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Sigma 10 -20mm f/3.5 vs their 4-5.6

 
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Aug 25, 2009 17:06 |  #16

I just put mine on order with kerso that is the Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM Lens - Canon Fit very good price



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Aug 25, 2009 18:29 |  #17

I have the older one, is it only the 3.5 over the 4 that is the difference ?


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Aug 25, 2009 18:51 |  #18

It's 3.5 throughout I think. Meh. How much is it? For one...F3.5 throughout? I bought a UWA to use as a UWA so most of the shots are at 10 maybe 12 using F4. Pending the price, might as well get the Tokina at F2.8.


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Sep 15, 2009 20:56 as a reply to  @ _aravena's post |  #19

Well, I bought it (the Sigma 10-20 F3.5). I'll let you know what I think after I get it and try it out. However, I've never owned a lens worth more than $300 and I don't understand 75% of what I read in lens reviews (I usually just jump to the conclusion).

I'll do my best though!!


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Sep 17, 2009 13:31 as a reply to  @ Optiq's post |  #20

hello! check the www.slrgear.com (external link) and you will see the review for new sigma 3,5:

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The original Sigma ultrawide-angle zoom still holds its own, being slightly sharper at the telephoto end of its spectrum than the newer version. CA is also slightly better in the older version, though the newer version improves on corner shading and distortion. The new version uses 82mm filters instead of 77mm, but offers the constant ƒ/3.5 aperture.

the lens in available in shop - 650 dolars


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Sep 17, 2009 14:17 |  #21

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hello! check the www.slrgear.com (external link) and you will see the review for new sigma 3,5:

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Sigma 10-20mm ƒ/4-5.6 EX DC HSM  (external link)~$460
The original Sigma ultrawide-angle zoom still holds its own, being slightly sharper at the telephoto end of its spectrum than the newer version. CA is also slightly better in the older version, though the newer version improves on corner shading and distortion. The new version uses 82mm filters instead of 77mm, but offers the constant ƒ/3.5 aperture.

the lens in available in shop - 650 dolars

Honestly really doesnt sound worth the upgrade to be honest...


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Sep 17, 2009 14:19 |  #22

It's not. There's nothing to it. I'm disappointed in Sigma for even trying. Not as fast as Tokina and the 10-20 was already top notch in most categories. So all you're baying for is a slightly faster lens throughout when Tokina has the same for the same price. The variable one still beats all. I might sell the Tok to get some extra money and the 10-20 again.


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Sep 17, 2009 14:21 |  #23

i prefer better image quality then 3,5


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Sep 17, 2009 14:22 |  #24

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It's not. There's nothing to it. I'm disappointed in Sigma for even trying. Not as fast as Tokina and the 10-20 was already top notch in most categories. So all you're baying for is a slightly faster lens throughout when Tokina has the same for the same price. The variable one still beats all. I might sell the Tok to get some extra money and the 10-20 again.

Indeed, the Tokina is a better choice if you need the extra speed

I heard it handles flare pretty badly though, has that been true in your experience?


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Sep 17, 2009 14:38 |  #25

No but I cannot recall often using it in potential flare times. I have used it in the afternoon on very sunny days a bit but haven't disposed of any shots do to flare. They just weren't shots I cared for.


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Sep 17, 2009 17:44 |  #26

well you get HSM... how's the build? People say the 10-20 f/4-5.6 is a little loud and cheap. optically it does fine, but if the 3.5 improves on the lows of the old lens then it's certainly decent... not worth the upgrade, but a good alternative to the more expensive canon 10-22


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Sep 17, 2009 17:50 |  #27

Loud? It has HSM....


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Sep 17, 2009 19:34 |  #28

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Loud? It has HSM....

Must be on a Sony or a Pentax, Neither gets HSM on the cheaper 10-20 :)

-edit- and the 10-20 f/3.5 was pretty pricey when i last looked, it actually comes VERY close in price to the Canon...


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Sep 17, 2009 19:37 |  #29

Poor babies...

I don't think I ever took advantage of HSM on a 10-20.


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Sep 17, 2009 19:38 |  #30

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Poor babies...

I don't think I ever took advantage of HSM on a 10-20.

I dont think it really matters either, you have so much DOF critical focus isnt exactly a necessity..Nor is fast focus


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