sigma 10-20

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    You're not the only one who wants one of these!

    Awesome lens for the cash, but it's a shame it's not a fixed F4 appeture through the focal range...can't have it all. :greenpbl:
     
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    yes , i have wished that too, dont we all want a 10mm to 400mm tele photo wide lens ar 100 deg, and vr and hsm and for only 99.99, hehe

    iam pretty sure i will get this, iam going back and forth with lens, i want to get 2 new ones but iam not sure if wide angle or a zoom one should be first, :confused:
     
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    the tokina is a 12-24 w/ constant f/4. i've been wondering how much of a differecne 10mm and 12mm have... and ya, im debating weather or not to get a 70-200 2.8 or one of these, it'll prob. be the zoom tho, that way i can start making some money off of sports shots, then i'll get some money for the wide
     
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    I used this lens for about 6 months, and had a lot of fun with it.

    here's a gallery with my samples from the lens

    http://www.pbase.com/nakedyak/sigma_1020mm_f456_ex_dc_hsm

    Not a bad lens, a lot of distortion at the edges though, not real sharp at the edges either. Contrasty though.
     
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    I just got this lens, played with it this week on a hike (a few images on my blog below)... I really like it, just have to get used to shooting with and figure out what I want to do with it ;)
     
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    iam in the same situation, i like sports , and bird pics, but i also want a wide for landscapes, iam still deciding, iam looking for a lens up too 800
     
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    meaning, $800 or 800mm?! if its the latter, that thing would be so impossible to use with out a tripod, haha, with a 1.5 crop factor i'd be a 1200mm, and if you just touched your camera it would completely change the shot becuase of like a .5 degree angle of view :lmao:
     
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    I'm not getting this... why can't a tripod be used? I've used a 300mm with a 2x convertor on digital (so what does that equal, over 600mm??) without a tripod propped on my knees as I was sitting down and it gave *okay* results but yeah, a tripod or even a monopod is necessary to have. I would personally love to have an 800mm lens... http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/telephotos/800mm.htm

    I have a cheap 500/1,000mm fixed lens, and I have to say it sucks... but it is a real no-name brand.

    Personally, I might research this one even though it isn't Nikkor... http://shutterbug.com/equipmentreviews/lenses/1003sb_thesigma/
     
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    opps 800$$ i have alos been looking at the simga 70-200mm i just can pick,

    JodieO you have both lens , which of the two would u reccomand getting first, i mostly do sports and wild life, birds and animals, but i also enjoy doing landscape ? if u where in my shoes would u get the 10-20mm or the 70-200mm first? and why?

    Peter
     
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    i'd get the 70-200. there are some lenses that are going to be used more than others, and I think that everyone needs a lens in this category. they are usually light and portable, but fast, enabling you to reach a great variety of subjects with very selective DOF. they are fun lenses - so is the 10-20mm, but you won't use it as much. its more of a specialty lens IMO.
     
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    I have a Nikkor 80-200 F2.8 and it is a lot of things, but light isn't one of them.

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