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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:51 pm 
hi everyone.im looking to add a wide angle lens to my 550d can anyone recommend a good one?im currently torn between the tamron 10-24mm and the sigma 10-20mm or should i just save and go for the canon 10-20mm?
ive heard both good and bad reviews from the tamron and sigma
any advise would be appreciated


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Tokina 11-16 pro?

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That depends on what you want to do with it.

If you are doing landscape work, then any of them will work fine as you will be at f/8 most of the time.

If you are wanting to do some lower light stuff, the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 will probably be the best one you can get.

The Canon is a wonderful lens that has a wider range than either the sigma or Tokina. And the speed it has is in between both.

I went with a sigma due to the price. It does what I want it to do and it didn't cost a lot of money. I got the older f/4-5.6 model rather than the newer f/3.5 as its main purpose is for landscape work.

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anyone had any experience with the sigma?


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its for landscapes and seascapes


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I don't have one myself, but I've heard nothing but positive from the Tokina... and it's slated to be a future lens of mine :-)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:05 pm 
but its almost as costly as the canon 10-22mm


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steveohm wrote:
but its almost as costly as the canon 10-22mm

While that's true, you're not comparing like for like. As already pointed out, Canon's lens doesn't have the constant f/2.8 aperture, which puts it at a substantial advantage if you're doing photography in low-light conditions and you don't want to/it's not practical to use a flash or a low shutter speed.

In my view, the Tokina is a great lens with solid build quality and sharp image quality and if you are likely to do low-light photography regularly, I think it's the one to go for. If it's unlikely that you'll take advantage of the Tokina's benefits very often and your purse strings are tight, I don't think you can go wrong with Sigma's offering.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:35 pm 
ok then so my next question being forget the budget lenses,which one would you go for the canon 10-20mm or the tokina?because i only intend on buying one lens so i want to make it a good one,and yes i will be doing low light landscapes too


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:42 pm 
just to be sure were talking about the same lens is this it?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tokina-ATX-116- ... roduct_top


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Just to throw another option into the works, how about the Sigma 8-16mm? Really, really wide angle!

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That's the one I have.

The low-light advantage of the Tokina was the main reason why I bought it over the Canon as I like to keep the ISO down as much as possible and I was happy to sacrifice that 1mm advantage the Canon has at its widest.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:35 pm 
Don't think I can pay that for my first wide angle lens but the tokina is looking more promising from thd reviews I've read


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If you are doing landscapes, you will be at f/8 no matter which lens you use in order to get the most in focus. If you are going to be doing this in low light, I would recommend getting good tripod as well.

Are you wanting to use this lens for anything other than landscapes?

If not, then I recommend looking at the older Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 as I have enjoyed it for this use. If you have another use for it however, then that might disqualify it from the others.

When I got my copy of this lens, I got it for roughly half the cost of the Canon and it has worked well.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:33 am 
I will be using it for archetechure as well,I have a good manfrotto tripod


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