I've been wanting to add a wide angle lens to my collection for a while now. Sigma 10-20mm f5.6 looks good. I was looking at it about 2 years ago. I was wondering if there have been newer wide angle lenses around the same price range. My budget is $500ish. I'm aware of the newer Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 but it's way over my price range. I have a Nikon D90.
Sigma has 10-20mm f/4-5.6 and 10-20mm f/3.5 lenses.– KarelAug 9, 2010 at 4:58
Oops, I meant 10-20mm, not 10-22mm. corrected.– JinAug 9, 2010 at 6:47
The alternatives are:
- Nikon 10-24mm f3.5-4.5
- Nikon 12-24mm f4
- Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
- Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5
- Sigma 10-22mm f3.5
If budget is your only consideration, Tamron seems to be the best fit.
Fullframe lenses like the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 also exist, but these are much more expensive and bulky.
+1 for the Tokina.. I rented one for 2 week earlier this month and absolutely loved it..– DonAug 15, 2010 at 14:40
Yeah, the Tokina is just the perfect wide angle for the DX format for my point of view. f/2.8 is very useful for inside and the price is still acceptable even a bit higher than the 500$ but it worth it.– рüффпMar 27, 2013 at 20:55
Another consideration is the Sigma 8-16mm.
The Sigma 8-16 is amazing, and sharper than the 10-20. It may also be out of his price range though. Jan 19, 2011 at 5:25
DPReview has looked at both lenses and found them both to be of good quality, albeit with their individual pros/cons. Have a look through the reviews and sample images:
Personally though, seeing as there's so little in it, I'd just get whichever I can find for the best deal! I picked up the Sigma f4-5.6 second hand for £250 earlier this year and have been very pleased with the results.
I got the sigma 10-20 f5.6 several months a ago. And haven't taken it off since. I love the look of the photos, esecially shots of my kid messing around. Also great for interior photography where there isn't much room, although I often need to bounce my speedlite as the lens isn't particularly fast.