A&P anyone played with the EFS 10-22 in detail yet?

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  1. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    I used one at the store and it seemed like a great lens and on par with some of the L's I have used (specifically in image quality)

    I hate sigma lenses since I have never had good luck with them doing what want them to do.
     
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    I have one and love it. I use it for landscapes and stuff. :)
     
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    although the smileys are cute they are no substitute for a well thought out message consisting of text and information combined with actual real world experience.
     
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    Buy a Nikon or Zeiss lenses then
     
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    that would be great if they fit my 300d.

    I have nikon lenses for my n90, but I am doing my next trip all digital and really don't feel like lugging two bodies around like I did last time I went.
    :fawk:

    now, can anyone give this an honest review or are you just going to sit here and make snide comments?
     
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    zeiss and nikon do fit on canon and you can still meter ttl too

    the zeiss focuses to infinity, but i believe the nikon will only focus to near infinity which is fine if you're doing wide landscape anyway adapters aren't too expensive and are pretty well built

    you might have to modify the rear of some of the zeiss lenses so the mirror doesn't hit it

    and i did give you my opinion of the lens i own, i think everyone should have one
     
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    Also, I agree with you. Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, etc. are all a piece of shit. Their lenses are cheaply made, all plastic construction :down: and the optics aren't japanese. They're all soft as hell and the focusing is slow and noisier than Boeing 747. They're cheaper, but why pay half price for 1/4 of the performance? :ugh: I commend you for sticking with first party equipment when others betray the motherland! :bowdown:

    BTW, the only 3rd party lenses I would consider purchasing are quantaray :bigok:
     
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    What? :dunno: Japanese optics. :)
     
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    As a Canon user, the only third-party for me is Leica.
     
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    :eek4: what lens is that in your mtf chart, it looks horrible!!
     
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    it's a third party lens dyno :o i'll tell you it's not a zeiss
     
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    I love my 10-22, wouldn't trade it for anything. (except a IDs MKII with a 16-35 attached) :)

    PS, I have no problems with my Tamron 28-75, it's not that cheap feeling and gives me very good images. Sure the focusing sounds like a mini meat grinder, but I can live with that.
     
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    Sell it and get a 24-70mm f/2.8L, you'll be WAAAY happier. The Tamron is a piece of shit.
     
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    The Sigma 70-200 looks good on paper, but it is shit on your camera. I used to make commission from third party lens sales, but I quit my job, so now the truth needs to come out. Avoid taht shit like the plague! :)
     
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    Why do you think I'm trying to get rid of mine !
     
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    Yes!!! :)
     
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    ouch....1300 bucks vanishes so quickly.

    and I got out of cars because I thought THAT was an expensive hobby :(

    Then again...I have taken my best pics with my kit lens and a couple with my 70-200L

    so half of it is the guy behind the camera, or just dumb luck (my case)
     
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    Maybe you should upgrade your shitty kit lens to a 17-40mm f/4L, which is much sharper in the corners and has better color contrast. If you're going to use the kit lens, might as well start using third party equipment. :ugh:





    :ugh2:
     
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    it still takes better pics, IMO, than my sigma 24-70 2.8EX

    I'll upgrade from the kit lens just as soon as you buy the 17-40 f4L for me :sadwavey:

    you really think the 17-40L is enough of an improvement, cost/picture on the kit lens to justify it?

    I keep hearing "overrated" as the adjective of choice on FM (but theyre a whiny bunch anyway)

    is the focus on it pretty quick?

    Also...550ex or 17-40L
    I'm still on the 300d flash (i.e. i never use the flash at all)
     
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    Of course the kit lens is better than that piece of shit Sigma. We like to call it SHITma :rofl: :rofl: But it isn't that much better. :o The kit lens is garbage too. The 17-40L is an amazing piece of glass. :bowdown: Focusing is fast with USM, color contrast is brilliant, and it is sharp all the way up into the corners. :bowdown:
     
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    I guess I must have misread "it is a slow lens" as it has slow focus.

    I still don't understand how a wide aperture = fast.

    sigma has poor corner sharpness. I took pics at the beach and I like to compose shots with the focal point in the corners (gf standing on one side beach landscape fading into DOF as you look to the other...sort of a linear composition)
    the only shots I got from that sunset were the ones with her in the center. The rest came out nicely with warm yellows (the sigma curse/blessing if you want a yellow hue i guess?)

    but the sharpness on my focal point was poor, albeit in focus.

    Im a student who makes 300 a week. A lens like the 17-40 would pwn my budget.
     
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    Sell the SHITma to some unsuspecting fool, then buy the 17-40.

    The bigger the aperture, the faster shutter speeds you'll get, so those lenses are refered to as "fast".
     

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