Reviews and Problems with Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
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Not a bad lens but not the best
7 February 2014
Summary: I wanted to get a super wide lens to have in my bag after looking around for a while i went with this one. First off,the lens is well made and feels good in the hands,its pretty quick to focus as well but i was expectng better glass. This lens is no were near Canon's 8-15 fisheye lens. If you are just looking for a fun wide lens (would be great for filming action sports like skateboarding!). I would not suggest this lens if you are a pro or looking to be a pro.
Summary: I've had two Sigma lenses go bad on me now (the second after I ordered this to replace the first, or I would not have ordered it). On both lenses, the aperture petals become sticky over time. When I took the first one in for repair, Sigma told the shop that they no longer had parts for that lens. The lens was only 3 years old. This one is OK so far, but is only about 2 years old. I think I am done with Sigma, however.
Summary: I bought this lens for a trip to Hawaii, and got all of the great shots I could ask for. In fact, I used this lens the most out of the four I brought. I also brought a 50mm, 17-200mm, and a 28-70mm. On my 7d, the shots were pretty clear with no huge issues in quality toward the outside of the photos. Wide angled photos do have some blurring, but this lens wasn't any worse than anything else in the category.
Summary: So I was in the market for a wide angle. I thought I would give this one a go to see if I could accomplish my goals and save some major buckaroos. Sad to say this lens fulfills the adage, you get what you pay for. It's nice and wide but doesn't have the crispness that I was looking for and had to go back. For the backyard/family gatherings photographer this would be a nice lens but if you are looking for serious quality, you will have to keep looking.
Summary: maybe this is a rant, dont know :) but i dont get why people would buy this version coz of the constant f3.5. ive even read a few people stating it has better bokeh. bokeh??? at this range??? are you kidding me? what the h*** are you using this lens for, for portraits? that your concerning yourself about bokeh? pls tell me your not shooting landscapes w/ this @3.5 n complain that its soft. pro's use wide angles like this @f5.6, f8, f11, f16...
Excerpt: I've been shooting this lens for about a month and really love how wide it is and the fixed aperture throughout. However, coming from a nikkor 12-24, this lens doesn't quite cut it. It is pretty soft (especially around the edges) and the chromatic aberration in back lit subjects is pretty bad. The focusing if fine and the build quality seems great, but the jury is still out on this one for me.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction