The Sigma Debate

Vancouver, BC

No, not a review of a Robert Ludlum book, instead, this is a quick photo of my new lens. The Sigma 10-20mm ƒ/4-5.6 EX DC USM lens is what is known as an ultra-wide angle lens. With an full-frame-equivalent range of 16-32mm, this allows for a wider perspective photo than the human eye itself can see clearly at once. What this does is allow for much more depth and richness to be added to your photo. If you compose well.

The debate that I mention in the title was actually how torn I was between this lens and the Sigma 15mm ƒ/2.8 Fisheye EX DG lens. Very similar price points (on sale at Broadway Camera) with the fisheye being a tad more. I poured over literally hundreds of images taken with both lens on Flickr and at one point I was pretty convinced I would get the Fisheye. In the end though, because of the way I shoot, I figured that the rectilinear 10-20mm was a better choice.

And of course, what was the first thing I did when I got it home? I took photos of it in my makeshift product light box. Although as fate would have it, I’ve stumbled across another set of products from Lastolite–this time more lighting stuff, and I must say, I’ve got some items in my Vistek cart at the moment. This is all part of my stocking up on all items I might want over the next year in Bermuda, since getting new gear there will be much trickier.