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Jul 28, 2010 22:07 |  #1
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I need to know please

1- What would be the best wide angle lens, quality, glass, etc..

and what difference will be from the canon 10-22mm besides price and the distortion which I don't like very much...


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Jul 28, 2010 22:36 |  #2

The question is a little bit unclear.


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Jul 28, 2010 23:08 |  #3
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I currently have the 10-22mm, which was about $700... the lens is great but, later I bought the canon 85mm f 1.2L and thought of getting wide angle lens of that class.


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Jul 28, 2010 23:20 |  #4

There is no universal standard by which lenses can be judged so that one could be judged the 'best' for everyone in every situation. In other words, you must first define your own unique criteria; your priorities. In order and weighted would be best.

For example I shoot sports (75%), landscapes (15%) and protraits (10%). By weighting, you can see that sports is easily the most important part of my shooting, rather than assuming all three are more or less equal in importance.

Other information such as build quality requirements, budget, other expected future lens purchases, current lenses owned, desired output quality, intended output medium (print, web, etc.). Will this be a cornerstone of your kit, or merely a lens you will use occasionally?

Without this type of imformation, any answers you get are at best, a total shot in the dark.

You have lots of choices, any number of which could be excellent choices for you, but when you define your criteria, you will get well reasoned feedback that is relavent to YOU.

Since you are concerned about distortion (at least we know that much), maybe you could post an example of the type of shot your current lens is struggling with. It could be a matter of technique that no lens will totally overcome which could prevent you from chasing rainbows.

If it's too much trouble for you to form a list of such information, you can hardly expect anyone else to take the time to give you a well considered response to your question.

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Jul 28, 2010 23:34 |  #5

What distortion? Are you standing too close to your subject? A different lens won't help.




  
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Jul 29, 2010 00:46 |  #6
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on the sides when is set at 10mm... whats the most expenssive wide angle lens?


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Jul 29, 2010 04:56 |  #7

xarqi wrote in post #10622565 (external link)
What distortion? Are you standing too close to your subject? A different lens won't help.

eicorvette wrote in post #10622928 (external link)
on the sides when is set at 10mm... whats the most expenssive wide angle lens?

What you are seeing is not true distortion (such as pincushion or barrel distortion) but is called "perspective distortion". This is caused by being way too close to your subject and trying to capture all of the scene with a very short focal length lens.

No conventional lens on a conventional handheld camera is going to eliminate perspective distortion when you are too close to the subject. A tilt-shift lens can help, but a view camera with full swing and tilt adjustment of both the lens and film plane would do more for you.

You already have one of the best ultra-wide lenses for the APS-C camera format.

For more information on perspective and how to control it, please read our "sticky" tutorial titled Perspective Control in Images - Focal Length or Distance?. The "sticky" thread can be found at the top of the General Photography Talk forum.


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Jul 29, 2010 17:49 |  #8

10-22mm on a crop body is a great lens. Don't let the fact that it doesn't have the red ring on it fool you. It is good glass. Hell it cost more than the 17-40mm f/4 L if that's what is important. Sometimes you can't just throw money at the problem...... But guess there is always the EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM but again not 10mm.

Oh, and Distortion ? ? ? ? ;)

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Jul 29, 2010 17:53 |  #9

ringo wrote in post #10627360 (external link)
10-22mm on a crop body is a great lens. Don't let the fact that it doesn't have the red ring on it fool you. It is good glass. Hell it cost more than the 17-40mm f/4 L if that's what is important. Sometimes you can't just throw money at the problem...... But guess there is always the EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM but again not 10mm.

Oh, and Distortion ? ? ? ? ;)

Lovely shot. HDR?


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Jul 29, 2010 17:57 |  #10

The 10-22mm is about as good as it gets UWA on crop. Tokina and siggy may be sharper, but not by much. Colors and contrast are great out of the 10-22mm




  
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Jul 29, 2010 19:40 |  #11

Nightdiver13 wrote in post #10627373 (external link)
Lovely shot. HDR?

Thanks! No, this shot surprised me as I thought it had that look a little too but I have never attempted HDR yet, though I do like that look sometimes. This has very little PP. I think I upped the sharpness and saturation just a tad and used a CP at the time of the shot, the rest was luck. :D

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Jul 29, 2010 19:59 as a reply to  @ ringo's post |  #12

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 on a full-frame Nikon body.

But the Canon 10-22 on a crop Canon body is a VERY solid performer.




  
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Jul 29, 2010 20:03 |  #13

ringo wrote in post #10627857 (external link)
Thanks! No, this shot surprised me as I thought it had that look a little too but I have never attempted HDR yet, though I do like that look sometimes. This has very little PP. I think I upped the sharpness and saturation just a tad and used a CP at the time of the shot, the rest was luck. :D

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Even cooler. Love it when luck works in your favor.


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Jul 30, 2010 01:59 |  #14
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dont get me wrong, I love the lens, and on that picture above there is no distortion because is not all the way back, mine does that too. Im just looking for an "expensive" version of this lens. sorry if I make no sense haha im just that way with my stuff ;)


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Jul 30, 2010 02:06 |  #15
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this one called my attention

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ide_Angle_EF.ht​ml#reviews (external link)


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