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Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

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Not compatible with 35mm or digital cameras with larger image sensor than APS-C size

Product Highlights
  • Zoom Super Wide Angle

The Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens offers an ultra-wide zoom solution to digital cameras, and was exclusively designed to suit the characteristics of digital SLR cameras. The super wide-angle capability of this zoom lens (equivalent range of approx. 16-32mm when used with a Canon digital SLR camera (*) makes it a very powerful tool for both indoor and landscape photography.

DC lenses are exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras. The image circle (rear of lens) is made to match the smaller dimensions used for the image sensor on digital cameras. As a result, these lenses are also more compact and lightweight, and are better matched to digital SLR cameras.

Note!

(*) Not suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras or for any digital SLR camera with image sensor bigger than APS-C size, e.g. 1D series or Kodak Pro SLR/c.

EX lens series denotes excellence of engineering and new technology
Correction for various types of aberration provided by three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element and two aspherical lenses
Equipped with the silent, responsive and high speed Hyper Sonic Motor and provides fulltime manual focus override
Minimum focusing distance of 9.4" (24 cm) at all focal lengths
The IF (Internal Focusing) design offers smooth and fast autofocus and non-rotating filter attachment
Performance
Focal Length 10 - 20mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 102.4° - 63.8°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.4" (23.88 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
Elements/Groups 13/10
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.4 x 3.5" (8.64 x 8.89 cm)
Weight 1.14 lb (520 g)
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
  • Front & Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
     
    4.5

    (based on 270 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (161)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (93)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (187)
    • Strong construction (169)
    • Easily interchangeable (159)
    • Consistent output (135)
    • Durable (135)

    Cons

    • Heavy (57)
    • Poor in low light (29)
    • Blurry focus (12)
    • Slow focus (10)
    • Difficult to clean (6)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (173)
    • Night photography (44)
    • Weddings (44)
    • Low light (39)
    • Landscape photography (36)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (88), Semi-pro photographer (50), Enthusiast (39), Casual photographer (32), Semi-professional (20)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (143), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    BUY THIS LENS!

    Overall this is a perfect super wide angle lens to upgrade to for the money. There is a model above this with an f/3.5 for [$] however; i would save that money...Read complete review

    Overall this is a perfect super wide angle lens to upgrade to for the money. There is a model above this with an f/3.5 for [$] however; i would save that money and by this lens. I have a Canon 40D and out of the box this lens worked flawless and i have been taking near perfect landscape photos and some good wide angle close-up shots. I normally will splurge for a Canon lens before going third party but this lens has sold me on Sigma products and i am already looking at a super telephoto lens by Sigma now. I did my research and many experts tried to downplay this lens which made me a bit worried however; after using for two weeks straight now, I love it. Yes, it has distortion/vignette issue (what wide angel doesn't) if you use Lr or Ps this should go away with a click of a mouse and the shots are still amazing without the correction. Does it blur at the edges? Yes, (so does many other super wide or fish eye lenses) however; you will not see it until you zoom in almost 300-400%. Again if you have Lr or Ps this goes away with a simple click of a mouse. If you want a nice wide angle lens that will compare to the Canon 10-22mm then buy this lens, you will not regret it. If you never used one before there is a slight learning curve using focusing point when shooting, if you do not place the focusing point on the furthest object or set the focus on the lens to infinity, you will get blurred backgrounds on your images. This is probably common with most super wide angle lenses it just may not be something people talk about much because they know how to compensate with the focus point. Also, buy the UV filter and put it on the lens immediately after you remove the lens cap. Fish eye lenses love dust and hair and it will do it fast and before i could screw on my UV filter there was already three pieces of lint on it!One more thing this thing is silly light to handle (my wrist likes me again)and has not fogged up once going in/out doors so do not worry about it. A wave splashed on it yesterday and the water beaded off the without going into the seams so, it has some protection built in for that low price as well. {:>)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent for Price

    I bought this lens mainly for video and some stills. the lens works well with the APS-C sensor giving it a 16-30 ish focal length. not a true 10-20mm. The lens...Read complete review

    I bought this lens mainly for video and some stills. the lens works well with the APS-C sensor giving it a 16-30 ish focal length. not a true 10-20mm. The lens feels well built and solid. good weight to it.

    the lens it self it not very sharp. i expected this when i bought it. no surprise there. if your not a pro and hard core enthusiast, then it will be fine for day to day shooting. I would not use this lens if you want to blow up any photos. just isn't sharp enough.

    for video its fine. other then not being very sharp, it is not very fast as well, but i knew that when i bought it. if you have the money, go for and canon 10-22mm lens. it is more, but it is also sharper.

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    5.0

    Great Lens

    By Angie

    from North of Chicago

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

        Great lens! I'm using this mostly for real estate photography and landscape. Going from a 18mm to 10mm, I can automatically tell the difference in my real estate photography. I am excited that I can show more of the house. I am pleased with how quick the lens is and the clarity of my images. I did notice some distortion, but I expected that with any wide angle lens. Overall, I'm very happy with this lens.

