Battle of the WIDES! Canon 10-18 vs Tokina 11-16 vs Canon 10-22
Canon 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Pros of the 10-18
- small, lightweight(weighs less than the kit lens) and cheap, $299!
- Great quality- seriously impressed with how well it handles chromatic aberration (better than the others) and is sharp (though the differences between all is very slight)
- Image stabilization for handholding seriously low shutter speeds
- STM – absolutely smooth and silent video and full time manual focus* – half press of shutter required for manually turning the ring to have any effect. If live view is on focus ring is always active.
- Close focus abilities – almost macro like!
Cons of the 10-18
- Slow (small maximum aperture) f/4.5 at 10mm and as soon as you zoom you hit f/5 and then f/5.6 shortly before 18mm
- No distance indicator – very hard to manually focus in low light (bad for starry sky photos)
Tokia 11-16 f/2.8 DX II
Pros of the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 DX II
- Constant f/2.8
- Built like a tank and includes a lens hood
- Distance indicator
- Will mount on a full frame camera!
Cons of the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 DX II
- Chromatic aberration very noticeable at wide apertures.
- Vingetting also present at wide apertures – also present in other lenses but not quite to the same degree gone by f/5.6
- I am not a fan of the big ring pull switch for AF/MF.
- 77mm filter size – getting expensive
Canon 10-22 USM f/3.5-4.5
Pros of the Canon 10-22 USM
- Big range for wide angle lens.
- USM with full time manual focus
- Distance indicator
- Good build quality
Cons of the Canon 10-22 USM
- What does it offer that the Canon and Tokina doesn’t?
Sigma 8-16 f/4.5-5.6 HSM (not reviewed in this video)
- Extremely wide with 8mm
- HSM for smooth and fast focus
- No filters – lens bulges like fisheye
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