Pentax DA 10-17, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, or Something Else?

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Pentax DA 10-17, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, or Something Else?
Sep 5, 2012

One of my next two (probably last two for a long time) lens purchases will be a wide-angle zoom (I might consider just a fixed extreme wide angle, but I think I like the flexibility of the zooms).

Those two look like the two best options, and their prices are almost identical. Considering that I've almost bumped the front of my regular lenses a time or two, I'm a bit concerned about that bulging front on the 10-17 that can't be covered for protection, and I don't like the fact that there's no way to attach filters, even though ND is likely the only filter I'd ever need to use with such a lens, I think.

I'd appreciate input on both lenses, plus any other good options in the same price range.
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