Reviews and Problems with Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASPHERICAL RF
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10 August 2013
Summary: Fantastic lens. At 20mm the f/1.8 is just incredible to be able to be so close up in such low light with really terrific results. I use it almost exclusively for video and the manual focus works incredibly well.
Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF review by sonylover1
8 August 2012
Summary: Listprice is 700$. You shouldnt pay more than half of that. For the my price it is a funny little lens. Use on starry nights or when you want to do landscape with something up close. Compared to Canon 10-22 it is soft until 8,0 but the Canon lacks 1,8 - 2,8. Recommendet if you find it for the right price and is not decentered.
Pros: Focus just front of the lens. Only f1,8 20 mm in the world!
Good value for the money, especially for the DSLR videographer on a budget.
6 June 2012
Summary: This is a solid lens. I would recommend it to new and ametuer consumers -- for the money, the picture is hard to beat. I use it primarily for video when I want a wider shot than my Canon 50mm f/1.8. The lens provides clear shots at wide angles. It is not quite as wide as the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8, which will get the whole room in the shot, but then again, I got it for 1/2 the price of that lens (which retails for about $600) and the Tokina is not a prime and is only f/2.8.
Summary: great lens! I bought it for: my height is 192 cm, usually people below me. If I put a hand on his shoulder and the model will turn "Full-frame" Calero upright model will be in full growth. When I shoot the interior is very important, the lens does not pull a fish-eye image. with 1.8 - allows me to use natural light.
Unless you're willing to drop 2k on an equivalent L series lens, get this.
8 July 2011
Summary: Great for star photography! Large aperture, wide angle lens. It doesn't really have that super ultra crispness that my canon primes do (35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.8) but it works incredibly well in low light.
Summary: I bought this as an additional secret weapon for weddings and industrial hand held, low-light shooting. This is the latest version of this lens (there is an older version that is not "DG"). This lens is either loved or hated apparently due to the Sigma curse of poor quality control. I've been lucky with Sigma's so far, but I've had friends that had to send their lenses back. To Sigma's credit, they always seem to return a well adjusted and properly operating lens.
Summary: The lens does exactly what I'd hoped for, shooting environmental portraits where the subject is tack sharp and the wider view is out of focus but discernible. I had loved the shots I'd seen pros make with the Nikkor 24mm f1.4 at f1.4, but as an amateur can't justify $2k+ for a specialty lens. The Sigma 20mm f1.8 does nearly the same thing on my Nikon DX body when shot at f1.8.