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Old Jan 30, 2011, 2:42 PM   #1
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Default Sigma 10-20 vs Tamron 10-24

I'm trying to find a wide angle lens on a budget.

I'm having trouble deciding between the Sigma f4-5.6 10-20mm and the Tamron f3.5-4.5 10-24mm. Is one possibly a little better than the other in your opinion?

I'm traveling to Europe and wanting something wide for landscapes, architecture and interiors. I need to keep it under $500. I would hold out for a $700-800 lens, but the trip is coming, and I've got so many other things to purchase.

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Old Jan 30, 2011, 2:46 PM   #2
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what camera are you planning on using it on. This is the add on lens selection. Think that it is for conversion lenses and so one. You will most likely get more reply posting it in the dslr brand you shoot.
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Between the two, the Sigma is a better choice.

But you might want to look at the Tokina 12-24mm f/4. It's got less vignetting and less distortion (which will help with the interiors and architecture shots.)
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Using a Canon t1i. Can someone move it? Sorry.
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with the t1. the tokina that TCav suggested is a very good option.
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Thanks, I'll take a look. Cheers.
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If you can find one, the Tokina 11-16mm/2.8 is fantastic, but it also retails for a bit over your budget ($599). Unfortunately, it appears to be out of stock at the major retailers, which would force you to go to eBay, where it cost me almost $800 after shipping.

But just something to keep in mind if you do happen to see one in a typical retail venue.
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If you can find one, the Tokina 11-16mm/2.8 is fantastic, but it also retails for a bit over your budget ($599). Unfortunately, it appears to be out of stock at the major retailers, which would force you to go to eBay, where it cost me almost $800 after shipping.

But just something to keep in mind if you do happen to see one in a typical retail venue.
A friend has the Tokina 11-16....very impressive.
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A friend has the Tokina 11-16....very impressive.
I also have the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 for my Nikon and totally agree... with everything written above!
This lens is constantly out of stock as it has became quite popular...
-> It's practically a prime with such a narrow range

The Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 and its companion the 16-50 f/2.8 is practically a marriage made in heaven for cropped dSLR - All I needed was to add a Bigma 50-500 to this set-up and I got all the focal length covered for my travels.
The whole thing is so compact they all fit in a Lowepro Flipside 200

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