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May 15, 2018 20:49 |  #16

Yamsy wrote in post #18626044 (external link)
How does the 8-16 perform with DoF? Only thing I’d be concerned about with the 8-16 is the maximum aperture of f/4.5. especially if I’m going to be shooting Astro I don’t think that’s going to be enough. I really don’t think I should go more than f/2.8

At one point, I did consider the Sigma 8-16mm for landscape. But the inability to attach screw on ND filters and CPL made me look at other options.

For Astro, a prime with large aperture would be better.
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May 15, 2018 21:40 |  #17

Yamsy wrote in post #18626044 (external link)
How does the 8-16 perform with DoF? Only thing I’d be concerned about with the 8-16 is the maximum aperture of f/4.5. especially if I’m going to be shooting Astro I don’t think that’s going to be enough. I really don’t think I should go more than f/2.8

Ah-keong wrote in post #18626454 (external link)
At one point, I did consider the Sigma 8-16mm for landscape. But the inability to attach screw on ND filters and CPL made me look at other options.

For Astro, a prime with large aperture would be better.
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Which options?


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May 15, 2018 21:51 |  #18

RPCrowe wrote in post #18626097 (external link)
Will this be the only lens you have with you?

I personally could not travel with only a wide or ultra-wide lens. However, I realize that some people like a wide angle lens well enough that they are happy with that as their only lens.

I personally like to begin my lens arsenal with a mid-range zoom that has a constant f/stop of f/2.8 and then flesh out my collection by getting a lens on either side of this mid range zoom.

I personally use a 12-24mm f/4 Tokina as my go-to wide lens. I don't do astro-photography so the f/4 is just fine for me.

I don't understand the comment that the 11-20mm f/2.8 Tokina "feels cheap":rolleyes: The one thing about all my Tokina lenses (I presently have two and have previously used another) is that they are built like tanks. This sentiment seems to be echoed in just about every review I have ever read about this brand of lens.

I once sold cameras in a camera store and the recommendation of that store always directed customers towards cameras that we earned the most profit in selling...

Right now, my travel kit includes a pair of cameras: Canon 7D2 and Canon 6D2 along with the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS as my medium focal length glass, the 12-24mm as my wide angle (although the 12-24mm Tokina was designed for APSC format cameras, it has an EF mount and can be used on full frame cameras from about 17-24mm) and a 70-200mm f/4L IS lens.

With the exception of macro work and long-range telephoto, this kit has served me quite well for any venue...

Exactly!

I started with a Sigma 18-35mm as a mid-range zoom before getting a UWA (Canon 10-18mm) for landscapes.
I just recently got a Telephoto (70-200mm) for specific landscapes as well.

If I go out for shooting (general purpose, street), I would get my Sigma 18-35mm and Canon 10-18mm.
If I go out for landscapes specifically, I would get my Canon 10-18mm and the Telephoto with my tripod..

And to share my next lens target in photography,
next in line would be a 50mm for portraits and a 100mm for macro.

if I save enough, I may consider getting a Canon 100-400mm  :p

save up for the glass you are aiming for, don't settle for anything less.


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Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT | 600EX-RT
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May 15, 2018 22:14 |  #19

Bassat wrote in post #18626476 (external link)
Which options?

For cropped sensor bodies (aps-c for Canon), I was once considering :

a) Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
b) Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM (value for money, bang for buck)
c) Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II (f/2,8 yeah!)
d) Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (~12,6mm is very wide !) Hope Sigma release a ART version of this soon!
e) Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM (read there is some wavy-moustache distortion at the wide end from 10~14mm)
f) Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

after crawling through the data and reviews online and going through my checklist > I got option b.
if I were to shoot both Landscapes & Astro, I would get the option c.

I am not really into Astro, but read that the primes such as the Sigma 14mm Art is great at sucking all the stars and light!
If MF options are OK, I would recommend Zeiss Distagon series (15mm, 18mm, 21mm, etc). I would need to rob a bank though :cry:

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Canon 7D Mark II | BG-E16 | Canon EF-S 10-18mm | Sigma DC 18-35mm ART | Canon EF 70-200mm f/2,8L IS II | Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100mm ZE | Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35mm ZE
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT | 600EX-RT
Olympus E-PL3 | M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm PRO
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