Reviews and Problems with Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASPHERICAL RF
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One of my favorite lenses (Nikon mount)
Quinton Smith, Amazon
23 December 2013
Summary: This is actually my first review, and I feel that this lens is fitting for it. I've only been shooting "professionally" (i.e., for real, actual money) for about a year, which has included shooting second at a number of weddings, and covering several events, portrait sessions, and a couple of concerts/gigs.
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!
Excerpt: Specifically wanted a large F stop lens for night photography of stars on our up coming trip out west. This lens filled the bill. Reasonably priced and it does Macro very well. Goes well with my two other Sigma telephoto lenses.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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.
Summary: I own the Sigma 14mm F/2.8 in a Nikon mount, and it is quite fantastic on my D600. I'm surprised that Sigma no longer makes this prime, especially considering how Nikon and Canon are creating lower cost full frame cameras these days. Bokeh isn't something that I would expect from a wide angle lens, but this lens has this magical ability to create smooth and pleasing bokeh when shot wide open.