July 17th, 2014
In May you mentioned the Canon EF-S 10-18mm was coming. Now that it is here, has anyone evaluated it against the Canon 10-22 for Real Estate? I presently have a Canon 600D with a Sigma 10-20 lens. I’m thinking about getting a 70D with the 10-22 lens but am wondering if the latter is worth the extra $300.
I did some quick research to see what people are thinking about this new lens. It’s been available for just over a month. Here’s what I found:
- Ken Rockwell reviewed it and says, “…this lens has no competition. Every other ultra wide lens for Canon’s APS-C cameras is optically inferior, can’t focus as close, has no IS, and costs at least twice as much.”
- Photozone.de review says, “In fact it is every bit as good as the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM here … at half the price!
- Michael Schmidt of Chemnitz, Germany reviewed it and likes it.
- There are 9 customer reviews on Amazon. 7 of them gave it 5 stars and 2 gave it 4 stars.
So as I told Felix it looks very likely that this lens may replace the Canon 10-22mm as the most popular real estate photography lens. This lens is getting a very positive reception. Is there anyone out there that has used it for real estate yet?
Update 8/1: On 7/30, Adobe released Lightroom 5.6 which has the profiles for this lens.