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Thread started 20 Feb 2011 (Sunday) 22:16
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POLL: "Ultra Wide, Crop Lens"
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f.3.5-4.5 USM
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Help Me Decide, Canon EF-S 10-22 or Tokina 11-16 or ?

 
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Feb 21, 2011 19:27 |  #31

hollis_f wrote in post #11883495 (external link)
I own both the Canon and Tokina UWAs. Which is best depends on which conditions you'll be shooting in. For anything outdoors in the sunshine then the Canon's supreme flare-resistance makes it the lens of choice. For interior shooting or for astronomy wide-fields then the f2.8 of the Tokina is the deciding factor.

These are really the key factors you have to think of before picking the right lens.

I have extensive experience with both lenses and Frank sums it up really well.

Tokina is fast, sharp, produces awesome spikes when closed down but performs really bad when shooting straight into the sun (dont have experience with it shooting into strong spotlights on concerts).

Canon is sharp, more flare resistant, have a broader range but is slow which can be a dealbreaker where 1-2 stops can make or brake a shot.



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Feb 21, 2011 19:28 |  #32

I'm definitely in the same dilemma. I'd really like to get the Sigma 8-16....but I like to shoot food and indoors alot, so I'm not sure if this will perform as great as I want under low light.

Right now I'm leaning towards the Tokina....


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Feb 21, 2011 19:46 |  #33

I own the 10-22 but voted for the 2.8 tokina.

I live in 'ultrawide land' and shoot 95% at night, so I'm thinking about trading across for the 2.8. A little flair could be nice from streetlights occasionally.

IQ wise I think the Canon has the edge, but don't quote me. Just impressions and vague memories of reviews. Aperture is more important for me than marginal image differences.


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Feb 21, 2011 19:49 |  #34

hollis_f wrote in post #11884779 (external link)
This is something I've seen posted quite often, but I'm not sure why. At these extreme wide angles depth of field is normally pretty huge at any aperture. At 10mm, f2.8, you can set your focus at 2m and your depth of field is, from memory, something like 1m to 18m. Using f8 isn't going to give you any more useful DoF.

Well it shows how much of photography basics I have forgotten :o since last time i was into this.

Either way, thanks for the info, although, what I thought I had decided upon is now up for grabs. Again....


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Feb 21, 2011 19:50 |  #35

RobinWa wrote in post #11884081 (external link)
I am looking at the Sigma 8-16 basically due to my feeling that large apertures and wide angle might not be a common combination. My planned use for the lens is architecture and indoor photos of people.
Am i wrong?

ultimachi wrote in post #11888070 (external link)
I'm definitely in the same dilemma. I'd really like to get the Sigma 8-16....but I like to shoot food and indoors alot, so I'm not sure if this will perform as great as I want under low light.

Right now I'm leaning towards the Tokina....

i'm not sure if indoor people, and indoor food shots really require an UWA lens....the people shots probably won't be the most flattering of shots...and in my opinion the food shots wouldn't need the UWA...i'd rather have a longer lens with some decent macro capabilities...


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Feb 21, 2011 19:50 |  #36

themadman wrote in post #11882323 (external link)
Unless you really want f2.8, I would go with the Sigma 10-20 f4.5-5.6

yeah, Sigma 10-20 will be a good choice.


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Feb 21, 2011 20:44 as a reply to  @ laowq's post |  #37

I love my Tokina 11-16mm on both my old 20D and the 50D. Images are unbelievably sharp, and the build quality is like a tank. Solid as a rock. Very close to "L" build for much less money, IMO.
I will miss the lens very much when moving to FF....it is for crop cameras only.


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Feb 21, 2011 20:50 |  #38

there's a million threads on this topic. Get the 11-16, since it has 2.8. The 10-22 tends to be a little dustsucker too.


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Feb 21, 2011 21:49 |  #39

how can u compare a 2.8 with a 3.4-4.5? this is the reason i go for a tokina


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Feb 21, 2011 22:19 |  #40

Reading everyones thoughts on this has helped me make up my mind. I am going with the Tokina... I think...


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Feb 21, 2011 22:21 |  #41

MFG wrote in post #11888951 (external link)
how can u compare a 2.8 with a 3.4-4.5? this is the reason i go for a tokina

most of the time the lenses are used at their widest setting...so really an f2.8 to an f3.5 isn't a that huge of a difference...i think a bigger difference is the extra 1mm of width on the wide end...


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Feb 21, 2011 22:22 as a reply to  @ blupit007's post |  #42

My Vote - The tokina 2.8. Love this lens. Much prefer the 2.8 over the 4.5-5.6.


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Feb 22, 2011 04:03 |  #43

themadman wrote in post #11882323 (external link)
Unless you really want f2.8, I would go with the Sigma 10-20 f4.5-5.6

Ditto, great lens, especially for the $$


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Feb 22, 2011 04:08 |  #44

themadman wrote in post #11882323 (external link)
Unless you really want f2.8, I would go with the Sigma 10-20 f4.5-5.6

The one I tried couldn't get both left and right sides in focus.


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Feb 22, 2011 07:32 |  #45

Doesn't the Tokina have trouble with flare?


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