Was fun while it worked

Started May 17, 2013 | User reviews thread
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eric Senior Member • Posts: 1,818
Was fun while it worked

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 quality (it has a pretty bad DXO rating of 12 of 30).

Although I do enjoy shooting superwide I have been traveling more so I needed more coverage and didn't use the lens much the last year. I recently went full frame so Instead of fixing it I sold it as broken on eBay for $400. It was a fun lens but its the second Sigma I have had die on me and I am very delicate with my gear. Sure I got 5 good years out of it but I have had Nikkors last 20 so sadly I will probably pass on Sigma in the future and just save a little more to get better quality glass.

 eric's gear list:eric's gear list
Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R DxO Optics Pro Elite Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Samsung Galaxy S5 +1 more
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Wideangle zoom lens • Canon EF-S, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF, Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha DT
Announced: Feb 14, 2005
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