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What would you buy ?

markst33 13 78 2 Ireland
10 Nov 2009 4:14PM
I am looking to get an Ultra Wide Angle lens for my Nikon D200. I have kind of narrowed it down to the Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 or the Tamron SP AF10-24mm Di II. The reviews for both seem to be good and theres very little difference in the price. The Tamron I suppose has the edge with its 10-24 as against the Sigmas 10-20 but I was wondering if anyone out there as either or both and what are their opinions.

Also has anyone bought stuff from and if so what were your experiences like.

Overread 14 4.1k 19 England
10 Nov 2009 4:18PM
I've not used the lenses myself, but Juza has a pretty good comparison review of a range of the 10-20mm and smilar lenses here: link
tezmarsden 15 88 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2009 4:39PM
Can't comment on the Tamron lens, but I have the Sigma lens and had no problems at all with it,a great lens for landscape work and heard nothing but good about it,sothats the one for me.
User_Removed 18 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Nov 2009 4:53PM
Tokina product is superb - both optically and build (metal bodies)

markst33 13 78 2 Ireland
10 Nov 2009 4:54PM
But the Tokina is very expensive and only has an 11-16mm range ?
User_Removed 18 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Nov 2009 6:00PM
I have the 12-24mm f4 - and have no problems.
geoffash26 18 2.5k United Kingdom
10 Nov 2009 6:07PM
search the forums ... the sigma seems to get the most votes
WildLight 15 145 3 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2009 7:23PM
I agree with Mike, the Tokina is exceptional!
But if that's out of your budget then I'd go for the Sigma. Very popular and very good both optically and in the way it's built.

Pricegrah 12 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2009 7:34PM
I've had the 10-24 Tamron for a few of weeks now, Taken some cracking shots - can't recommend it highly enough! It can tend to be a little soft at the edges wide open, but all the landscape shots taken at f8+ have been tack sharp. The lens hood looks and feels a bit plasticky.
Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
10 Nov 2009 7:41PM
I can vouch for the Tamron. I reviewed the lens and included comparisons with the Pentax (same as Tokina) here: Tamron SP 10-24mm

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