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Old October 6th, 2010, 03:05 AM   #1
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The difference in uk prices between the tamron EF-S 10-24mm and the canon 10-22mm is over 360 it will have to be the tamron for me,is it a reasonable lens and is the canon that much better, thanks

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tamron-10-24mm-Can-B001-Lens/dp/B001GVINA6
http://www.tamronlensreview.com/tamron1024vscanon1022 the canon seems to win hands down but is the tamron still a reasonable lens for video i cant affrd the canon lens.

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Old October 6th, 2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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The tamron is more than acceptable! Usually the difference I have seen between the big three, canon, sigma, tamron, is: Canon has it all (fast/quiet autofocus and great image quality) Sigma has a comparable autofocus but usually lacks in image quality, and tamron has a loud, slower autofocus and loud image stabilization but has great image quality. Obviously this doesn't hold true for all lenses but it seems to be the trend with online reviews and a trend I have noticed with my own lenses.

Bonus for you and I, for video we don't need autofocus!! So as far as video goes the competition between canon and tamron is significantly reduced. Also, I always see people going off lense reviews when buying lenses for video only. Lense choice is SO much easier when buying for video only. A huge factor in purchasing lenses is autofocus, no longer an issue. Another one is image quality such as edge to edge sharpness,barrel distortion, pincushion, etc. These are far, FAR less of a factor when shooting video. How often do you desire edge to edge sharpness with video?

Things that matter when shooting video, IMHO are zoom/lens range and lens speed. One thing is, almost always, the faster the lens you buy, the better quality glass can be expected.

Please don't tear me apart, I know this info is fairly vague and doesn't always hold true. My tamron 17-50 is sharper than the canon 17-40L that it replaced. And, personally I shoot stills just as much as video so I consider factors such as autofocus and image softness, etc. Sorry about the rant, but yes for video the tamron will be more than adequate.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #3
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I think the consensus top choice of wide angle lens is the Tokina 11-16, which is priced between Tamron and Canon and it matches well with ranges 17 (or 18) and up of other lenses. Two criteria of a video lens are fast speed and constant aperture, and Tokina has it all--best sharpness, brightest F and constant aperture.
Constant ap is important because as you zoom in and out in video you don't want to see jump in brightness.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #4
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Thanks for the inputs, i have ordered the tamron its a fair bit cheaper than the tokina here and i prefer the double amount of zoom,i have also ordered a canon EF 50mm 1.8 as its cheap and good for the price i have been told.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 03:23 PM   #5
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agree with Lee Ying, tokinda 11 - 16 is an awesome lens, just bought it last week and can't wait to use it this weekend wedding. The wide angle really made my small apartment looks like a mansion. Perfect for tight space prep shot in a hotel room.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #6
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I have used my 10-22 for years shooting stills, now on a T2i for video. The lens in my opinion is actually sharper that my 24-70L. It's fantastic on the T2i...very little distortion.
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Old October 13th, 2010, 02:58 AM   #7
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the video i got from Tamron 10-24mm this week was as good as i can expect, even at full wide i can see no distortion,so i am happy with this purchase.
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