Which wide-angle lens for D5100? Sigma 10-20mm or Tamron 10-24mm?

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Which wide-angle lens for D5100? Sigma 10-20mm or Tamron 10-24mm?
Jan 8, 2013

Hi There,

I want to buy a wide angle lens for my D5100 and am torn between this pair:

I've read that the Tamron lens offers good value for money and it obviously has a better focal range than the Sigma lens but I've heard a couple of people say that the Sigma is a much better quality lens.

I'm after some un-biased opinions of which lens to go for and which offers better value for money.

I'll be using the lens for everyday shots of people, landscapes and interesting things I see whilst travelling.

Can anyone offer any advice? Is the Sigma worth the extra money and the sacrifice of focal length?

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Nikon D5100 Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) +1 more
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