Looking at a Lens.. wondering your thoughts

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  1. thenikonguy

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    Hey all.. I was searching around on craigslist and happened across a nice lens, well, I think its a nice lens.. wondering your thoughts on it, and the price of it.

    Its the Sigma 10-20mm 1:4-5.6 G DC HSM and they are asking $300 (canadian)
     
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    I can tell you that its a great lens. got it back in february. one of my most used lenses. go for it. make sure its not a scam again ;) I got it new for about $500 USD. I also noticed it has a greater dynamic range then my other lenses.
     
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    this one isnt, they already called me back!! lol

    thanks for the info!
     
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    I'd be all over it, great deal, I really want to get a lense like this one :(
     
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    i know its not a fisheye, but its going to be great for skate photography.. the thing I love about the fisheye is the 10mm but the thing I hate about it, is the bubble effect.. so this is going to give me what I want!
     
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    the only "effect" you get with this lens is that lets say you are taking a shot of a city scape, the building on the l;eft and right will be tilted towards the middle.
     
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    Get IT!!!!! then trade me for my tokina 12-24... it has less distortion...
     
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    sad to say someone got it 20 mins before me... But I've been thinking about it and think I'm going to purchase one new...
     
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    its on my list as well, but its hard to decide between it, the tokina 12-24, and the tokina 11-16. so many choices... :D
     
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    your not kidding... since photography is a side business for me, the money I make at it is typically my "play money" but latley, I've always had to use it for bills, because I don't make a huge amount of money in my day job..

    I'm shooting another wedding in a couple weeks, and the B&G just gave me some of the pay for it (I do 1/3 at booking, 1/3 at engagement shots, and 1/3 on the day) but they wanted to pay me the other day when we had our final meeting... this is the first pay from photography I've gotten in a while that wasn't spent before I got it.. so I think I'll use it to get the 10-20
     
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    The tokina 11-16 is much better...its a much faster lens...
     
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    yes, but its quite a bit more expensive...
     

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