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  • Looking for a wideangle: Canon or Sigma?

    Heya all

    I'm again thinking about getting a wideangle. I have read many reviews and could narrow the list down to these candidates (in order of preference as of now):
    1. Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
    2. Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    3. Sigma 12-24 f4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM
    Does anybody here have any first hand experience with any of the above mentioned?

    TIA
    Gerardo
    My photos on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/geridominguez


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    CANON!

    Nothing beats the real thing from the manufacturer. Plus the apertures make it worth it.
    Tanner Johnson - Owner
    twenty53 Photography

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    • #3
      there are two reviews on FredMiranda about the Sigma's fixed wide angles. Many Canon people posted they thought it was just as crisp as the Canon lens and the money saved made it worth it.

      I just ordered the Sigma 18-50 F2.8 $390.00 from Sigma 4 less where I bought my Bigma!

      FM review

      edit, here's your Simga lens review

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      • #4
        Check out my recent shots. 90% of them are with the Sigma 10-20. I've never had a problem with it.

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        • #5
          I am sure a few jp crew can fill you in on the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM. I have heard alot of great reviews about this lense and seen some great results.
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          • #6
            Dave: I had the Sigma 18-50/2.8 already in my hands, ready to pay it .... and went for the 18-200

            Steve: You have some cracking shots there taken with the Sigma 10-20.

            But at the end, there is still this "Canon is the best" feeling.

            Let's see, what happens

            Gerardo
            My photos on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/geridominguez

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            • #7
              Canon 10-22...absolutely love mine and although not L build, it's virtually L quality all the way.

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              • #8
                To be honest although I would recommend the 10-22 Canon, ive tried it out a couple of times and there is noticable differance between the quality of shots i get out of it and those from my L glass other lenses. But i guess you get what you pay for

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BA747-436
                  To be honest although I would recommend the 10-22 Canon, ive tried it out a couple of times and there is noticable differance between the quality of shots i get out of it and those from my L glass other lenses. But i guess you get what you pay for


                  its not what you got or what you pay...its how you use it! this idea that spending more equals better quality is a crock of you know what! I've seen photos from guys with $7000 lenses that look like horse shit because they had no clue what they were doing...I've seen many more photos from people who use basic equiptment and get far better results...its a myth to think that money buys quality and that user knowledge doesn't play a bigger role.


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                  • #10
                    True to an extent, a major extent.

                    However, throught extensive use, I have noticed consistency is a problem. I have taken some shots with the kit 18-55 that are better than my $1200 24-70 2.8. However I said some shots. The 24-70 is very consistent on it's quality and that's what I or anyone should want, consistency.

                    Also once you get up there to those large telephotos lenses, buying a Canon or Nikon over lets say a Sigma is the smart thing. Take for example the 300 2.8. When comparing the two the Sigma is 2500 less than the Canon, however the Canon's autofocus blows the Sigma away and quality is much much more consistent. Granted you don't need fast autofocus for aviation (you do in some cases I guess) the Sigma would be better I suppose if you were just using it for aviation. Which of course as many of you may know my stance on that, plain stupid.
                    Tanner Johnson - Owner
                    twenty53 Photography

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                    • #11
                      Put in another vote for the Canon 10-22. I love mine.. absolutely adore it. In fact, in my opinion, it gives my 17-40L a decent run for its money as far as photo quality goes.
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                      • #12
                        Get 5D and 17-40 f/4 L

                        But seriously, I'd buy Canon 10-22 given the options...
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                        • #13
                          Have you considered the 16-35L f/2.8 at all ?

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                          • #14
                            I see, Canon is gaining most votes

                            Will, I need (well I WANT ... need is something different ) something starting at 10mm, 12mm at most.

                            I'm still deciding between Canon and Sigma. Canon sure is a good choice, starting at F3.5 and giving good results. Also, the reviews at Fredmiranda are a tad better for the Canon. But is it worth the extra over the Sigma, which - as shown above - also produces great results? It's not that I make a living out of photography ....

                            Let's see, what the next paycheck says ... ,-)
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                            • #15
                              Canon 10-22

                              Although I've not had mine for long I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who was thinking about buying one. One of the best items of camera gear I've purchased.

                              Cheers,

                              Dale

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