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Jan 18, 2010 19:00 |  #1

I have a Canon T1i which is a cropped body and i want to buy a wide angle lens. Basically i came down with 3 options the Canon 10-22mm, and both the Tokina 12-24mm, and the 11-16mm. Which would be the best buy out of these 3.. Quality, lens build, and sharpness would be great. Leaning towards the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6




  
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Jan 18, 2010 19:06 |  #2

I know the Sigma 10-20 is not on your list, but I would highly recommend that. If I had to choose from your list, the 11-16 is a great lens as far as I have seen. The Canon is expensive and does not really outperform the Tokina 11-16 or the Sigma 10-20.

Here are some links you should read, it gives good information. The first one compares various UWA lenses, the second one shows the different between 10mm and 12mm, quite a difference.

http://www.juzaphoto.c​om …s_canon_tamron_​tokina.htm (external link)
http://www.canon-20d.com/wide-angle-lens-compare.php (external link)


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Jan 18, 2010 19:23 |  #3

I'm in a similar dilemna with a T1i. I just pulled the trigger on a Tokina 12-24mm today (not the Version II). I was debating a lot b/t the Sigma 10-20mm and the Tokina 12-24.

The Canon wasn't even in my consideration, since I don't think its worth the price tag. The Tokina 11-16mm's focal range is too short for me. It all depends on your shooting style.

I was super close to getting the Sigma, but I reverted to getting the 12-24mm for the extra 4mm on the long end. I want my UWA to have a little longer reach for portraits (group and full body) without too much distortion. I feel like I can live with the 12mm restriction based on the pictures I've seen in the Photo Sample Archive.

I won't be shooting too much nature landscapes (more urban photography and group portraits), but when I have to, I think the 12mm would force me to become a better photographer and think of more creative compositions, rather than easily stuffing everything in a 10mm wide end.


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Jan 18, 2010 19:24 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #4

I'm also looking towards the portrait and more urban type of photography. I would probably use it for landscapes "SOMETIMES" but im pretty much gonna end up using it for portraits. idk its like a big debate for me. i also considered the tamron 10-24mm before.




  
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Jan 18, 2010 19:26 |  #5

On most lensess, the long end doesn't make a huge difference, the wide end does.


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Jan 18, 2010 19:30 |  #6

themadman wrote in post #9421406 (external link)
On most lensess, the long end doesn't make a huge difference, the wide end does.

which makes the sigma 10-20 more advantage if that is the case.




  
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Jan 18, 2010 19:32 |  #7

The Sigma 10-20 has 2mm more than that 12-24 on the wide end. As you can see from the second link I posted earlier, that makes a huge difference.

In my opinion there are only two real contenders in the UWA catagory:

1. Sigma 10-20: Very wide, good price, great value
2. Tokina 11-16: 2.8 constant aperture

Both take good sharp photos. IQ is very similar. If you need the larger aperture, get the Tokina. If not, the Sigma will save you a few bucks for more lenses, flash, etc.


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Jan 18, 2010 19:34 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #8

For me its the Canon 10-22 all the way. I love this lens.


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Jan 18, 2010 19:36 |  #9

I have the Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 and love it. If you need the added focal length, I would suggest the 12-24mm Tokina.




  
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Jan 18, 2010 19:36 as a reply to  @ By-tor's post |  #10

what would be the ideal lens in taking in some urban and portrait shots? im leaning towards the sigma 10-20mm right now. BUT, the 2.8 aperture is pulling me towards the tokina 11-16. dont you just hate it debating whethere which lens to buy!!! lol




  
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Jan 18, 2010 19:39 |  #11

Honestly it is more about the photographer than the lens. This forum has a sample image thread for most of these lenses, let me link for ya:

Sigma 10-20: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=143064

Tokina 11-16: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=502308

Canon 10-22: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=312255

Tokina 12-24: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=160701

I hope this helps you decided on a lens, whatever you buy, it will be great, don't regret it, and take great photos!


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Jan 18, 2010 19:41 as a reply to  @ By-tor's post |  #12

I agree with most of the above posters. I tested the Canon and the Sigma side by side, and to me, the difference in price was no where near justified. I really love my Sigma 10-20mm I picked it up 3 weeks ago and I am liking it more and more everyday I shoot with it.


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Jan 18, 2010 19:47 |  #13

Juan A wrote in post #9421510 (external link)
I agree with most of the above posters. I tested the Canon and the Sigma side by side, and to me, the difference in price was no where near justified. I really love my Sigma 10-20mm I picked it up 3 weeks ago and I am liking it more and more everyday I shoot with it.

how does it perform on portrait shots? seriously i am now leaning to the Sigma. Just with the extra wide on it would be great for my style of photography. :D I'm still going to look on into this for a couple more days before i buy the lens.




  
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Jan 18, 2010 19:55 |  #14

I am not sure what you exactly mean by portrait. I usually don't take photos of people with this lens but here is one I found I took of my wife.

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4286112935_1a4e22dab7_o.jpg

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Jan 18, 2010 20:09 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #15

i just checked your gear list and basically im going in your route. lol similar to your route i must say. going to get a 50mm f/1.4 pretty soon too but the UWA is my first priority since i cant afford a full frame body to buy a FE lens. my best bet is a UWA. lol




  
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