I'm shooting on a crop sensor (30D) and using a Tamron 10-24 Di (poor quality, I must say) to cover my wide angle needs. I'm looking to upgrade my body and lens soon, but I need little help. I shoot real estate and to be honest the 10mm just isn't wide enough at times. Here are two issues I'm stuggling with:
See, if I get a new lens now (Canon 10-22) then I'm essentially forcing myself to stay in the crop sensor body market. However, if I decided I will go with a full frame body, then I cannot use the 10-22, and should get something like the 16-35, which would not cover my current wide angle needs on my 30D. Dilemma.
Has anyone else fought this battle who can offer some advice & insight?
Going under 16 you will start seeing much more distortion. TS-E you can correct with the tiltshift or you can correct in Photoshop. I say grab a 17-40L, 16-35L II or save some money and get the Tokina 16-28 f2.8 I have been recently shooting with this and its killer sharp! bought it over the Canon 16-35 LII. Yeah, I would start taking more shots and stitching together in potoshops autoalign and autoblend layers tool.Till you go full frame rent a few for your 30D...you can even try that when you go full frame, test em out.
I went ahead and bought a 10-22mm, and find it very useful. I have no regrets. If being "tied" to cropped-frame is a concern, well, purchasing a pre-owned lens, and then re-selling it later, in good condition, should result in recovering most or all of one's cost.
I do not shoot images for real estate purposes, but my evidentiary photography often includes interior and exterior images of houses and other buildings, so my 10-22m lens is very useful. I will be using it for quite a long time, as I have no plans to part with my 7D cameras, even if I do buy a 5D Mark III in the next year or so.