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03-15-2010, 10:36 AM   #16
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When you say "it costs around", you should say it costs 1299$ maxi.
If you're in Western Canada, you can find it at CAD 1050$ at Broadway Camera.
That's a very good price at Broadway Camera. $1299 +/- some bucks is the non sale price generally found at Henry's, London Drugs, etc.

I'm not at the coast...on the prairies...but Broadway's price must be about the best not only in the West, possibly Canada ?

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I assume this Sigma 8-16mm is linear and not fish-eye, right?
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I assume this Sigma 8-16mm is linear and not fish-eye, right?
So you didn't bother checking the Dpreview link?

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PMA 2010: Continuing our way through Sigma's bag of goodies, we come to the widest-angle rectilinear lens yet made for APS-C DSLRs, in the shape of the 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM.
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if the Sigma 8-16 performs by my expectations, I might consider getting one but not before I get the Sigma 85 which is my first priority. I might then sell my DA12-24 then buy a prime 24mm. anyway, I still have to see personally on how the 8-16mm perform.

the Tokina 11-16 would had been a great lens if it were only available for the Pentax mount.

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ok, after some careful consideration, I think I might bite the bullet on the Sigma 8-16mm and buy one at the end of the year and also buy a Sigma 24/1.8 to cover my semi-walkaround/portrait needs. since I would be needing some extra speed on the wide end for shallow DOF and lowlight shots as well. and I think that the 24/1.8 would be very good at f4 and f5.6 for intended architecture shots. although I have to sell my DA12-24 and 85/1.4 inorder to finance those 2 lenses and the Sigma 85.
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I wonder what price point the Sigma 8-16 mm might be selling for ?
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I like my 10-24mm Tamron since there is a big difference between 10mm and 24mm. With the 8-16mm Sigma coming out for Pentax K mount I see no reason for a 10-16mm.
May be not for a 10-16, but I would appreciate a DA*10-16
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I wonder what price point the Sigma 8-16 mm might be selling for ?
About $800 USD or so.

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So you didn't bother checking the Dpreview link?
So I did not ...
thanks for the pointer!

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About $800 USD or so.
I got told about £900 or so by the Sigma guy I called in the UK. He sounded junior though and he was guessing - no RRP announced yet.
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The fact that Tokina makes 11-16 for all three major brands but Pentax is one of the reasons I am moving away from the K-mount.

There is absolutely zero reason why there isn't a T or P brand 11-16, except politic.

Tokina is making a new 16-28mm full frame lens, I am sure it will not be available to K mount.
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The fact that Tokina makes 11-16 for all three major brands but Pentax is one of the reasons I am moving away from the K-mount.

There is absolutely zero reason why there isn't a T or P brand 11-16, except politic.

Tokina is making a new 16-28mm full frame lens, I am sure it will not be available to K mount.
Well, there' nothing here, really. Not that it is good either but nothing's new. Sigma offers credible alternatives.
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why would they make a 10-16 when they've already got a 10-17?
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why would they make a 10-16 when they've already got a 10-17?
because the Tokina 10-16 is a rectilinear lens and the Pentax 10-17 is a fish-eye. not to mention that the Tokina's IQ is really superb.
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why would they make a 10-16 when they've already got a 10-17?
Both Pentax and Tokina have the 12-24, with Pentax supporting the K mount. Its a constant f4 lens. It has a field of view of 100 to 60 degrees

Both Pentax and Tokina have the 10-17, with Pentax supporting the K mount. Its a f3.5-4.5, but more importantly a FishEye lens. It has a field of view of 180 to 99 degrees.

Tokina has a 11-16, for Canon and Nikon. Its a constant f2.8 lens. It has a field of view of 104 to 82 degrees.

So the new Tokina lens is faster and a tad bit wider in the field of view. Physically from what I have read, its basically the same size and weight as the 12-24, and as indicated earlier, is based on the 12-24 design.

There is a huge difference between the 11-16 (and for that matter the 12-24) and the 10-17. The 11-16 is a regular rectilinear lens while the 10-17 is a fisheye. They are as different as night and day. The field of view is the give away on this, and just by looking at the produced images. The focal length of the fisheye belies its true capability.

hope that helps...
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