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Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • Zoom Super Wide Angle

The Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom is a super-wide angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/3.5 throughout the entire zoom range, ensuring high image quality. The maximum aperture of f/3.5 allows enough light in to make it a great choice for indoor shooting as well as landscapes and creative portraiture.

With its wide angle view from 102.4 degrees, this lens can empower the photographer to produce creative images with exaggerated perspective. This lens has a Super Multi-Layer coating that coating reduces flare and ghosting. With a HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor), the lens operates quietly and at high speed in both autofocus and full-time manual modes.

The lens design incorporates an inner focusing system which eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the Petal-type hood, reducing extraneous light and reducing internal reflection.

Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements and a SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element provide excellent correction of color aberration. Four aspherical lenses provide correction for distortion and allow compact and lightweight construction. This Sigma lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4 inches (24cm) throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.6.

Note! Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with 35mm SLR cameras or digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size

Super-Wide
10-20mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/3.5 throughout the entire zoom range
High Image Quality
Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements and a SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and four aspherical lenses
Performance
Focal Length 10 - 20mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
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 82 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/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras
  • Lens Hood
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Carrying Case
  • 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/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras
     
    4.5

    (based on 57 reviews)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (39)
    • Consistent output (33)
    • Strong construction (28)
    • Easily interchangeable (26)
    • Durable (20)

    Cons

    • Heavy (6)
    • Poor in low light (5)
    • Slow focus (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (41)
    • Low light (27)
    • Night photography (9)
    • Macro photography (7)
    • Weddings (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (45)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (25), Semi-pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Don't leave home without it!

    When I first got my hands on a 10-20mm super-wide angle zoom, I was already impressed with it, even though that model was the f4-5.6 version! Then, not much later,...Read complete review

    When I first got my hands on a 10-20mm super-wide angle zoom, I was already impressed with it, even though that model was the f4-5.6 version! Then, not much later, this new version came out and I knew I had to get it with the fix f3.5 value! It is a great lens for a variety of purposes! Huge buildings inside and out, parks, wide areas, all just get swollowed up with this glass! My Times Square photos show a much-much larger view than with my standard 18mm lens. Quality is great! Focus is fast, indoor photography is also much easier with the f3.5 speed. It is wider, larger and heavier than the f4-5.6 version, but well built and feels very confortable. Buttom line; If you never had a super-wide angle zoom, get this one, 'cause you're gonna to love it!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not sure on this one

    I've been shooting this lens for about a month and really love how wide it is and the fixed aperture throughout. However, coming from a nikkor 12-24, this lens doesn't quite cut...Read complete review

    I've been shooting this lens for about a month and really love how wide it is and the fixed aperture throughout. However, coming from a nikkor 12-24, this lens doesn't quite cut it. It is pretty soft (especially around the edges) and the chromatic aberration in back lit subjects is pretty bad. The focusing if fine and the build quality seems great, but the jury is still out on this one for me.

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    5.0

    So far so good

    By Abe FroMan

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Video

      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

      I've used the lens a couple of times since I got it. I do mostly automotive photography. So far I'm very happy with the results. Dealing with B&H is always a very easy thing to do.

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      5.0

      Great lens, good price

      By DaveB

      from Hillsborough, NC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

        This lens is great for capturing a very wide field of view. That makes it highly useful photographing rooms, landscapes or any composition where you want to include a wide scene. I like the fast, constant f3.5 max aperture, and the lens is very well constructed. If you want to know the gritty details,...... It is soft in the corners at 10mm and f3.5, but it improves quickly with increasing focal length and smaller apertures. In practice the corner softness hasn't been an issue. I also haven't noticed vignetting to be a problem, but it was noticeable in some of my test photos. That's usually not too hard to correct, though, in post processing. There are also some CA artifacts, but again it's not noticeable at reasonable viewing sizes. None of the ultra-wide zoom lenses are perfect, so it's really a matter of the tradeoffs you are willing to make. For me the focal length range was just what I wanted to marry with my existing lenses, so that was another motivator. I think the Sigma provides a really good balance of performance and price. Go for it!

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        5.0

        Great ultra-wide choice!

        By Dave

        from Hillsborough, NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Color Rendition
        • Construction quality
        • Good in low light
        • Sharp

        Cons

        • Large filter size

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

        There are lots of good choices in the ultra-wide angle Nikon DX lens category. I ended up choosing the Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 because it strikes a nice balance between focal length range, optical performance and cost. I was looking for a lens to supplement my Nikon 16-85mm and provide better performance at the wide end. The Sigma does that nicely with low distortion where the lenses overlap (16-20mm).As for the Sigma's performance, I have no complaints...........Yes, it is soft in the corners at 10mm and f3.5, but most lenses suffer somewhat at their extremes. By f5.6 it is fine, and the center resolution is great throughout the focal length range. The two things that pleasantly surprised me were the construction quality and the color reproduction. The lens feels more solid and tight than my 16-85 and image colors are beautifully rendered. My only real complaint is the filter size is huge at 82mm, which adds to the expense.Creatively, it takes some getting used to such a wide angle of view. You really have to check the corners when composing an image because there may be things in the frame you didn't expect. To make strong images you'll want to look for good foreground elements as everything recedes quickly at such wide angles. With foreground content, though, the exaggerated perspective gives a striking wow factor. It's great having an ultra-wide angle lens to work with!

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        5.0

        Same lens, much cheaper!

        By Cem

        from Pittsburgh

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

        Great buy as usual and much cheaper than sigma website. Can not beat that. Hats off to b&h!

