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You may consider Canon's new EF-S 10-18mm, released just a few months ago. It's really lightweight, has image stabilization (probably only one with IS from your choice. Optics are really surprisingly good, has less chromatic aberration than 10-22mm. Build quality is not near L lens (or 10-22mm), but is really ok and seems durable. For it's price (300$) is ...


My first thought for about $1000 is to get the 24-105L and leave the kit lens at home. Once you shift from that kit lens to a higher quality lens you'll wonder why you waited. If you really want to keep the kit lens in your kit, then the Sigma 10-20 is a good idea. I haven't used the Canon 10-22 but have heard good things about it. Don't forget that if ...


The Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM fits your requirements perfectly. It's a great wide-angle range for an EF-S sensor and produces fantastic image quality. I'm looking at UK prices here but at around £400 it should be well within your $1000 budget. You might also consider the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM. I had the previous f/4-5.6 model (which was ...


When picking a lens, you need to consider what it is you want to shoot with that lens. For street/travel, most folks would probably opt for an ultrawide zoom (if they're interested in cityscapes/landscapes or shooting in smaller spaces), a superzoom (for versatility), and/or a few wide-to-normal fast primes (street, night, and across-the-table shooting). ...

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