Advice on UWA

Started Nov 4, 2011 | Discussions thread
Robert Krawitz Regular Member • Posts: 498
Re: Advice on UWA

VincentWSLim wrote:

Hello All,

I am dithering between a choice between 2 UWA.

  • 10 - 22 mm Canon f4-5.6

  • 11 - 16 mm Tokina f2.8

I am going up to Hong Kong to buy the lens, the canon is offered at $USD 690 and the Tokina is cheaper by ninty bucks at USD $600. I am seeking practical advice for those who own the lens or have previously own the lens.

Look into the Sigma 8-16. It's nicely built and the image quality is very good.

With the price so close, will the difference in 1mm wide make a differences. I anticipated myself to be doing a number of landscape. I cannot figure how much more horizon I can get with 1 mm.

As someone else said, it's about 5 degrees. But I couldn't have done this panorama with anything significantly wider than 8 mm.

http://rlk.smugmug.com/Other/Landscapes/4851912_XB4SmT#1079379016_sm6Jy-X3-LB

However, I saw another thread here and the 1 stop difference seems critical if doing architecture interior shot.

Hand held, maybe. If you use a tripod, it won't matter.

How about fireworks, will the 1-stop make a difference?

No. Typically for fireworks you use a multi-second exposure to get a good burst. I typically use f/8 or f/11 at ISO 100.

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