Which Wide Angle Lens do you prefer?

This is a discussion on Which Wide Angle Lens do you prefer? within the Film Photography Equipment forums, part of the FILM PHOTOGRAPHY FORUM category; Dear all, I'm tossing up buying a new wide angle lens for my Olympus OM10 and am not sure which one to go for. I ...


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  1. #1

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    Dear all,

    I'm tossing up buying a new wide angle lens for my Olympus OM10 and am not sure which one to go for.
    I already have a 70-210 Series 1 Vivatar lens and 50mm standard Zuico lens that came with the camera. Now, I need a lens for wider landscape and outdoor shots mainly as I'm trekking across the Gobi desert for the next 9 months and thus I'd like your opinions. My choices are buying either a:

    a) 28mm or similar Zuico lens,
    b) Third party (likely Tamron) 28-70mm lens.

    Though weight is a priority, will I lose quality by going with the Tamron? Is there one preferred wide angle lens for general use? If I go for B I'll likely sell my 50mm lens. This is new territory for me and I'd really appreciate your experiences.

    Best Regards,
    Stephen


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    Ok, let me narrow it down more as this is probably a common question on this board. Would you consider a Zuiko 28mm a better choice lens for most outdoor wide angle situations over a 28-70mm lens?

    In keeping the zoom, I'd sell my 50mm Zuiko lens and benefit from a greater range but lesser quality. Basically I've never had a wide-angle before and few shop assistant can offer good experiences.

    Cheers. Steve

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    For quality landscape a fixed lens say 17mm , or near will give the better quality results , that's for sure...

    simon.


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