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

Started Aug 7, 2010 | Discussions thread
viking79 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,147
Re: Sigma 10-20 to Sigma 8-16.... Would you, Could you, Should you?

jrarsenault wrote:

I currently have a Sigma 10-20 lens and have enjoyed using this Ultra Wide Angle (UWA) for over a year. It's great for architectural, landscape, seascape and interior shooting.

I've been contemplating the switch to the newer Sigma 8-16. My question is to those who own the Sigma 8-16 and have upgraded or switched from another UWA lens......

1. In your opinion, is it worth the upgrade/switch or is there hardly any difference? Does the extra 2 mm on the wide side make a significant difference?

It is a lot wider.

2. Are you satisfied with the build and optical quality of the newer lens?

It is better than the 10-20mm f/4-5.6. Mostly metal.

3. From which lens did you make the switch (if any)? (i.e. Canon 10-22, Tokina 11-16, Sigma 10-20, etc.)

I have used the 10-20mm and 11-16mm, but not a lot. I currently didn't have an UWA.

What is the street price of the Sigma 8-16?

Nearly $700.

Feel free to post any photos from the Sigma 8-16, preferably with EXIF.

See my full review:

(this review was done using a Pentax, but the characteristics of the lens will be the same except for the 2 bugs I point out with the Pentax not registering focal length less than 10mm and the slow LiveView AF (I don't know how those will be on Canon)).

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