I recently received permission from the better half to purchase an UW zoom for our upcoming trip to Hawaii. Here is my current gear:
- Canon 70D
- Canon EF-S 17-55
- Canon EF 70-300L
My only experience thus far is with the Canon 10-22. I rented this lens for a trip to Spain a few years ago and really enjoyed it for architecture and other city/street photos.
However, it appears there are some new challengers in the mix including the Canon 10-18 and Tokina 11-20. It appears that the Tokina 11-20 is the best overall, assuming I'm willing to give up the 10mm focal length, but costs approximately twice partly because it is relatively new and there are not a lot of used models.
The two Canons can be had used for approximately the same price as each other. I like the lightweight aspect of the 10-18, but the 10-22 uses the same filter size as my other two lenses (77mm).
I only plan on using this lens for landscapes and architecture photos, I will not be doing any astronomy shots. Additionally, I rarely carry a tripod.
Would appreciate any arguments you have for any of these three (or other) UW zoom lenses