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

Review Date: Jun 23, 2005 Recommend? | Price paid: $720.00

Pros: Very sharp at all focal lengths
The focus and zoom rings are located backwards from other Canon lenses, i.e the focus ring is nearest the camera, the zoom ring is furthest.

Update to my last review. The lens came back from Canon and what a difference! They replaced the "lens assembly middle" Certainly not a scientific test, my field results show a remarkable improvement. Now at 10mm it has excellent center sharpness with some softness at the corners, but still very good even "pixel peeping" at 1:1 in Picture Window Pro. At 22mm it is sharp across the field. No noticeable light fall off at medium apertures at 10mm.

Frankly, I'm impressed with the performace of this lens. It is right up there with my 17-40mm L lens.

Canon repair/warranty service came through for me!

I'd change my previous rating to 9 or even 10!

Tamron 28-75MM F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)

Review Date: Jun 5, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $330.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Very sharp overall, great close-up performance, fast, easy to focus, great flare reduction. I think it is a real bargain, a great performance/cost ratio!
None really. Minor points: no USM, but the autofocus is fast and reasonably quiet. Yes the focus ring goes the "wrong" way.

I use it on digital and film Canon bodies.

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

Review Date: May 27, 2005 Recommend? no | Price paid: $720.00 | Rating: 1 

Pros: Good, but not outstanding performance at 22mm. Center sharpness is acceptable at moderate apertures at 10-14 mm.
Either I got a bad sample, or this is the worst lens Canon has ever produced. I sent it to Canon Service but it came back the same as when I first sent it in.

I bought this lens from Cameta Camera. Big big mistake. These scums won't do anything for you once the sale is made. I did not get a warranty card with the lens, though they claim it is new. I am left to deal with Canon. Canon does seem to be making an effort to rectify the sad situation. As of right now I am leary of Canon WA zooms, and the EF-S lenses. My L lenses are worth every penny though. I hope Canon sorts this out.