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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:10 pm 
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I am going on a cruise in April and will visit the Mayan Ruins in Belize. I am looking for the best lens for taking photo's of the ruins from both near and far. I have a Canon XSi and am a newbie for the most part. I currently have a Canon EFS 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 and a Canon 50mm 1:1.8

The issue I often have is not being far away enough to take such photos. I need to be able to get the entire image in from close up.

Any suggestions and recommendations are appreciated!

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:23 am 
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You might want to read the "WIDE ANGLE LENS FOR CANON 700D" thread (pardon the caps, I'm just quoting, not yelling.) But short answer: Canon 10-22mm or Tokina 11-16mm (make sure to get the EF-S Canon version, not the Nikon version).

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:21 am 
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I started with the XS1 and used primarily the 17-85mm IS lens.
They are easy to find inexpensively and work great as a walk around option.

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Canon XSI/450D, 17 x 85mm by jimmy_racoon, on Flickr

takes a pretty wide angle, even on a crop frame XSi:

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Sedona Showers by jimmy_racoon, on Flickr

the other option might be the 17-40 f/4L

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Seppmann Mill 1846 by jimmy_racoon, on Flickr

best of luck

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:19 am 
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If you have enough money, I'd recommend a Canon EF-S 15-85mm, which is wider than the 17-85mm and which has a better optical quality. Still you might want to look at an ultra wide angle lens like the Canon EF-S 10-22mm, the Sigma 8-16mm or the Sigma 12-24mm. This way you have to change your lenses if you want anything with a higher reach but if you are close to your subject these lenses can be pretty awesome.

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