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Old Feb 16, 2006, 1:24 PM   #1
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I'm looking to get a second lens for my 20D. Currently I have the EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L IS USM. It's a great lens but I need something else on the short end. I like the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM. What are the pros/cons of the -S lenses (other than the obvious; I don't have a film camera so the -S lenses are fine for me). Any other recommended lenses besides the one I mentioned?
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Old Feb 17, 2006, 7:11 AM   #2
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The 17/40 is a tried and true choice for many of us. Landscapes and interiors look good.
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Old Feb 17, 2006, 8:00 AM   #3
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I have the 10-22 and it's a very, VERYgood lens, close in quality to a Canon L for images produced without the build quality. That being said, don't forget that the EF-S is not a full frame lens (this is no problem at all for your 20D). The EF-S lens isn't designed for anything other than the 1.6. (someone correct me if I'm wrong here) I just picked up a 1D Mark II N and haven't tried my 10-22 on it yet, but will be interested to see the results.

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>>>>¬* ¬*DO NOT <<<<<¬*ATTEMPT TO US AN EF-S LENS on a NON-EF-S CAMERA !!!!!!!!!!!¬*(ie. NOT a 300, 350 or 20d)!!!!!you will WRECK the camera!!!!or at least, probably crack the mirror and hose a bunch of internal mechanics... the S in EF-S stands for SHORT BACK FOCUS which means the rear of the lens is CLOSER to the imager than standard EF lenses¬*this means that the rear of the lens is IN THE WAY of the mirror, when it flips up to take a picture... this is bad¬* ¬* ¬*you CAN use EF lenses on¬* the 300, 350, 20d, but you CANNOT use EF-S lenses on ANY OTHER CANON CAMERA...¬*morelaterthe show doctor
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uberwench wrote:
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... Any other recommended lenses besides the one I mentioned?
This subject has been discussed numerous times:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=65



-> The only super wide zoom in existence today is the 12-24 EX!
It's about the size of a 28-135 IS USM but instead of plastic/composite, the EX is finished in high-quality metal with HSM

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Thanksjlacasci - interesting that you say it's close in build quality to the L. That makes me feel better because I just ordered it. :-) I don't anticipate being bothered that it won't fit much other than my 20D - I have enough other expensive hobbies that I don't think I'll be getting another camera body for a good long time.
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Actually, I said it's close in quality (meaning image), it's_NOT_ built like an "L" (weather proof, dust proof etc...) wise. If it were, it might actually be an "L" (although I don't know if Canon would give this distinction to an EF-S lens).

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Duh, yeah, that's how I interpreted your response in my HEAD, just not when I typed my response. B&H shipped it so it should be here by the weekend. I'm pretty excited!
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