Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
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Great for Architecture
Right About Meow, Amazon
23 November 2013
Summary: I've had this lens for a little over a year now and have used it quite a bit. This lens is great for shooting architecture and good for landscapes and other things where you want to get a lot into the photo like large crowds. I'm an architecture student and I usually bring this lens with me to analyze and catalog buildings. The super wide angle means that you can get shots of even the tightest of spaces.
Summary: The ultra wide zoom--16-35, 17-35, 17-40, et al.--has been a mainstay of pros, especially photojournalists, since the early 1990s. Sweeping views, landscapes, operation in tight quarters and ease of hand holding are hallmarks of this range. At last the EF-s 10-22 3.5-4.5 USM brings this range to APS-C cameras like the 7D, 60D and Rebel.
Summary: This lens yields splendid wide angle shots - especially on the 10mm setting of course. Although picture quality deteriorates at the borders, when aperture is wide open - still all other alternatives cost a lot more (i.e. fixed focal lenses). Unfortunately the price of the lens, including shipping + customs, cost me almost as new if I bought it in my country - and now I have a lens without warranty - so maybe it's not a good deal after all.
Summary: Let me jump right into filters for this lens. I spent hours looking on forums, review websites and even searching amazon reviews trying to figure out what uv filter to buy for this lens (for front element protection). I hope this post will save you much time so you can spend it out there shooting! My requirements for a filter were: No "vignetting" caused by the filter at 10mm. No reduction in image quality.
Conclusion: I was on the fence with this lens because so many people said its just good for landscapes. After getting the lens, I have to say the up close shots are amazing. The perspective your able to get with this lens makes it one of the more versatile lenses you can buy. I only regret not buying it sooner. The only thing I have a problem with is the maximum aperture of 3.5, so low light is a little tough.
Summary: A quality wide zoom lens is extremely difficult to design. I was in the wholesale professional photo equipment business for over 20 years. I have owned Zeiss, Leitz, Rodenstock, Schneider, and other top of the line lenses. For technical reasons a great wide angle lens tends to be a rare thing, let alone a wide angle zoom lens. It was with this trepidation that I purchased this Canon lens. I needed an extreme wide angle zoom lens for my Canon 7D.
Conclusion: This is a very nice lens, capable of delivering spectacular images. The contrast and color saturation are excellent. However, the lens needs to be used with some care, if you want to get the best quality images. The image quality tends to be rather soft at wider apertures, especially at the edges but also in the middle of the frame. Images become sharp across the whole frame at f/8 and f/11.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, good contrast, good central sharpness
Cons: Semi-sharp images, poor sharpness at edges, restricted useable aperture range