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Messages - mjardeen

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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.

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Ok, I am a little perplexed. Why are we talking about the 16-35, 17-55, or even the 17-40 all of which are good 'standard' lenses when what he needed is an UW lens. In that category you have a limited number of choices ranging from the Canon 10-22, Sigmas, Tamron, and Tokinas that all cover a similar range. The OP does landscape photography so he needs wide. The bottom line is that the 10-22 is the best cropped sensor UW zoom of the bunch with the Tokina 11-16 and 12-24 coming up next and the Tamron/Sigma being strong finishers. Depending on the lens you get, your quality will vary from lens to lens. The quality variation is less with the Canons.

Sorry to have sounded cranky, I was -- tough morning and I could have phrased it better. I have had a 20D, 40D and now use a 5D. I used the Tokina 12-24 with my 20D and 40D and enjoyed the lens. The 10-22mm was used only with the 40D and I loved that lens though for number of reasons I did not use it as much as I wish I had. Mostly because I had a 17-50 2.8 Tamron that I loved. When I made the switch to the 5D I sold the 10-22mm and picked up a nice 17-40 which I love, especially because it was a straight swap for the 10-22mm and became my 1st piece of 'L' glass.

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Ok, I am a little perplexed. Why are we talking about the 16-35, 17-55, or even the 17-40 all of which are good 'standard' lenses when what he needed is an UW lens. In that category you have a limited number of choices ranging from the Canon 10-22, Sigmas, Tamron, and Tokinas that all cover a similar range. The OP does landscape photography so he needs wide. The bottom line is that the 10-22 is the best cropped sensor UW zoom of the bunch with the Tokina 11-16 and 12-24 coming up next and the Tamron/Sigma being strong finishers. Depending on the lens you get, your quality will vary from lens to lens. The quality variation is less with the Canons.

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The 10-22 is an amazing lens and as close to an L as any crop lens. I owned it when I shot cropped and moved to it from the 12-24 Tokina which I liked. It's all in what can you afford. You would be wasting your money on the L lens for what you can do with it. If I had not bought a 5D and moved to the 17-40mm Æ’4L I would still be shooting with that lens. I bought and sold mine on Craigslist for around $550.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM
« on: December 11, 2010, 01:15:52 AM »
It's that time of year again!! Shot just an hour ago with my 17-40mm f4 L. I used a monopod and shot it at f7.1 1/8 @ 17mm.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
« on: December 10, 2010, 02:49:31 AM »
It was a big stretch for me to buy the lens but also a dream come true. I do not like the weight of the Æ’2.8 which I have used.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 09, 2010, 02:29:03 PM »
Last shot of the day -- taken with my Canon G10. The location is Kalaloch on the the Washington coast.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
« on: December 09, 2010, 02:24:21 PM »
I just got this lens a few weeks ago and so far I am simply stunned by the sharpness of the images. I have never been much for the telephoto end, but this lens could just change all of that!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 (MkI)
« on: December 09, 2010, 01:41:20 PM »
This was taken with the mkI version I have had since 1990 when I was shooting with an EOS 630. This image was taken with my 5D @ f10 1/640 100-ISO. I own the following standard primes:
  • Canon 50mm f1.8 mkI
  • Nikon f1.4 (1964)
  • Pentax f1.8 (m42)
  • Contax f1.4
  • Olympus f3.5 (macro)

The Canon is solid and give good results. The Nikon is sharpest overall, while the Contax is sharpest in the center. I have not had the Olympus very long but what I have shot with it looks crazy sharp - perhaps the sharpest of them all -- the downside of course is the f3.5 -- but for macro work it is really sweet. If you can get one, I would suggest getting the mkI Canon f1.8. I think it is just as sharp if not better and the build quality is similar to the f1.4 and does not feel like it will break if you breath on it. The mkII is cheap and replaceable. For the price it's hard to beat even if soft at the edges wide open.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« on: December 09, 2010, 01:22:15 PM »
Nice images. The attached was taken with 5D 24-70mm 'L' f7.1 1/400 @24mm 100 ISO

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