Which Wide Angle Lens Works Well for DSLR Video

I need help finding a good wide angle lens.

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I only have two lens, Canon 50mm 1.8 and the 28-135 zoom with IS. The 28mm is just not wide enough for some of the videos I do and the landscape photos I take so I am in the market for another lens.

So I went down to my local photo shop in Boulder Colorado called Mike’s Camera and tried out a 3 lens that Darrel behind the counter recommended.

I would love to have the Canon EF14mm prime but it is way out of my budget range.

Caleb Pike gave me the Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 as a recommendation which the store did not have so I have to try that one too. I really trust Caleb’s opinion so it is one to try. Update: Philip Bloom gives this lens a big thumbs up on his blog post on which lens to get.

Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 DI II LD Wide Angle Lens

Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 DI II LD Wide Angle Lens $449

Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Wide Angle Test $765

Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Wide Angle Test $765

Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM Wide Angle Test $723

Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM Wide Angle Test $723

HDR Shots on the way Home

On the way home from the camera store I took a couple of HDR photos that I have included below.

Boulder Flat Irons from NCAR HDR Second Attempt

Boulder Flat Irons from NCAR HDR First Attempt