Ultra Wide Angle Lenses Comparison


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Mezzotint

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hi everyone! :)

I wanna get some reviews and feedbacks on the following comparison between these 2 brands of ultra wide angle lenses i.e Tokina & Sigma 12-24mm.

I'll need one for architectural photography. Any good advises as well from the experts or gurus here? I appreciate for yr kind comments. Thank you. :D
 

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id go for the sigma simply cos its full frame. i can use on both digital and film cameras. the quality of the sigma is good too
 

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Architectural use? Then you should be looking at Tilt-Shift lenses.
 

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Not necessary all photographs on architectural buildings. some group shots and landscape as well. :)

What do u guys think of Tamron 17-35mm wide angle lens? This one is also integrated for film and digital SLR cameras. :)
 

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Mezzotint said:
Not necessary all photographs on architectural buildings. some group shots and landscape as well. :)

What do u guys think of Tamron 17-35mm wide angle lens? This one is also integrated for film and digital SLR cameras. :)
The choice of a WA lens will depend on whether you're using film or digital, and on what brand you're using. For example, it wouldn't be very productive to use this Tamron on a Canon 350D considering the kit lens at 18-55mm achieves a similarly wide view with an upside on the long end.
 

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Mezzotint said:
hi everyone! :)

I wanna get some reviews and feedbacks on the following comparison between these 2 brands of ultra wide angle lenses i.e Tokina & Sigma 12-24mm.

I'll need one for architectural photography. Any good advises as well from the experts or gurus here? I appreciate for yr kind comments. Thank you. :D

get a shift/tilt or PC lens for architectural usage. get a wide angle zoom for your group shots.
 

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Mezzotint said:
Not necessary all photographs on architectural buildings. some group shots and landscape as well. :)

What do u guys think of Tamron 17-35mm wide angle lens? This one is also integrated for film and digital SLR cameras. :)
if i remember correctly, some cser experience problem using this lens with canon dslr.
 

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Mezzotint said:
Thanks for all the valuable info. Btw I'm a Nikon user. :)

Wish everyone a Prosperous Lunar New Year! Happy 2006! :D
the 17-35 tamron is not a bad lens to have. i'm using it now. only minor grouses i have with the lens are the variable aperature (then again, i'm not willing to pay 10x more for the 17-35/2.8) and the slightly plasticky feel to the lens (again, common with tamron lenses).

this was taken with the lens last year at raffles place during the christmas season.

 

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