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Apr 21, 2009 14:00 |  #16

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I thought like this, too, until I realized it was crazy to restrict myself based on a camera I might get in a few years. I bought my 10-22 used (read: you will be able to sell it if you go FF) and I am happy with it. I rarely use it wider than around f/8. Unlike some, I do use the full focal length range.

Same here. I waffled around for months because the EF-S scared me off, until I realized it'd be years before I'd ever get a full frame, if then. I bought it and haven't regretted it a moment. Plus, as has been said, it holds its value as well or better than any other EF-S on the market.

Incidentally, it makes a surprisingly good portrait lens at 22mm. I'd never have thought that, but my wife put it on her 50D and shot lights out on some bridal portraits a few weeks back. Gorgeous results.


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Apr 21, 2009 14:14 |  #17

jblaschke wrote in post #7775646 (external link)
Incidentally, it makes a surprisingly good portrait lens at 22mm. I'd never have thought that, but my wife put it on her 50D and shot lights out on some bridal portraits a few weeks back. Gorgeous results.

I've used 20-22mm to sneak in more than a few portraits, and even as wide as 10mm for full body environmental portraiture. :)


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Apr 21, 2009 14:20 |  #18

I have been reading and looking at pics of the various lenses Sigma 10mm-20mm, Tokina 11mm-16mm, Tokina 12mm-24mm, Tamron 11m-18mm, and Tamron 10mm-24mm. I would love to have the Canon but for the price difference and based on my needs and the great reviews most of these have but especially the Sigma that is what I chose. If I am getting a wide angle.....I wanted a 10mm. Bottom line for the price and the reviews it was Sigma for me.

Now I am looking on the porch EVERY day......I can't wait for it to come from BH Photo who was doing free shipping. I have not been this excited for a lens yet!


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Apr 21, 2009 14:29 |  #19

I had the EF-S 10-22. Nice but it was soft.

Tokina 12-24 f/4 was noticeably better but not wide enough.

Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 is much, much sharper (at open apertures) than the Canon lens. I absolutely love it. I even use it at 12-16mm on my 1D for a very wide coverage.


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Apr 21, 2009 14:30 |  #20

I love the Tokina!




  
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Apr 21, 2009 15:11 |  #21

Strictly for landscape, Tokina. It is sharper across the frame wide open at f/2.8 than the Canon stepping down to its sharpest. More importantly, the difference in sharpness is most pronounced at the borders of the frame. You are less likely to need the faster AF, range at long end, and the closer minimum focus distance.

Budget - Sigma
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Apr 21, 2009 17:02 |  #22

Hmmmm. My Canon 10-22 doesn't hold it's head down in the company of my other lenses at all.


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Apr 21, 2009 17:04 |  #23

10-22, oh hey I happen to have one for sale. :D


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Apr 21, 2009 17:22 as a reply to  @ post 7775613 |  #24

I use the 12-24mm f/4 Tokina ATX...

I use the 12-24mm f/4 Tokina ATX and absolutely love this lens. It provides wonderful IQ and is built like a tank. It comes with a lens hood and is relatively inexpensive.

This lens meshes well with the 24-70, 28-70, 28-75, 28-135 and 24-105mm lenses.


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Apr 21, 2009 17:24 |  #25

Kruzkal wrote in post #7776109 (external link)
Strictly for landscape, Tokina. It is sharper across the frame wide open at f/2.8 than the Canon stepping down to its sharpest. More importantly, the difference in sharpness is most pronounced at the borders of the frame. You are less likely to need the faster AF, range at long end, and the closer minimum focus distance.

Budget - Sigma
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Ultimate Performance - Tokina

Doesn't the Tokina have some flare issues?


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Apr 21, 2009 19:40 |  #26

bacchanal wrote in post #7776898 (external link)
Doesn't the Tokina have some flare issues?

No worse than any other f/2.8 wide lens at f/2.8. The Canon is better but never found it to be a problem when I had mine with the 40D.




  
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Apr 21, 2009 20:16 |  #27

I bought the Canon too. I really like it. The tokina was a very close second. I like the idea of being able to use it indoors more, and from what I hear the build is very good.

But the clincher for me (not in order of importance) was the 3rd party corrected CA and distortion, the more limited focal range (meaning more lens changes possibly), and arguably more prone to QC issues from the factory.

Good luck on your choice. I'm sure you'll be happy with whatever you get!


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Apr 21, 2009 20:23 |  #28

Canon 10-22mm is an excellent lens


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Apr 22, 2009 22:08 |  #29

The ultra wide angle Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens is excellent glass! This is the only non-Canon lens in my arsenal of lenses. After conducting extensive research/reviews on ultra wide-angle lenses, I decided on the Tokina. The price was right at the time, lens hood was included and you can't beat the f/2.8! Although the lens is a bit on the heavy side, it is built like a tank. The Tokina is a great lens and I am very satisfied with my purchase.


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