'+ front wheels.. but If they do I can recommend the 10-22 as a handy lens to have along.

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    Dec 2008
    East Central Illinois
    Love my 10-22. Really nice lens. Very sharp, reasonably controlled distortion, and with such low 1/fl shutter speeds, it's fast enough for most indoor shots. Plus it is really good with regards to lens flare. I have shots with the sun in the frame and no flare.
    Mark - Flickr

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