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