« on: December 17, 2010, 09:13:14 PM »
I used a 10-22mm on my 7D for about a year - and then switched to a 17-40mm L. While the angle of view of the 10-22mm is certainly dramatic, I found there to be too many image quality issues - small details were somehow indistinct, colors hard to work with, and the lens isn't very good if you want to include people in your shots. The 17-40mm L was very surprising for me - much sharper than expected, excellent detail, better color and contrast than the 10-22mm. I happily traded off the extra width for better image quality.I am sure you did, but you are going from what amounts to a 16-35mm (the 10-22) equivalent to a roughly 27-64mm so of course you traded those things -- but you lost an ultrawide. You could have gotten a 15-85 or a 17-55 and had the same thing. You are comparing apples to oranges and while it may have made perfect sense for you (few people can shoot people with an UW Zoom), you lost coverage and the whole reason to own an UW. If you could only afford one of those lenses then you did make the right choice.