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  • #1024
    Analogy
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    It just arrived from B&H. The verdict?

    TWO THUMBS UP
    (the other thumb is on the hand holding the camera)

    This shot is with the camera about a foot from my face. Incredible FOV, and razor sharp.

    #12035
    Elsinore
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    Oh man, I’ve heard that’s a sweet, sweet lens. Congrats!

    #12036
    Analogy
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    Wow, quick response. Do you live in the forums Elsinore? =D

    It is indeed sweet from what little I’ve played with it so far. I’m already seeing huge possibilities for the field of view this thing gives me. I can already see it being a great architecture lens, very straight lines (they’re slightly bent in the picture due to a setting I used in post). Maybe I should call up some realtors and see if they need someone to photograph houses, heh.

    #12037
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    lol nah, I just happen to be up far too late and bored. Though judging from my post count, one might think I live here 😆 Should go to bed, but I have a performance tomorrow and I’m a little amped up I think.

    I didn’t realize the 10-22 produced such straight lines. I’ve thought about that lens a lot, but at some point I want to get a full frame, and the 10-22 is an EF-S, which of course won’t work for full frame. I’ve also considered the Tokina 12-24. which will mount a full frame, though doesn’t give full image circle coverage until like 18mm. But man, I’ve seen some awesome stuff out of that 10-22. Everything I’ve read has said its build and optical quality is L-series, but that it just doesn’t get the designation due to being an EF-S. Enjoy your new toy 🙂

    #12038
    Analogy
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    Performance for what, might I ask?

    Yup, the lines are very straight, just a little bent at 10, and just about perfect at 14 and up. Using software I can get them perfect at all focal lengths.

    If you get a superwide like the 10-22 or 12-24 and wind up getting a full frame, you’ve got a couple options. First is to keep your 30D and bring it out whenever you want to take a wide angle photo. Second is to basically use the 12-24 as a prime lens on your full frame, since 18mm on a full frame looks almost as wide as 10mm on a 30D.

    What would throw me off about the Tokina is the backwards zoom twist. I know it seems silly but the Canon and Fujinon lenses I’ve use on video cameras for many years now zoom in when you twist counter-clockwise, and Canon still lenses do the same. Everyone else, however, zooms in when you twist clockwise, and that throws me off really really bad. It’s hard to break force of habit. =(

    #12039
    schnee
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    Photography for Realestate. It’s got some good design advice.

    #12040
    Curious
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    Photography for Realestate. It’s got some good design advice.

    that’s an interesting read. it also reminds us of the RL problems people encounter with the spread of digital imaging.

    i found this part a bit humorous given their history. As a related note: Reuters, Adobe and Canon are working on technology that will detect doctored photos.

    and that’s one sweet lens Analogy

    #12041
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Performance for what, might I ask?

    Middle Eastern dance

    If you get a superwide like the 10-22 or 12-24 and wind up getting a full frame, you’ve got a couple options. First is to keep your 30D and bring it out whenever you want to take a wide angle photo.

    Yeah, I’d considered that, though part of the reason I want a full frame is to have wide angles be wide angles.

    Second is to basically use the 12-24 as a prime lens on your full frame, since 18mm on a full frame looks almost as wide as 10mm on a 30D.

    Well, it would still have some zoom left between 16 or 18 and 24, so that’s not too bad. The Tokina scores well optically, but then the 10-22 has another 2 mm on the wide end (though of course loses it on the long end)

    What would throw me off about the Tokina is the backwards zoom twist. I know it seems silly but the Canon and Fujinon lenses I’ve use on video cameras for many years now zoom in when you twist counter-clockwise, and Canon still lenses do the same. Everyone else, however, zooms in when you twist clockwise, and that throws me off really really bad. It’s hard to break force of habit. =(

    See now, my primary lens is a Tamron 28-75, and it zooms “backwards”, so that wouldn’t throw me. It does throw me for a bit to mount my Canon 75-300, though 😆

    #12042
    Analogy
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    I love this lens already.

    #12043
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    mmmmmmmmm superwide!

    #12044
    monkeybort
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    what’s the aperture range on that bad boy analogy?

    #12045
    Klahanie
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    I love this lens already.

    Awesome!

    #12046
    Analogy
    Participant

    what’s the aperture range on that bad boy analogy?

    f/3.5-f/4.5. I kinda wish it had the f/2.8 like its close cousin the 16-35mm, which has the same field of view on FF cameras (even uses the same hood). A huge aperture isn’t too important though since I can get away with handholding this lens at 1/15 shutter:

    I mostly want the f/2.8 for freezing action… Even the extra 2/3 stop from 3.5 to 2.8 can make a huge difference.

    Awesome!

    Thanks, I absolutely love this lens for taking pics of the sky. This lens gives me pics that I used to need stitching software to get. No more!

    #12047
    XenPix
    Participant

    That is one super fab lens. I’m going to have to get me one of those, eventually.

    *edit*
    OMG, I just looked at the price of it. Damn me and my expensive hobbies. 🙁

    #12048
    Analogy
    Participant

    Worth every penny. Trust me on this one. You won’t regret it.

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