10-10-2013 06:48 PM
I have a EOS Rebel T2-1 with the following Canon EF-S lenses: 18-55, 60 (macro), and 55-250 mm. I am looking into purchasing the EF-S 10-22 mm wide angle lens. How much greater capacity will that provide - what will that enable me to do that the 18-55 does not and is that the lens used for architectural photography?
10-10-2013 07:47 PM
10-11-2013 11:09 AM
+1 to everything said above. For going wide on a crop sensor it's pretty much a no brainer. If you're doing "true" architectural photography it'll take some work in post to get all your lines rectalinear, but the lens distortion is quite manageable. For just "getting it all in", it's fine straight out of camera. It's also really fun with novelty shots. The only bad thing I could say about it is that it can't be used on Full Frame, but if you don't intend on getting a FF right now, then I wouldn't worry about it. The lens has traditionally had great resell value, though that may change with the price drop.
It used to be an $7-800 lens, and although a bit expensive, still worth it IMHO (though I used it as a working lens, so it was an easy justification). However, the price recently got knocked down to $600, which is pretty **bleep** good.
10-11-2013 11:52 AM
10-11-2013 01:05 PM
Unfortunately, there is really no lens that is wide enough on the crop sensor and compatible with FF also.
Yeah, obviously a lens that is ultra-wide on a crop won’t work on FF. I meant that $800 is a lot to spend on a lens that can’t be used if you use both systems or intend on switching to FF.
10-11-2013 04:46 PM
The good news is that the price is down to $600. I have had this camera for a while but never had an opportunity to explore its capabilities so that I do not plan to switch to a FF soon. I am hoping to have some time soon to spend a lot of time shooting with the camera - I have to become a lot more comfortable with various types of shooting - night shooting, macro, etc., use of filters, etc. That is why I asked about the 10-22, which the reviews seem to all be positive.
I appreciate all of the comments I have received - thanks!