Help Selecting Wide Angle Zoom

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  1. bdavis

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    I'm thinking about some real estate photography and am needing a nice wide angle zoom. I'm torn between 3 and I was hoping someone could help me narrow it down a bit.

    My choices are the:
    Sigma 10-20
    Tokina 11-16
    Tokina 12-24

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Remember that 10mm is almost 20% wider than 12mm.
     
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    Im going to get the Tokina 11-16 b/c of the consent f2.8, and how close to a prime it is so you are going to get IQ, I have Shot on the Sigma 10-20 and that is why i didn't like it because it didn't have any type of constant f/stop, and the Tokina 12-24 dosen't go wide enough
     
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    So is 10mm 10% wider then 11mm? ;)
     
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    I love my Sigma 10-20. Constant f-stop has not been an issue. It is sharp and quiet focus. I did a side to side with the Canon 10-22 and prefered the Sigma. I don't know the others very well, so this isn't to say they aren't worth looking at. The Tokina 11-16 wasn't available when I bought mine and the f2.8 is a consideration, but I don't feel I haven't been hindered by lens speed.

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    10-20mm Image Gallery
     
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    Nice images. I'm really debating between the sigma and the tokina 11-16. Only reason I suggested the 12-24 was because I thought the greater zoon range would give me a little more flexibility.

    Anyways, back to the Tokina 11-16 vs Sigma 10-20. I heard that both of these are sharp, but is it true that the Sigma's IQ drops off after 12mm or so? I heard it's only sharp when its wide open in the 10-20mm range. Can someone verify this?
     
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    I have not seen this at all. The IQ on my copy has been great throughout its range. I don't know if others have had that experience.
     
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    I've heard about it on a few reviews, so I know some are having an issue.
     
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    Thanks for this thread bdavis...I think the next lens I get will be a wide angle as well and was about to ask the same question.

    Now I'll have to do some research on those listed. Let me know what you decide on.
     
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    Nice find! I was leaning towards the Tokina 11-16, but those photos are really nice, so thanks for making my decision that much harder...:lol:

    Glad I could help! lol
     
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    Here are a couple with my Sigma 10-20.



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