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        5.0

        Awesome Lens

        By TK

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

        It fits the Canon perfect, what a great range and the quality is wonderful! I recommend the lens.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        A true balance results and cost

        By PolishGuy

        from Buffalo ny

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

        Clear, sharp images, excellent color range
        and well balanced on my Canon60D

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Value

        By glh17

        from Murfreesboro, TN

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

          I got this lens primarily for landscape and have only gotten to use it once. I'm very satisfied. The photos were sharp and I was able to get a great view of the landscape.

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          5.0

          Best investment I 've made!

          By Las Vegas Joe

          from Las Vegas, Nevada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

            Received as promised, incredible shape, description on website was exact! Best price around!

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            • No

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            5.0

            sweet lens

            By ckohnhorst

            from Chicago, IL 60601

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

              crisp, sharp, quick just a few words to say about this lens

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good service, good product

              By JiaQi

              from Boston MA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                good product, good service...

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                • No

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                4.0

                High barrel distortion

                By Ram

                from California

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Slow Focus

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                I find the lens good. But there appears to be heavy barrel distortion. I use to take landscape pictures with a picture of a person in the foreground. The person's picture is often distorted, if he / she is not in the center (even a little bit to the side creates distortion).
                I wonder if it is just my copy or is it the case with all lenses.

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                5.0

                Great product!

                By dnsuarez

                from Mar del Plata, Arnetina

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                Excellent quality and very good value for money

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect for Real Estate Photos

                By Jason Freer, REALTOR

                from Virginia Beach, Virginia

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                  I bought the Sigma 10-20mm Wide Angle because of its ability to shoot interior shots of high end homes that I list as a professional real estate agent. I first started using the lens in new construction homes. The set up that we used to shoot model homes and custom builds was the 10-20mm with a Canon T2i. Now I have moved up the the T3i and bought a sigma for myself. I shoot in HDR and the lens really make the homes come alive. It gives you a natural looking wide angle without much distortion on the far edges. Plus if you are using program like photoshot CS6 you can fix any extra curving with the Wide Angle Correction Fliter.

                  The lens is WELL worth the money. I really don't need any other lens for what I do inside when I shoot professional Real Estate Photos.

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                  5.0

                  Great Lens

                  By Mary216

                  from Staten Island

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                    Have only used 2 times so far but the pictures are very sharp. Seems to work great and just what I was looking for.

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                    5.0

                    Great Lens, Great Price

                    By Phil

                    from Joppa, AL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                      LOve this lens. Great value for the price.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Wide Angle

                      By miked

                      from Winter Springs, FL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                        I mainly use this Lens for Car Shows, and when traveling to Europe. The Cathedrals are huge and this will do the trick for me. I use it on my 2 Canon APS-C bodies. 60D & 70D. The colors produced are very good, any distortion I see is usually fixed in Lightroom. It is light and very quiet, focuses quickly and works pretty well in lower light situations.

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                        5.0

                        like it so much!

                        By oscar

                        from el centro ca

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                          great on architectural photography

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Amazing

                          By Kali

                          from Brooklyn

                          Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                          The lense of my dreams

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Excellent Lens for a Great Price!!!

                          By RJ

                          from kansas city, ks

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                              This 10-20mm lens is equivalent to a 15-30mm in a 35mm film camera, so it's an ultra-wide lens at 10mm, less CA and seems like less barrel.. I was 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. It is as sharp as the Nikon, however there is a light fall off when the lens is wide open at 10mm. It is very noticeable, so I just stop down to 7.1 or 8 and the problem is fixed. The sharpness is clear and constant through the whole picture. I would rate this lens equal with the Nikon 12-24. I see no value going with the Nikon over the sigma unless you like the constant 4 and minor light fall off when wide open, although easily fixable. This lens is one of the best I have ever used on any kind of camera and for the price it cannot be beat.

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                              5.0

                              Love it for landscapes and tight spaces

                              By Disarm

                              from Calgary

                              Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                              I use this lens to take pictures in the Rockies and in the city and have had great results.

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                              5.0

                              Nice wide angle, best at the extemes

                              By Statistician

                              from Durham, North Carolina

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                                Used on a Canon T3i. Really sharp lens. Sharpest at 10mm (and f/5.6) and 20mm (and f/8), I avoid intermediate settings. I leave the aperture mostly at f/8. 20mm is a nearly perfect general-purpose lens on crop-frame. 10mm gives that impressive wide-angle perspective - but frame carefully! The only limiting factor is its slowness (f/4-5.6), but for the money there is nothing faster. Build quality is superb. No centering or focusing issues (I use the central focus point 99% of the time).

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                                5.0

                                Well worth the money

                                By Addy

                                from Pomaria, SC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Easy To Attach To Camera
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Rugged
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action

                                  Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                                  I am on a very limited budget, and so I had to wait a while before I bought the lens. It was well worth the wait, and the money! I use it in nature photography, and also when I photograph old barns and farm equipment, which is also an affinity of mine. It makes an ordinary photo look spectacular when used correctly. The only regret that I have about this lens is that I couldn't buy it sooner!

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                                  4.0

                                  Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC HSM lens

                                  By Trish

                                  from WA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Rugged
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Slow Focus

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras:

                                  Got this lens as I had hoped it would work as a wide angle lens for my Canon 7D - nice lens however it does almost a fish eye thing sometimes.

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