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

EF10-22
Review Date: Nov 7, 2006 Recommend? | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: Image quality, ergonomics, zoom range.
Cons:
Lack of supplied hood, lack of "L" buld


This is an excellent lens. Image quality is on par with "L" standards. The range is awesome for APS-C sized SLRs.

The lack of hood was solved on eBay for less than $10. Mounting the generic hood is a bit tighter than the Canon original, but its not $50 either. Black plastic is black plastic -- the dimensions are identical.

I highly recommend this lens to anyone that needs this range. Its much better than similar offerings from Tokina and Sigma.

Canon: I know you are real proud of these dedicated hoods at retail, but c'mon... someone plunks down $700 for a lens, you should toss in the plastic that probably didn't cost you $1.


 
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

EF10-22
Review Date: Nov 7, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $650.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Image quality, zoom range, ergonomics.
Cons:
No dust sealing, no hood.

Generally an excellent lens. I find myself using it more and more as my "carry" lens.

I would gladly pay a few more bucks for dust sealing and other "L" features. Optically, its as good as an "L" now.

The lack of hood was easily remedied on eBay for less than $20. The off-brand hood is a bit tighter to put on than the original Canon part (my friend has the real one), but dimensionally, the generic is identical and a fraction of the cost.

I highly recommend this lens for anyone needing the wider side of wide in an APC sized Canon. Just stay out of the sandstorms with it.