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graham_c
10-06-10, 09:15 PM
can anyone help me .I am looking to buy ether a sigma 10-20 wide angle or a tamron 10-24 wide angle. Does any one know what the best lens is.I use a nikon d60 & a nikon 5000

Jonty
10-06-10, 10:16 PM
I had exactly the same dilema.
I chose the sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6and I love it!!! are you talking about the f3.5?
Very sharp and works very well with my D40.
I however cannot acount for the tamron.

I'll go through the pros and cons of the sigma

Pros:
Sharp
Versitle (i use for architecture and landscapes)
Very well built
Fast, smooth AF

Cons:
I'm not sure which F stop model you are talking about, but neither will be a great lens for low light uless used with a tripod, which i haighly recommend
Sigma are known to produce 'duff' lenses as their quality control is a little off, but test the lens and its sharpness and if less than satisfactory they replace them no hassle I have herd.

sitan1
11-06-10, 06:51 AM
I have the Sigma 10-20 and absolutely love it, its a cracking lens.
Also the Tamron gets rated very highly in reviews so im sure you will be very happy whichever lens you decide to go for :)

Nigel Atherton
11-06-10, 11:08 AM
I too have the Sigma 10-20mm and it's excellent. In our review (http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/lenses/27293/1/sigma-10-20mm-ex-dc-hsm-lens-review.html) our lens tester gave it a Gold Award (92% score) and questioned why Sigma felt the need to bring out another, fixed aperture version (the 10-20mm f/3.5) as the f/4-5.6 one is so good.
(The f/3.5 version has since come out and been tested and achieved one of our highest ever lens test scores, 95%, which I guess answered that question!)
The Tamron 10-24mm has a longer zoom range but, although a decent lens, is not a match for the Sigma. See our review here (http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/lenses/127901/1/tamron-sp-af10-24mm-f-3-5-4-5-di-ii-ld-aspherical-if-review.html).

graham_c
11-06-10, 03:04 PM
I had exactly the same dilema.
I chose the sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6and I love it!!! are you talking about the f3.5?
Very sharp and works very well with my D40.
I however cannot acount for the tamron.

I'll go through the pros and cons of the sigma

Pros:
Sharp
Versitle (i use for architecture and landscapes)
Very well built
Fast, smooth AF

Cons:
I'm not sure which F stop model you are talking about, but neither will be a great lens for low light uless used with a tripod, which i haighly recommend
Sigma are known to produce 'duff' lenses as their quality control is a little off, but test the lens and its sharpness and if less than satisfactory they replace them no hassle I have herd.

Thanks for your help .I was swaying to the sigma 3.5 rather than the tamron

graham_c
11-06-10, 03:07 PM
Thanks for every ones help i have just ordered the sigma 3.5

sitan1
12-06-10, 09:07 AM
Dont forget to post the pictures with your new toy when it arrives :D

Jonty
12-06-10, 01:06 PM
fantastic, wait until u put it onto your camera for the first time, amazing.
You'll have such fun with it!