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Kurt Wilcox

I have a 16-50 in a Sony mount but wanted something wider, Picked up a sigma 8-16 so far i love it you can get some nice for ground in the shot as well :) its a bit slow with the widest aperture being 4.5 tho


Jun 14, 2009
Altoona, Iowa
Doing a balancing act between fast glass and cost is an ongoing issue for nearly everyone. I recently had the chance to try out a Sigma 20mm f/1.8 and initially thought I had found the holy grail of lenses - a very fast wide-angle lens for $400.... but after shooting with it for a few weeks I noticed it wasn't very sharp when shooting it wide open so it might as well have been a 4.5 because I had to stop it down a bit. Now I am looking at a Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 but it costs substantially more money. It will be interesting to watch the evolution of sensor technology, since some of the newer DSLR sensors have extremely low noise at higher ISO's and can offset the use of slower lenses somewhat.