View Full Version : Canon EFS 10-22mm 3.5-4.5
11-04-2009, 02:24 PM
Has anyone used this lens with the 7d? I have heard a lot of talk about the Tokina 11-16, and was pretty set on that, but after seeing this Canon I am having second thoughts.
Sure, the Tokina is a bit faster, but isn't one of the things you want in a wide lens a deep depth of field? So then the extra speed isn't so important. The Canon has a much wider zoom range, and is only a bit more expensive.
Is the Tokina's focus throw much wider?
What are everyone's thoughts?
01-19-2010, 10:43 AM
I have the 10-22mm on my 40D and use it all the time to shoot architectural photos where straight lines are extremely critical. The distortion is barely perceivable on the 10-22mm for stills, so I don't think you'd notice at all for video. I love this lens.
I was about to recommend it to my friend who I am advising on what lenses to buy, but I just noticed a note on B&H saying it only works with certain cameras. Maybe they just left the 7D off by mistake.
If it does work on the 7D, I would go with the Canon.
01-19-2010, 10:47 AM
I've got it. Works great with the 7D. Highly recommended.
01-19-2010, 11:10 AM
I have the Canon 10-22mm for my 7D as I too wanted a better zoom range than the Tokina and critical for me (because I also shoot a lot of architecture and design work commercially) I needed the absolute minimal barrel distortion possible - and the Tokina is a little weak in that respect. Sure the Tokina 11-16 is a superb lens - not least because of it's constant aperture of F2.8 (great for video, but the zoom range is VERY limited, think of it more as a prime) - but the Canon is also a superb lens with other strengths (and the weakness that it's about 1/2 stop slower on the wide end / is not constant aperture).
Horses for courses! Which one YOU chose depends on your own particular needs but either are well recommended for the 7D. Tokina is right for many but was not for me. I'm very happy with the Canon 10-22mm! Lots more info in my post in this linked thread on the other forum (if this is allowed).
01-19-2010, 12:09 PM
For me, I would get the Tokina because of the faster speed, and the fact that it's a constant f2.8 aperture. Conventional wisdom dictates that f2.8 is the minimum speed for indoor shots. So yeah, the extra speed is important.
Not that I do a lot of zoom shots, but it is nice to have flicker free zooms which is not possible with variable aperture lenses like the Canon you mentioned.
Also, I have a Tamron 17-50, so the Tokina compliments that well.
The Tokina is probably going to be my next lens.