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May 09, 2012 22:41 |  #1

Hi ALL,

I'm a Canon user and currently owned both EF17-40 f/4L and Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ultra wide-angle lenses. I find the distortion of these two lenses are really bothering and frustrated when I seen the images - line not straight and curve is unbelievable. I was thinking to get it replaced to a more appropriate wide-angle lens once and for all. Need some tips and advice on normal EF wide-angle and TS lenses. Could someone expert assist..:lol:

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May 09, 2012 22:44 |  #2

What body do you own now?


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May 09, 2012 23:00 |  #3

I have both full-frame and crop - 5DII and 7D

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May 10, 2012 16:44 |  #4

Almost every wide-angle lens has some degree of linear distortion. Of the lenses I have used the Canon Tilt/Shift lenses are probably the best corrected lenses. You might consider using a software such as DxO Optics Pro http://dxo.com …o/dxo_optics_pr​o/features (external link) to correct images. Also, if you shoot in RAW you can use built-in lens profiles in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw which will do a very good job of correcting images.




  
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May 11, 2012 07:13 as a reply to  @ chtgrubbs's post |  #5

thanks chtgrubbs. sounds convincing.. I have download a trial version but this software seems new to me and not sure how to start. any tips?

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May 11, 2012 09:35 |  #6

i've got a 5D and 7D, on the 5D I use a 17-40, on the 7D a 10-22.




  
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May 11, 2012 23:56 |  #7

rick_reno wrote in post #14415599 (external link)
i've got a 5D and 7D, on the 5D I use a 17-40, on the 7D a 10-22.

thanks bro. will try to get one 10-22 for my crop body.. :D

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May 12, 2012 00:03 |  #8

For your crop, I have tried both the Tokina 11-16 and the canon 10-22 on the 7D and hands down am more impressed in color, sharpness and low light capabilities with the Tokina. It is built like a tank and holds a high resale value as well. To me the canon was not nearly as impressive unless used on a tripod or in brighter light.


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May 12, 2012 00:12 |  #9

johnandbentley wrote in post #14419307 (external link)
For your crop, I have tried both the Tokina 11-16 and the canon 10-22 on the 7D and hands down am more impressed in color, sharpness and low light capabilities with the Tokina. It is built like a tank and holds a high resale value as well. To me the canon was not nearly as impressive unless used on a tripod or in brighter light.

+1. Agreed.


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May 12, 2012 00:14 |  #10

On FF body like 5d2 I suggest 16-35L II. It is fast focusing.


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May 12, 2012 01:22 |  #11

johnandbentley wrote in post #14419307 (external link)
For your crop, I have tried both the Tokina 11-16 and the canon 10-22 on the 7D and hands down am more impressed in color, sharpness and low light capabilities with the Tokina. It is built like a tank and holds a high resale value as well. To me the canon was not nearly as impressive unless used on a tripod or in brighter light.

+ 1...and own both.


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May 12, 2012 03:34 |  #12

I own both the 10-22 and 11-16 and the for use outside in daylight the Canon wins hands-down. There is no contest just because of the terrible flare suffered by the Tokina. People will say you can get around it - but do you really want to restrict yourself to only being able to shoot with the sun behind you? Or on overcast days?


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May 12, 2012 03:38 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #13

My 12-24 Sigma on my 5D is my favorite lens to play with! For the price you can't beat it! 16-35 II if I had the cash....8-15 next though!!!




  
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May 12, 2012 11:28 |  #14

Sigma 10-20 is an excellent lens.. its crop only though


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