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Sep 09, 2011 12:41 |  #16

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...and a fisheye lens isn't? [a-one-trick-pony]
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You are right it is. My point was that an ultrawide rectilinear zoom lens or a fixed fisheye on a cropped sensor camera are both one-trick-ponies. The Sigma 15mm is very close to rectilinear when you factor in the crop of the APS-C sensor.

There are many philosophies about how to assemble a lens collection. You seem to be passionate about the benefits of ultrawide zooms. I am trying to show the OP other options. For a similar or the same price as a 10-22, you can get a very good ultrawide prime that is faster and possibly slightly better quality.

There is no right or wrong.


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Sep 09, 2011 12:43 |  #17

I've read the Tokina has problems with CA.


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Sep 09, 2011 13:00 |  #18

RTPVid wrote in post #13076158 (external link)
I've read the Tokina has problems with CA.

That tends to be an liability (to one degree or another) of all wide-angle zooms.


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Sep 09, 2011 13:18 |  #19

trailpixie wrote in post #13076144 (external link)
There are many philosophies about how to assemble a lens collection. You seem to be passionate about the benefits of ultrawide zooms. I am trying to show the OP other options.

Definitely not passionate. I very rarely use anything wider than the 24L (on full frame), but when I do have cause to use the 11-16 I certainly enjoy it. I just felt it would be beneficial to the OP here to debate the relative merits of a UWA zoom vs. a fisheye.

trailpixie wrote in post #13076144 (external link)
For a similar or the same price as a 10-22, you can get a very good ultrawide prime that is faster and possibly slightly better quality.

And for less than the 10-22 you can get the Tokina 11-16 which is also f2.8 and is very sharp across the frame. ;) The fisheye would likely have it beat in the CA and flare control department.

Personal preferences aside, I think any ultrawide zoom is the better choice in this case, based on the ease of use and relative versatility, especially considering the stated desire to shoot video in addition to taking stills.

trailpixie wrote in post #13076144 (external link)
There is no right or wrong.

I agree as far as absolutes, but there is such a thing as better or worse for a given user and his needs.




  
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Sep 09, 2011 13:21 |  #20

RTPVid wrote in post #13076158 (external link)
I've read the Tokina has problems with CA.

Tokina lenses in general have more problems with lateral CA's than competing lenses. This seems to be a design choice where they are giving preference to other considerations. Lateral CA's can usually be cleaned up very easily.




  
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Sep 09, 2011 13:29 |  #21

I really do not think that you can beat the Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6 for the money. Nice sharpness, colors and really well built.


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Sep 09, 2011 13:30 |  #22

get the sigma 10-20. don't worry about people telling you that you should try your 18-55 for few months.
try both!!
the more you use the 18-55, the more you will realize you want a wider lens!



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Sep 09, 2011 13:40 as a reply to  @ pkim1230's post |  #23

12-24mm f/4 Tokina. I have had no flare problems with my Mk-i version but, there is a Mk-ii which is said to have less flare.

The Mk-i is pretty cheap used and the newer Mk-ii is about $549 from most legitimate retailers such as Adorama and B&H...


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