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06-01-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
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Sigma 8-16mm review

Did anybody see the review on photozone? This is for the Canon mount with a few comparisons, but a very legit review for what to expect in Pentax mount. Center sharpness and CA control sounds familiar.

Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM - Lab Test / Review - Analysis

Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX (Canon) - Review / Lens Test Report - Analysis

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Review / Test Report - Analysis


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Here's a more comparable review. ;-)

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - Retest @ 15MP / Review - Analysis
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it seems to be very impressive lens indeed...
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And yet another review of this gem: Sigma 8-16 mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM review - Introduction - Lenstip.com

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This is the kind of lens that can earn you money, like the 10-20, allowing you to do interiors otherwise not doable.

But oh, I can't imagine what that extra 2mm does!!!
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The 8-16 photos look very good to my eyes, once sharpened a bit.

But with my existing 10-20, i'd probably miss the high end of the range to 20mm if i were to switch lenses.

arrgh, guess there isn't any perfect lens...
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honestly, this lens has me pretty torn up between it and the DA12-24. 8mm versus 18-24mm?
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this could be a future purchase at the end of this year or next year. depends if someone would come-out with a great FF body or excellent mirrorless camera. the DA12-24 is just very difficult to let go.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tokyoso Quote
Did anybody see the review on photozone? This is for the Canon mount with a few comparisons, but a very legit review for what to expect in Pentax mount. Center sharpness and CA control sounds familiar.

thoughts?
I've been keeping an eye on these reviews as they come out - definitely a lens I'll be getting If it were 'as good' as the 10-20, I'd be sold, but it looks like it may actually perform a bit better (darned if I can remember where I saw that claim, cause I'd like to go see if the latest reviews show similar numbers).

I'm also looking forward to the sleeker barrel of the 8-16 - it's an attractive lens

When does our Pentax mount come out??? Gimme!
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I'm not sure how big of a fan I am of the no hood no filter though. The 4.5mm is like this and it makes me a trifle nervous.
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I'm not sure how big of a fan I am of the no hood no filter though. The 4.5mm is like this and it makes me a trifle nervous.
no filter situation doesn't bother me at all... I don't use any filters on 10-20 either. And the built in hood is bonus IMO, no need to fiddle around....

Now if I could get the money I'd probably sell my 10-20 and get this one....
Although I can't imagine 8mm on APSC, the FOV must be just HUGE....
we'll see....
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no filter situation doesn't bother me at all... I don't use any filters on 10-20 either.
No use for CPL for landscapes?

Ive heard others remark about CPL filters not being very useful because of the UWA, but havent really noticed a problem with my limited use so far.

Still, the 8mm is looking rather enticing.
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I've had mine on back order with Adorama for some weeks now. "Sometime in June" was the last I heard for the Pentax mount....

And I'll be keeping the 10-20 with its super-slim Hoya Pro Digital CPL on it as well.

After all, my lovely wife most definitely needs a wide-angled zoom, right?
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No use for CPL for landscapes?

Ive heard others remark about CPL filters not being very useful because of the UWA, but havent really noticed a problem with my limited use so far.

Still, the 8mm is looking rather enticing.
I was thinking of getting CPL for the Sigma but never actually bothered to pay the premium price for 77mm slim design with good glass... so I'm using it filterless and it still delivers IMO.
10-20 isn't my first choice for landscapes anyway, but if handled correctly it can deliver some stunners...
From experiences of others (mainly in Sigma 10-20 club thread) I gathered that polarizing filter helps to control the contrast with this lens, but ....

anyway, in short, no I don't use filters with it neither CPL/LPL
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I have to be honest; the lens is impressive, and mighty tempting. But I am giving my all to a personal committment to stop buying lenses, even though the 8-16 passes the baton perfectly to my Tammy 17-50mm.

I really like using a polarizer with my 10-20 4-5.6. In the right conditions, it can make a shot better--even @ 10mm.
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