The Canon ultra-wide angle lens has lots to offer, but comes at a price
The EF-S 10-22mm has the second-highest suggested retail price of any lens in the group. Thankfully, it’s widely available
at about £300 less than the official price and the lens has a lot going for it in terms of specs and features. Although it’s quite
light and feels balanced on a camera body like the EOS 450D or 500D, the lens is robust and well engineered.
Although it’s quite light and feels balanced on a camera body like the EOS 450D or 500D, the lens is robust and well engineered.The UltraSonic Motor (USM) autofocus system proved incredibly fast and accurate in our tests, as well as being extremely quiet. Better still, there’s full-time manual focus override, so you can fi ne-tune focus settings without having to use the AF/MF focus switch on the lens barrel. The only sore point is that Canon does its usual penny-pinching trick of not supplying a hood with the lens, so you’ll need to buy the EW-83E petal-shaped lens hood separately. This costs an additional £30.
Distortion and chromatic aberration are kept to a minimum, and the Canon proved sharp – but not quite as razor-sharp as the Nikon opposite. Ghosting and fl are are controlled, thanks in part to Canon’s Super Spectra lens coating, although the optional dedicated lens hood is essential outdoors. For any Canon D-SLR apart from full-frame models like the EOS 5D Mark II, this ultra-wide zoom is an excellent choice.