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
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
Versitle (i use for architecture and landscapes)
Very well built
Fast, smooth AF
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.
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
I too have the Sigma 10-20mm and it's excellent. In our http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equ...ns-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 http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equ...if-review.html.
Thanks for your help .I was swaying to the sigma 3.5 rather than the tamron
Originally Posted by Jonty
Thanks for every ones help i have just ordered the sigma 3.5
Dont forget to post the pictures with your new toy when it arrives
fantastic, wait until u put it onto your camera for the first time, amazing.
You'll have such fun with it!