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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:02 pm 
Sigma 10-20 4-5.6: 695.00 +Taxes
Sigma 8-16 F4.5-5.6: 923.00 + Taxes
Canon 17-85 F4-5.6 IS: 656.00 + Taxes
Canon 28-135 F3.5-5.6 : 575 + Taxes (oops, corner seems poor)
The 10/8mm are nice but i fear that it will not be an all around lens, and ill have 3 years to pay that 8-16... wide angle can be difficult to use.

Well on page 1 you can see 2 samples of the 8-16 @ 8mm on an XTi :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:24 pm 

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These are NOT all around lenses, they are speciality lenses that have limited use.
If you want an all around lens your best to look at 18-250 or something similar.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:32 am 
Well I've owned the tamron 10-24mm, used the sigma 10-20mm, the canon 10-22mm...

and the sigma 8-16mm arrived today :) ...

First opinions:
These lenses can't even be compared, the sigma 8-16mm is better in everyway (except the filter issue), even compared the canon it feels like it has alot more solidity. Of course the 8mm is a huge bonus over the rest of the flock aswell. Having used all 4 lenses I would happily pay the extra $200 USD for this lens over the sigma 10-20mm and tamron, and it's cheaper than the canon!!

Will do a full review from a amateurs point of view if anyone has some interest in purchasing one of these beauties

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:14 am 
Nixa, i'm looking forward to reading your review of this lens.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:54 am 
It'll happen, when I get my next copy... First one was decentered :( (suprise suprise go sigma QC!). Couple of weeks :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:05 pm 
That's not what I wanted to hear. Makes me nervous to buy one. Hopefully your second copy will be better.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:21 pm 
Well in all honesty, so far I've only heard bad things about the centering. Although mine was also it wasn't *that* bad - stop down to f/8 to almost remove it f/11 and you can't really tell. Just remember though that you only usually hear about what's gone wrong on the inet, not what's gone right.

However if you buy one from a shop with a good return policy you should be fine. We don't have a sigma dealer here in NZ, at least not in my parts of the woods so I got mine from Hong Kong. I've got alot of gear from them before so returning wasn't much of an issue (though it did cost me $20 to send it back and will take 3 weeks to get another one :()

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:55 pm 
Good news, the second copy is much much better than the first centering wise, to the point where first impressions show no decentering at all. Luck of the draw I guess.

Will put up a review soon

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