A&P Wide angle/landscape lens

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  1. QWIKSNK

    QWIKSNK New Member

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    My widest angle lens right now, is the kit 18-55 lens, I feel it is not wide enough (now that I live in CO)

    My options are

    Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 - $500 ($400 Used, but currently cant find any)
    Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 - $570 (Currently out of stock at b&h and cant seem to find it anywhere else, just found one used for $600 shipped)
    Canon 10-22 3.5-4.5 - $710 (found one for $625 Used)

    If I could find a used sigma, id jump on it (and have a few WTB ads out) my other option is the tokina, I have read a lot of good things about this lens, and it is a stop faster, and slightly higher IQ (and 2.8 through the entire range), however it isn't in stock, and im itching to spend some money :naughty:



    should I just wait for the tokina? or try to find a used sigma, and a slim cir pol?
     
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  2. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I'd suggest the Canon. It's worth every penny.

    If you don't want to drop the cash, the Tokina 12 24 is also worth looking at.
     
  3. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'm starting to learn to buy Nikon prime lenses when I can. Off brands are cheaper most times for a reason.

    But I will say, the Sigma 10-20mm is an awesome lens.
     
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    Tonster MBA OT'r of the Year 2013 OT Supporter

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    i want to get one too, but I am saving up for the 70-200 first
     
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    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    Tokina 11-16...I love my 12-24 but a constant f/2.8 would be very nice at times.
     
  6. QWIKSNK

    QWIKSNK New Member

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    it would be very nice, but at the same time, most the shots I will take with it, I will have my tripod with me (I carry it everywhere, just in case) So I could deal with f/4+

    most my landscapes now are done at f/8-11 (but im also working with the kit lens)
     
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    I just picked up the Tokina 11-16 two days ago at Glazers in Seattle. Their last one. It's awesome. Build quality is excellent, the best for an off-brand I've used and better than the Nikon or Canon UWA lenses IMO. It has less distortion and is sharper than the Canon which was the best for 1.5 crop cameras before.

    Call around, someone near you may have one. Everyplace in Seattle is sold out right now though.
     
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    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    I love my Nikon mount Sigma 10-20. I didn't realize how close in price the actual canon was though. You might want to drop the extra 150 bucks or so and pick up the canon :dunno:
     
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    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    Canon has the 24mm prime dont forget. I use that as my wide angle and its great. Got it for 170 uesd. It's a 2.8
     
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    BeachBoy New Member

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    I have a sigma 10-20 (nikon mount), but I'd go with a canon if I had a canon camera.

    go wide (10mm) that's a must.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    canon 10-22 rules.
     
  12. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    once you have it, you'll be surprised what you end up using it for. For my last few trips around the US, the 12-24 has been my most used lens and most of those times I wouldn't have been able to setup a tripod. Just food for thought.
     
  13. BumbleBeeTuna

    BumbleBeeTuna excuse me, your balls are showing OT Supporter

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    i'd say wait for a tokina 11-16
     
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    Seriously, find it if you can. I waited two months for it and I'm glad I did.
     
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    QWIKSNK New Member

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    any pics with the tokina?

    as for the 24mm prime, on a 1.6 crop, its not wide enough, 18mm (my kit lens is the widest I have) isnt wide enough
     
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    Atheist oh, hi OT Supporter

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    i love my siggy 10-20, no complaints
     
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    The Canon 10-22 is practically EF-S L glass. Buy once, buy quality.
     

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