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        4.0

        Good performance, very pleased

        By Chris

        from Salt Lake City

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

            I am very happy with this lens. The 3.5 version is a must, the 4.5 is no good in lower light. Forget it and spend a little more to get 3.5. Ive used Nikor 12-24, and this lens performs almost as well. I do architectural photography and the wide 10 mm is great. Have to be cautious in shot selection that you watch for fisheye effect but many times i shoot at 10mm and the images are fine and if not just go up a little. If cost is a consideration I would go for this sigma 10-20mm over the way more expensive Nikor 12-24.

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            1.0

            Not worth the money - It does not work

            By DonnaMac

            from Chattanooga, TN

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

              • Would not focus

              Best Uses

              • It Does Not Work

              Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

              I had the Sigma 10-20 F/4 - 5.6 and with limited use and it suddenly would not longer focus. I sent it off to be repaired and it still does not work after $172.00 worth of repairs. It worked right out of the box and when I went to use it on a shoot it would not focus. I was out of the my 30 day repair warranty.

              So we purchased the 10-20 f/3.5 two weeks before vacation and when we get on vacation and go to use the lens, JUNK, it will not focus on the left focal points. Right out of the box and brand new it will not focus on the left side.

              I called B&H and I was out of the 30 day warranty so I am going to have to deal with SIGMA.

              I have not used the first lens 20 times in the 6 years I had it. This is sort of a specialty lens. So I was shocked when it quit working. Not as shocked as a brand new lens that will not work. No more SIGMA! Save you money and get the Nikon wide angle. I have spent $1,000 on two non-working SIGMA lens. I am half way to the Nikon that gets rave reviews. I have tried each lens on 3 different cameras and it has the same problem on all of the camera, D70, D200 and the D800.

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              4.0

              Really Awesome Lens

              By Anthony the Photographer

              from Pleasanton, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Chromatic aberation
              • Soft Focus At The Edges

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

              I love this lens. It goes really wide and has a nice zoom range. It feels pretty sturdy and heavy. It focuses quickly. And the distortion is very minimal. However, I feel like it has a bit too much chromatic aberration. And the focus isn't too sharp at the edges. But otherwise, it's a really great lens.

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              4.0

              Good lens for its value

              By Jan

              from Istanbul

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Cons

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                    Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                    Just tried and bought it from Manhattan store. Nice lens for its value. Images are not sharp as I was expecting but still quite satisfying.
                    10 mm is fun to shoot and with 3.5 apperture it perfoms well indoors.
                    Autofocus is good and lenses build quality look rigid.

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                    4.0

                    Very Good Lens

                    By BordeauxPhotography

                    from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                      I recently purchased this lens to work on projects hat required a wide angle lens, and i must say I am very please with my purchase. I have not used it extensively but have taken in the region of 100 photographs and the sharpness has been amazing with no noticeable negative photographic effects.

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                      5.0

                      Great lens

                      By Mario

                      from Chicago

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                      Performs as expected indoors and out.

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                      5.0

                      Fun and creative lens

                      By Joe C

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                      This was the first lens I've purchased outside of the Kit lens that came with my Nikon D90. I could tell right off the bat that this lens was for real. It is much more solid, with more metal parts, and precise handling. The focusing speed is great and the constant aperture makes it nice for photographing indoors in low light. The only down sides that I have seen so far is that the white balance between what I see in live view and what is reproduced are two different things. However, this is most likely an inexperience issue on my behalf. The best thing I can say about this lens is that it is fun! It got me out shooting again and experimenting with different compositions. If photography is a hobby of yours that has lost it's luster, this lens will rekindle the fire that got you to take pictures in the first place.

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                      5.0

                      espetacular service

                      By claudia

                      from Brasilia - Brasil

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Blurry Focus
                      • Difficult to Clean
                      • Heavy
                      • Lens Creep
                      • Poor in Low Light
                      • Slow Focus
                      • Tough To Attach
                      • Weak Casing

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Night Photography
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                      Satisfacion atendiment. Products excepcionality qualidad

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                      4.0

                      No problem

                      By Port

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                        Performs as expected indoors and out.

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                        5.0

                        Great lens

                        By Paolo

                        from PHILADELPHIA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                          This lens is excellent for the price. I'm having a lot of fun and nice shots at 10 mm.
                          Be careful and perform some quality checks on Sigma lens, I have returned it due to back focus issue. B&H quickly changed it (excellent service) and now I'm extremely satisfied.

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                          4.0

                          Really good lens

                          By Vick

                          from Edmonton, Alberta

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Poor in Low Light

                          Best Uses

                          • Food photography
                          • Indoors/Low Light

                          Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                          Just went down to the store in Manhattan and tried it out. Really good lens and really useful for food photography.

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                          5.0

                          10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom

                          By ttngphotos

                          from Houston,TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                          Wide angle lens great

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                          4.0

                          GREAT STUFF

                          By falonsocortes

                          from Madrid, Spain

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                            Incredible landscapes.. great treatment of sky colors.. I am enjoying it quite a lot so far!

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                            4.0

                            Good, Solid Lens

                            By joerom

                            from Texas

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                              Decent build quality. Optics seem sharp so far, even wide open.

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                              5.0

                              Dramadic landscapes

                              By dave baily

                              from Ontario, Canada

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                                If you want a lens that gives dramadic landscapes with amazing clairidy then this is the lens to buy

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                                4.0

                                Good for the $

                                By nikon shooter

                                from Windsor, ON Canada

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For Nikon Cameras:

                                  Nice, sharp lens. Good bang for the buck

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