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User currently offlineBriceJohnson From Canada, joined Mar 2012, 127 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Hi All!

I am looking to purchase a wide angle lens, with plans to use it for aircraft interiors and cockpits, for my Nikon D3100.

The problem? I am stuck between three choices...

1) http://www.amazon.com/Tokina-11-16mm...sr=8-1&keywords=tokina+11-16+nikon

2) http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-10-20mm-...834527&sr=8-1&keywords=sigma+10-20

3) http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-10-20mm-...834527&sr=8-3&keywords=sigma+10-20

Does anyone on A.net have experience with any of these lenses? I am looking for advice, and would really appreciate it!

Thank you!

Calvin


Calvin | image120
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User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

Yes, Tokina...well made lenses, use it for tight corporate jet lavs and sometimes cockpits...Sigmas OK but my experience has the Tokina some of the most underated optics going & and well priced...next best thing to OEM Nikon.

User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2934 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

Calvin,

I use a Sigma 10-20mm and love it. I've 100's of photos taken with it on the database. Just ensure you test it if you get one as there have been issues with upper-left corner sharpness (mine was replaced free of charge as it suffered the problem), other than that, it's a great lens. Which version to go far is up to you, whether you need the wider aperture or not.

Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlinebaldwin471 From UK - England, joined Mar 2012, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

I have the Sigma 10-20 on my 650D. Love it. Produces sharp as hell images and hardly any chromatic aberration. Absolutely fantastic lens. Beautifully made, too.

User currently offlineclickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Buy a used Nikon 12-24, one of my favorite lenses.

User currently offlineBriceJohnson From Canada, joined Mar 2012, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Thanks for the responses all! I think that I will go for the Sigma 10-20  


Calvin | image120
User currently offlineBriceJohnson From Canada, joined Mar 2012, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Thanks for the responses!

I was doing some more research on the Sigma 10-20, and discovered that it has some "fall-off" (vignetting).

Is this easily removed by shooting at f8? If not, can I easily deal with it in Photoshop? Could I produce un-edited images with this lens that could be submitted and accepted onto A.net, at 10mm?

Maybe the new version of the Tokina 11-16 is a better option?

Thanks in advance,

Calvin

[Edited 2013-10-28 20:23:22]


Calvin | image120
User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2934 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Quoting BriceJohnson (Reply 6):
Is this easily removed by shooting at f8?

Most lenses have some vingetting to a degree. At f/8, it's hardly noticeable and by f/10, it's disappeared. You can remove it in Photoshop if needed, but unless you have a uniform sky where it becomes noticeable, it's not required.

Quoting BriceJohnson (Reply 6):
Could I produce un-edited images with this lens that could be submitted and accepted onto A.net, at 10mm?

You know what a.net is like, they require minor tweaks at least. Editing with this lens is no different to any other lens you have.

Quoting BriceJohnson (Reply 6):
Maybe the new version of the Tokina 11-16 is a better option?

I can't compare it to the Tokina as I've never used one, but I'm more than happy with my Sigma 10-20. I've been using one for 5 years now and have only good things to say about it. A few recent examples;


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Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
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