A&P EF 10-22mm or 17-40L?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by coughlin's law, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. I want to get a wide angle lens and I'm hearing nothing but good reviews for both lenses... yet I am having a hard time figuring out which one is going to be the perfect one.
     
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    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    Just go to a camera store and try them both.
     
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    I have the same problem going on...I have played with both, i just cant decide if i would want to be able to use the lens on my film body. The "L" i could use on both, the 10-20 i could only use on my 30D, and not my ELAN 7NE.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    10-22 on a crop body > 17 40
     
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    Definitely.
     
  6. What is a crop body?

    I've heard that some lenses won't fit a digital rebel xt
     
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    If it isn't a fool frame, it's a crop body.
     
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    A crop body is a non-full frame body. They are called a crop body because they "crop" the image from their APS sized sensor, resulting in a 1.6x crop factor (a 10mm lens will appear as a 16mm).

    EFS lenses have too much "stuff" protruding from the rear of the lens to fit correctly on full frame Canon bodies as it will get in the way of the mirror when it flips up.

    ALL EOS lenses will fit on a digital Rebel.
     
  9. In terms of quality, I am a sharpness freak, I will not buy it unless I know it has absolute sharpness to it. I've read more that the 17-40l is more softer than the 10-22mm...
     
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    E-dub New Member

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    My 10-22mm is very sharp, no question about it.
     
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    mandarin orange OT Supporter

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    if you're not shooting full frame, then get the 10-22.

    i have a Canon 30D and 10-22 and it's sharp as a tack
     
  12. What's shooting Full frame?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    lord
     
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    It's a setting on the camera.

    You can set the camera to crop your picture before you take it, or get the whole shot. Kinda like the panorama setting on some older film cameras. Should be a setting in your custom functions. Go look for it. Damn newb. Nothing like dropping $600 on glass when you can't even work ur camera right. :mamoru:
     
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    cFN 69?
     
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    Yup thats it. What camera is he using though? He may need the firmware hack to access it.
     
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    Don't forget you have to pop out the crop mirror on Canons too. Just take the lens off then pop out that mirror behind it. Then set cFN 69 to 1 and you're good to go.
     
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    Vote for 10-22mm.
     
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    It doesn't hurt if you wear those mechanic gloves. Just make sure that you have the camera power off so you don't get shocked and/or short out the system.
     
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    danger to manifold!
     
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    :hsughno: why not get both? :) I started with the 10-22 on the 30D, very sharp, great color rendering but ended up getting the 17-40L as well. I use the 17-40L about 10:1 over the 10-22 now.
     

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