tamron or sigma

KAdog3 4:13am, 26 April 2009
I am looking at getting a new wide angle lens. I have read a tons or reviews on both lens and still not sure what lens would be best .
The two I'm looking at is the Sigma 10-20 or the new tamron 10-24 .
What do you think?
brandonransom 9 years ago
I can't speak on the Tamron, but I definitely love my Sigma 10-20. It's a boatload of fun shooting ultrawide, no matter what lens you're using.
Don't discard the tokina 11-16
KAdog3 9 years ago
I have done some reading on the tokina . Tell me more.
Also what cameras is everyone shooting . My self it's a Sony a100
KAdog3 9 years ago
brgthomas thanks for the shoots with your sigma 10-20 they look great .
N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 9 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 9 years ago
They don't make the Tokina 11-16 in an Sony/Minolta mount.

The Sigma has been the favored wide angle for the Alpha system, even more so than the Sony 11-18.
maxcaven 9 years ago
I'll echo shawn here. Ken Rockwell thinks the tokina 11-16, is the best 3rd party wide zoom (of the nikon mounts) which includes the sigma and tamaron.

"The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X is the best ultrawide zoom available for Nikon DX cameras, better than even Nikon's more expensive 12-24mm AF-S DX. "

- KR

Does it come in a sony mount though?
HBRstudios 9 years ago
I have the 12-24 Tokina and, even though it was rated as good or better than the Nikon version, I am disappointed with the quality, especially on the edge and at widest aperture. I would probably have been disappointed with the Nikon version as well.

In my experience (and I have tested a number of lenses) quality generally goes (highest to lowest):


Tamron/Tokina switch places depending on the lens, and both can overlap Nikon at times, but I have yet to see a Sigma beat any in overall consistent sharpness.

But remember, it all depends on how picky you are and how much $$ you can drop on it. These are all lenses that you will have to be pretty picky with to see a difference.

And the question to ask is: Will the price difference you pay be worth the slight increase in quality? Only if you enlarge an image to 11x14 or larger in an image where sharpness is necessary and being soft will detract from it.
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