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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2007 - 2:55 PM

Hi, i have a Canon 40D and i am going to buy my first lens.

I have the 18-75 kit lens but would like a wider angle lens.

The Canon 10-22 and Sigma 10-20 come to mind.

What are your opinions on these lenses?

Thanks, Ian.

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2007 - 2:57 PM

Okay, sorry its been done before and i have searched for help.

your opinions are still welcome, thanks.

Ian

Simon_Palmer
17 Dec 2007 - 2:58 PM

I have owned the Canon one and it was a stunner. However many here use the Sigma and achieve mightily impressive results and it is a fair bit cheaper I believe. Me I'm a snob and would go for the Canon Wink

conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2007 - 3:44 PM

Well, I researched the subject thoroughly. The Sigma is the cheapest of the two. According to test results I saw, the Canon is slightly better in image quality. But I saw so many excellent results from the Sigma, that I now own a Sigma. Very happy with it.

Another option is the Tokina 12-24, which comes close to these two in test results (and in fact I saw one conflicting test result where the Tokina was rated slightly higher than the Sigma), although you then have two mm less at the wide end. In my country it costs almost exactly the same as the Sigma.

strawman
strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2007 - 3:53 PM

I have a sigma 10-20 and have a test image in my portfolio that shows it producing very similar results to a Canon 17-40 at the 17mm end.

when I bought it the sigma was over 100 lower in cost and came with a 3 year warranty.

BRIGHTon_SPARK
17 Dec 2007 - 5:28 PM

I've got the Sigma 10-20 and have no resevations in recommending it. Superb lens.

colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111072 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2007 - 6:06 PM

hi trooper i have the canon EF-S 10/22 & the tokina 12/24 which i got from here i have the 10/22 on my 20D & the tokina on my 10D they are both good but why pay all that for the canon you could put the rest of the money to another lens.
cb.

Last Modified By colin beeley at 17 Dec 2007 - 6:12 PM
User_Removed
17 Dec 2007 - 10:31 PM

Tokina 12-24mm for me (Nikon D200)

uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2007 - 10:37 PM

Tokina 12-24mm for me (Nikon D200) build quality other companies should really aspire to.

Tommy

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 8:14 AM

Another vote for the Sigma 10-20 (on a Nikon D200)

Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 10:09 AM

Thank you for your input. On feel alone i was impressed with the sigma to be honest so i think i would save a bit of money and put it towards another lens.

Cheers

IanSmile

Dazbo
Dazbo  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 - 3:31 PM

I can recommend the Sigma 10-20mm as well. I took it to Mauritius with me in September and had it on the camera 80% of the time. An example shot is here.

Darren

Last Modified By Dazbo at 18 Dec 2007 - 3:31 PM
Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 4:12 PM

I am being convinced more and more!

Expect severe pain in the wallot early next year!

conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 4:38 PM

Opening your wallet for this will also open up a whole new world for you, Jas!

uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2007 - 5:12 PM

Honestly for landscapes a 10-20 of any above will really let you do things you will be well pleased with. I prb use mine about 90% of the time when Im out chasing landscapes Smile

Tommy

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