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 Post subject: Wide Angle Lens?
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:34 pm 
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Hi All,

I'm looking at getting a new wide angle lens for my canon 60d.

The one Im considering is the canon 10-22mm. My question is if I already have the 17-55mm F2.8, will the 10-22mm offer a big difference?

With the 1.6 crop factor on my 60d, this equates to a 27mm (17-55mm) vs 16mm (10-22m) at the shortest focal length.

I trying to decide if this can justify spedning R8k on the lens. I would like to use the 10-22mm for landscape photography.

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 Post subject: Re: Wide Angle Lens?
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:43 pm 
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Do you plan on using a fullframe camera in the future?
The 10-22 is an EF-S lens, so will not fit a 1D for instance.

But the lens is great, super quality. If you go to www.wildlifephotography.nl (Madach's site) you'll find quite a few photos made with that lens.
However he did the lens away, and bought the 17-40 L, which I now also have.

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 Post subject: Re: Wide Angle Lens?
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:57 pm 
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Hello firefinch;

The Canon 10-22 is outstanding optically... but a very close second, and far more economical ( :D ) is the Sigma 10-20. It's the WA that I use on my 40D, and I'm very happy with it for what it get's used for. If you can find a MkI - that's a better bet than the new MkII...

As for your question - does it make any real difference - Yes it does.

If you think about the Angle of View; at 10mm (16mm equivalent FoV) you're getting 97° whereas with the 17-55; at 17mm ( 27mm equivalent FoV) you're only getting 68°... So, a 42% greater angle-of-view.

Plus, you can get very creative with the 10-20/22 lenses...

The 17-40 is a superb lens also; but is not an alternate for the 10-20/22 for a crop-sensor body. If you want truly WA on a crop-sensor, then the 10-20/22 is the way ahead.

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 Post subject: Re: Wide Angle Lens?
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:50 am 
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Thanks All.

Thats very helpful. I think I will go for the 10-22mm. I do not planning on getting a full frame camera any time soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Wide Angle Lens?
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:56 am 
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firefinch wrote:
I think I will go for the 10-22mm.


An excellent choice; I'm sure you won't be disappointed...

Have fun...

Cheers...


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 Post subject: Re: Wide Angle Lens?
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I used the Canon 10-22mm USM on my 7D and it provided me with excellent results. True, the Sigma 10-20mm is great value and not much of a difference in image quality.

You won't regret your choice though!

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 Post subject: Re: Wide Angle Lens?
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:37 am 
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Hey Morkel777 have u changed brands and moved over to Nikon? if so what was the reason ?

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 Post subject: Re: Wide Angle Lens?
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Massimo wrote:
Hey Morkel777 have u changed brands and moved over to Nikon? if so what was the reason ?


Hey Massimo. Yes I did. Reason? D-3-s :lol:
The low-light capability of the D3s was something that made me want to switch for more than a year (of course the AF is also stellar, as is overall IQ of the lenses)...eventually I did it.

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