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    Angry Ultra-wide fights

    A lot of people have addressed the issue of the Ultra Wide Angle (UWA) lens (zoom lenses 14mm or wider) and which one is "the best".

    Generally, these lenses run about $479-689 for the medium grade versions. These would be (Sony-mount) lenses such as:

    SIGMA 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC
    TAMRON SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di-II LD (not out yet - Nov '08)
    TAMRON SP AF 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di-II LD Aspherical IF
    SONY AF DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 D
    Minolta AF DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 D (out of production)
    SIGMA 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG

    Tokina has no entries for the SONY/Minolta-mount

    Each has its advantage, but I want to reserve judgement on this issue until the New TAMRON comes out. I have my suspicions.

    I've been pretty pleased with the SIGMA 10-20, if you are in a hurry, you might give it a peek. Roughly $500.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-12-2008 at 08:39 PM.
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