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Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
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- 10-20mm focal length
- 15-30mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 20-40mm equivalent focal length on Four Thirds / Micro Four Thirds cameras, 16-32mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
- F4-5.6 maximum aperture; F22-32 minimum
- Ring-type ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
- 77mm filters
- 0.24m/9.45" minimum focus
- Available in Canon EF, Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA, Nikon F (DX) mounts
- Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.
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10-20 mm F4-5.6 EX DC (HSM)*
It’s important to have a high quality ultra-wide angle zoom in a lens kit. Sigma's 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC ultra-wide zoom lens for digital SLR cameras is ideal for landscape photography, building interiors, group and party pictures and so much more. Great for working with close foreground subjects as this lens features a minimum focusing distance of 9.4-inch at all focal lengths ensuring great creative potential. The wide angle view of up to 102º also offers greater freedom of expression.
Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 83.5 x 81 millimeter / 3.3 x 3.2 inches
Weight: 465 grams / 16.4 ounce
Since 1961, and with the recent introduction of Sigma Global Vision, we have worked toward one single, simple goal: To hold ourselves to the highest standard of design & manufacturing of imaging products. Photography is all we do. And it’s all we’ve done. So you can rest assured that it’s something we know extensively and care deeply about. You have a vision. We’ve made it our mission.
- Ultra wide angle with view of up to 102 degrees
- Internal focusing system technology
- *HSM is not available for Sony and Pentax
- Carrying case, hood, front & rear caps
Sigma - Sigma AF 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM for CANON - 201101
Designed exclusively for Canon digital SLR cameras, the ultra-wide-angle 10-20mm offers a view from 102.4 to 63.8 degrees, making it ideal for landscape photography and other vast applications. The lens is distinguished by its three special low dispersion (SLD) glass elements, which effectively compensate for color aberration, and its aspherical lenses, which provide maximum correction for distortion and various aberrations. As a result, the lens produces an extremely high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. The HSM-equipped models, meanwhile, produce fast autofocus (AF) speeds and quiet shooting while still letting you perform full-time manual focus. Other details include a minimum focusing distance of 9.4 inches at all focal lengths and an integral petal-type hood to block out extraneous light.
Lens Elements and Coating
The new multilayer lens coating and lens design reduce flare and ghost--a common problem with digital cameras--while also creating an optimal color balance throughout the entire zoom range. At the same time, the lens offers three SLD glass elements that effectively compensate for color aberration, along with a piece of glass mold and two hybrid aspherical lenses that offer excellent correction for distortion and all types of aberration.
Inner Focusing System and HSM
The lens incorporates an internal focusing system that eliminates front lens rotation, letting you use a petal-type hood to protect from additional glare. And models equipped with a Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM) produce silent, high-speed autofocus and full-time manual focus for Sigma, Canon, and Nikon D-mount lenses.
Best Consumer Lens
The Sigma 10-20mm lens is so respected that it was named the best consumer lens in Europe (2006) by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), a collection of 31 publications from 12 countries. According to TIPA, the 10-20mm lens offers a versatile range of wide-angle focal lengths, a good optical performance, and a budget price, making it an excellent investment for owners of DSLRs with APS-C format sensors. Its sharpness remains constant throughout the zoom range, and its compact size makes it an ideal companion for shooting travel, landscapes, or architectural subjects.
- Lens construction: 14 elements in 10 groups
- Angle of view: 102.4 to 63.8 degrees
- Number of diaphragm blades: 6
- Minimum aperture: f/22
- Minimum focusing distance: 9.4 inches
- Maximum magnification: 1:6.7
- Filter size: 77mm
- Dimensions: 3.3 inches in diameter and 3.2 inches long
- Weight: 16.4 ounces
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX Lens: Recommended by dpreview.com
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I felt like I had hit a plateau with the kit lens that came with my D3200. I wasn't able to get any stunning landscape photos with the stock 18-55mm kit lens. For the most part, I wasn't really noticing that I couldn't compose the photo (when I was in the process of shooting) but when I got the pictures on the big screen, the photos just never awed me.
I started to realize that my plateau might be due to my lens. I was traveling through Utah in Caynonlands & Arches National Parks with a friend of mine who is a much better photographer (and who has invested significantly more money in his photo hardware). He was shooting all his landscapes with his 10-22mm wide angle. I never quite stopped to think that a wide angle would be so good for landscapes, but when we reviewed our pictures, it was like night and day. I shot all weekend on my kit lens and he shot all on his wide angle. His pictures were significantly better enough that I bought this lens.
I have to say that I love this lens. I don't really have anything technical to back up this statement. I just know that my landscapes come out SOOO much better now. I have found that I shoot landscapes almost always at the widest 10mm setting. The photos are nice and sharp, the focus works as well as it needs to and the photos come out great. If you are considering this lens for outdoor landscapes, you shouldn't feel too limited by the f/4-5.6. I've never had an issue with needing a faster lens; however, I haven't really tried to shoot outdoor landscapes at night yet. I personally would not think it's necessary to spend twice as much for the Nikon lens.
Hope this review helps. I'm going to post a couple of my favorite pictures on the user images page. You won't regret getting this lens.
The lens itself is fairly heavy, it's pretty solid too.
There is some distortion when you get all the way down to 10,11, maybe even 12mm.
It's also quite sharp, not the sharpest lens, but for the price it's a competitor with some of the big dogs.
I'd recommend this lens to anyone looking to get into landscapes, I've gotten some of my best shots with this lens.
I own 2 Nikon D7000s because I like to shoot auto racing outside of work, and I love the 1.5x crop factor on my Nikkor 180mm F/2.8 ED. I decided I wanted extreme wide angle for my cameras, so I decided to give this lens a try. I love it!
It is built like a tank, better than a lot of Nikkor lenses. It has fast focus, instant manual focus override, and it is sharp. In fact, it is sharper than the 18-35 Nikkor that is on a FX D610 at 24mp, and I have it on a DX 16mp D7000.
I usually stick with Nikkor lenses, but I decided to give this a try and I love it.
Focal length: The 10-20mm range perfectly complements kit lenses and standard zooms.
Aperture: f/4-5.6 is on par o better than the competition at this price point, saying that it doesn't really matter for landscape photography. However it's nice to have that head room if you need to use it handheld or in low light.
Auto-focus: The auto-focusing mechanism is extremely quick and practically silent.
Excellent lens for the price, this actually usually stays on my camera it takes some really nice and interesting picture when not being used for landscapes.
This lens was introduced in 2005, I think. Its successor, the 10-20mm f3.5 in 2009. This one is $270 less. What you get with the newer, more expensive lens is that the f3.5 uses fewer lenses in fewer groups. This produces the only significant performance difference, which is flare. If you include the sun in the image, this lens will flare throughout. The f3.5 will also flare, but less. Of course, if you try to include a strong point source in a 10mm image, just about anything out there will flare some. Shoot without the sun in the scene and let Photoshop be out friend.
As expected with a super-wide, there is some CA, but it's mostly simple purple fringe and very fixable. I always would rather have less complex CA than a tad more sharpness, because complex CA is likely not fixable, and it amounts to the same thing as being less sharp, especially in terms of practical viewable image quality.
I've been doing serious photography since 1967, and it's a small miracle that such a lens can be made today.. It's good enough that it is my only non-Pentax lens.