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The Canon fit Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM is a super wide-angle lens with maximum aperture of F3.5 throughout the entire zoom range. It has two ELD glass elements and one SLD glass element which provide excellent correction of colour aberrations. Four aspherical lenses provide correction for distortion and allow its compact and lightweight construction. It also features a hyper sonic motor which enables quiet and high speed auto focus. The Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens is designed for digital SLR cameras with an APS-C sized sensor and vignetting will occur if used with digital SLR cameras with larger sensors or 35mm film SLR cameras. More
EX (EX Lens)
The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.
DC (DC Lens)
Sigma’s DC lenses are designed for cameras with a cropped sensor. Do not put a Sigma DC lens on a camera with a full-frame sensor, such as the 5D Mark III. These are special lenses designed so that the image circle matches the smaller size of the image sensor of most digital SLR cameras. Their specialised design gives these lenses the ideal properties for digital cameras, the compact and lightweight construction is an added bonus.
HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor)
This lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, high-speed AF.
Ultra wide-angle zoom from 102.4* degrees
The 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens offers photographers greater freedom of expression by rotating the zoom ring. It is a very powerful tool for architectural, indoor and landscape photography.
*The angle of view changes depending on which camera model the lens is attached to.
This ultra wide-angle lens allows photographers to create an exaggerated perspective between the subject and the background to emphasize, for example, expanses of a landscape.
Large F3.5 aperture through the entire zoom range
The large, constant aperture of F3.5 provides a bright image in the viewfinder, which helps photographers easily check focusing and composition.
Superior image quality
Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) and one SLD(Special Low Dispersion)glass elements are employed for effective compensation of color aberration. The use of two glass mold and two hybrid aspherical lenses offer excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism and assure superior image quality. The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range.
Quiet and fast AF
This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed auto focus as well as full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring.*
*AF will not function with Pentax ist* series and K100D DSLR cameras that do not support HSM.
An inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the included petal-type lens hood which blocks out extraneous light.
Minimum focusing distance of 24cm (9.4") at all focal lengths
This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 24cm (9.4 inches) throughout the entire zoom range. This close focusing distance on such a wide-angle lens emphasizes perspective and allows the photographer to capture high quality images, not only of the foreground subject but also the surrounding scenery.
*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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Early days but pretty good
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM Lens - Canon Fit:
This is not a lens I will use everyday but it gives me a great wide option. I have used it for night photography - great.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Used at the moment for landscape with very good results
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Let down by poor QC
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I've owned this lens since it was first launched as an upgrade to the f/4-5.6 version a few years ago. As I shot a lot of sports and low light at the time I didn't fancy the slower version so waited for this. I've used it for landscapes, architecture, industrial work and even on occasions like weddings for venue shots for shooting large groups in small venues. The width makes it pretty versatile in a lot of tight spaces and that extra little light gathering afforded by the wider aperture has its uses, although the only time I've found it to be sharp at f/3.5 is when used up very close and you can get a precise focus. Trying to use it at any distance wide open is just a no-go, it gets unusably soft very quickly.As you stop it down there's some definite improvement, although even at an optimum aperture of f/11 before the diffraction of smaller apertures kicks in, there's still some pretty heavy corner softness... Especially in one corner, which leads me to believe that one of the elements isn't quite correctly aligned. It's been like this since purchase but I've somehow lived with it. It's like this regardless of how good the light is, how sturdy the camera is supported, even using mirror lock up and a remote just to remove any other possible factors relating to softness.I've used a few other APS-C ultra wide angle zooms such as the Canon 10-22, Tokina 10-24 and the Nikon 10-24 too, all of which outperform this Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 in terms of overall image quality... And in the case of the Tokina, it beats it on price too. Do yourself a favour, shop around, try different lenses out on your camera and see what works for you. But definitely don't make any snap judgements as far as buying this Sigma goes.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
A lens worth waiting for
I've used this lens for night photography and it's good and for architecture in general. The lens is excellent for both exterior and interior work. Some find the lens heavy - yes but as a retired professional I'm used to weighty cameras and the lens does reward the user with its quality. For architecture just set the lens to f11 and it gives edge to edge sharpness from the reach of your arm to infinity and no noticeable distortion.No cons for me.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Attractive price and good performance
Excellent build quality, great for landscape and interior architectural photography, significantly cheaper than the Canon equivalent.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Used in conjuction with my Canon 7D this now complements my lens line up.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 lens
About Me Semi-Professional
Having used the standard kit lens a Canon 17-85mm zoon with my Canon 40D I was becoming frustrated with the effective wide angle end of the lens and looked for a wide angle lens to give me foreground impact. I went for this lens with its constant apperture range as opposed to the variable aperture lens from both Sigma & Canon. On first use I was knocked out with the ability to make the foreground objects really dominate the scenes and the fantastic depth of field this lens gives me in landscape work. I also do a lot of theatre photography for an amateur theatre company and this lens enables me to shoot a full record shot of the set without moving from my normal seat in the stalls, previously I had to move further back to obtain this shot. Having shot comparable landscape shots at similar settings with my kit lens and this one I would say that this lens is slightly higher contrast than my Canon Lens. This lens has given my photographs a shot in the arm and renewed my interest in landscape work and enabled me to choose different viewpoints with much more impact. A product well worth the money.
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River Wharfe at Bolton Priory in full flow
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
HSM Focusing is quiet and blistering fast.Manual focus is easy to use. User can be confident of a sharp image.Composition and distortion is easily achieved in camera position to subject. Not a difficult feat.I have 3 other SIGMA lenses and they perform wellwould also recommend Warehouseexpress for all your camera needs 10/10
Fantastic piece of kit
About Me Casual user
As good as the Canon but a lot cheaper
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Why bother with the Canon?
from Surrey, UK
I like wide lenses so this has become my everyday lens. It works well in combination with my Sigma 30 mm 1.4L. My opinion is that if you can afford L lenses, buy them, but if not go for Sigma. At the time of writing the Canon EF-S 10-20 is 50% more expensive and slower.
Included Accessories: Case, Petal-type Hood (LH873-01)
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