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    Anyone got one? thoughts? I'm looking at picking one up, as the 500mm is a huge (and heavy) undertaking, and after holding one a few weeks back at the camera shop and pretend "hiking" with it (walking the length of the shop for 10 minutes, complete with the usual gear - bins, full bag etc), I've decided it's no longer my first priority. Particularly as I'm more of a birder than photographer, and i'm happy with the current setup. I've got a bit of savings, and am thinking of filling out the ultra-wide end of my lens collection.

    Anyway - if anyone has got one and has experience with it, I'd love to hear your opinions. I've read many reviews, looked at many shots taken with it, and I'm about 99.9995% convinced that I'm picking one up. You could be the 0.0005% that makes it so. Wouldn't that make you feel special haahha!

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    DON'T DO IT TROY!!!!!

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    I've always heard good things about it too mate
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    Default Re: Canon 10-22mm

    Have never used the lens, but like others, I have only heard good things about it. It all comes down to what you will get more use out of. The 500mm is certainly not a hiking lens - well a lens that you would hike any distance with, so if you usually go for long hikes then you are best served with a 100-400 or 400 f/5.6. Your back will thank you for it If landscapes are you thing, then 10-22 is the way to go. Just as long as you are aware that it wont work on FF cameras if you decide to upgrade in the future. I use my 17-55 f/2.8 for landscapes, but on some occasions it would be nice to go a little wider.

    Good luck with your purchase - make sure you post some images with it if or when you buy it
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    Cheers Dave and Dale.

    I think i'm gonna get one in a few weeks time. I usually do go for extended-ish hikes when birding, so i'll stick with the 100-400 and 1.4x - I will get a 500 one day, but it's now a long-term project, not a "by-the-end-of-the-year" project. In addition to birds, I also do bugs/flower macros and the odd landscape. Yep - I know it won't work on fullframe bodies, but i'm probably not going to end up there anyway. well... at this stage i'm not planning it... haha.

    I will post some landscapes taken with it once I've taken some!

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    I must admit that i was a little surprised when you told me you were going to get a 500mm mate. I reckon the 10-22 will be a more useable addition to your kit for sure. Also means you won't need to go full frame in the future. Its a nice lightweight lens for hiking. I borrowed a mates for a canyoning trip a while back and it was perfect.
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    Ok - bugger the few weeks - I'm picking it up on Friday. Just in time to have a play with it before my Warrumbungles trip in 2 and a bit weeks.

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    Always good fun getting new gear isn't it! Have fun with it mate!
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