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Re: *HELP* Alternatives to Canon EF-S 10-22mm
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2012, 01:18:11 AM »
I found the following link in this forum (CR):

http://www.akphotodenver.com/2011/06/14/tokina-acknowledges-pairing-issue-with-11-16mm-f2-8-lens-and-canon-7d/

(Credit to the original uploader) that mentions autofocus problems of the Tokina with the 7D (especially the non center point)

In that article you can find also a reference to:

http://www.highdefedition.com/2009/10/canon-7d-autofocus-issue/comment-page-1/

This backs my distrust in 3rd party lens makers.
Of course they may solve it but again what happens with the future EOS bodies?

http://www.highdefedition.com/2009/10/canon-7d-autofocus-issue/comment-page-1/

Thanks for the links! I can happily rule out the Tokina since so many people are having issues with that lens and the 7D, I don't use autofocus very often (especially with wide angle landscape work) but obviously it's worthwhile to have a lens that works 100% with your camera, especially when you're spending decent amounts of money on them!
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Re: *HELP* Alternatives to Canon EF-S 10-22mm
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2012, 01:18:11 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2012, 03:58:21 AM »
The Tokina 11-16 is definitely one of my favourite lens I own. I don't find the flare as big of a bother, but rather the far MFD.

Is there a need for a UWA zoom lens? Because when you look at the Tokina as a UWA prime with zooming as a bonus it's actually a great deal.

Perhaps as justsomedude said, the Mk II of the Tokina will fix the flare?

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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2012, 09:07:09 AM »
I'd only buy the Tokina 11-16 if you know that you'll need f/2.8; the Canon is both wider and longer and thus a more useful lens for landscape work.  Personally, I own the Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, it has very solid (but not L-class) construction and is almost the equal of the Canon resolution wise at f/8 and above.  Whilst it has better resolution, I couldn't recommend spending the extra on the Canon; if you're buying it the UK the 10-22 costs more than the 17-40 f/4L! That's just a rip-off in my book...

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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2012, 05:31:34 PM »
I used to have a Tokina 12-24 f/4 - CA and flare are known issues with it  but the lens was a pleasure to shoot with... Perhaps it's a build-quality effect :)

Also, Sigma is the only option that can be used on FF, isn't it?

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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2012, 10:48:45 PM »

but flare was a major issue for me.
CA can be removed in post but removing flare is a pain in the a..

im very happy with my EF 10-22mm.

+1, although the 10-22 still has enough CA that I do remove it in PP.

On a wide angle, for landscapes flare is one of the biggest concerns for me.  + you can put filters on it.

Someone mentioned the MFD - it' super short on the 10-22.  I think quoted at 9 inches, bu that must be to the sensor becasue it seems to be much less than that.  I think some manufacturers like sigma quote MFD to the front of the lens.

Basically you can get very, very close to the foreground with the 10-22.
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Re: *HELP* Alternatives to Canon EF-S 10-22mm
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2012, 11:46:11 AM »
I'd only buy the Tokina 11-16 if you know that you'll need f/2.8; the Canon is both wider and longer and thus a more useful lens for landscape work.  Personally, I own the Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, it has very solid (but not L-class) construction and is almost the equal of the Canon resolution wise at f/8 and above.  Whilst it has better resolution, I couldn't recommend spending the extra on the Canon; if you're buying it the UK the 10-22 costs more than the 17-40 f/4L! That's just a rip-off in my book...

the EF-s 10-22 average price is just under £599, used price you can buy them for around £400/£450. The 17-40 L is around £620, used price around £570

so they're pretty similar, If I had a full frame body I would just go for the 17-40L (again, the f/2.8 of the 16-35 just isn't needed for the work that I do) but as I'm using a 7D the EF-S 10-22 is the perfect partner, I am still considering the Sigma 10-20 though, I think I'm going to rent both the Canon and Sigma for a few days and shoot as much as possible and work out the pros and cons of each
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Re: *HELP* Alternatives to Canon EF-S 10-22mm
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2012, 06:41:56 AM »
I have the sigma 8-16mm. Yes due to the front element, you are unable to put any filters in front of it. It also suffers some barrel distortion out at 8mm as expected. The only good point is that it is quite sharp, much sharper than the sigma 10-20 and on par with the canon 10-22.

Get the 8-16 if you feel that you need that extra 2mm at the wide end. It is quite alot, esp indoors.

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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2012, 11:07:59 PM »
The best alternate for canon 10-22 is Tokina 11-16 f2.8. This is one of the best and much better CA and BT than Canon lens. I have been shooting with this for my work, that your can check out here: http://www.digitalstudio.in

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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2012, 11:07:59 PM »