Summary: I am strictly an amateur photographer. I purchased this lens primarily for the wide angle shots across prairie landscapes. However, I recently found it very useful for a large family gathering in a couple of very crowded rooms.
Summary: Not only a must have lens for new enthusiasts of photography, but for experienced ones too. This super wide angle lens delivers what it is expected and more. I am very happy I decided to buy it and I highly recommended.
Summary: Yes, I did test the lens, how could one not do so? Like many enthusiasts, I too, pondered over the many objective and subjective lens tests reports: corner sharpness, central sharpness, chromatic aberrations, etc. So, I choose a scene: a view looking down my street, which included my neighbors' front doors, windows (a few with fine-laced curtains, and drapes), license plates of cars, and front lawns; and in the center, the stop sign at the end of the street (it looked as...
Summary: It works perfectly. no distorsion, good light, nice case too. I have now the full range of lenses for my 1000D canon. I have also the 2X telephoto to connect at the back and not I have also a Wide zoom.
Summary: I bought this lens to expand my architecture and landscape business. the 10mm provides great clarity, and little distortion. priced $400 under retail, the amazon deal is the best out there. what minimum distortion i had in the lens, was easily corrected in lightroom 4. Sigma stands by their products, and that is why i keep coming back.