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.
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.
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.