Canon Wide Angle EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Autofocus Lens
There's a lot to love about Canon's EF 28mm f1.8 lens, like the fast aperture for starters. The 28mm is also a nice wide angle that's not wide enough for that odd distorted look, yet still covers a 75 degree view. Lead-free glass elements lead to sharp pictures, edge to edge. With an autofocus as close as .8 feet, close-ups are possible too. The entire lens weighs 10.9 ounces, so it's nice for travel too. The lens is priced right around $500.