Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the EOS 350D. The mountain sceneries were kindly provided by Rainer Deissler (straight JPEGs). The others scenes were RAW-converted using RSE.

Click on a thumbnail to view the original file (opens in a separate window). Please note that the full-size images are supplied in JPEG2000 format. You should be able to display the images in most modern imaging applications such as Photoshop. This is a measurement to limit the bandwidth which is a scarce resource.

If you prefer to watch the full-size samples in your Internet Explorer browser you may try the JPEG2000 ActiveX Control (Windows) plug-in. I've checked out a few plug-ins for Mozilla/Opera but haven't really found a good one. Firefox will open IE if you install the ActiveX Control above.

Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 20D
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 15.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/800s
Size 2336x3504
Make Canon
Canon EOS 20D
100
19.0mm
f/8.0 @ 1/160s
3504x2336
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 20D
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 11.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/200s
Size 2336x3504
Make Canon
Canon EOS 20D
200
10.0mm
f/16.0 @ 1/30s
2336x3504
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 10.0mm
Exposure Data: f/11.0 @ 1/80s
Size 2312x3472
Make Canon
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
400
22.0mm
f/10.0 @ 1/160s
2312x3472
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 10.0mm
Exposure Data: f/9.0 @ 1/250s
Size 3472x2312
Make Canon
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
100
14.0mm
f/4.0 @ 1/800s
2312x3472

Verdict

The Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM delivered a very sound performance with a combination of very decent build quality and very good if not impressive optical results. If anything vignetting at wide-open aperture could be better. The center performance is excellent throughout the range with generally good borders. The level of distortions is surprisingly low and CAs are quite well controlled.

Naturally it makes sense to compare the lens to a serious competitor like the Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX. All in all the resolution figures are very similar. The Canon has less CAs and a better contra light performance whereas the Tokina shows less vignetting. The build quality of the Tokina is also a little better (the Canon is more than "good enough" though) and finally the Tokina is substantially cheaper (420 EUR vs 670 EUR locally).

So which one to choose ? Well ... that's still up to you. :-)

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