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A wide angle view of a city scape

Wide angle lenses for less than $500 that have a f/2.8 or faster aperture

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Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
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Aperture f/2
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Diameter 73 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus No
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Length 58 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 255 g
#2

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Sony E

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN Sony E
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 61 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 46 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight n/a
#3

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

"This lens is really great. The picture quality is awsome. It can make great proxy. I've shot a picture of a spider and i can see the hair over his eyes." bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Sigma OS
 
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Great zoom range
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4.1x
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 79 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Zoom range 4.1x
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 82 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Weight 465 g
#4

Sony FE 28mm f/2

Sony FE 28mm f/2
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/2
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Diameter 64 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 60 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 200 g
#5

Nikon Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor  24mm f/2.8D

"I have own this lens for few years and it served me well. Great landscape lens." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 64 mm
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Focus motor None
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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 46 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 270 g
#6

Sony 20mm f/2.8

Sony 20mm f/2.8

"This is a great lens to travel lightly with and always stays in my to go bag when heading out the door." bhphotovideo.com

 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 63 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 20 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 69 g
#7

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
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Aperture f/2
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Diameter 73 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus No
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Length 58 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 260 g
#8

Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8

Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8
 
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Small diameter
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23 mm
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 23 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 62 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 70 g
#9

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

"So what is great about it? Well most everything I would say. It is a performer, it's sharp, it's light, it's sturdy, easy to use, and a good all round lens, and also it's easy on your budget from B & H." bhphotovideo.com

 
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More advanced image stabilization
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Sigma OS
 
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Great zoom range
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4.1x
 
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Supports autofocus
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Easier to use
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 79 mm
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Focus motor Sigma HSM
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Zoom range 4.1x
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Auto focus Yes
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Length 82 mm
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Image stabilization Sigma OS
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Weight 465 g
#10

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
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Aperture f/2.8
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Diameter 87 mm
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Focus motor Generic motor
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Zoom range 1x
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Auto focus No
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Length 121 mm
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Image stabilization None
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Weight 0.6 kg