Also Known As: Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5
Lens Type: Zoom Lens
Format: APS-C / DX
Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
Release Date: 2008-01-01
MSRP Price: $599
Made in: Japan
Infrared Rating: Good
Production Status: In Production
Lens Description: With an f/3.5 aperture throughout the entire zoom range, the 10-20mm f/3.5 is perfect for low light photography. Sigma wide angle lenses accentuate the relationship of subjects within a photo and thus become an important creative tool. This Sigma fast fixed aperture makes photography easier for the photographer who wishes to precisely control their depth of field and also for working with non TTL Flash systems. Super Multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting, four aspherical lenses provide correction for distortion and inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation and suitable for use of polarizing filters. Perfect for shooting landscape photography, architecture, building interiors, photojournalism, wedding photography, group pictures and more.
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Specifications
|Lens Type||Zoom Lens|
|Mount Type||Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA|
|Format||APS-C / DX|
|Compatible Format(s)||Canon (APS-C), FX in DX Crop Mode, Nikon DX|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:6.6|
|Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)||No|
|Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)||102.4°|
|Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)||63.8°|
|Aspherical Elements||1 SLD glass element 2 ELD glass elements 2 glass mold aspherical elements 2 hybrid aspherical elements|
|Built-in Focus Motor||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.24 m|
|Filter Size||82 mm|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||No|
|Dimensions||8.64 x 8.89cm|
|Available in Colors||Black|
I borrowed another 10 mm prime from a friend and became addicted to the look of wide angle landscapes and architecture. That put me on the look for a wide angle zoom and I looked at several. I settled on this after reviewing the results of many shots on sites like flikr and reading the reviews on how well this lens handled flare given that I like to take sunrises.
I have not been disappointed. I really enjoy using this lens and it is either on the camera or in the bag. I love the sharpness of the shots and the way it handles the sunrises even wide open. I also enjoy taking architecture shots indoor in low light as well as outdoor and I have not been disappointed.
I use this lens on a D7200 Nikon and it performs very well.
I rented this lens two years ago to photograph a stage event. I was so pleased with it that I thought maybe I should buy it. Problem is, I remembered it as a Canon lens and quickly concluded that I couldn’t afford it so I decided to rent again. When I went back to my online rental account I saw that it was actually this Sigma lens. So I decided to go shopping again. It will be delivered today.
This lens gave me excellent results for a low light performance of a costume play. I used the full zoom range and almost exclusively at F3.5. No noticeable depth of field issues at the distances I was focusing.