You definitely won't go wrong with this lens. If you were thinking wide angle zoom, though, the Tokina 11-16mm is the best lens out there, outstanding detail, and 2.8 throughout. I did a side by side with the Sigma 10-20mm and there was no comparison, IMHO. Only drawback is, they don't make it for the full frame. On digital sensors, however it performs awesome. Most, if not all of my desert shots I have in my gallery were with that lens.