Hands-on review and feature comparison of full frame wide and ultra wide angle lenses including the new Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 VC, the Canon 16-35 f/4 IS, the Canon 17-40 L and compared to Canon 11-24, Rokinon 14mm f2.8 and more. Which wide angle lens is best for you?

Lens Max Aperture Stabilized Filter Size Weight Price*
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC f/2.8 YES N/A 1100g (2.43lb) $1,199
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM f/4 YES 77mm 615g (1.36lb) $1,099
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM f/4 NO 77mm (r) 500g (1.10lb) $799
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art f/1.4 NO 77mm 665g (1.47lb) $849
Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC f/2.8 NO N/A 552g (1.22lb) $329
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L f/4 NO N/A (r) 1180g (2.60lb) $2,999
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM f/2.8 NO 82mm 635g (1.40lb) $1,599
Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX f/2.8 NO N/A 950g (2.09lb) $629

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Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 VC $1,199.00
Canon 16-35 f/4 IS  $999.00 with current rebate (ends May 30th 2015)
Canon 17-40 f/4 L $699 with current rebate (ends May 30th 2015)
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 $329.00
Canon 11-24 f/4 L $2,999.0
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 $849.00
Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 $629.00 with current rebate (ends June 2015

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