Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
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Value for money 8
Overall quality 10
Horrible Chromatic Abberration
6 November 2013
Conclusion: I really do love the range of this lens and sharpness is pretty nice. I just cannot get over how horrible the chromatic aberration is. Even with advanced post-production it is still evident.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, range
Summary: If you need a EF-S lens in the ultra-wide focal length, this is Canon's answer. Be forewarned it has a very cheap plastic body. This lens did not survive it's first international trip stored in a padded camera bag hand carried by owner. I am in the process of shipping it to Canon's repair center, because the the auto-focus no longer works. I am looking at a minimum of one hundred and fifty dollars and possibly more for repair and return shipment.
Summary: I've been wanting a wide angle lens, and based on the reviews here (and a tempting new offer from Amazon (ie, the Amazon Store card)), I splurged on this lens. The first lens I got came in a box with no packaging, and was dropped by my UPS guy when he attempted to hand it to me. After some test shots, I felt the sharpness was disappointing and I exchanged the lens (BTW, Amazon return/exchanges ... first class).
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
L.ILYES, Rate it all!
29 January 2009
Summary: I'm sure this is a fine lens, but I never got a chance to use it. I own a Canon EOS 5D and, apparently, "EF-S" lenses are not compatible with it. Only "EF" lenses will work with the EOS 5D. I didn't realize that until I received this lens and (believe it or not) read the instructions before opening the plastic. This was not evident to me from the description, but now I know.
I hope this comment saves you some time and money if you own a 5D. Please ignore the rating.
Summary: The fisheye effect seems to only be noticeable in certain settings and not in every single picture. But when it does show fully, its amazing! And regardless if the wide angle is as drastic as wanted, the glass on this lens is unlike any other lens I have!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Summary: I just bought and returned the EF-S 10-22. I was "upgrading" (or so I thought) from the Sigma 10-20. The only advantage I could tell from the canon was possibly a little faster Auto focus compared to the sigma (not a big deal for me). As for image quality and build - the sigma won hands down! Needless to say I wish I had not sold my sigma now, and will be buying a new one soon. If you are in the market for a UWA, get the sigma.
Pros: None really
Cons: Hood cost extra, not very sharp, Subpar build quality
Matt Dotson "Say something about yourself!", Amazon
17 September 2006
Summary: If you have a 1.6x cropped sensor, then this is really the only super wide angle lens canon makes. The crop factor makes this equivalent to a 16-35mm lens on a full sensor. The construction quality feels solid and well built. That said, this is not an "L" lens. I'm not an "L" snob ... I'll take a value where ever I can get it. The sharpness on this lens is pretty good, but not razor sharp.
Summary: I was so excited at the thought of such a flexible ultra-wide zoom, but have always been a little disappointed with the reality. Build quality is decent, but the sharpness is just so-so across the range. Some degree of chromatic aberration is probably unavoidable at such short focal lengths, but the 10-22 is truly awful at the wide end. With some judicious post-processing in Adobe Lightroom (etc.