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Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs

Price: $479.00
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Product Highlights
  • Zoom Super Wide Angle
  • Aperture Range: f/4-22
  • Aspheric & SLD Lens Elements
  • High-Speed Sonic Motor
  • Optimized for APS-C Size Cameras

The Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom 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. 15-30mm when used with a Nikon 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 compatible with 35mm cameras or digital cameras using full-size image sensors (e.g. Kodak DCS14n or DCS PRO SLR/n). Vignetting will occur if lens is used on cameras with sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm cameras.

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 Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
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
Environmental
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/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs
  • 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/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs
     
    4.6

    (based on 219 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (146)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (64)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (113)
    • Improves picture quality (69)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (59)
    • Compact (52)
    • Strong construction (43)

    Cons

    • Heavy (9)
    • Heavy / bulky (9)
    • Heavy bulky (3)
    • Poor clarity (3)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting outdoors (95)
    • Shooting indoors (70)
    • Panoramic filming (55)
    • General purpose (33)
    • Special effects (31)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (52), Enthusiast (39), Semi-professional (12), Technically challenged (12), Aspiring film maker (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (97), Yes (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    What a great lens.....

    I have always owned Nikon lenses (for over 40 years), so this is the first after market lens I've owned, and I am impressed. There are some images enclosed I shot the...Read complete review

    I have always owned Nikon lenses (for over 40 years), so this is the first after market lens I've owned, and I am impressed. There are some images enclosed I shot the day I got it (one was taken at the 9 inch distance, the other shows "0" rectilinear problems). The Rectilineal aspect of this lens is excellent. The sharpness, the function, the structure, the feel, and the quality is all very good. It's well worth the price. FYI: Also, I purchased a Tiffen Polarizer Filter, which for this lens is 77mm, and I must say that the filter works great with lens in giving an even polarizing effect across the len's 10mm view (and I don't think that it weakened the sharpness at all). I would recommend buying it at the same time, and using it instead of a UV filter, reason being is that with a wide angle lens—blurred images are hardly ever an issue (losing some shutter speed probably won't be a problem), so if 90% of your shooting is outside or of reflective images it's better to use it than the UV filter (in my opinion). Note that with the polarizer in place you must use just your index finger to shift it. The lens hood will be in the way, but I find that just after a couple of minutes I got use to it. For getting those great blues and greatly lowering reflections it's worth it to me.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Loved this little gem... BUT

    I had to return the lens. My copy was very much soft and out of focus. I ended up buying the Tokina 12-24mm f/4. I didn't want to take a chance...Read complete review

    I had to return the lens. My copy was very much soft and out of focus. I ended up buying the Tokina 12-24mm f/4. I didn't want to take a chance on receiving another bad copy of the Sigma. Sigma needs to improve on their QC issues.

    Shooting at 10mm was great and actually liked the distortion that it would produce as I was also looking at buying a fish eye lens. Found NO CA in my pictures. I like the speed of the HSM motor and would not hunt at all even in a dark room. This lens does vignette a little but can be corrected in CS3 or with DXO optics software. This is a great landscape lens with a great FOV. The extra 2mm on the wide end is huge.

    This lens comes with a nice case and a nice lens hood. The lens hood is reversible for attachment for storage. I also loved the fact that the threads for a filter was a metal design. I had no problem with the lens cap. Lens construction seems to be very nice. Coating on the lens maybe a personal like or dislike for your taste. This didn't seem to bother me one way or other. Is it built like a Tokina Tank? ... No, But more than adequate and seems that it would last a long time if taken care of properly.

    Bottom Line:
    I would highly recommend this lens and I would purchase this lens again providing that I could get a good copy. Only reason for 3 stars would be QC issues and a bad copy of this lens, otherwise it would have been 5 stars

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    4.0

    good service

    By John

    from Boston, MA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

      I like it.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Very Good Lens

      By Your Realtor of Choice

      from Rehoboth Beach DE

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Panoramic Filming
        • Shooting Indoors

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

        Exactly what I expected and B&H delivered as promised, well packaged and on-time delivery! This lens will help me capture more dramatic home pics for my business.

