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  1. #11
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    Re: Narrowing down to some lens choices

    I spent over $500 on the Tokina 11-20 2.8. Really sharp, a little slow to focus but extremely well made. Here's the thing, I almost never use it. I have the Sigma 17-50 2.8 also. This is the lens I use for landscapes and astro. My advice would be, shoot for a while with the Sigma. If you are really needing the superwide, get it. I found it to be very limited, as anything, even at medium distance appear very, very small and a great foreground is almost mandatory.


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    Nikon D500, D7200 Sigma 11-20 Pro f/2.8. Nikkor 18-140 VR. Sigma 150-600 Contemporary
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  2. #12
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    Re: Narrowing down to some lens choices

    I have the Sigma 8-16 mm / f4.5-5.6, which is a great super wide lens. The only drawback is that it's not particularly fast. @16mm it even works with FF cameras.
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    Bengt - D810; D7200
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    Sigma 150-600 C; Sigma 105/2.8 Macro
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  3. #13
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    Re: Narrowing down to some lens choices

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris@sabor View Post
    I spent over $500 on the Tokina 11-20 2.8. Really sharp, a little slow to focus but extremely well made. Here's the thing, I almost never use it. I have the Sigma 17-50 2.8 also. This is the lens I use for landscapes and astro. My advice would be, shoot for a while with the Sigma. If you are really needing the superwide, get it. I found it to be very limited, as anything, even at medium distance appear very, very small and a great foreground is almost mandatory.
    Thanks for the input. I used a Sigma 28mm on a full frame so I agree that 24mm will be fine for now. I also looked at the wide options from Rokinon/Samyang and Venus before selling my Pentax gear. I have some choices left to make and I will shoot a good bit with the 17-50 before purchasing my next one. I still cannot get over the price.

  4. #14
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    Re: Narrowing down to some lens choices

    Quote Originally Posted by Bengan View Post
    I have the Sigma 8-16 mm / f4.5-5.6, which is a great super wide lens. The only drawback is that it's not particularly fast. @16mm it even works with FF cameras.
    Interesting. I just looked this lens up, its slow but reviews say it is pretty sharp.

  5. #15
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    Re: Narrowing down to some lens choices

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet View Post
    Interesting. I just looked this lens up, its slow but reviews say it is pretty sharp.
    Yes, sharpness is very good. Here's an example taken with Pentax K-1 @16mm.
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    Bengt - D810; D7200
    Tamron 24-70/2.8 G2; Sigma 14-24/2.8
    Sigma 150-600 C; Sigma 105/2.8 Macro
    Nikkor 16-85/3,5-5,6





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