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11-09-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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Sigma 8-16 or 10-24??

Im ready to purchase my next lens and I am stuck between the Sigma 8-16 or the 10-20. I have read as much as I can find on both of them. Is there anyone who has used them both side by side? How much of a difference between the 2 of them is there? FOV and such? I will be using it for landscapes, architecture, and general use.

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11-09-2010, 09:57 AM   #2
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The difference in FOV here is pretty large- the 8-16mm covers from 115 to 75 degrees, while the other covers from 108 to 60 degrees.

Thus, the application of each lens is slightly different. Unless you have a good reason to use the 8-16mm for ultra-wide angle shots or panoramas, I'd go with the 10-24mm, as you'll likely find yourself near the 24mm end most of the time

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I have 10-20 and 24/2. 10-20 is 8.5x out of 10 on 10mm. The remaining 1.5x it's between 11 and 14. For other purposes I have the 24. I love the FOV but wouldn't trade it for zoom because of the speed. It really depends on what do you want to use the lens for. If you want ultra wide without compromise go for 8-16, having said that 10mm is plenty wide most of the time and too wide sometimes.
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i think that the bigest problem with 8-16mm lens that it is not posible to mount filter on this lens
this limits the use of this lens only in good wether conditions
for this reason i would bay sigma 10-20 mm
8-16mm for ultra-wide angle shots

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I've not used the 10-24mm but I have used the 8-16mm and it is SWEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!! Mel and I spent most of the last East Coast Gathering (Harpers Ferry , WV and Antietam Battlefield, MD) fighting over it. LOL

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i have sigma 10-20 and sigma 8-16
if you take pictures near sea you have water drops on the lenses on sigma 8-16

you have all the time tray to keep the lenses clean
with sigma 10-20 ther is much easer-you clean the filter at the end of photography
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a suggestion would be to buy a combo. one for UW and one for general use.
for me, it's 8-16 + 16-45/ Tamron 17-50 combo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by koper Quote
i think that the bigest problem with 8-16mm lens that it is not posible to mount filter on this lens
this limits the use of this lens only in good wether conditions
for this reason i would bay sigma 10-20 mm
8-16mm for ultra-wide angle shots
Absolutely agree here, the front element on the 8-16mm will foul filters, so if you're like me and use filtration a lot for your landscapes then you need to go with the Sigma 10-20mm. That's no bad thing, the Sigma 10-20mm is a very good lens.

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The new Lee SW150 may work (as in can be made to fit maybe). The problem is that the optics on the Sigma 8-16mm is so good that no flat filter may work.

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