Canon EF 8-15 L lens or Canon EF-S 10-22 for landscape shots (mountains)

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Re: Canon EF 8-15 L lens or Canon EF-S 10-22 for landscape shots (mountains)
In reply to qianp2k, Feb 1, 2013

qianp2k wrote:

MAC wrote:

Y0GI wrote:

ktownbill wrote:

Y0GI wrote:

TStott wrote:

Thanks everyone, as usual your insights are quite useful. I will stay away from the 8-15 because I don't like the distortion and will look closer at the Tokina and Canon with my preference being towards the Canon at this point which is surprising me.

I'll also look at the Sigma 8-? as one member suggested but I suspect it will also be fisheye.

DxOMark also has a lot of great info on lenses which has been useful. It allows you to search against criteria to find various lenses for review across manufacturers according to mount type, etc.

Thanks again,

Trevor.

The Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM is a rectilinear lens, not a 'fish eye'. http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/8-16mm-f45-56-dc-hsm-sigma However, it does have significant barrel distortion at 8 mm (2.9% according to Photozone). Here is the Photozone review. Compare this to the Canon EF-S 10-22mm which has 1.21% distortion at 10mm. Here is the Photozone review of the Canon lens. The distortion on the Sigma drops to 0.501% at 12mm.

In the US, Sigma currently has a $50 instant rebate on the 8-16 so, at B&H, the current price is $649. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/689635-REG/Sigma_203101_8_16mm_f_4_5_5_6_DC_HSM.html Canon also has an instant rebate ($120) and the current price at B&H is $679. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=%3DCA102235EF*&N=0

I have the Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens and I am very satisfied with it!

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My reason for choosing the Canon 10-22mm is it has the most resistance to flare which is a real contrast killer expecially in landscape photography. It was money well spent some 5000 images ago. I only hope the 17-40mm for my 5dm3 is up to the task for that camera since the 10-22 won't work on it.

good luck with whatever lens you get.

Bill

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You CAN use the EF-S 10-22mm on a 5D MK3. You just have to pull out the rubber plug on the back of the lens. Here is a video which shows you how to do it. Here is a DPR user that has done it.

all I can say is WoW!

Doesn't make sense to me that similar to a guy modified EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS to use on a 5D body from both perspective of optical performance that unlikely will have a better performance than 17-40L, and economic value that you could resell the lens and buy 17-40L as their prices are basically the same.

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