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    Default Wide Angle Lens

    I'm looking at going wide but cant decide what to buy.
    Have any of you used the following lenses and if so what do you think of them?

    Tokina 11-16
    Tokina 12-24
    Sigma 10-20
    Sigma 8-16 (looking like a favourite so far)
    Canon 10-20

    Any help is appreciated

    Edit: I have a Canon 600d and this lens would mostly be used on a tripod for landscape...maybe the occasional cityscape long exposure...

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    Tokina 11-16 Best sharpness, best speed, poor flare, getting replaced later on in the year with a mkII
    Tokina 12-24 not the best..
    Sigma 10-20 OK slow, f3.5 not as good but faster
    Sigma 8-16 (looking like a favourite so far) - super sharp ( 70-200mkII sharp) but bulbous front end prevents (easy) use of filters
    Canon 10-20 - best all rounder IMO
    Canon 5DmkII, 400L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 24mmf3.5 TS-E, Canon 70-200f2.8L, Tamron 90mm SP AF Di f2.8 Macro, Sigma 50mmf1.4 EX HSM, Nissin Di866 flash, Manfrotto 190xprob & Markins Q3t head, Lee filters, Lowepro Flipside 400AW, Yong Nuo rf 602 triggers.


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    I really like the Tokina 11-16 F2.8 . I had the Sigma 10-20 and didn't like it as much .
    Here are a few shots from it .













    I really recommend it




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    Shooting with Nikon D40 , D50 , 2 X D90 , 2X SB800 2 X SB24 1 X SB400 . Tarmon 17-50 F2.8 , Tamron 28-75 F2.8 Nikon 35mm F1.8 50mm F1.8 , 85mm F1.8 , 18-200VR , 18-105 VR , 70-200VR , Fuji F31fd .
    http://desmond-downs.blogspot.co.nz/...-depth-of.html

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    That sigma 8-16 has me a little tempted. Have to sell my DA14 to get it though
    Pentax K-5
    Several len...all shake reduced

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    DA14 sold, 8-16 in the post
    Pete
    Pentax K-5
    Several len...all shake reduced

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    If I was sticking with crop the 8-16 would be tempting but I'm almost always shooting wide with filters.
    Canon 5DmkII, 400L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 24mmf3.5 TS-E, Canon 70-200f2.8L, Tamron 90mm SP AF Di f2.8 Macro, Sigma 50mmf1.4 EX HSM, Nissin Di866 flash, Manfrotto 190xprob & Markins Q3t head, Lee filters, Lowepro Flipside 400AW, Yong Nuo rf 602 triggers.


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    Not much to say but that I have a Sigma 10-20 that I got for my Nikon. Pretty good is all I can say. I use it on a tripod doing scapes at mostly around f/8-11. Ocassionally when I got wide open handheld it got some issues might have been flare. Thom Hogan really recommended the lens. I think he has done a review of a few diff digital WA lenses on Nikons, knowing that you shoot with Canon but might be worth a read. bythom.com

    At the time I bought that over the $$ Nikon 12-24 DX and the Tokina 12-24. Yep the Sigma 10-20 can use filters, 77mm.

    Edit the 12-24s are probably the older school ones. You might be worthy to look at the newer ones ..

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    Default Thats not a wide angle...

    Nikon D600 and a bag full of prime goodness..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JED View Post
    If you lend me $200 000 I could buy one .
    Shooting with Nikon D40 , D50 , 2 X D90 , 2X SB800 2 X SB24 1 X SB400 . Tarmon 17-50 F2.8 , Tamron 28-75 F2.8 Nikon 35mm F1.8 50mm F1.8 , 85mm F1.8 , 18-200VR , 18-105 VR , 70-200VR , Fuji F31fd .
    http://desmond-downs.blogspot.co.nz/...-depth-of.html

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