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ringneck
12th May 2011, 09:49 AM
I asked this question in another thread (sales)and it was suggested by Ross the Fiddler that I put it a new thread...good idea.

There's a 11-22 is for sale so could anyone say how it compares with either the sigma 10-20 mm F3.5 EX DC HSM or 10-20mm 1:4-5.6 EX DC HSM.
I have been looking at the latter one to shoot landscapes so don't really need the extra light of the 3.5 one.But if the OLY have a comparable one I could be swayed towards that.

Thanks
Keith *chr
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Ian
12th May 2011, 09:53 AM
I asked this question in another thread (sales)and it was suggested by Ross the Fiddler that I put it a new thread...good idea.

There's a 11-22 is for sale so could anyone say how it compares with either the sigma 10-20 mm F3.5 EX DC HSM or 10-20mm 1:4-5.6 EX DC HSM.
I have been looking at the latter one to shoot landscapes so don't really need the extra light of the 3.5 one.But if the OLY have a comparable one I could be swayed towards that.

Thanks
Keith *chr
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How much are these Sigmas?

Ian

Ken Lister
12th May 2011, 10:16 AM
I had a Sigma 10-20, now replaced by a 12-60 SWD. It was fine for landscape work, but suffered bad barrel distortion at 10mm end, so not much good for architecture.
The Oly 9-18 may also be worth considering.

Ken

snaarman
12th May 2011, 10:24 AM
I can't speak for the Sigmas, but I do have the 11-22. It has the same quality look and feel of the 14-54. Well made, weather sealed and nice lens to hold and use.

Very good optics, low distortion, not much CA. Quality kit. While there isn't a lens test on the web site, you can check the owners comments here http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/37/cat/15

Downsides: The 9-18 and the 12-60 have eclipsed it for size and range. It only has 2:1 zoom, but short zooms often have fewer optical compromises.

Rather like the 14-54, I'm keeping mine :)

Pete

ringneck
12th May 2011, 10:42 AM
How much are these Sigmas?

Ian
think I saw them for 400 ish and 500ish at Focus

I was only considering a 11-22 as it's a "cheaper priced" Oly ...as some of the other ones are well out of reach.

Thanks PETE will have to check out that site after work.

As I said I wanted one for landscape to get a wider view than the 14-42 and have seen some great shots on other sites with the sigma 10-20.But if it has trouble with barrel distortion at 10 does that mean I can still get more usable pics than the 14-42 at 14 if I crop off the bad bits.
Thanks
Keith *chr

Ian
12th May 2011, 10:59 AM
think I saw them for 400 ish and 500ish at Focus

I was only considering a 11-22 as it's a "cheaper priced" Oly ...as some of the other ones are well out of reach.

Thanks PETE will have to check out that site after work.

As I said I wanted one for landscape to get a wider view than the 14-42 and have seen some great shots on other sites with the sigma 10-20.But if it has trouble with barrel distortion at 10 does that mean I can still get more usable pics than the 14-42 at 14 if I crop off the bad bits.
Thanks
Keith *chr

The 11-22 is an excellent lens and 1mm difference to the 10-20 is hardly worth worrying about. It's also dust and moisture sealed.

Ian

Benedict
12th May 2011, 12:07 PM
Fortunately for me I have both 11-22 and 12-60. I bought the 11-22 first and because I suddenly received a tax refund ( rare I know ) I ended up buying the 12-60.

The 12-60 is the lens I now use most of the time and in combination with 70-300.

I haven't used the 11-22 in quite a while - but before you ask,it's not for sale,not yet at least !

benvendetta
12th May 2011, 12:07 PM
Even though I have a number of ZDs, the 11-22 is still one of my favourites. It is very sharp but of course isn't quite as WA as the others you mentioned. Depends if the extra millimetre at the wide end means much to you.
Wouldn't to me (but I do have the 7-14 :D).

Ross the fiddler
12th May 2011, 12:16 PM
The 11-22 is an excellent lens and 1mm difference to the 10-20 is hardly worth worrying about. It's also dust and moisture sealed.

Ian

Is the ZD9-18 worth considering instead (seeing as you want something wider than the ZD14-42)? How does the optical quality compare between the ZD9-18 & the ZD11-22? (that question is aimed at others like Ian to answer)

Doug H
12th May 2011, 08:45 PM
I have the Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 and also the 12-60.

The 12-60 is more often on my E-3, I rarely take the Sigma out of the bag except for large groups at weddings when I give up trying to get a more compact large group and don't want to risk standing in the middle of the road outside the church! I've been happy with it for landscapes, but the 12-60 is so much more versatile for me that I tend to forget I have the Sigma/or am travelling light.

It works fine for me, it's well enough made, decent case and lens hood, much better than something similar I had for Canon, but today I'd probably go for the 9-18 (which wasn't available at the time). The 11-22 didn't have enough advantage over the 12-60 for me to consider as I didn't need the speed nor did I want to pay the price.

Doug

Bobpatchcott
13th May 2011, 07:31 AM
The 11-22 was the first additional lens I purchased when I first got my E-1 some time ago, it is very sharp and distortion free and is probably my most used lens, I would highly recommend it, and because it has been largely overshadowed by the 12-60 & the 9-18 it is possible to pick up a used one for a very good price.
I hope you enjoy your new lens whatever you decide *wave*wave

kckelleher
26th August 2011, 11:59 PM
11-22mm is my most used lens. Great lens for sunsets, pretty flare resistant. It is weather sealed, with a lower f-stop. Great colour rendition and very sharp.

OlyPaul
27th August 2011, 08:35 AM
Minus's - Shorter zoom range and expensive if brought new.

Positive's - Less optical distortion and weatherproof, handles flare very well.:)

DekHog
27th August 2011, 09:42 AM
If you want wide angle, there's no point in going for the 12-60mm, as it's really not that wide. Both my Sigma's were excellent, but don't buy the F3.5 version, it's not nearly as good optically as the F4-5.6 version.....

I've never used the 11-22mm, but by all accounts it's very good. I doubt I'd give it a look in with the 9-18mm around though, as the long end of these lenses can be covered by any number of other lenses; it's the wide end that counts.