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May 13, 2009 22:50 |  #1

Hey Guys,

I need to get a 10mm zoom lens of for my 40D and am having massive difficulty in choosing which to get.

The 3 I was looking at is the Canon 10-22mm x Sigma 10-20mm x Tamron 10-24mm

From the comparisons I've seen on-line, The Canon seems to be the best of all worlds (no surprise) bar price.

The Sigma pwns in terms of CA, but has been known to have random soft spots (really worried about this), as well as poor quality control, and the Tamron, although cheap, seems to have a poor build quality, worse AF, bad AC, but super sharp central focus.....

The sigma is also the slowest at F4 @ 10mm.....

Was planning on getting this lens for an upcoming trip to Japan, and also for some sport/action shots. (Which is y the AF is important too)

Any ideas what I should do?

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May 13, 2009 23:21 |  #2

I'm in the same boat. I'm leaning towards the Canon from what I have read.




  
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May 13, 2009 23:31 |  #3

non-pro opinion here--i use a Tokina 12-24 f/4 (on 40d) and have been pretty happy with this lens, although it can be a little soft at edges at 12mm. They also have an 11-16 f/2.8, and a slower 10-17 "fisheye." happy shopping!




  
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May 13, 2009 23:37 |  #4

I guess the Canon is best, but it's also the most expensive! I decided to spend less dollars, and bought a Sigma 10-20 a while ago for my 40D. I've enjoyed using it. I'm not a "pixel peeper" and I haven't noticed any obvious problems with it. In fact I love the look it gives, the "distorted" look that sometimes comes from using wide angle, and it's a great lens.


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May 13, 2009 23:39 |  #5

RMXSeven wrote in post #7917556 (external link)
Hey Guys,

I need to get a 10mm zoom lens of for my 40D and am having massive difficulty in choosing which to get.

The 3 I was looking at is the Canon 10-22mm x Sigma 10-20mm x Tamron 10-24mm

From the comparisons I've seen on-line, The Canon seems to be the best of all worlds (no surprise) bar price.

The Sigma pwns in terms of CA, but has been known to have random soft spots (really worried about this), as well as poor quality control, and the Tamron, although cheap, seems to have a poor build quality, worse AF, bad AC, but super sharp central focus.....

The sigma is also the slowest at F4 @ 10mm.....

Was planning on getting this lens for an upcoming trip to Japan, and also for some sport/action shots. (Which is y the AF is important too)

Any ideas what I should do?

MUCH APPRECIATED!

~Ronen

Just curious, what kind of sports/action shots are you looking to do with a UWA lens? Are you aware that @ 10mm your subject will likely take up less than 5-10% of the frame.

You really should consider the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, although it has a more limited range, it is the fastest and sharpest lens in the class.


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May 13, 2009 23:42 |  #6

sally_tomato wrote in post #7917809 (external link)
non-pro opinion here--i use a Tokina 12-24 f/4 (on 40d) and have been pretty happy with this lens, although it can be a little soft at edges at 12mm. They also have an 11-16 f/2.8, and a slower 10-17 "fisheye." happy shopping!

Thanks :) I'm really looking for a lens that starts at 10mm, and not a fisheye. Not too stressed about the max zoom on it. Although that 11-16 looks nice.

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I guess the Canon is best, but it's also the most expensive! I decided to spend less dollars, and bought a Sigma 10-20 a while ago for my 40D. I've enjoyed using it. I'm not a "pixel peeper" and I haven't noticed any obvious problems with it. In fact I love the look it gives, the "distorted" look that sometimes comes from using wide angle, and it's a great lens.

Yeah, was pretty sure I was gonna get the Sigma, but am quite concerned about their Quality Control, and the random OOF spots they tend to get. I have a 70-300 Which I'm quite happy with, feels nice and solid too.... But still.... hmmmm

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May 14, 2009 00:18 |  #7

I really like my Canon 10-22mm. Very sharp and the edges aren't too soft. I actually used it indoors taking pictures for an expo and it did quite well!

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May 14, 2009 01:31 as a reply to  @ HaroldC3's post |  #8

I love my Siggy

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May 14, 2009 01:41 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #9

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To sum it up...i love my 10-20 quite a bit :) ...This makes me want to go out and use it again [I've been neglecting it for the 100-400 lately]

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May 14, 2009 10:31 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #10

Hey!

Thanks for the pics!
Looks pretty kewl.

I'll be taking some Mountain Bike/Freeride shots, where i'll be up close and personal with the riders, camping in skinny singletrack stuff etc. Some dirt jumping too.
Is the Tokina sharpness really meant to be better then the Canon?
I really wanted that 10mm for scenic Japan stuffs... Stupid 1.6x :(

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May 14, 2009 10:36 |  #11

Unless you're a pixel peeper, there is no sharpness difference between the Canon and Sigma. Definitely not enough to justify the price difference, let alone build quality.

By far the sharpest UWA for crops is the Tokina.


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May 14, 2009 10:37 |  #12

I have the Sigma. I love it.

Here are a few shots on my flickr that I have taken with this lens. I'm very happy with all of them. http://www.flickr.com …725@N06/tags/si​gma1020mm/ (external link)


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May 14, 2009 11:52 |  #13

Sold my Canon 10-22, no regrets. Now have the Tokina 11-16/2.8.


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May 14, 2009 12:20 |  #14

I love the Sigma and it is very sharp as well
the Canon and Tokina will be great too - so just buy one and enjoy !


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May 14, 2009 19:14 |  #15

i dont suppose you are in berkeley...but...
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