Buying a Lens

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  1. arsondesign

    arsondesign TPF Noob!

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    Ok first of all I love and support B&H and Adorama.. I've purchased lenses and my Canon 20D with them (the camera B&H). BUT I'm in a bind...

    I need a wide angle lens relatively soon (I've been looking into one for awhile now). I really want the Canon 10-22mm. I've found it from prices ranging from $549 to $750. I'd REALLY like to get it at the lowest price but I'm hesitant.. of course. I purchased a point and shoot from a place like these and it works and is great (Canon SD900) so I'm torn. Here are the three places offering it for $549:

    http://soniccameras.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4404
    http://www.bestpricecameras.com/prodetails.asp?prodid=242778
    http://www.razzphoto.com/prodetails.asp?prodid=242778

    Any opinions? Otherwise there's a used one at Adorama for I'm considering (even though it's $100 more) at E+ quality, but I'm not sure what exactly that says for the lens.

     
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    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    All 3 places are fraudulent. Sorry to break it to you!

    Have you looked into the Sigma 10-20 new? The Canon is supposed to be better, but a lot of people have and love the Sigma (including me).
     
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    I have seen all three of those websites on a list of fraudulent camera sites, sorry.

    Please, please stick with B&H and Adorama.
     
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    You can buy from them if you wish...but you won't get the lens at that price. It will be the "Plastic mount" and the metal mount will cost you $200 more and BTW it's out of stock. They are a scam. Stick to a reputable online dealer if that is your route. B&H's prices are fairly competitive.
     
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    For future reference the margins on lenses is tiny. If you can find prices lower than B&H that alone should be an alarm bell.
     
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    Go for the sigma 10-20mm :thumbup:
     
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    If you're ever not sure about a website you can check resellerratings.com. I would stick with B&H or adorama though, Ive never found anything cheaper than B&H.
     
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    arsondesign TPF Noob!

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    I'm really torn on which to purchase! The Sigma 10-20mm or the Canon 10-22mm!? The f stop difference is what gets me.. I do a lot of low light photography.
    Any suggestions?

    Also Canon's prices are dropping from competition.. would it be safe to assume the price of this lens will fall a significant amount?

    Some have said the Canon has more distortion than the Sigma (which I don't really mind, I like the artistic aspect this adds... even though some despise it). I've read a fair amount, I just have trouble committing to one!
     
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    Keep in mind you'll be able to use a much slower shutter speed with these lenses.
     

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