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06/25/2011 01:59:32 AM · #1
Okay so i have finally narrowed it down to two lenses from the sigma 10-20mm, tokina 12-24, sigma 17-70, Canon ef-s 18-135, sigma 18-200, sigma 18-250, and tamron 18-270. I narrowed it down to sigma 10-20 or sigma 17-70 and i cannot decide on one. Does anyone have any suggestions or use with both lenses and help on deciding?
06/25/2011 03:42:59 AM · #2
What do you plan on shooting?
Answer to this question should be the key to which lens you purchase.
06/25/2011 06:30:23 AM · #3
I have the Tokina 12-24 and it's my favorite lens. Can't tell you anything about the rest of them.
06/25/2011 09:18:08 AM · #4
I have both lenses and would be happy to offer some input. However, they are 2 very different lenses. So, as ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' RamblinR said - what are you planning on shooting?
06/25/2011 12:30:18 PM · #5
Well my main interest is night photography which i love to do. But this lens will be what i use every day because i only have a 50mm prime lens which isn't very useful for me. I am just afraid if i get the 10-20 or 12-24 I wont have any real zooming capabilities and if i get the 17-70 it wont be wide enough for my liking to shoot night shots.
06/25/2011 08:27:36 PM · #6
Hey Brent. Personally, if I could only have one of the two lenses I'd pick the 17-70, simply because it's more flexible. Have a look at the 17-70 info page on this site and you'll see a wide variety of shots featured, including landscapes, night shots, portraiture and close focus shots. It really is a very flexible lens. It's also quite bit faster than the 10-20 (F2.8-4), which provides more flexiblity in low light and greater control over the DOF in your shots and you have the option of a stabilized version too. And it's still heaps wider than the 50mm you're currently using. Sure, you're not going to get the expansive FOV that the 10-20 provides, but 17mm is still plenty wide enough for a great many applications. So, much as I like the 10-20 I think it's just a bit too limiting for an every day lens whereas the 17-70 is a better 'all rounder'. Just my opinions of course, but I hope I've helped a little.

06/26/2011 02:19:43 AM · #7
Okay okay okay. You single handedly just made my decision :]. Thank you so much for your help. I am going to order that lens right now. I mean if i really don't like the lens and it isn't wide enough i can return it and get the 10-20 but i'm positive ill be happy with either one. Thank you again. You are all very helpful.

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