some expert advise is needed

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  1. papatooth

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    fellow motion stoppers, i would like some feedback about these 2 lens im thinking about buying.
    first the canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM. i'm big into landscapes, will this get me more of a wider scene without a lot of image bending at the edges?

    second the canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM. this is for all those missed nature shots like when a bald eagle sits and the top of a tree screaming and im using a 70-300 ready to kick a hole in the side of my car. :)

    i was thinking about this one canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, but then im stuck at only 400 with no way to back out if needed.
    i will go to the photo store to look but i just wanted some ammo first. thanks everyone!!!!::
     
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    photoSIG » Lens: Canon 10-22

    photoSIG » Lens: Canon EF 100-400L IS

    And, for further interest:

    http://10-20mm.com/

    I've spent a lot of time debating the 100-400 vs. the 400 prime. I don't have the cash now, but will probably buy the prime. It's supposed to be a sharper lens and is much lighter. You zoom with your feet instead of the lens.

    http://www.photosig.com/go/photos/browse?id=35962
     
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    I have the sigma 10-20 and love it. It is so fun to use I often use it as a walkaround lens just because there are so many creative ways to use it. I shoot mostly landscapes. No way you should go without this range. The canon should be a bit better than the sigma and I have yet to notice a flaw. At 10mm the distortion is pretty noticable, especially when shooting recognizable shapes like buildings and trees. I suppose the distortion will be similar on the canon.

    I also have the 100-400L. In the little time i've had it, i've used the zoom to pull back every time i've used it. The push pull zoom is super handy and easy to use. I don't regret getting the zoom at all.

    These are two lenses I could not go without. I use them both so often, that i've decided to go without a midrange zoom completely, instead opting for a cheap (but super sharp) 50 1.8 and a 100 ef macro.
     
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    Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Review

    I have the Canon EF-S 10-22 and absolutely love it. Besides landscapes, it's also very, very good at shooting indoors in cramped spaces; expecially when trying to capture a casual scene at say, a dinner party. You can get practically an entire room in frame standing in the corner. I have no experience with the third party ones, and the Canon is a bit expensive, but I consider it one of my best and favorite lenses.
     
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    My only expert advice would be to advise you about the proper use of the word advice, cuz I'm not nearly expert enough to advise someone about camera lenses... :D

    Sorry, I'm a writer, not a photographer. ;)
     
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    I think you should go for the 100-400mm, a friend has that lens and he loves it!
     
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    grrrrr
     
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    I would go with the 100 to 400mm telephoto. The really wide, wide angle lenses such as the 10 to 22mm are specialty lenses that very much flatten a landscape at the 10 end. To use the wide end effectively you need to be very close to a large falls, hanging over the edge of a high canyon wall, halfway up a mountain that is very close to other mountains, etc. These kinds of photographic opportunities would not happen sufficiently often to warrant the cost for most people.

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