A&P Does anyone own the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6?

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  1. MSTRBKR

    MSTRBKR New Member

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    What's it like? Is it comparable to the Nikkor 12-24, assuming that's the equivalent? Does anyone have any shots taken with either lens they can show?

    I'm looking for my next lens on top of the 18-70 f3.5-4.5 and 55-200 f4-5.6 I already have, and I think I'd like something wider than 18mm. What would you guys get next in the price range of the Sigma? Body is a D40.

    Thanks OTAP :wavey:
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I owned both the Sigma 10-20 and the Nikon 12-14 about 2 years ago. Let me dig up some files.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Actually don't have time to look for any or upload them right now, but I think the sigma can be had for $350 used. The Nikon 12-24 was a bit more expensive back then (I think I sold mine for about $650), but with the release of the new nikon 10-24 I'm guessing the 12-24 is cheaper.

    Also, I believe sigma has a new wide angle out: http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/8-16mm-f45-56-dc-hsm-sigma

    As far as my thoughts on the 10-20 vs 12-24.

    The Nikon was built better, but the images were pretty equivalent from both of them. I'd probably suggest the 10-20 because its less expensive and wider. You also are already covered from 20-24 so that doesn't really matter.
     
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    MSTRBKR New Member

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    Whenever you have time to get some pics up that'd be great.

    8-16 would be perfect, but $1100 is waaaaaaay above my budget, it's £800 in the UK as well.

    The 10-20 I can get used for about £300 which is really all I can afford right now. Glad to hear the image quality is comparable to the Nikon.

    Also, this will auto focus on my D40 because it has a focus motor built in? I'm pretty sure but just want to check.
     
  5. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    yep, I have one. Love it.


    I'll need to dig up some shots. I'm busy at work, so I'll get some posted later.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    never said the post processing was worth a shit...

    :o
     
  9. VD

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    I've got some Vegas snapshots from mine.

    :o

    I'm not sure any of these were all the way down at 10mm, probably between 11-16 most of the time.


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    There was some corner vignetting - can't remember what focal length it was real noticeable at - but photoshop fixed it in approximately 4 seconds.

    Also, this was my first experience with the lens and some were pretty high ISO range for a Rebel XT :o :o Still need some more time to play with this lens :o and also handheld :rofl:

    fml i need a tripod.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I had one, sold it to Section8!
     
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    dude, it's POTN.
     
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    Wheezer OT Supporter

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    It's a great lens for the money. Contrast is very good.

    I don't have much online right now to show you quality, but here's a couple. the last three are straight out of the camera.

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    Motion blur FTL

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    god damn I need a wide lens :bowdown:
     
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    I'd highly recommend the Tokina 11-16
     
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    Question about the 11-16 btw, is it still hard to get? I see it in stock at B&H for Nikon Mount :dunno:
     
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    When I was looking at wide angle lenses it was >$200 more than the Sigma 10-20.
    Fuck that noise :o
     
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    But it's so sharp, even wide open :o

    I appreciate the f2.8 more than anything I guess.
     
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    :o :o

    I didn't have time to wait, I wanted something to bring to Vegas. :o :o

    I wanted the tokina - just decided to pick up the Sigma.

    Abe's has 10% off sigma lenses right now, too:

    http://www.dealsofamerica.com/jump/cj.php?prd=10542536

    :o
     
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    Using the tokina 11-16, this lens is amazing, sharp & great under low light.
     
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    :dunno:


    I walked right into my local place and picked it up for a decent price when everywhere online was sold out
     
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    Tokina 11-16 > Sigma 10-20/Tokina 12-24

    I have the Tokina 12-24, and it has been a great lens for me. I liked it better than the Sigma, but the 11-16 is amazing.
     
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    I used to own this lens when I was on the canon system.
    Thought it was a pretty good lens.
    a couple random shots I took while I owned it.

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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    ^Nice shots :cool:
     
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    Thanks everyone. The Tokina 11-16 would be great for the 2.8, but its just too much cash :hs:

    I'll probably buy a Sigma 10-22 this week then :wiggle:
     

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