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Sigma or Canon wide angle?

brianquinn 14 243 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 4:09PM
I can't decide whether to go for the sigma 10 - 20 or the canon 10 -22.
I've got a canon 400d. I know the canon is more expensive but don't mind paying more for sharper pics.
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
28 Apr 2007 4:20PM
I always get manufacturers' own lenses. Over and above sharpness etc there is usually an indefinable 'something' about the way the lens interacts with the body.

Also, if something goes wrong, the body manufacturer can't say that you loused things up by using a third party lens!
nickfrog 14 333
28 Apr 2007 4:27PM
I was in the same situation wwwith a 400d and went for the Sigma on price alone. (450 vs 275). I would have loved the Canon as I understand what CB says about this little something about Canon lenses but I could not justify the extra money.
I was coming from cheapo lenses so I got a massive shock at how well built the Sigma is though so it depends what else you have I guess. Sharpness and contrasts are as good as I though they could be.
Only issue is that the Sig has given me the taste for quality lenses so I am upgrading everything to L now, but will keep the Sigma.
fauxtography 15 6.6k 36
28 Apr 2007 4:41PM
There are plenty of threads discussing this topic, you'll find a wealth of opinions on it if you do a quick search.

I tried out both and to me the sigma actually felt better built and more solid, which surprised me. The picture quality was comparable, however, the canon does have the edge in aperture, if you might need the extra light then go for the canon, if not the sigma is an absolute corker of a lens and the better deal.
CathyT 15 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 5:17PM
I've got a Nikon fit Sigma 10 - 20mm on order....Warehouse aren't sure when they're coming in.....I can't find one anywhere else. It may be different for a Canon fit but check stock before you buy..
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
28 Apr 2007 6:27PM
I recently went for the Sigma for my 30D, and it's sharp as sharp can be. Warehouse Express were out of stock, but Jessops in Birmingham price matched for me. They had plenty in stock 4 weeks ago, and the price was 289.
tepot 16 4.4k United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 6:31PM
I read a review in a latest magazine last week about wide angles, they tested quite a few including Canon and Nikon offerings, guess what?....the Sigma 10-20 came out the overall winner.

get one!!!!

i have one and it's superb!
CathyT 15 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 7:59PM
HHHmmmm...a price match at Jessops....I think they have one in the Southampton branch...
admiles 15 241 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 8:32PM
Another vote here for the Sigma, I use one on my 350D and love it!!

Superficial 14 147
28 Apr 2007 11:10PM
If you can't find one in stock in the UK, have you considered onestop-digital? I got my lens from there for 269 inc postage and it came within three days. I understand if you'd rather have the UK warranty but for the money saved I'm happy to have the extra hassle (not suggesting there will be any though - I'm very impressed with the service).
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 11:11PM
I can't comment on the Canon lens as I havn't tried it. However, I am very impressed with my Sigma 10-20mm. At the time I bought it, the price difference swung it for me. I have no regrets in buying it.

culturedcanvas 15 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 11:15PM
The canon is excellent tho expensive when you consider a 17-40 L is about the same price ... the sigma is actually very good .. given the choice go for the canon but if budget is tight you will not be unhappy with the simga.

ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
28 Apr 2007 11:32PM
I thought everyone already had a siggy 10-20 on EPZ?
CathyT 15 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 8:22PM
and now so do I.......Thumbs up for Jessops who price matched Warehouse......
theredbaron 14 394 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2007 9:37AM
I took advice on this on epz a month or so ago and bought the Sigma 10-20. Its been a good choice. I'm sure the Canons nice too.

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