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Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX or Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM ?

Danielc1998
Hello,

I considering buying a wide angle lens for my canon 550D for shooting interiors and landscapes and I have narrowed my choices to these two, but from the reviews I have read, it seems that canon is not so sharp, and the tokina has a huge chromatic aberration.

I wonder if anyone who have used these two lenses could write some comments here telling his/her own experience with them and point out a link to DT images taken with any these ?

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX


Thanks to all in advance !
Canon gear
Edited: 02/14/2013, 09:03:43 AM
Bogdanzagan
So you want to have everything in focus... buy a compact camera, it's more than enough for stock photography. You can even consider drawing the interior in a vector software, it's very easy and sells better :)

Back to the subject, If I were you I would buy Tokina.
Photography I use Nikon 105mm F2.8G, Nikon 35mm F1.8G, Nikon crop body...
Posted: 02/14/2013, 09:27:30 AM
Danielc1998

Originally posted by Bogdanzagan:
Quoted Message: So you want to have everything in focus... buy a compact camera, it`s more than enough for stock photography. You can even consider drawing the interior in a vector software, it`s very easy and sells better :)Back to the subject, If I were you I would buy Tokina.


Thanks Bogdanzagan, ... I already have a compact camera ;-)

But I never said I wanted everything in focus. What I meant is that from the reviews I have read, the photographs taken with the canon lens are not very sharp, especially at the edges of the image, and that is why I would like to hear someone else
firsthand experience with these lenses.

Regards,
Canon gear
Edited: 02/14/2013, 10:46:46 AM
Del69
I took this picture this winter with the Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX.

Its sharp as a tack and wonderful to use.

   Bus trail in the dark   
Nikon D7000
Posted: 02/24/2013, 11:59:16 AM
Miraclemoments
Don't write off the sigma 10-20 f3.5....I have the older version of this lens and I am loving it. Tack sharp and very competitive with the other two lenses. I use it for all my landscape images.

   Grass field sunset   
f3.5-5.6 Sigma 17-50 f2.8 Canon 24-70L f2.8 Canon 70-200L f4 43...
Posted: 02/25/2013, 01:07:16 AM
Pulsar124
+1 to Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 - totally professional results; much less flare than Tokina, and in UWA you normally don't need faster apertures (probably with the exception of star trails).

Example shots:

   Speed   

   Science maker   

   Morning on the Moraine Lake   

   Stairway   
10-20mm f4-5.6, home photo studio...
Posted: 02/25/2013, 21:13:05 PM
Danielc1998

Originally posted by Del69:
Quoted Message: I took this picture this winter with the Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX.Its sharp as a tack and wonderful to use.    Bus trail in the dark   


Thanks Del69, what about CA in high contrast scenarios ? What is the performance of the lens ?
Canon gear
Posted: 02/28/2013, 03:22:42 AM