Tamron 10-24mm Di-II LD (IF) online review

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  1. Pirate!!

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    I've seen some really mixed reviews about this thing. Some say IQ is about the same as the Sigma 10-20, some say worse (examples I've seen require it to be stepped to f/5.6 or even f/8 to get acceptable sharpness). Problem is it's still about £100 more expensive. I'd be willing to pay this for the extra half stop of speed and the extra reach if it matched or bettered the Sigma, but it seems too much of a gamble.

    Personally I will be going for the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8. Am on a waiting list for it at my local indipendent. It's reach worries me a little I guess. My ideal lense would be 10-18 I reckon. But I guess it's the price I have to pay for f/2.8.

    It doesn't mean this should be disregarded like Tamron's awful plastic toy 10-18 they released previously. As all reports I've seen say this is FAR better. It's a short list candidate.

    My top three list based on everything I've tested/read about is:
    1) Tokina 11-16
    2) Sigma 10-20
    3) Tamron 10-24

    You in the market for an UWA pirate!!?
     
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    Not really, though it would complete a fairly respectable line-up. I just came across the review and figured there were enough UWA users that it might be of interest.

    Sounds like the Sig 10-20mm is the users choice, but an UWA would be real handy for those inner city shots.

    16/17/18mm is workable, but I think you do need the extra width.
     
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    You *need* an UWA :) I'm addicted to my Sigma 10-20mm. Yes the Sigma is soft at the edges 10mm/wide open but the wild creative possibilities make it just so much fun.

    Cheers

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    email a copy over will you?
     
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    I have been looking to get a UWA and was looking at the Sigma as the Sony line up is just not there at the moment...... just need the cash :D
     
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    I have been toying with the idea ages too, I think the Sigma 10-20mm is still the best option it seems. Just wait for PMA to pass just incase any good ones are announced.
     
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    Personally, I think it will be a lean time for the A-Mount. That and the fact prices are going ballistic means new glass purchases are going South, so will have to make do unless I can find a desperado selling their soul to turn a buck. My kinda seller.
     
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    there is a review in next months photography monthly of the tamron 10-24
     
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    I have just had a play with the Sigma and the Tamron at RGB and the Tamron i feel was the best of the two.... The build was very very nice and just seemed cleaner..

    Jessops have this lens for £369 for Home Delivery but RGB told me that they dont have any stock for the Sony and thought it would be between £400 & £450 they are going to call me later today.....
     
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    RGB Price update....

    Tamron 10-24mm £400
    Sigma 10-20mm £379.99
    Sony 11-18mm £354

    so the question is do i just go for the cheapest one or not ?? help me out with this one.....:lease:
     
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    Did you choose anything in the end Anthony, I think i'm about to place an order for the Sigma 10-20mm. The Sony 10-24mm if it does get announced will be too expensive I think (thats if it is any better than the Tamron) and the Tamron hasnt had great reviews. The Sigma is £330 from Cameraworld. Seems a bargain really.
     

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