Originally Posted by MARIO K
Hey guys, so iv'e been looking for a nice fairly inexpensive wide angle lens. Could I please get some opinions about the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 vs. Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6
Which one do you have or would you choose and why? If none of the above what alternative would you recommend?
I have the EF-S 10-22. At the time of purchase (in 2006, I think, when I got my XTi) I didn't really know about the Sigma; as a matter of fact I don't know now if it was available then.
That being said I won't knock Sigma as a brand. I have one of their lenses and love it. So I can only praise the EF-S 10-22 but can't offer a comparison between the two.
The Canon EF-S 10-22 is reasonably sharp even when stopped down, and provides a very useful range. I would say on range alone, the Tokina 11-16 (as someone else mentioned) would be my least favorite because you lose 1mm at the wide end, and if you want to zoom in past 16, you're changing lenses.
There have been a few times when I have shot the 10-22 at focal lengths above 16mm and it's nice not to have to switch to my EF-S 17-85 for those times.
I've posted some pics in this thread that were all taken with the 10-22:
This shot I posted in the snapshots thread last night was also taken with the 10-22 15mm
Here's a close one that I think has a good show of sharpness. There is 0 sharpening on this photo, I actually reduced the defualt sharpening of 25 in LR3 because I thought it was so sharp SOOC:
, on Flickr
Hope this helps at least on the Canon side of the decision