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Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras

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  • Zoom Super Wide Angle

The Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras lens offers an super-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 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 camera.

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
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 Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
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 Lens for Sony Alpha 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/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras
     
    4.6

    (based on 48 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (36)
    • Easily interchangeable (27)
    • Consistent output (24)
    • Durable (23)
    • Lightweight (23)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (6)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (24)
    • Landscape photography (14)
    • Low light (8)
    • Night photography (7)
    • Special effects (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (17), Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-professional (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
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    5.0

    Neat glass

    By Desertfisch

    from Glendale, Az.

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Sharp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography

      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

      Had the lens for about 2 weeks now. It makes great landscape shots. I use it with Sony APS-C cameras. The effective 15mm focal length makes for much nicer shots than my previous 42mm shortest. So far everything shot at f8 or above. Lens case is a nice touch.

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      5.0

      Just what I was looking for

      By StephenR

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

        This lens is excellent for ultra wide shots. Great for landscapes and I have produced some nice panoramas using this lens as well.

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        5.0

        Don't take half a picture!

        By Dino de Leon

        from New York City

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Angles
        • Colors
        • Details
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Architecture
          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

          I didn't know that I was taking half a picture until I bought this super wide angle lens by Sigma. Now every shot is a full picture! Good for taking architectural shots, indoors or outdoors, it also gives you good colors and details. Buy this lens and you won't regret it!

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          5.0

          Recommended

          By poncho hurtado

          from elizabeth new jersey

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Traveling

            Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

            good product 100 % i like

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            5.0

            Great Lens for Sweep Panoramas!

            By Bob

            from Port Jefferson, NY

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable
            • Well Made

            Cons

            • Tripod Spacer Req'd

            Best Uses

            • Indoor Architectural
            • Panoramas

            Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

            I bought this lens specifically to use with the Sweep Panorama mode on my A mount Camera. With the focal length set at 10 mm, it is possible to capture a view of just under 360 degrees.

            Because of the way I am using the lens, I am not very concerned with many of the specifications that most people are considering when buying a lens. The Sweep Panorama mode uses mostly the center part of the image field and for this application the lens is extremely good.

            When using the Sweep Panorama mode, with a very wide angle lens such as this, for extremely close subjects it is important to keep the camera back perpendicular to the ground. A tripod and a bubble level may be necessary when using the lens in this way.

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            5.0

            Better than I expected

            By Knuckles

            from New York, NY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

              I am using this lens to do scenery shots, and so far I am loving it. This lens is quick and responsive when it comes to focusing. Little heavier than my other lens but I got a handle for it quick. The body is sturdy, doesn't feel cheap.

              Used with: Sony Alpha A300

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              5.0

              great lens corrected wau

              By GLAR

              from Colombia S. A.

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                Buy it from B & H and delivery was very fast. Is an excellent lens very crisp, sharp and especially because it produces edited photos with straight lines, you can take pictures with good depth of field, focused close-ups to give feeling of volume and perspective, works very well in low light, worth the price for the quality of images that gives. Good color. Very good for making landscapes.

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                4.0

                Great Lens for the price

                By Eric

                from Massachusetts

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Price

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                This is a nice sharp lens if you use it around F8 and can manual focus. I find the autofocus is hit or miss for infinity shots, but with focus magnifier it is perfect. Might not be super sharp wide open but for landscapes it is as sharp at F8 as my Zeiss 16-80. Takes a little getting used to but it is great for the price.

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                4.0

                pretty good value

                By reodonnell

                from Mesa, AZ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                  We bought the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX lens to expand our photography into ultra wide landscapes. What we've found is a very well made lens with just a little shortcoming.

                  Of course for Sony cameras, this lens is not HSM so the description on the web site is incorrect. The autofocus makes some noise since it is driven by the in body motor, making it pretty much useless for video without an external microphone.

                  Build on this lens is solid and has a quality feel. Zoom ring is just a little stiff, but will no doubt loosen up with use.

                  Most important is image quality, of course. Pictures are very sharp if this lens is stopped down one or two stops. I'm well pleased with IQ. Problems we've noticed are: some flare with the sun just outside the lens view. Pretty much expected. There is a TINY and I stress tiny bit of fringing. And naturally, there is some distortion at the corners inherent in an ultra wide lens.

                  Overall, you will be pleased with this lens whether you are a professional or an amatuer. And the price makes it a great deal.

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                  5.0

                  great lens

                  By AllyC

                  from Stuttgart, Germany

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Low distortion
                  • Nice color
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                    the edge distortion at 10mm is negligable. This lense is fantastic. The color is spot on, too.

