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Mar 07, 2013 21:29 |  #1

I have a Canon 60D with the kit 18-135 lens. I am going to Bavaria and Austria in two months. At first I was looking at a Canon 10-22 for wider shots. However after further thought, I am now leaning to the Canon 28 1.8 for better low light capabilities. I want to spend ~$600 or less.

My believe is the 28 1.8 prime would give me sharper landscape pictures as well as better lowlight/indoor shots.

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Mar 07, 2013 21:41 |  #2

The 10-22 will be sharper than the 28/1.8 at the edges and corners (quite important for landscape). IS will be more useful for you than 1.8 aperture for travel (assuming you need it for indoor stuff like churches etc... where the subject isn't moving).

I have never been to Bavaria or Austria, but I have been to many, many places in Europe, and I can tell you the 10-22 is my most used lens when I am there, and my 30/1.4 (similar to the 28/1.8 you are considering), is one of my least used.


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Mar 07, 2013 21:46 |  #3

The 28mm f/1.8 is one of my favorite lenses on my 5D3. If you want something WIDE, you'll need the 10-22mm. If you want something that will be useful for low light and street scenes, the 28mm is the way to go. Regardless, the two lenses are totally different and offer totally different results.


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Mar 07, 2013 22:36 |  #4

Staszek, do you happen to have some examples from that combo? Or can you comment on the lenses performance wider than 2.8? Looking for a cheaper wide angle with a large aperture for milky way shots/general landscape etc.


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Mar 07, 2013 23:52 |  #5

I was in Vienna and Salzburg last fall. My interests are more on buildings than people so the 10-22 was on my 60D the most. For some parts of my trip, there isn't much space to back up to get a whole church. And in other places, there may be space, but they buildings around the platz are grand.

When indoors, I leaned on my ISO and when allowed, I used my Manfrotto table top tripod.

But if you enjoy people watching (and photographing), then the 10-22 is simply bad. I have the 28 f/1.8 and didn't miss it on my trip. YMMV.


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Mar 08, 2013 00:02 |  #6

I have a 28 1.8 and it's my favorite walk around lens on my 7D. It was the only lens I had with me in DC a year or so ago and it's worked just fine to photograph monuments and stuff. Sure a wider lens could have come in handy at times, but it forces you to get a bit creative with composition.

If you want a fast but wide lens, what about the Tokina 11-16?


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Mar 08, 2013 00:12 |  #7

The Tokina advice by Sigh is very good one. Its very less likely that one may be disappointed by that.
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