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        • No

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        4.0

        A solid lens which will open up images!

        By Bob

        from Darlington, Maryland

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Cannot Use Built-in Flash

        Best Uses

        • Panoramic Filming
        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

        This lens is good for (among other things) taking great interior photos of rooms and capturing almost panaoramic images. Very useable photos- one caveat, using with built-in flash throws a parabolic shadow in the lower center of photo, more pronounced when leaving on the lens hood. The lens is a little thinner than it's faster big brother, so the shadow problem with built-in flash is less with this lens. Digital cameras have high film speed options and can be used to eliminate the need for flash, or one may use external flash.

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        5.0

        Great lens

        By DB

        from NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

          Great for landscape photos

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great ultra-wide at this pricepoint

          By ET

          from SF Bay Area, CA

          About Me Casual Photography Enthou

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Build Quality
          • Price

          Cons

          • Distortion At 10 Mm

          Best Uses

          • Landscape photography

          Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

          Great ultra-wide for a very affordable price. Sturdy built. One con: Suffers from a lot of distortion at 10mm.

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          5.0

          the perfect lens!!

          By Pat

          from MD

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Filming
            • Shooting Indoors

            Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

            taking pictures of paintings and art work
            this lens is the perfect one!!!

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            • Yes

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            4.0

            Repeat purchase of this lens

            By Mindy

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                  Bought to replace beat up lens of the same model, about 4 1/2 years old. Arrived quickly and so far, nice sharp lens. New lens cap design is much better than the old one. Packaging, case, etc. excellent and quick shipping. Thanks!

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                  5.0

                  I would want my friends to buy this lens

                  By John

                  from Texas

                  About Me Just Like Outdoor Photos

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • For Me The Price
                  • Improves Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                    I use this lens for outdoor photos. where I need to cove a wide area in a shot distance.
                    very sharp and clean pictures for a lens at this price.

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                    4.0

                    Great lens!

                    By chris

                    from Austin

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                      Landscape
                      Real Estate

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                      5.0

                      Great lens for a great price!

                      By Gene

                      from Brooklyn NY

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                      I really like this lens. It takes crisp, wide angle shots and is easy to use with automatic focus and no fisheye, barreling, and limited edge distortion. Recommended.

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                      5.0

                      Compares well to the same lense by Nikon

                      By K in JC

                      from Jersey City, NJ

                      About Me Outdoortravel Photograph

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                            I compared this lense and the 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens by Nikon. The sigma performed as well as the Nikon and cost $ less.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            What a Surprise Lens!

                            By Trying for the Shot

                            from N E Ohio

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Close Up Filming
                              • Landscapes
                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                              This Sigma lens for the price range is remarkable. What a surprise. I almost purchased the Rokinon 16mm wide angle, but waited. I'm so glad I did. What did I gain by purchasing the Sigma lens, A 10-20mm wide angle zoom, a removable lens hood and the ability to attach filters, not to mention a good quality result.
                              I am very happy with the product and so glad I made this choice.

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                              5.0

                              Great for the Amateur Photographer

                              By Oklahoma City investment REALTOR®

                              from Oklahoma City, OK

                              About Me Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Picture Quality
                              • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Close Up Filming
                                • Panoramic Filming
                                • Shooting Indoors
                                • Upgrade

                                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                                Back a few years ago I bought a Nikon D5000 for real estate pictures primarily, and I wanted a wide angle lens which this camera had at 18mm but now that I have this lens it is more than just wide angle, it is about quality optics. The stock lens that Nikon sends out for the Digital SLRs is pretty lightweight and seems to be plastic verses precision ground glass. The stock lens in the auto mode is a bear to get focused and take a picture and the Sigma is immediate. Now I have a perfect lens for wide angle interior real estate shots, and the quality of the pictures are amazing. For $[$]shipped this is the wide angle I would recommend for the amateur on a budget.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great wide angle lens for the $

                                By Dee

                                from Dayton, Ohio

                                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Photo hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Picture Quality

                                Cons

                                • No F-stop Lower Than 4

                                Best Uses

                                • Shooting Indoors
                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                                I bought this lens to take photos of real estate.
                                Some good things about this lens:
                                - Quality feel to lens. Nice heft compared to my made in china Nikon kit lens
                                - Made in Japan
                                - Very mild distortion
                                - Did not notice any darkening of outer edges of my shots; great compared to my screw-on wide angle adapter
                                - Comes with it's own case. Very nice.

