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Sigma 8-16 or Canon 10-22

 
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Jun 08, 2010 00:10 |  #1

Gday all,

It's tax time soon in Aus and I'm already spending the return I think I'll get lol.

Really keen to get a UWA.

Deciding between the two of these atm, I'd assume the Canon is going to produce better IQ but results thus far of the Sigma are very promising.

The lens will be going onto a Canon 50D (Crop) which is why I'm considering the 8-16 to give me that extra width.

Any comments / things to think about greatly appreciated.

Why is decision making so hard when it comes to lenses :(


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Jun 08, 2010 00:57 |  #2

Depends what you want. I think both are high quality. The Canon will give you a bit more on the telephoto end while the Sigma will give you more on the wide end. I personally buy a ultra wide to be wide, but thats just me =P


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Jun 08, 2010 01:19 |  #3

I'd go with the 8-16 personally, the canon overlaps a lot with your 17-50,plus, 8mm on a crop is UUUUUUUUUUUUUUltra wide angle!


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Jun 08, 2010 01:37 |  #4

Overlapping is good, you don't want to rely on the far 1-2 mm of any lens.

The 10-22 is awesome. Just sold mine last month when I sold my 40D to a buddy getting started. I bought the 5D Mark II and 17-40 at the same time.


10mm is WIDE... don't doubt that. Not sure what you would do with 8mm. Look backwards:)


I used my 10-22 at 13-18 most the time. Incredibly sharp lens and I would recommend it to anyone. Best to try these out if you can. If I had to suggest one, it would be the 10-22 of course. But using the lens on your camera is the best thing to do by far if possible. It ultimately comes down to what you think when you look through the viewfinder.


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Jun 08, 2010 01:53 |  #5

get the 8-16. if you don't like it, return it within the exchange period for a refund.
then buy a USED canon 10-22.

No need to drop 8 bones on it.




  
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Jun 08, 2010 03:32 |  #6

Yers I guess 10mm is wide, 8mm is is wider obviously but how often would I shoot there is anyones guess.

I do like the idea of a bit of overlap to my 17-50

the major downfall for the sigma is the annoying lens hood permanantly on.

I'd love to go into a shop and play with them side by side but alas, australia is so slow to get things...


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Jun 08, 2010 15:17 |  #7

The 8-16 is supposed to be a VERY sharp lens. Thats what I would get if I was into wide angle. Canons is ok...BUT, not like the new Sigma.


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Jun 08, 2010 15:24 |  #8

Tokina 11-16.


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Jun 08, 2010 19:33 |  #9

jeree wrote in post #10326426 (external link)
The sigma 8-16 all the way!! (:


Exactly. If you want a UWA...might as well.


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Jun 08, 2010 21:50 as a reply to  @ Combatmedic870's post |  #10

Tokina 11-16;) there is reason the lens always sold out at B&H.


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Jun 08, 2010 22:10 |  #11

If the Sigma 8-16 approaches the apparent IQ of the Toke 11-16 (which looks great, from what I can see in my pictures) then I say go as wide as humanly possible!

I actually rarely use f2.8 on the lens -- but it's fun to use at certain points to try to get some DOF!


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Jun 09, 2010 00:40 |  #12

Tokina 11-16. It'll be much cheaper than the Sigma and it is an excellent lens. On my wishlist.


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Jun 09, 2010 01:14 |  #13

Definitely Sigma 8-16. According to Photozone, it produces fantastic IQ.


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Jun 09, 2010 01:16 |  #14

Does anyone suspect I will miss the extra zoom of the Canon?

Just wish the sigma didnt have the stupid bulbous lens/built in lens hood but im sure I could learn to live with it for better images

Sole purpose of the lens will be landscape btw


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Jun 09, 2010 04:13 |  #15

fedaykin wrote in post #10329061 (external link)
Tokina 11-16. It'll be much cheaper than the Sigma and it is an excellent lens. On my wishlist.

I've got no idea what you are talking about...

Even if you CAN find it in stock, it has been goin for at least 600 dollars. Some places have it over 700 dollars. That is hardly "much cheaper", and in some cases, not cheaper at all.

So far the reviews and images from the Sigma are showing it to be perhaps the best lens in the UWA class. Unless you (OP) need f/2.8 (which you don't) the Sigma would be your ticket. It is DEFINITELY in my future. I'd get it over the Canon 10-22 every time.


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