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  1. #11
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  2. #12
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    New train of thought

    Well, after long wasted hours of going over the numbers. I've decided to stick with what I have and go for a wide angle lens.

    Of course now I'm bug eyed with studying vignetting, sharpness and CA's.

    I'm looking at the
    Nikon 10-24 mm 3.5-4.5 (Most expensive)
    Tamron 10-24mm 3.5-4.5
    Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
    Sigma 10-20mm 3.5-5.6
    Sigma 10-20mm 3.5

    Right now the Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 looks like the best bang for the buck.

    Any thoughts on this?

  3. #13
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    I think the older Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 is a slightly better bet - I love mine! However, if you need the wider aperture, the constant f/3.5 version is slightly better on distortion and vignetting, though the older model is a bit sharper at the long end, and has better CA.

    See SLRgear's in depth test here.

  4. #14
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    This is probably one of the closest races for a lens I've seen.
    On one hand the Sigma f4-5.6 has great sharpness, the lowest ca, but it's vignetting is noticeably higher.
    The Tamron has very little vig, but lacks in sharpness and has high ca
    The Tokina has the best vig but lacks in sharpness, highest ca and is higher priced.
    The nikon, well just costs too much.
    The Sigma 3.5 shows the better of all three, meaning not the best but no weaknesses.

    For the price difference that will probably be my choice.

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    Did you eliminate the Sigma 8-16, might be worth a look
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  6. #16
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    Thanks SC.
    It looks like a great lens, unfortunately it's out of my price range.

    I've set a ceiling of 600 euro.
    It seems that the market is saturated with wide angle zooms, so why aren't the prices dropping?

  7. #17
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    Well, picked up the Sigma 10-20mm 3.5
    I'm really impressed with this lens. The only down side; impossible to use the pop-up flash.

    I feel it's going to open up a whole new world for me. Let's hope.

    Thanks to everyone for your comments

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