Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 Lens Review

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Hello Photographers, Tom here from Cameras Direct with another Sigma Lens Review.

Today we’re going to have a look at the amazing Sigma 10-20mm F/3.5 EX DC Lens.

So firstly this is a “DC” lens which means it’s a ‘crop lens” for cropped sensor DSLR’s, such as Canon and Nikon DSLRs like the Nikon d7000 5,000 or D3000 series or Canon 600d 700d 750d 70d and so on. This is a crop sensor lens.

Now its 10-20mm so basically when it is on a crop sensor camera its gonna give you in 35mm equivalent focal lengths, its going to give you 15 16 to 30mm f/3.5. So ultra wide too wide angle zoom. Now it is a fixed aperture of f3.5, the maximum aperture, so as you zoom towards the 20mm end you don’t lose any light. It stays at that f3.5 if you’ve set it at 3.5. That makes the 10-20 very good in low light such as indoor shots, cathedrals, indoor architecture, churches. Things like that.

You can open the lens right up (to its largest aperture of f3.5) if you need to hand-hold. It’s also very very good and obviously its primary function is for landscapes.

Having an ultra wide perspective just really opens up the world in front of  you. The lens will however test your composition skills because the wider you go, the more full ground you include, so therefore it has to be more interesting. Its a great way to challenge your photographic composition skills

The lens itself is quite compact. It is a very big filter on the end. Its an 82mm filter, so make sure that you do get a UV filter to put on that to protect the lens.

The lens doesn’t move much when you zoom. It changes size a little bit, but basically stays the same. When the lens focuses the end element does not rotate. So if you are using polarizing filters or graduation filters Cokin system stuff like that, it’s not going to rotate the filter when you focus. So that’s a big plus. Fast auto-focus.

As with all Sigma lenses they are made are made in Japan, so quality build and very sharp little lens, particularly at the wide angle end when you stop it down to about f8.

So landscape photographers, architectural photographers, fantastic lens to have and I can tell you now, value for money wise, it’s one of the best value wide angle lens that you can buy.

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 Lens could be your next purchase from us at Cameras Direct.

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