Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 Test #2

I dropped into Ted's yesterday to check up on battery and CF card prices (got both - 13% sale, yay for Friday the 13th), and checked out the Sigma 10-20mm lens while there.

These are not fantastic shots being inside a camera store after all, but they do show how wide the lens is.

Full size image uploaded so one can pixel-peep away...

View all photos taken: Friday, 13th April 2007, This photo: 2:26pm


  • Louise. said:
    Congratulations David.
    A new lens is like a new baby in my opinion.
  • David de Groot said:
    A tad premature Louise. I didn't buy the lens....yet. I'm still thinking it over. It'd be nice to try a couple of other ultra-wides for comparison, and do some outdoor tests before committing to a purchase.
    Options as I see it are:
    * Sigma 10-20
    * Canon 10-22
    * Tokina 12-24
    * Sigma 12-24
    * Tamron 11-17

    Price wise, the Sigma comes out best, but I'd like to compare image quality before just going for the cheapest one.
  • looby88 said:
    sigmas vary somewhat in quality, rather depends on how good a copy you get, I've read up on several wide-ies and didnt come to a decision, helpful that !!
  • -spam- said:
    The canon is somewhat pricey for what it is. Ive read that the quality isnt that much better than the $400 cheaper sigma.

    Oh and im so over the whole pixel peeping thing. I showed my dad some of the photos i took while i was away last week and he spent an hour or so pixel peeping on every shot. So annoying.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah when I finally get around to buying one, I'll be doing extensive testing (taking a laptop along might be a good deal) on several specimens.

    hehehe I peep at my own shots, and do tend to do the same to Kara's too.
    But yes I've also heard the Canon 10-22 isn't that much (if any) better than the Sigma, except the quality control in the Canon assembly is better / more consistent.