Sigma 10-20 to Sigma 8-16.... Would you, Could you, Should you?

Started Aug 7, 2010 | Discussions thread
Paul De Bra
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Big difference, but that's true on both ends.

I don't have the Sigma 8-16 (nor will I get one). I did go from the Tokina 12-24 to the Canon 10-22 and the 2mm on the wide end makes a big difference. Between 10 and 8 it must be even bigger. (You don't need the lens to know, you only need to know math.) However, the difference at the long end is also large. 16mm means you can only use the lens for really wide shots. The lens is not usable as a walkaround lens. 20mm is getting much closer to normal. We just went to an open air museum (buildings, interiors, crafts) and I started out with the 17-55IS, thinking I would maybe do most with this fantastic lens. I took a few pictures and then switched to the 10-22 and used it for 90% of the pictures of the day. About 1/3 of the pictures of the entire day were between 17 and 22mm. You should check how many pictures you take between 17 and 20mm to know whether you will miss the long end.

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