Ultra-wide angle lens battle: Sigma 8-16mm vs. 10-20mm Hands-on Review

When capturing big scenes, you should be equipped with a wide-angle or ultra wide-angle lens. Today we will have a look at some affordable lenses, especially two Sigma lenses:
– Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II
– Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
– Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
– Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM
– Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM

Also check-out my blog for a detailed comparison: http://st-devel.net/blulb
Rent a Sigma lens (Germany only): http://st-devel.net/rasl

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Get the lenses from this video online (for Canon, check website for other vendors):
– Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1JcnswO
– Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1IC22gh
– Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1lN6uO5
– Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LhEG1R
– Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1iQ0NkO

Check out these links for further information:
– Product page for Sigma 8-16mm: http://st-devel.net/s816pp
– Product page Sigma 10-20mm: http://st-devel.net/s120pp
– Sigma 8-16mm pictures on Pixelpeeper: http://st-devel.net/s816pe
– Sigma 10-20mm pictures on Pixelpeeper: http://st-devel.net/s120pe
– Sigma 8-16mm example picture from Flickr: http://st-devel.net/s816ep
– Sigma 10-20mm example picture from Flickr: http://st-devel.net/s120ep
– Sigma 8-16mm vs. 10-20mm comparison website: http://st-devel.net/s8162c

Intro/Outro music: “Flares and Afros” (http://www.freestockmusic.com)
Rage guy scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwyWonDJ30U
Roy Burgundy – “That escalated quickly”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGIjISeW8QM

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WhatAreYouBuyen says:

Very in depth review! Good job, though I would suggest showing some sample pictures earlier on or while you’re talking to give a better idea about the actual image quality of the lenses themsleves

Lim Zong Han says:

great video! you definitely deserve more subscribers! good luck!

Decibel dB says:

Best review so far.

Bharat Singh says:

thnx bro for great information

Robbie McGill says:

Lean to focus, rubbish review….

Noeline Marks says:

Hi there
I bought the Sigma 8mm-16mm. I put it on my NikonD3300. However, when I take photos on 8mm I get round photos. The vignetting around the photo is black. What am I doing wrong? Can anyone help please?

MöhreTV says:

Danke! Sehr interessantes Video! 🙂

CowsRus says:

Helpful review, thanks. Just one thing that would help in future would be comparisons with Nikon lenses rather than just Canon.

Porfiryi Ivanov says:

Hello! Which of them is sharper Sigma 8-16mm or Sigma 10-20mm?

Rishika Rao says:

Can we use the Sigma 8-16mm lens on camera with FX format. As of now I have Nikon D5300, but if I upgrade to a FX format camera can I still use this?

Ilya Vorobyev says:

Thanks for such a good explanation!)

huho gogo says:

Cooler Vergleich, in dem Bereich könntest du richtig Erfolg haben auf YouTube.

Jakub Novák says:

great review.. please give me advice. I want buy wide angle lens and my tips: sony 10-20 f3.5, Sigma 10-20 f4.5-6 and Sigma 8-16 (all because sun flares working). Which do you think is best or you would take any other? I have Sony a77 ii. Thank you very much man

joshua clark says:

Schon abfack wenn man kein Englisch kann nh? haha

Bryan Malloch says:

Great stuff! Thank you for making this! I think I’m going to go with the 8-16mm as well! Love that UWA look!

Leander Bürk says:

Gutes Video. I’ve chosen the 8-16 mm !

dannyLEE says:

“…a phased plasma rifle in the 40watt range, the UZI 9mm…” sorry but your accent reminded me of that movie scene 😀

I´m fine with the older SIGMA 10-20mm (4.0-5.6) but also very curious how the 8-16mm will perform, which I recently bought.
Thank you very much for your nice vs-review, and think about visiting a doctor soon (it´s a heavy “shaky hands”-syndrome you have).

John Kaboom says:

8-16 my vote! – more sharpness on the edges, no coloring issues, less chromatic aberration especially in corners! 10-20 is 7/10, 8-16 is 9/10

Evan Paglinawan says:

Hi, can i use the 10-20mm on a FX body, whats the effect? Thank you

xmeda says:

There is no substitution for Sigma 8-16 on APS-C cameras.. and the same applies for Sigma 12-24 for fullframe.
Btw on Pentax or Sony even the Sigma 8-16 is stabilized.. by body.

EX on sigma is reserved for high-grade lenses aimed on professional photographers and die-hard users… even my 50-500 bigma is EX DG.

And filter size of 8-16 is not 72mm. Just the lens cap has this diameter, but you need much bigger square filter with holder or circular at least 90mm big and hold it manually in front of lens…

KnifeGuy375 says:

🙂 Super Video! 8-16mm gekauft 🙂 🙂 Nach vielen Testberichten und Youtube Videos 🙂 Danke!

Rudy Effendy says:

Which one for FX??

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