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


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Photo Review

A first-rate wide-angle zoom for DSLRs with ‘APS-C’ sized imagers. The ‘EF-S’ designation is Canon’s way of labeling lenses with Short Back Focus, which indicates the distance between the sensor plane and the rear element of the lens is shorter than in an EF lens. Such lenses are designed exclusively for EOS cameras with ‘APS-C-sized’ sensors and cannot be used on Canon’s 35mm SLR cameras – or on the EOS 5D. The new EF-S 10-22mm ultra-wide-angle zoom lens covers fields of view equivalent to 16-35mm in 135mm format. An excellent partner to the EOS 400D we used for our tests, its wide angle of view is great for landscape and architectural photography, especially indoor shots. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

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

Photo Zone

The Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM delivered a very sound performance with a combination of very decent build quality and very good if not impressive optical results. If anything vignetting at wide-open aperture could be better. The center performance is excellent throughout the range with generally good borders. The level of distortions is surprisingly low and CAs are quite well controlled. Naturally it makes sense to compare the lens to a serious competitor like the Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX. All in all the resolution figures are very similar. The Canon has less CAs and a better contra light performance whereas the Tokina shows less vignetting. The build quality of the Tokina is also a little better (the Canon is more than “good enough” though) and finally the Tokina is substantially cheaper (420 EUR vs 670 EUR locally). … READ FULL REVIEW

Camera Labs

The Canon EF-S 10-22mm equips budget to mid-range Canon DSLRs with ultra-wide angle coverage. While the equivalent coverage of 16-35mm sounds extreme, our Gallery shows the range can be surprisingly useful in practice. … In practice the Canon EF-S 10-22mm performs very well, especially considering its extreme coverage. In terms of resolution it matched or out-performed the EF-S 17-85mm and EF-S 18-55mm lenses, and was only just beaten by the premium EF-S 17-55mm model. Corner sharpness was also good with softness only visible when zoomed-out with larger apertures. There’s actually very few downsides to the EF-S 10-22mm. Admittedly it’s annoying the lens hood isn’t included as standard, and once you’ve used an “˜L’ lens you may envy the superior build and smoother operation, but to be fair, these criticisms apply to all EF-S zooms. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

SLR Gear

Because the APS-C sensor is smaller than the 35mm frame, even 18mm lenses achieve only the equivalent of a 29mm lens on a 35mm camera. Canon’s new 10-22 gives digital SLR users back that ability to see the more of the world. At (US$)800, it’s not for everyone, but the intermediate photographer will enjoy drawing in more of the world around them. … The Canon 10-22 EF-S is a surprisingly high quality optic, although one would perhaps expect that, given its premium pricing. It does unusually well wide open, although some softness creeps into the corners of the frame at its longest (22mm) focallength. It’s “sweet spot” of maximum sharpness ranges from f/5.6-8.0 at 10mm, f/8 at 14mm, and f/8 at 22mm. All in all, this is a lens of remarkable quality, a real boon to shooters needing true wide angle capability on their d-SLRs with APS-C size sensors. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

The Canon EF-S 10-22/3.5-4.5 is a very good lens. There is a little corner softness wide open at 10mm, but overall the image quality is excellent. Those who claim that this lens shows “L” quality performance may not be wrong. It is $150-$200 more than the 3rd party competitors, but it does have a wider zoom range than any of then, plus it has a silent, fast, USM ring motor with full time manual focus. For many users these advantages will outweight the higher cost of the Canon lens. It is an EF-S lens, and so isn’t usuable on full frame or 1.3x multiplier sensor cameras. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

Pop Photo

Based on its superior sharpness, distortion, close-up characteristics, reasonable size and very light weight, this zoom sits at the top of the digital-only ultrawide class. Hands down. “¦READ FULL REVIEW


The lens shares the circular aperture (hence the “CA” designation in Canon’s literature) found on Canon’s newer lenses. This feature gives you smoother out-of-focus backgrounds, down to two stops from maximum aperture. The only thing missing is Image Stabilization, but as my handheld shot inside a dimly lit church proved, it wasn’t necessary. To top it off, optically, this lens is on a par with, if not better than, its larger, more costly L-series sibling, the EF 17-40mm. This EF-S zoom sports some fancy glass. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

Luminous Landscape

This lens is capable of producing some very fine results in terms of prints. I wouldn’t hesitate to use the Canon 10-22mm for any professional application. The real conundrum is whether an investment in a lens such as this, which is limited to Canon bodies with 1.6X factor APS size sensors, makes sense. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

Ken Rockwell

This is a great lens. It’s so great it makes me want to swap over to Canon from Nikon, because it’s better than my favorite Nikon 12 – 24 mm lens. It’s better because it has less distortion and costs less. If I shot with Canon 1.6x cameras this would be the lens I’d use most often. I’d get one pronto! “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

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