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I am thinking of buying the Sigma 10/20 lens for my Nikon D300 has any one had experience with this lens
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Great lens - used to use one on a crop frame Canon -
Thanks arhb that's very useful i might wait until i get to Focus at the NEC
I have one too - super lens, very sharp with great DOF. I highly recommend it.
I used to use one (the cheaper of the two variants) with my Nikon D300 and found it a great lens. Only ditched it because I went FX.
I am going to Nepal in April to do the Annapurna Circuit and poss Lukla..... and i need advice on taking a spare lense, i all ready have a sigma 10-20..24-70 & a 170-500, i have been looking at a few on youtube but stil not sure, the ones i am looking at are the Sigma 18-200..17-70...& 17-50, also the tamron 17-50 & 18-270. If any one can please give advice it would be very much appreciated, i will be using the Alpha 77
Many thanks Ray12.
I guess the first questions are what is your level of hiking experience and will you have sherpas to carry most of your kit, leaving you to carry only the camera gear.
When I did the Everest trek in the 90s and had my Pentax film camera and the widest lens was 28mm - I never really hankered after anything wider, and viewing the slides now I don't think I missed anything. Wildlife was rarely seen so my 180mm prime lens was long enough for most things and I had a 50mm prime in between. Based on that experience I would say the lightweight options would be Sigma 10-20 plus the Tamron 18-270; or the Tamron 17-50 (or Sigma 17-70) plus a 70-300. You could add the 24-70 as a portrait lens but the others would do this pretty well. The 170-500 would be an luxury and rarely used.
If you leave the 10-20 at home, you could always do panaoramic stitching for wide shots of the Himalayas.
Hi, Ray12 here, many thanks for your advise, last year March i did the trek from Nayapul to Tatapani taking in Poon hill on the way... then on to Jomsom & Muktinath.. on that walk i took all my lenses, as we had people to carry all our other things.
Looking at the Tamron 18-270 i think is a good choise, the only reason i am taking the 170-500mm is that if we don't do Lukla we will deff do Bardia Nature Reserve so i will need that for the wildlife, it came in very handy last year when we went to Chitwan.
I highly recommend this lens, awesome for landscape and architecture. However, when I have problems deciding on a lens/camera combo, I like to use these guys:
I know you are going by other people's pics, but it gives you a good idea of what you are after.
The best lens of its kind on the market in my opinion. Only swapped mine after around six years when I went full frame.
There's one with a Nikon mount in the classifieds on here, at what looks a reasonable price.
I bought one early last year, Nikon fit, a super lens, very useful FL range and excellent quality. If you are in doubt, loook through the CG as there are often uploads there which ahve been taken with that particular lens.
Hello guys and gals, just a a quick word to say that i am now the owner of a Tamron 18-270mm lense. Looking forward to trying it out over the next week or so. The price over here in Hong Kong was HK$ 4000 with a free UV filter. They have have so many offers now on these kind of things at the mo as we are now coming up to CNY
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