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Mar 05, 2007 11:58 |  #1

I've personally tried this lens (a number of my friends own it) it's fantastic and i've been pretty much sold on it. But here's the question: How are the sigma and tokina and tamaron alternatives.

In terms of image quality (before post processing) ? I know the colour's going to be different between canon and the 3rd party lens.

Just wondering if it's worth it to save a few $$ by going non Canon.

I've searched through the threads and read a few comments so far. ANything else to add or consider?

oh i'm planning on getting the 10-22 but just checking out the alternatives

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Mar 05, 2007 12:04 |  #2

I was in the same boat as you, bought the sigma and I am happy. I also tried the canon, but didn't personaly find it to WOW me over the sigma. In the end it all up to you.




  
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Mar 05, 2007 12:07 |  #3

I had the sigma for a month or two. GREAT LENS. Got it for liek $200 less than the Canon. Any regrets or feeling I shoulda stuck with Canon. None


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Mar 05, 2007 12:10 as a reply to  @ Stackinchips's post |  #4

The Sigma has a lot more barrel distortion at 10mm than the Canon. So much in fact, that it almost gives you a fish eye effect during certain situations.


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Mar 05, 2007 12:12 |  #5

Village_Idiot wrote in post #2819168 (external link)
The Sigma has a lot more barrel distortion at 10mm than the Canon. So much in fact, that it almost gives you a fish eye effect during certain situations.

I agree 100%, there is a lot of distortion in the sigma. I don't know about the canon because i have never used it. I would hope it is better


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Mar 05, 2007 12:12 |  #6

Village_Idiot wrote in post #2819168 (external link)
The Sigma has a lot more barrel distortion at 10mm than the Canon. So much in fact, that it almost gives you a fish eye effect during certain situations.



Any UWA lens will do that when something is close in the foreground.

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Mar 05, 2007 12:14 |  #7

The Tokina isn't quite as wide at 12-24, but it's still very wide when you compare it to the lenses you currently have, it has great image quality, and it's built like a battleship. It's a really nice lens and worth a look.

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Mar 05, 2007 12:20 |  #8

Village_Idiot wrote in post #2819168 (external link)
The Sigma has a lot more barrel distortion at 10mm than the Canon. So much in fact, that it almost gives you a fish eye effect during certain situations.

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Mar 05, 2007 12:40 |  #9

angryhampster wrote in post #2819179 (external link)
Any UWA lens will do that when something is close in the foreground.

but from all the test I've read/seen, the Canon has much less distortion than the sigma.

forgot to add. sigma is something like f/4 while Canon is f/3.5


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Mar 05, 2007 12:41 |  #10

I absolutely love my Tokina. Here are two recent shots at 12mm:

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Mar 05, 2007 12:41 |  #11

sigma does exhibit more barrel distortion than the canon. also the canon's flare control is superior. But are these worth the extra hundreds of dollars premium?


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Mar 05, 2007 12:45 |  #12

Village_Idiot wrote in post #2819354 (external link)
forgot to add. sigma is something like f/4 while Canon is f/3.5

Canon is f/3.5-f/4.5. The Sigma and Tokina are both constant f/4.

Not that it matters, I mean you're talking about something like 1/3 of a stop either way.


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Mar 05, 2007 12:49 |  #13

DrPablo wrote in post #2819384 (external link)
Canon is f/3.5-f/4.5. The Sigma and Tokina are both constant f/4.

Not that it matters, I mean you're talking about something like 1/3 of a stop either way.

Actually, the Sigma is 4-5.6, unless I am mistaken.


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Mar 05, 2007 12:54 |  #14

Probably right, I didn't look into it.

But the Tokina is constant f/4.

Don't know about the Tamron 11-18. It's supposed to be extremely sharp (like most Tamron lenses) and cheaply built (like most Tamron lenses).


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Mar 05, 2007 12:57 |  #15

Any of them will make you happy. The Sigma is built well, sharp, and also accepts a regular CPL whereas the the Canon requires a slim CPL which is more money. The Canon is SLIGHTLY faster and with a tad less distortion and a bit more reach, the Tokina is a constant f4, well built but has more CA.


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