10.5 DX vs ultrawide zoom?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by ultimind, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. ultimind


    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I already own the 10.5mm fisheye... should I have any reason to lust after a Sigma 10-20 or Tokina 12-24?

    I've got plenty of methods to unwrap the images (Hemi, rectilinear, etc) so I can get the same types of images... but would an ultrawide zoom provide anything that the DX fisheye can't?
  2. Of course it would ... 11 to 20mm.
  3. bozola


    Feb 28, 2006
    Seattle WA
    You forgot the 10mm. :biggrin:

    Actually, I have the SIGMA 10-20 and I really like the range that it gives even though it's not that much...

    If you have an 18-xxx lens, that should cover it.
  4. nykonian


    May 4, 2007
    New York
    Ed, I like the view of the 2nd pic. Have you used 10.5mm for group shots? I am inclined to get one after I saw all your posts recently. My 24/2.8 isn't nearly wide enough.
  5. I have both the 10.5mm Nikkor and the 12-24 f4 Tokina and used both one our last trip to Kauai. I probably used the 12-24 more often but the 10.5 was able to capture some images that would have been impossible with the 12-24.

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  6. I had the Sigma 10-20mm and found I ended up using it mostly at the 10mm setting. All in all I was quite happy with the results........that is until I bought the 10.5mm Nikkor. The Nikkor is definitely sharper than the Sigma sample I owned plus the added benefit for me is I can now shoot qtvrs in 8 frames vs the 16 frames I needed to shoot with the Sigma @ 10mm.
  7. ultimind


    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Sharper and faster is all I need to hear to make my save my $500 and spend it elsewhere. :biggrin:
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