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Canon EF-S 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Canon EF-S 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
23 September 2007
Arkadiusz Olech

1. Introduction

Originally posted 2006-05-08 on Optyczne.pl

What choice does a lover of landscape photography have when he or she wants to have a really wide angle of 100deg or more? This person, in analog photography, used to have a big choice of zoom lenses with a focal length starting from 16-18 mm. The best example would be the Canon EF 17-40 mm f/4L USM, Nikon 18-35 mm f/3.5-4.5D ED IF or Tamron AF 17-35 mm f2.8-4 Di LD.


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The problem was that with the APS-C/DX detector the lenses of 14 mm gave a 90deg. field of view and the 16-17 mm a 80deg view. In both cases it was not enough obviously to get desired 100deg field of view.

The first lucky people where the users of Nikon, since in March 2003 Nikon released its first wide angle lens - the Nikon 12-24 mm f/4.0G ED-IF DX, whose field of view was from 99 to 61deg. Meanwhile, Canon owners had to wait over a year. In August 2004, Canon released its EF- S 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM model, whose field of view was from 107.5 to 63.5deg. Was it worth waiting?

You will find out after reading our review.



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