Canon EFS 10-22 exclusive

On July 7, 2010, in Gear, Natural Light, by Niraj

I was at Lalbag last Sunday morning. The sole purpose was to shoot enough pics with the EFS 10-22 to demonstrate its field of view. All this for folks interested in buying my lens and had asked me for some pictures. Since I had few pics with it, I decided more were needed…

The weather was utterly overcast with just occasional streaks of light trickling through the thick cloud cover. I had to spend time waiting to get even the bare minimum light.

Took a path over the rock and got a ‘wide’ perspective of the temple atop it.

Temple

None of the pics here have been sharpened. I have only done vertical cropping. The horizontals are intact (even though some pics could have gained with a bit of width crop too).

The min aperture of 3.5 isnt forgiving in low light. My 7D’s improved ISO did help though. The lens undoubtedly is very sharp at the center and sharper than I expected (wide open) at the corners.  What may appear as ligh falloff at the edges is intentionally added in post processing. I dont have any filters for its 77mm diameter.

A short walk over to the rock and these beautiful trees caught my attention. This picure really made my day.

Twins

The light on them may appear sufficient but all that has been recovered in PP. The day as I said was very cloudy with a few drops here and there too.

The rest are some ususl scenes from Lalbag. The morning walkers, people doing exercises and people just enjoying the morning breez. All in all this is not the true test of the lens’s enormous field of view. 10mm on a crop sensor gives you 16mm in 35mm equivalent. Its an ideal lens for landscapes and architecture where sometimes a flattering bend (distortion) of walls and structures etc adds a sort of ‘height’ to the scene. I shot a wedding with it and it was indispensable during the ‘barat’, the family photos and especially the fireworks in the sky with the bride and groom admiring it from ground (all in one single portrait orientation).

Morning Walk

The following two are HDRs. So the exif wont give you the correct info.

Bridge

Laughter Club

There is one more picture I think is worth adding here. This was shot several months earlier in Tadoba tiger reserve.

Tadoba Lake

The only reason I am selling this baby is because I am upgrading to EFS 17-55 f2.8. Otherwise this is worth every rupee you spend.

~Niraj

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2 Responses to Canon EFS 10-22 exclusive

  1. HEMALPATEL says:

    HEY NRAJ, THIS IS HEMAL FROM MUMBAI….FIRST OF ALL I AM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY & LIGHTING YOU HAVE CREATED….MY HEARTIEST CONGRATILATION FOR YOU….REALLY VERY MUCH IMPRESSED & MORE TOUCHED BY YOUR NATURE OF SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE & TECNICS TO ALL YOUR VIEWERS…HATS OFF FOR THAT….SECONDLY… I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER TOO… NOT AS GREAT AS YOU…. BUT ALWAYS KEEN TO LEARN NEW THINGS…. I ALSO HAVE THE EFS-10-22 LENS & I AM USING IT WITH CANON 40D CAMERA….MY PROBLEM IS I AM NOT GETTING SHARP IMAGES AS YOU HAVE MENTIONED ABOVE….I HAVE CLICKED INTERIOR DESIGNING… & WEDDING TOO.. AS WIDE ANGLE LENS ITSELF SHOULD PRODUCE SHARP IMAGES..CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG….SO PLEASE GUIDE ME REGARDING THIS PROBLEM OF MINE..PLEASE MAIL ME ON MY PERSONAL MAIL ID…THANX….

    • Niraj says:

      I really appreciate your words Hemal. many thanks.

      The EFS10-22 is an excellent lens and since its so wide, u really wont know where the exact point of focus is. Perhaps u can share some full resolution samples where u feel its not sharp, for me to have a look at. Also try some lens tests – like try to see at what focul length its ‘not sharp’ – visually and at 100% crop. If you have always got ‘soft’ images from this lens, then it may be either the lens or the camera. Since 40D (as far as I know) doesnt have mircoadjustment support, u cant deal with this at home. After doing these tests, if u still arent happy, U may have to take the body and lens to a canon technician to have a look at.

      I would love to see your work and what you do

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