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May 30, 2014 21:07 |  #16

WhyFi wrote in post #16941380 (external link)
This works pretty well if you're comfortable selling directly to another user on the secondary market, but there are a lot of people that don't want to deal with all that that entails. In that case, they end up trading in gear when they upgrade which means taking a significant loss on the previous purchase. For those of that mindset, I think that it's worth spending a few moments to consider what you'll do in the future.

even then the sigma 12-24mm would be a better idea than the 17-40L...at least it would give him the UWA he craves now, while preparing for the camera he will own 5 years from now...


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May 30, 2014 21:25 |  #17

DreDaze wrote in post #16941398 (external link)
even then the sigma 12-24mm would be a better idea than the 17-40L...at least it would give him the UWA he craves now, while preparing for the camera he will own 5 years from now...

I wasn't weighing in any opinion on lens selection for the OP, I was making a comment on the rather broad "don't worry about the future," mindset.


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May 30, 2014 22:24 |  #18

I've been shooting with the 17-40mm on 3 sensor sizes since the year of it's release.
It fantastic on FF, wonderful on 1.3x APS-H 1D, and very good on a 1.6 cropper for landscape work stopped down a bit. (my 1.6 cropper was the 10D, pre EF-s)

I find it so flexible and use it on so many formats, that I have three lens hoods, one for each sensor size ;) (The stok one is near useless, and there are far better options for the smaller sensor sizes)

I also have had a Sigma 12-24 (the first version) for many many years.
It helps get me wider. For years it was the widest FF lens available anywhere without going fisheye.

I do like the 12-24mm but it's IQ, particularly sharpness was never in the same class as the 17-40mm, which is also not razor blade itself. I tend to reach for the 17-40mm over the 12-24mm the vast majority of the time.

My last remaining 1.6 cropper (and only EF-S compatible body) is an IR converted XTi
This year I was toying with the idea of going IR FF perhaps in a 5DC converted.. but after weighing all the costs, I decided instead to get my first EF-S lens.

That would be the 10-22mm. So far I'm really liking it. It takes the same 77mm filters as the vast majority of my lenses, has a real functional lens cap, and even fits my assorted hoods I use on the 17-40mm! (though in this case I am only using it on a 1.6 being EF-S, I CAN use it on a 1.3X 1D)

from a weeks toying, I am aware that the forums are correct, it is sharper stopped down a bit than the 17-40mm, and MUCH sharper than the Sigma 12-24.

Lastly, this one $400.00 refurb lens meant I did not have to pursue a $1K+ Full Frame IR conversion to get the same field of view.

Anyway, 10-22mm is a very fine lens!


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May 31, 2014 00:23 |  #19

WhyFi wrote in post #16941424 (external link)
I wasn't weighing in any opinion on lens selection for the OP, I was making a comment on the rather broad "don't worry about the future," mindset.

Nothng broad about it. UWA and walkarounds for APS-C sensors cover completely different ranges to those designed for FF bodies.

If you can offer some suggestions of UWA (10-20 or thereabouts) that do, feel free to suggest them. The same goes for walkarounds (15- 50 or thereabouts). When it comes to UWA and walkaround lenses using FF lenses are a compromise at best.

What's the point of buying a lens that doesn't fulfil the need you have now because you may go FF sometime in the future? It's like saying one day I'll might have kids so I'll buy a minivan.


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May 31, 2014 05:51 |  #20

I took the Canon 10-22 and the Sigma 10-20 for a brief test shoot. I went with the Sigma. The image quality was the same, but the Sigma came with a hood (an extra purchase with Canon) and it's own case. I've never regretted my decision.


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May 31, 2014 06:24 |  #21

DreDaze wrote in post #16941329 (external link)
since it looks like the 10-18IS will hit shelves in the next couple weeks, I'd wait to see how that performs...you may be able to save a couple bucks and get an equal lens optically

Yup, I couldn't agree more. If the 10-18 has anything like the performance of the 10-22 then it'll be a huge bargain.


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May 31, 2014 12:05 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #22

I just bought the canon 10-22, thanks for everyone's input. The shop I went to had the new 10-18 but I felt really small and cheap to me, just my opinion. I also looked at the Tonika 11-16 2.8, that was also a nice lens but I felt better about the canon. Thanks again for the input.


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