                                Some negatives:
                                - Can't open up the aperture enough for my needs. f4 is okay, but would like a couple more stops.
                                - Kind of heavy, but this is a good trade for the quality I think I'm getting.

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                                5.0

                                Exactly what I was looking for

                                By Nicole in Maine

                                from Portland, Maine

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Improves Picture Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                                  I've been looking for an affordable wide angle lens forever, and finally decided on the Sigma 10-20mm. I have a Nikon D3100 and had just been making do with the 18-55mm kit lens that came with it, but decided it was definitely time for an upgrade. I bought this lens about two weeks ago, and couldn't be happier with it so far. It takes clear photos, and was impressively quick in low light. I would definitely recommend this lens to anyone out there looking for an affordable wide angle lens.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great lens for the money

                                  By TeamKnowles Realtors

                                  from Springfield MO

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Panoramic Filming
                                    • Shooting Indoors
                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                                    As REALTORS® in Springfield MO, we bought this to take wide angle shots of homes we list. The pictures look great. Now you can see more of the rooms and features of the homes for sale.

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                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    What a great lens.....

                                    By Craig

                                    from Knightsen, Ca

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Close Up Filming
                                      • Panoramic Filming
                                      • Shooting Indoors
                                      • Shooting Outdoors

                                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                                      I have always owned Nikon lenses (for over 40 years), so this is the first after market lens I've owned, and I am impressed. There are some images enclosed I shot the day I got it (one was taken at the 9 inch distance, the other shows "0" rectilinear problems). The Rectilineal aspect of this lens is excellent. The sharpness, the function, the structure, the feel, and the quality is all very good. It's well worth the price. FYI: Also, I purchased a Tiffen Polarizer Filter, which for this lens is 77mm, and I must say that the filter works great with lens in giving an even polarizing effect across the len's 10mm view (and I don't think that it weakened the sharpness at all). I would recommend buying it at the same time, and using it instead of a UV filter, reason being is that with a wide angle lens—blurred images are hardly ever an issue (losing some shutter speed probably won't be a problem), so if 90% of your shooting is outside or of reflective images it's better to use it than the UV filter (in my opinion). Note that with the polarizer in place you must use just your index finger to shift it. The lens hood will be in the way, but I find that just after a couple of minutes I got use to it. For getting those great blues and greatly lowering reflections it's worth it to me.

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Sigma 10-20mm Lens

                                      By Jim2800

                                      from Greensboro, NC

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting Outdoors

                                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                                      Easy to use would be a good addition to your DSLR. I purchased it for a Nikon D5100 DSLR and I am very happy with the quality.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Sharp wide-angle performance

                                      By Daffyfoto

                                      from Salem, OR

                                      About Me Photography student

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Quick autofocus
                                      • Tack-sharp Focus

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape photography
                                        • Shooting Outdoors

                                        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                                        I bought this lens for landscape photography, just in advance of a photo workshop in Death Valley. It performed just as I had hoped, with quick autofocus and no vignetting or other problems. Images were tack-sharp from close foreground to infinity. I'm totally satisfied with this lens.

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Nikon D5100 Body

                                        By AckermanImages

                                        from Kansas City, MO

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Picture Quality

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Shooting Outdoors

                                        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs:

                                        So far I've used this lens for night time photography. It's a nice step up as a novice from the kit lenses and the wide angle is very nice for shooting city scapes downtown!

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