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Old Jul 7, 2006, 10:45 AM   #1
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Hi guys if you are going to get a wide angle lens, will you go for the Sigma 10-20 or the 12-24?

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Old Jul 7, 2006, 10:49 AM   #2
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Hi guys if you are going to get a wide angle lens, will you go for the Sigma 10-20 or the 12-24?

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I was interested in the 10-20 and I have heard good things about it, not sure about the 12 -24. I like the idea of a little wider.


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Old Jul 7, 2006, 10:58 AM   #3
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Check out this thread. It includes a link to lens reviews.



http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=19068518
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I've spent a lot of time considering lenses, and I'm awfully certain that I dont like all these ultrawide zooms. 16mm is about the limit for me, and only in certain cases. I find that nearly all pictures taken this wide or wider have a very strange and strong perspective which ruins the shot so for me "Getting it all in" is a fruitless pursuit. I also tend to neglect the concpets of perspective when using a zoom, and tend to use them at thier limits which makes the problem worse... especially when the limits are 10-12mm!

I think the ultra-wide zooms should be 14-35mm, and regular wide 16/17/18-50.
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Old Jul 7, 2006, 4:59 PM   #5
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I have found the KM 17-35mm is the best wide angle zoom I have tested and it is no doubt the best one when it comes to perspective problems or bowing at the sides at 17mm. Used it at Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale in January and it was the perfect lens for tight shots with marginal lighting.
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Old Jul 8, 2006, 1:53 AM   #6
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Hi guys if you are going to get a wide angle lens, will you go for the Sigma 10-20 or the 12-24?
I already have a 18-200 zoom, so I'll be getting Sigma's 10-20mm to cover the extra wide angle. The 12-24 is also a very nice lens and is also full frame capable. It's bigger and more expensive though. Still, for my needs I'm going with the 10-20.
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Old Jul 12, 2006, 1:13 PM   #7
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I've been very satisfied with the KM 11-18. I used the 16mm & 20mm Nikkors on an F w/F-36 and Ftn in my PJ days and loved what I could do with the distorted perspective. The 11-18 covers it for me, my only wish being more speed. a little wider (8mm)and constant aperture, but I suppose that would turn it into an unwieldy beast like my Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG DF AF lsmft...:? IMHO
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Hi guys if you are going to get a wide angle lens, will you go for the Sigma 10-20 or the 12-24?

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I've been thinking about the 10-20mm but I am still leary of Sigma. I also am considering the 11-18mm KM/Tamron.

Right now I have a Tamron 20-40MM 2.7-3.5which I wish was a bit wider, but it seems pretty good. The 35MM equivalent is 30-60 so it really is not so bad since 28 in 35MM used to be considered wide.


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Old Jul 16, 2006, 10:00 AM   #9
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How about the Tokina 12-24, do you guys think it would be a better deal with an constant f4 aperture?

Have already read about the review by lightrules, but it seems that iit is really hard to decide on it... what do you guys think?
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Thanks for the link for the lens review over at shutterbug. I carefully read it through and I get the impresion that the reviewer seemed to thing that the Sigma 10-20mm was his/her top choice.

I am going to some more research, but the Sigma 10-20mm does look quite attractive.

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