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      01-09-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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Canon crew: Canon 10-22mm f./3.5-4.5 OR Tokina 11-16mm f./2.8 v.UWA

Planning on getting an UWA for more versatility. I'm shooting with a canon xti and 50mm 1.4. This lens is perfect but I'm pretty limited because of the fixed zoom.

Would the 2.8 f stop on the tokina be more beneficial then the extra mm I get with the canon?
Can I get some opinions?
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I have a 10-18mm tokina and I think its the shit.

I'd take a faster lens over a few mm any day of the week. Do you have the 18-55mm canon kit lens? If so that covers your higher end wide angle and you can use the tokina for REALLY wide fisheye looking shots.
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Aha, as a wide-angle user I can tell you that you will always be using the lens at below 15mm. Any higher pretty much gets rid of the wide-angle distortion.

Ken Rockwell, mainly a Nikon guy, loves the lens.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/1022.htm
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I see... Its cheaper and seems like the build quality is better on the tokina. After this wide angle I think I will go for the 17-40mm L lens or the 18-55mm IS version. I ditched the kit lens a long time ago lol.
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sounds like a plan
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Here is my review on the 11-16.
http://e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176012

After having used it for a while now, i have noticed that the Tokina is no where near as sharp as the canon 10-22. Maybe i just got a bad copy or something, but at 100 crop, its noticeably less sharp then the 10-22. I still think the lens is great "bang for buck" and having a faster lens is truly helpful when shooting at night. But if i had to pick one or the other, im not so confident i'd pick the 11-16 again.
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All the ultrawides vary some from copy to copy. The 10-22 and 11-16 both have reputations as being the sharpest of the bunch. Even so the edges are never going to be spectacular. I only have direct experience with the 10-22, but found two copies to give pretty identical results - at 10mm very good in the center, but only OK at the edges even stopped down to f/11. Somewhat better and more uniform sharpness out beyond 12 or 13mm.

Don't get me wrong. I've had the 10-22 for 4 years now and use it lots. It's a fine landscape lens on 1.6x Canon bodies, but it's not a 21mm Distagon or a Nikon 14-24. Don't get your expectations too ridiculously high and you'll be happy with the 10-22 (or, from what I've heard, the 11-16).
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Why not also consider the Sigma 10-20? It gives the Canon a real hot run for its moneys.
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Why not also consider the Sigma 10-20? It gives the Canon a real hot run for its moneys.
Yea, the Sigma is an excellent value for money lens....
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