Summary: For the money this is the best super wide out there. Do not waste your money on Sony's effort, this is better, faster, less costly, better made. I got retired my Tamron 10-25 for this lens and could not be happier.
Summary: I bought this for use at aircraft museums where space is tight and the light is not ideal. This lens has been perfect for that use. The combination of fast and wide has resulted in all of shots being keepers. Auto focus is quick, but not really needed as everything is typically at infinity.
Bought for a football game and have used it for a lot more!
B. Luna, Amazon
21 December 2013
Summary: I originally bought this to use for a football game at University of Arkansas. It was AWESOME. Then I ended up using it for my cousins family.. (all together they have 17 people in their family) It worked so great to be close enough to get their faces and wide enough to get the entire group.
Summary: I originally bought this wide angle lens to do interior real estate photography for some freelance jobs. It works great for this and requires less stitching and saves me tons of time. I was surprised how much I really love doing panoramic shots with this lens. An added bonus for me.
Summary: I really wanted to buy a wide angle lens to use on a trip we were planning. I couldn't justify shelling out the big bux for a Canon lens that wouldn't be used all that often, so I began researching what Tamron and Sigma offered.
Summary: This is very powerful wide angle lens.....i am using for Sony ALPHA 55 DSLR..Saw a friend using it at party with dim lights and his quality was far better than mine..i tried hands on that day and fell in love with Image crispness and ability to keep the image bright in such low light.