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)

Pros

  • Extremely wide with 8mm
  • HSM for smooth and fast focus

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No filters – lens bulges like fisheye



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 Gibbon Falls in Yellowstone. Yesterday was our last day in Yellowstone and we made it out to my favorite tree in my favorite valley again - see the cloud shot on the FB page as our #mondaymorningshare http://photorec.tv/fb On our way back we stopped at Gibbon Falls ~ Captured with the #SonyAlpha #A7Rii + #CanonLens #2470mm via #SigmaPhoto MC-11 adapter and using Nisi 10 Stop ND Filter for a 20 second shutter speed.
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  1. Great review toby. Havent really thought about wide angle lenses. I am intrigued and will look for Canon 10-18, sounds like a good deal for a nice piece of glass

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