Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Retest @ 15MP / Review - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the EOS 50D (RAWs converted via CaptureOne v4.5).

Click on a thumbnail to view the original file (opens in a separate window). Please note that the originals are FULL SIZE samples (=several megabytes) thus requiring a significant amount of bandwidth so please take care of the limited resources here.

Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 50D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 10.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/500s
Size 3168x4752
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 50D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 22.0mm
Exposure Data: f/10.0 @ 1/160s
Size 4752x3168
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 50D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 10.0mm
Exposure Data: f/10.0 @ 1/250s
Size 4752x3168
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 50D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 15.0mm
Exposure Data: f/10.0 @ 1/500s
Size 4752x3168
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 50D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 22.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/400s
Size 4752x3168
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 50D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 10.0mm
Exposure Data: f/11.0 @ 1/125s
Size 4752x3168

Verdict

The Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM is a very sound package thanks to a combination of very decent build quality and very good if not impressive optical results. The resolution is very high at 10mm and 14mm and still pretty good at 22mm. 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 (for an ultra-wide lens). Flare is also comparatively well-controlled. There's no such thing as a free lunch though - the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM sells for around 600€/US$ which is a whopping 50% higher than for third-party products such as the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 or the popular Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX.

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