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Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM 35mm Zoom

4.75/5 (16 Reviews)
Focal Length : 10mm - 22mm | Max. Aperture : f/3.5-f/4.5  | Focus : Autofocus  


  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length10mm - 22mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.5-f/4.5
    Min Aperturef/27
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    MountCanon EF
    Closest Focusing Distance9.48 in
    Diaphragm Blades6 Blades
    Picture Angle63 - 107 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size77 mm
    Groups / Elements13 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diameter3.3 in
    Length3.5 in
    Weight13.6 oz
    MPN9518a002
    UPC013803043099
    Product ID22645373

Product Description

Provides ultra wide-angle coverage on Canon APS-C sensor DSLRs. Equivalent to a 16-35mm zoom, it offers excellent performance and optics designed from the ground-up for digital SLR use. Three Aspherical lens elements, plus a Super-UD element, assure image quality. Its ring-type USM means fast and silent AF along with full-time manual focus.
  • Aperture range: f/3.5-22
  • Min focus: 9.5 inches
  • Full-time manual focus


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by bitflogger a Expert

    Date Reviewed: November 24, 2013

    Strengths:    Superb wide angle shots compared to the others I tested. It has held up to what ever has been thrown at it.

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    I did test shots with this, 3rd party competitors and other camera system maker lenses in same range. This lens was better and with the Canon 70-200s reason for me to commit to the Canon system for digital.

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    Purchased At:   The Camera Company i

    Similar Products Used:   See above - I tested Sigma, Tamron and Nikon.

    Type of photography:   Other


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by tourtrophy a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: May 10, 2007

    Strengths:    Almost fisheye view at 10mm focal length. No need to buy fisheye lens in my opinion for casual photographers.

    Image quality is excellent and is reasonably priced. This lens could have been labelled "L" if not for its non-water resistance build.


    Weaknesses:    Back focus cannot be used for 5D and other full frame cameras.

    Filters are expensive for this lens size.


    Bottom Line:   
    I have been contemplating between 16-35mm f2.8L and this lens for my EOS 20D. Finally I decided that I wanted a wide angle lens that would allow me to be creative with the photo shots. With 16-35mm, it it not wide enough for the small sensor. I have some sample photos taken by 10-22mm, and they convinced me that this is the right lens for half the price.

    It turns out I was right. Image quality and the near fisheye view at 10mm blew me away. I particularly like the way it distorts the image at 10mm focal length.
    You can stand very near to the objects and would still be able to capture the whole thing.

    Overall I am happy with this purchase and I am glad that I did not plunge in another $600 for the L lens. I used that money to buy a 50mm f1.4.

    Make sure to get an ultrathin polarized filter. It 's expensive but needed for landscape. That 's the whole point of super wide angle, right?

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Price Paid:    $689.00

    Purchased At:   Amazon

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by andrewsfoto a Expert

    Date Reviewed: July 22, 2006

    Strengths:    Excellent sharpness and resolution at all focal lengths and apertures. Remarkably well controlled distortion and chromatic aberration even at the wide end of the zoom range. Fully suitable for interior architectural photography. Very clean, sharp images in all settings yet tested by me. Fast, accurate AF. Flare is well controlled.

    Weaknesses:    None, really. Images are slightly soft in the extreme corners, but its no big deal. There is a touch of barrel distortion at the wide end and pincushion at the long end, both easily corrected in Photoshop. No internal stabilisation but its not much of an issue at these focal lengths.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a highly desirable ultra wide zoom for Canon small sensor Digital SLR's. The performance equals or exceeds that of wide and super wide primes which I have tested. Images made with this lens on an EOS 20 D are very smooth and sharp at all focal lengths and apertures. There is really nothing about which to complain. I highly recommend this lens for any purpose requiring an extreme wide angle view.

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   Sydney Australia

    Similar Products Used:   Canon EFS 17 55 mmf2.8
    Canon EFS 17 - 85 mm
    Numerous Canon primes 20, 24, 35 mm


    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by daveb a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: May 8, 2006

    Strengths:    Low distortion
    Good even sharpness across the sensor
    Well made
    Just the right weight for the size


    Weaknesses:    Having to buy that funny, expensive lens shade
    Expense? Not really when you look at the image quality - beats many of the older wide angle L lenses
    Quite limited zoom range. A 10-24 or even a 10-28 (yes I own a 28-70 L) would increase the usefulness.


    Bottom Line:   
    A really good lens for the Canon 20D. Pincushion and barrel distortion are minimal compared to the 17-85 EFS; colour and contrast through this lens are also very acceptable, and it is a great interiors lens. It is much sharper to the edges than the 17-85, and because of the very wide angle, the apparent depth of field is very good. The build and size ate good, and it is light enough not to be a problem when moving it around with the tripod (low light interiors). With the 20D, this is the ideal second lens.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Type of photography:   Other


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by dhaeze a Expert

    Date Reviewed: January 11, 2006

    Strengths:    Little distortion
    Little CA
    16mm is very wide angle


    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I use this EF-s 10-22mm on my 20D and gives me wide angle from 16mm tot 35mm. It opens the world with landscape and interior pictures. No need of full-frame and 16-35mm L when 20D with this lens. Minimal distortion an CA. Light and well build. AF fast and accurate. 77 filter thread is same as my 24-105mm and 70-200mm.

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   Kamera-Express

    Similar Products Used:   Sigma 15-30

    Type of photography:   Other



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