You'll be Pleasantly Surprised at How Sharp the Images Are
A Super wide-angle zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras
You absolutely cannot go wrong with the 10-20 for landscapes
, it just
pulls in everything and the quality is shocking.
This 10-20mm lens is equivalent to a 15-30mm in a 35mm film camera, so it's an ultra-wide lens at 10mm. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how
sharp the images are from this lens; and it's rectilinear, which means that straight lines in real life remain straight in the photograph. It
is a well-made lens, made with high-grade materials. What this lens excels at is when you want to photograph sweeping landscapes, close-quarters
interior photography, and in architectural photography where you don't mind the exaggerated converging lines that an ultrawide produces (and is
typical of wide-angle lenses). You can also get close to the subject as well: 5 inches from subject to the front surface of the lens. By the
way, if you're going to photograph in Big Sky Country, this is the one lens you can't leave home without. And, I suggest purchasing a graduated
neutral density filter to balance out the luminance range between the sky and the landscape below. This great lens package comes with front &
rear lens cap, lens hood, and a very nice cushioned & zippered lens pouch!
This ultra-wide zoom lens has a wide angle of view from
102.4 - 63.8 degrees (when Sigma mount is used) and it is
exclusive to digital SLR cameras.
SLD glass elements
effectively compensate color aberration.
provide maximum correction for
distortion and various
aberrations; high image quality is displayed throughout the
entire zoom range. The
HSM equipped models makes fast AF
speeds and quiet shooting a reality, and it is also capable
of full-time manual focus. It has a minimum focusing
distance of 9.4" (24cm) at all focal lengths. It is also
equipped with an integral
Petal-type hood to block out
Ultra-wide zoom lens 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens allows
enjoyment of super wide-angle
photography and it is a very
powerful tool for indoor shooting and
with APS-C size image sensors of
digital SLR cameras. Wide
angle of view 102.4-63.8 degrees (for Sigma mount) offers
the photographer greater freedom of expression.
Most Appropriate Coating for Digital SLR Cameras The new
multi layer lens coating and lens design reduce
ghost, which is a common problem with
digital cameras and
also creates an optimum color balance through the entire
The best possible correction of aberrations Three SLD
(Special Low Dispersion) glass elements are employed for
effective compensation of color aberration, which is a
common problem with super-wide angle lenses. One piece of
glass mold and two hybrid
aspherical lenses, offer excellent
correction for distortion, as well as all types of
Inner focus system This lens incorporates an
focusing system, which eliminates front lens rotation
allowing the use of a Petal-type Hood and also minimize
fluctuation of aberration caused by focusing system.
HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) The HSM equipped models ensure a
silent, high-speed AF function as well as full-time manual
focusing capability for Sigma,
Minimum focusing distance of 9.4" (24cm) at all focal
lengths This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4"
(24cm) throughout the entire zoom range.
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM is awarded TIPA best consumer
lens in Europe 2006 Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM super
wide-angle zoom lens, exclusively designed for digital SLR,
wins "TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) best consumer
lens in Europe, 2006" prize. Currently, 31 publications from
12 countries are members of TIPA (Technical Image Press
Association) organization and chief editors and technical
editors of these publications constitute this organization.
Since 1991, TIPA has presented many awards in several
sectors, including imaging. TIPA has stated that with a
versatile range of wide-angle
focal lengths, a good optical
performance and a budget price, the Sigma 10-20mm is an
excellent investment for owners of DSLRs with APS-C format
sensors. Its sharpness remains constant throughout the zoom
range, and its compact size makes it an ideal companion for
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens Mount View
HSM means this lens will autofocus on Nikon
D40/D40x, Nikon D60,
Nikon D3100 and the Nikon D5000
Click a link below for SIGMA, CANON, NIKON, SONY/MINOLTA, PENTAX, and FOUR THIRDS Camera Mounts
This lens lets me go places that an 18-55 kit lens
It takes photos of small kitchens, small bathrooms, and
small back yards. An extra 1 to 2mm over the
or the 11-18mm Tamron
makes a difference in small areas. At
f/4 it is a little slow for interiors. it needs lots of
or a strong
. If you try to use
the built-in flash, you're going to get a large shadow on
the bottom of your pictures. This is because the lens is so
wide the on-camera flash cannot see over the lens and casts
a shadow on the picture. To get around this limitation, I
use an inexpensive Nikon SB400
as a bounce flash with
success when ceilings are light colored and are 10 feet or
less. The Sigma 10-20mm sells for around $480 discount price
or about half as much as the Nikkor 12-24mm
. It weighs 16.6.
For really wide angle work, there isn't a better choice.
As with all very-wide lenses, you have to be careful that you don't have people at the edges of
your frame or too close to the lens, or they will appear very distorted when
shooting photos at 10mm. Also note that a wide angle lens is not easy to use at first to create compelling images, as it's very easy to include too much clutter in your
Nikkor 12-24mm doesn't go as wide, nor is it quite as sharp
at the widest end.
* Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital
cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or
35mm SLR cameras.
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