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Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Wide Angle Zoom Lens

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Zoom Lens The Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM is an ultra wide angle zoom lens designed specifically for Canon EOS digital SLR cameras with the smaller APS-C size sensor.

In a Nutshell:
* Zoom range: 10-22mm, making it a true ultra-wide zoom lens, even with a 1.6x crop factor
* Equivalent focal length for APS-C sensors: 16-35.2mm
* Ring-type USM for fast and silent AF, along with full-time manual focus.
* Circular aperture design produces natural highlights
* Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups
* Closest focusing distance: 9.5"/24cm
* Filter size: 77mm
* Lens Size: 3.3" (83.5mm) in diameter, 3.5" (89.8mm) in length
* Lens Weight: 13.6 oz (385g)
* Price: $989.00 to $1,132.00

This ultra wide angle zoom lens provides users of Canon cameras with APS-C sensors true wide angle capability. After taking into account the 1.6x magnification factor of the smaller sensor, the lens still gives an equivalent focal length of 16mm at the wide end, offering photographers a range of creative opportunities not possible with any other EF-S lens.

Designed specifically for digital photography, the lens has specially shaped lens elements and Super Spectra coatings to suppress ghosting and flare, while its ring-type USM means fast and silent AF along with full-time manual focus.

The Canon EF-S 10-22mm is compatible with:

* EOS Digital Rebel (300D)
* EOS Rebel XT (EOS 350D)
* EOS Rebel XTi (EOS 400D)
* EOS Rebel XSi (EOS 450D)
* EOS Rebel XS (EOS 1000D)
* EOS Rebel T1i (EOS 500D)
* EOS Rebel T2i (EOS 550D)
* EOS Rebel T3i (EOS 600D)
* EOS 20D
* EOS 30D
* EOS 40D
* EOS 50D
* EOS 60D
* EOS 7D

The EF-S 10-22mm will not fit on any EOS 35mm film bodies, or EOS digital cameras with full-frame sensors (1Ds and 5D range) or APS-H sensors (1D range).

User Review Roundup for Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

* Sharp, excellent colors
* Fast autofocus
* Low distortion for a 10mm lens
* "L-series" quality

* Too pricey
* No lens hood
* Plastic construction

User Ratings Roundup:

Star Rating (max 5): 4.5
Points Rating (max 10): 9

What Users Are Saying:

"The lens is lightweight, compact, sharp, very comfortable to operate."

"A "must have" for anyone shooting an APS-C sensor digital body and desiring absolutely superb wide-angle performance."

"This lens is just fantastic. The USM focuses instantly ... colors come out amazingly vibrant and super sharp."

"Amazing lens for 1.6 crop sensor .... Amazingly wide, very good contrast and color."

"Semi-sharp images, poor build quality, not sharp."

Manufacturer's Feature List for the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM:

* Super wide angle zoom for all EF-S mount bodies
* Superb image quality
* Lightweight and compact
* Focusing distance of just 24cm.
* Fast near-silent USM AF
* Super Spectra coatings
* Circular aperture
* Optional exclusive lens hood

Recommended Uses:

* Dramatic landscapes with exaggerated separation between foreground and background
* Architectural exteriors and interiors
* Travel and walkaround lens
* Street scenes, large groups

Now that you've read about the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Zoom Lens, see also Canon EF-S Lenses for more about lenses designed specifically for use with Canon's digital SLR bodies using the smaller APS-C format sensor.

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