Really, Really Wide

efs10-22If you’ve read yesterday’s post about the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens the question you’re probably asking yourself is just how wide does that lens really go?

Here’s a pretty good example from Monday’s visit to the Monument Hill State Historic Site. I took this shot (series of three shots converted into an HDR file) with my 40D tripod mounted and the lens at 10mm without a circular polarizer. Yes, that’s correct. NO circular polarizer!

To give you a better idea of just how much detail this lens captures, the tree just to my left was less than 3 feet away from me. The Colorado river seen in the center of the image is about 2 miles away and the bridge you see in the distance is over 6 miles away (as the crow flies).

If you click on the image below and look left of center above the horizon you can also make out the faint outline of the moon.

Not too bad for a “consumer grade” lens!

Really Really Wide

Really, Really Wide
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shots taken with a Canon 40D tripod mounted, EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM at 10mm, f/13 at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film. The HDR file was made from three RAW images tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro. All other post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Noise Ninja. Click on the image above for a larger version.