Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Announced Feb 14, 2005 •
Wideangle zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF, Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha DT
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This lens has a great zoom range and is TACK SHARP. I've use this for landscapes, architecture and even weddings and it performs beautifully. It generally performs sharp all around, the edges are a little soft at 10mm wide open, but it's not a big deal. It controls distortion very well. People are complaining about buildings being distorted, but that is a given with any wide angle lens. This lens controls starbursts very well, and they look nice when you shoot at f/13 or higher. For anybody ...

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I primarily bought this lens for shooting landscapes after reading numerous 'good' reviews about this lens and I was not disappointed. This lens is nicely built with smooth focus and zoom rings. The lens really feels sturdy in hands. Lens is sharp in its entire zoom range and chromatic aberration is very well controlled. It has some distortion at the widest focal length (10 mm) but it is correctable in post-processing anyway. The auto-focus is fast and very quite because of the Hypersonic ...

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I have had this lens for around 3 months now and love it to pieces. I have have invested in some good glass recently in the L series 24-105mm and a 70-200 F2.8 which are both great lenses and i love shooting with them. I was in the market for something a little wider but didn't really want to invest in another expensive lens. I also have never moved away from Canon lenses. Therefore I surprised myself by being drawn by the Sigma 10-20mm F4.0-5.6. I purchased it and have no regrets, the Lens ...

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esbn
 
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This was my first lens apart from the kit lens. I have never had reason to regret this. It comes in very handy at many different times but of course landscape and shots of the milkyway are top uses. Beware of scratching the front element as it focuses very close to the sensor. I have also almost walked into things because the field of view is so wide. On the pentax version the HSM should not be included but most often is. It has only screw drive focus but this fast and not at all noisy. It ...

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eric
 
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Had this lens for about 5 years with my d70 d70s & d80. It was my #1 lens for a lot of that time. However the last year it started having a focusing issue. It would not AF under 14mm beyond 3 feet. The lens was quite fun but the glass is ok but not great. For my use it was not an issue and expected at the bargain price. Its not the sharpest lens and luckily the coolness factor of a 10mm shot distracts the common viewer enough that they don't notice that the image suffers from being average ...

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mr vigo
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acteally its my amazing lense i found it most great lense than canon its a nice price & perfect lense & beauty color altogh its from big company in lense made the lense is the 2d place after Tokina

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Jose Rocha
 
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This lens could be better for the price I paid at the time (€510). I like this lens a lot for the professional feel, colors and of cours the wide angle. Optically my copy has a flaw and unfortunately I noticed it too late. Pros: - Good (not great) sharpness at most of the frame. My copy is decentered and doesn't give justice to it, but the sharpest side of the frame is good at f/5.6. I normally use it at f/8 or f/11 and the sharpness improves significally. - Like my Nikkor 35mm f/1.8, this ...

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fastHID
 
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After reading plenty of reviews, I bought this lens for HDR landscape photos on my Canon 60D and it indeed is a fine lens. Feels very solid, autofocus is very fast, zoom is smooth, manual focus very smooth too. Have done some great interior shots, minimal distortion and only on the wide end. Great lens for the money too. No regrets. After months of outdoors use, no dust at all internally. Fits the body well too. Problems: none.

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whyukon
 
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I carefully researched and read all the reviews of available super-wide zooms before settling on this one. There is a lot of choice now, and each lens seems to have its own strengths and weaknesses. However, in my opinion, this lens is still a standout. The construction quality of this lens is far beyond what one would expect for a lens of this price. It feels incredibly solid, like the high-quality prime lenses of many years ago. Both the zoom and the focusing ring are very ...

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If you want to explore something more than pictures of people, food and the like, I have one bit of advise: get an ultra wide, learn to use it and you won't regret it. I will never buy another camera that I can't shoot wider than 20 mm it is just that important. When APS came to market the big problem was wide, and honestly it took a while before we got lenses that were truly wide. At the time I collected the Sigma the Canon 10-22 was widely more expensive. Everyone was in favor of the Tokina ...

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