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Old 02-09-2010, 04:40 PM   #22
JPTN
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Join Date: Apr 2008
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Glass will always be expensive. It's just physics. You can only bend light so much with mirrors and optics before distortion comes into play.

I used to work for a real estate photography company (and do some freelance stuff occasionally) and have a 12-24mm wide-angle zoom. Your cheapest bet would be a Tokina 12-24mm which used is approximately $400 CAD on private classifieds.

Pair that with a cheap body like a Nikon D40 <$300 and that's the easiest.
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