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                    4.0

                    Love this lens

                    By Rondo

                    from Montreal, Canada

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Very little distortion

                    Cons

                    • For the price none

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography

                    Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                    I really wanted the 8-16mm, but being as expensive as it is, I decided to go with this one (it was on sale too). I couldn't be happier! Sure 2mm extra would be nice, I'm sure, but for the money I saved, I don't mind taking two steps backwards!

                    This is my first Sigma lens and I have to say that I'm super happy with it. the build quality is nice, the packaging was done with care, I can't believe how little distortion there is at 10mm, and the auto-focus is snappy and accurate, more so than some of my other Tamron lenses. I've been using it around f7.1 (on my Sony a65)and the shots are sharp. Sure, it would be nice to have an extra f-stop, or two, but using it for landscapes, architecture, and night shots (long exposure on a tripod), I really don't miss it.

                    I rate it 4 stars ONLY because I don't believe ANY lens is absolutely perfect in all situations, but I DO recommend it.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome

                    By Ema

                    from Daytona Beach, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                      This lens is all I need to take good pictures from the cockpit!Use it while I am flying, for a visit at the museum, and for great landscape pictures!

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                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      My second lens

                      By Mosab

                      from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light
                      • Weak Casing

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                      I will use it with long shutter photography
                      Star tails and timelapes

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                      5.0

                      now I see what I did not see before

                      By jimbo

                      from canada

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                      a must for landscapes, finally I was able to catch on my photos the area of landscapes I was not able to catch before, a must, I will buy again, if it would break any time :-)

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                      5.0

                      Best value super wide zoom - hands down!

                      By Geren W. Mortensen, Jr.

                      from Westminster, MD

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Environmental Portraiture
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                        What a fun lens to walk about with! And, it's sharp and contrasty with great color rendition. Yes, it's a superwide zoom, so there's lots of barrel distortion. But it's a great landscape/cityscape lens, awesome for events, and neat for environmental portraits.

                        There are some things to watch for: polarizing filters and variable neutral density filters will be a little unpredictable. Just watch what you're doing! Also, you'll need "thin" or "slim" filters - or those design specifically for use with very wide lenses, or you'll see vignetting, especially at the widest end of the range.

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                        4.0

                        nice lens

                        By Gooseheart

                        from Yardley PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                          Good, sharp pictures. A little vignetting at widest angle shots. Light enough to go everywhere. I am happy with performance.

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                          4.0

                          Better than the Sony 11-18mm

                          By Jake Shutter

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                              I chose this over the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 because I really don't need the extra stops (I always shoot with a tripod in night photography!) plus the Tokina is expensive. I didn't get the newer version of this lens because the $100 more with vc didn't justify it for me plus I read that image quality is practically the same on both. I used to have the Sony 11-18mm and glad I was able to sell it. It was too soft, too slow for the over $700 price tag. This Sigma performs much better image quality wise.It's not the sharpest of lens but I'm happy to have a decent super wide lens in situations when I might need it.

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                              4.0

                              Decent Performer

                              By Gmussio

                              from Houston, Tx

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Poor in Low Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                              For the price, this lens does a great job. It's reasonably sharp, has little to no distortion, and is built great. I just wish the sharpness was even but I can tell the edges are a little less sharp at all apertures when shooting at its widest. It's really only noticeable at 100% view so it's all good.

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                              4.0

                              Performs as Expected

                              By Ladd

                              from WV / WA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                                I had been wanting the Sigma 10-20 for a couple of years, and was thrilled when I finally got it.

                                It performs as expected, and works very well for landscapes, which is what I mainly shoot. Of course, it isn't as sharp around the edges, but I knew that would be the case ahead of time. But the lens is sturdy, well constructed, and my images come out crisp where it counts (and at the optimal aperture).

                                If you're looking for a high quality wide angle, but can't afford the next model up, this is a perfectly good option.

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                                4.0

                                Great complement to A77

                                By Uncle Earl

                                from Saratoga, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Lightweight
                                • Nice Bokeh
                                • Sharp enough

                                Cons

                                • Inaccurate Focus Scale

                                Best Uses

                                • ArchitecturalReal Estate
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras:

                                On the Sony, you don't get the HSM focus drive and so the manual focus is more cumbersome. I find autofocus on ultrawides to be very iffy, since central depth of field is large and DOF at the corners is miniscule (check it out). To avoid smeared images at the corners, I use the magnified focus available in the A77 EVF which works a treat. I believe the 24MP of the A77 is challenging the lens resolution, but while the sharpness isn't what I'm used to in the better Sigma lenses, it's very good. I'm sticking to f/8 to f/11 wherever I can with this lens and am comfortable with getting exhibition quality 16 X 24 prints with careful focusing. I thought a bit about getting the 8-16mm, but decided 15mm effective focal length was short enough and this lens is less weight in the bag.

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