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02-02-2010, 07:34 AM   #16
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Perfect - Thanks all. That's exactly what I was looking for. Not the definitive, "right" answer - but rather different opinions/options. Since Gary brought up the issue of a tripod it makes me wonder. I have a Bogen tripod that I bought probably 15 - 20 years ago, and it might be a little heavy for traveling (I've only brought it with me when traveling by car - never on a plane). If I were to maybe get a lighter model for traveling, how do you bring a tripod along?

I assume I'd get a "tripod bag" for both packing it on the plane, and to have a strap to haul it around once there - but do you usually trat them as carry-on, or does it have to be packed away as another $25 piece of checked luggage?

Thanks again for all the help so far......

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I hadn't considered the Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 until Jewelltrail just suggested it, so if anyone has any more impressions or experiences on how that stacks up against the other's I'm considering feel free to chime in.....

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QuoteOriginally posted by UpNorth Quote
I hadn't considered the Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 until Jewelltrail just suggested it, so if anyone has any more impressions or experiences on how that stacks up against the other's I'm considering feel free to chime in.....

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At 14mm, the Sigma lens is f/5.
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Hi Tim:

Have you visited our Sigma 10-20mm Club yet? It is full of shots with the Sigma UWA lens--that would help you a lot I think. Best of luck!

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asdf: At 14mm, the Sigma lens is f/5.
Which is plenty good enough, since he will be landscaping the Grand Canyon, not shooting sports with it.

BTW, @ 10mm & 11mm, the Pentax is non-existent, in rectilinear form.
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Which is plenty good enough, since he will be landscaping the Grand Canyon, not shooting sports with it.

BTW, @ 10mm & 11mm, the Pentax is non-existent, in rectilinear form.
I just hope I won't see yet another ND filter waterfall shot. j/k
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Tim, you need to check tripods I believe. Depending on what luggage you have, you should be able to find one that folds up small enough to fit in a suitcase (or large duffel).
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If I were to choose a wider lens than the kit lens, I'd choose something at 14mm or wider. Something like 16mm gives just 12.5 % wider and higher image than 18mm.

I own the Sigma 10-20 4-5.6 which I like a lot. It gives great colors and 10mm is really ultra wide :-)

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Tim:

Here is one with the Sigma. Best!




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