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Which wide angle lens? Nikon? new Sigma? or Tokina?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by mdman, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. mdman


    Mar 26, 2009
    Is there anyone currently using new Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 lens?

    I know it's new and just came out, so just wondering how much you like it.

    Anyway, Im looking for wide angle lens. Body is D90.

    1) Tokina 11-16mm
    2) Nikon 10-24mm
    3) new Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5

    Most people recommend me Tokina 11-16mm, but most old Sigma 10-20mm

    users love the lens. So, I think upgraded 10-20mm sould be great!

    But, I also like the angle, nikon 10-24mm, but it's pretty expensive.

    So, just wondering if you were me, which one would you buy?

  2. How about the Tamron 10-24? Or Tokina 12-24?
  3. Flynn


    Jun 28, 2009
    Livermore, CA
    Bought the Nikon 10-24mm. Very happy with it.
  4. I'd suggest considering the Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 as THE cost-effective alternative.

    I use it for primarily at 10-11mm for interior real estate photos.
    Mine replaced the Nikkor 12-24mm for this purpose - using a bounced SB800.
    The corner sharpness at 10mm, f/8 is terrific on a D300 at those settings.

    Everyone's mileage varies, of course.
  5. Just scrolled down to your Tamron suggestion, Mr. Graceful.
    I expected to return it, but it's a keeper.
    It's MUCH better at the corners and edges than I expected, especially at f/8.
  6. lowell5


    Jan 23, 2009
    san diego
    i have the tokina on a d90 body, and its really fun lens to have albeit a short range. if you can live with that, its also fun to have the constant 2.8 to shoot in lower light. build quality is very nice too.
  7. Interesting and noted comment, Lowell.
    Even in those situations, I prefer to use fill flash at smaller apertures to highlight the subject and get extended DOF to define the location - it's one of the +++ of the Nikon CLS speedlights.

    Indeed, our mileage DOES vary!
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