Reviews and Problems with Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASPHERICAL RF
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8 it allows such a beautiful bokeh around your subject
Walter of Boston, Amazon
16 December 2014
Summary: Incredible lens. Wide open at 1.8 it allows such a beautiful bokeh around your subject. I use it for interior shots of my furnished apartments and the width of this lens and wide f stop allow for some beautiful compositions.
Summary: Overall its a good lens. auto-focus is pretty crappy sometimes when you're trying to catch something fast. Loud autofocus when its on video mode, but manual focusing is pretty quiet and smooth. Pictures come out clear, get a good wide angle without distortion like a fish-eye lens. Bought over a year ago, used frequently, and still lasting good.
Summary: I was looking for a good, relatively inexpensive fast lens. I decided to give the Sigma a chance, and I'm glad I did! I was able to make some very nice night time shots that none of my zoom lenses would have ever imaged. This is one of my first prime lenses, and now it has me thinking perhaps I need a larger bag to collect more of these!
Summary: Bought this lens brand new when it first came out, using it on a Nikon F5, then the original D1. Hadn't used it much in several years, but pulled it out recently upon finally getting a FF sensor camera (D4)--still works like a champ, and built like a tank. Not sure if people understand the impact of its stated Minimum Focus Distance: 7.1 inches from the focal (film) plane---considering where the focal plane is in the back of your camera(sensor) and the length of the...
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.
This Lens is much better than all the "pro" reviews let on...
Charles Carter, Amazon
5 August 2013
Summary: I bought this lens for my Nikon D7000 - and I was taking a chance because I have a couple of other Sigma lenses and have had great luck with them. Mostly I use Nikon lenses but with this one being a replacement for my favorite and ancient Nikkor 20MM 2.8 I thought I'd try something different. I read all of the "pro" reviews and most of them panned this as being substandard and not recommended.
Summary: I bought this lens because lately I've been sort of in love with FFL lenses. I wanted something wider than my 35mm to get some nice indoor shots of churches, temples, architectural items, just because I travel a lot and I like visiting a lot of cultural spots, most of them being buildings with history, etc. The great thing is that the lens is very wide angled, and has amazing low light performance. I do not regret one bit paying $629 for this.