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Sigma 10-20mm (Which one?)


beavis 16 19 Ireland
15 Mar 2010 11:33AM
I have narrowed my choice of landscape lenses down to the Sigma 10-20 (I think) but there are 2 different ones available, just wondering what current users would recommend?

Sigma 10-20 F3.5 EX DC HSM Lens approx 479

or

Sigma 10-20 F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens approx 399

Then there is always the Tokina 12-24 f4 which is still at the back of my mind which I can get for 399 Euros...

I just bought a Canon 7D so any help on which of the Sigma's above or if people would even consider the Tokina over the Sigmas?

Thanks in advance for any advice!
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Mar 2010 11:41AM
Can't see the point of using fast lens for landscape.
So, the cheaper version would be my choice.
bangalicious 13 1.3k 5 England
15 Mar 2010 12:06PM
The variable F4-5.6 is what I have and like Cole has said, dont see the point in having the constant F3.5 for landscapes as you are unlikely going to ever use it.

Anil.
sherlob Plus
15 3.2k 131 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 12:27PM
At the odd event (wedding etc) I've often found my 17-40L used heavily, so for this type of thing the speed would be an advantage. However, I agree with Cole that in the case of landscapes it seems unnecessary.
beavis 16 19 Ireland
16 Mar 2010 3:15PM
Thanks everyone for your comments, good to know that I dont need to pay the extra money for the f3.5 lens.
Nick_w Plus
14 4.3k 99 England
16 Mar 2010 7:46PM
The 10-20 4.5/5.6 is a great lens used by manyon here. I hardly ever took it off either the D300 / D80, it will be a wrench when I finally let it go, although itdoesnt work properly on full frame.
MrB 12 4 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 7:00AM
The write upsa on the 10-20 that I have seen all state the same. Unless you need the constant F3.5 then buy the cheaper.

I have the 10-20 F4-5.6 EX DC HSM and really like it.
jonah794 12 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 7:55AM
I've got the f4-5.6 too - it really isn't too bad - most of the landscapes people tend to do are on a tripod anyway, and if you wanted to carry it around a city or take some day lanscapes, it should be bright enough not to cause any problems.
Warriorpoet 13 213 3 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 8:24AM
I have never shot wider than F8 on my sigma and normally at F11 or F14 so unless the optics are better on the mark II then I too would go for the F4-5.6.
leeroe 19 231 England
20 Mar 2010 12:01PM
I am using a 40D, and although I like my 24-105 I want something wider for landscapes and some urban portraits, I am considering the Sigma, but also the new Tamron 10-24, and from the above posts even the Tokina 12-24 may appeal but would rather stick with 10mm at the short end. ANyone offer comments on which to choose ?

Cheers in advance
Lee
dcash29 16 2.4k England
20 Mar 2010 12:35PM

Quote:I am using a 40D, and although I like my 24-105 I want something wider for landscapes and some urban portraits, I am considering the Sigma, but also the new Tamron 10-24, and from the above posts even the Tokina 12-24 may appeal but would rather stick with 10mm at the short end. ANyone offer comments on which to choose ?


Lee in my opinion its not worth getting hung up on the 10 or 12mm decision.

Ive got the sigma 10-20 and tend to use 12-15 more often.

Dave
leeroe 19 231 England
20 Mar 2010 12:42PM
Thanks for the comment Dave, been reading all morning and it seems as predicted the Sigma is the more popular and well liked lens. Suppose the fact my local Wilkinsons Cameras has a Siggy in stock helps make the choice too !! Means I can treat myself and be using it today !!
Cheers again
Lee
kenp 15 96 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 12:47PM
I love my 10/20 but the Tokina is a superb lens!.....
Cristian 17 950 1
20 Mar 2010 12:48PM
I love my Siggy 10-20 and pretty sure you will too when you get it.

Great lens for landscapes, but has it's other uses as well. I've even used mine for portraits (not 10mm mind you!)
leeroe 19 231 England
20 Mar 2010 6:03PM
Bit the bullet, just got back from Wilkinsons with a shiny Sigma 10-20, guess what I am doing tomorrow ? Hope its fine.

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