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Sigma10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount
 
4.5

(based on 319 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (192)

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    (109)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

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    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (206)
  • Strong construction (186)
  • Easily interchangeable (182)
  • Consistent output (152)
  • Durable (150)

Cons

  • Heavy (61)
  • Poor in low light (36)
  • Blurry focus (13)
  • Slow focus (10)
  • Difficult to clean (6)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (206)
  • Low light (54)
  • Night photography (51)
  • Weddings (51)
  • Landscape photography (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (103), Semi-pro photographer (64), Casual photographer (41), Enthusiast (39), Semi-professional (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (182), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for Real Estate Photos

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expected a little more

Other reviews rave how sharp this is but I found it lacking. Pretty sharp for objects close-up but kinda soft for high-end landscape use. Fine details such as branches and leaves get mushed....Read complete review

Other reviews rave how sharp this is but I found it lacking. Pretty sharp for objects close-up but kinda soft for high-end landscape use. Fine details such as branches and leaves get mushed. I wasn't expecting Canon "L" quality but for wide open landscape shots it's a little disappointing throughout the focal length. The lens is really sharp at close distances such as 8-10ft. making it ideal for artistic photography. The lens itself is durable, comes with a quality case and lens hood! So that reason alone might sway you to buy this lens. A little heavy, but nothing to gripe about.

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4.0

Very nice lens.

By Keith Johnson

from Dallas, TX

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

    I purchased this lens for doing interior product images. The ultra-wide angle is really good in small rooms. It's also pretty good for Landscapes, although it's not quite as sharp when doing long exposures and to me it's a little too wide for Landscape images.
    I had shot some of my first long exposure images with it using a 3-stop ND filter and I was about 50 or so yards from the Pier shooting at 20mm and found it a little difficult to avoid having too much space around the main subject, see attached sample image. Other than that it's a really great lens too add to your bag.

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    5.0

    Great Lens

    By SC

    from NYC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

      I wanted a ultra wide angle (UWA) lens for some time now and my need has been fulfilled with this lens. Although the lens is encased in a plastic housing it still feels sturdy and the barrel rotates smoothly throughout its zoom. It does however, move in the opposite direction of my other zoom lens and that takes some getting used to.
      There is a little barrelling in the center as well as some distortion at the ends which is to be expected of a UWA.
      Because its a UWA, it allows a wee bit more light to reach the sensor which helps a bit in low light conditions. However, I would not buy it just for this reason, but it does help when every bit of extra light is needed.
      Overall I am satisfied with this lens.

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      5.0

      Great Lens

      By SC

      from NYC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

        I have wanted a wide angle lens for some time now and find that this lens has satisfied my need. It feels sturdy in my hand even though it has a plastic housing. It's not too heavy and does a good job for interior and landscape shots.
        I do notice some distortion at the edges, as well as some barrelling in the center, which is to be expected with an UWA. It allows a wee bit more light in to the sensor as a result of its wide angle which helps a bit in low light conditions.
        Overall, I am satisfied with my purchase.

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        5.0

        BEST PURCHASE

        By August Halverson

        from Saint Paul, MN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Great In Good Light
        • Sharp
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Glidecam
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Real Estate

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

        I use this lens for many different things, from landscape photography, to real estate photography, and also video on a glidecam. It is incredible in all its uses, and it has made the production value of my videos and the quality of my photos so much better. It is tack sharp, and has no vignetting. There is however some considerable chromatic aberration, but it is removable in photoshop or lightroom. It is an incredible lens, and i would recommend it for anyone who needs an ultra-wide.

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        4.0

        Great lens

        By Louis

        from NYC

        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

        Was looking for a wide angle lens to replace my broken Tamron lens.
        B & H had the perfect fit for my needs.
        Sigma 10-20mm. Love it!

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        4.0

        Perfect first lens purchase

        By Leo

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Video

          Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

          This lens was the perfect choice for my first lens after the kit lens. It provides an amazingly wide view and its quality is really incredible. I was deciding between this lens and the Canon lens that was very similar and I am very happy I chose this one instead. I like the little bit of extra weight over the canon because the less plasticy feel makes for a much better shooting experience.

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          5.0

          Just What I Needed

          By Erik

          from Michigan

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

            Needed this lens for real estate photography. works great. Images are very sharp, and the super wide angle is a game changer. I was using a kit lens but this lens took my photos to another level. For the price it can't be beat.

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            4.0

            Happy with my purchase!

            By Larry

            from Washington State.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

              I recently bought the lens to complete my gear set. I am very happy with the quality of the Sigma lens, and the photographs it gives. I have not taken that many yet but the sharpness and colors given by this lens is very acceptable. I have taken close-up photos of flowers with raindrops on them and they are on par with my Canon L glass lens. Build quality is excellent as usual for Sigma. the only drawback I can see is there is no image stabilization. But for the price and great delivery from B&H, you can't go wrong. This lens is the older version but had better reviews, hence my purchase.

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              5.0

              Great lens

              By JAK

              from Columbia, IL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light

                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                this is the perfect lens for Real Estate photography. As a matter of fact we liked it so much we bought another one. Great wide angle with minimum edge distortion.

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                5.0

                A fine sper-wide lens

                By van

                from Corpus Christi, Tx

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                    This lens replaced a 12-24mm lens I had, and works it's magic very well. Close focus ability without expected distortion was my very first photo experience with this lens. I've used it on a Canon 70D primarily. Fast focus, extreme depth of field and very little distortion add up to a great lens. The EX designation from Sigma ranks it right alongside of Canon L glass in my opinion. I'd recommend this lens to anyone in need of a super-wide.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome Lens

                    By Donny Pibbin

                    from Omaha, NE

                    Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                    This lens is a game changer. Definitely worth the money. I would recommend this for video and photography purposes to anyone looking to create quality content.

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                    5.0

                    excellent value

                    By BobC

                    from York Pa.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                      I have only used this lens a few times so far for indoor and landscape photos. It seems to be an excellent lens for the price. Sharp images and fast focus. It doesn't have image stabilization but that hasn't been a problem.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent lens for outdoor shots

                      By Audrey

                      from Herndon

                      Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                      This lens was perfect when shooting outdoors on a very cloudy day. Very clear crisp image.

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                      5.0

                      Great Wide Angle

                      By Luis

                      from Pembroke Pines, Florida.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                        I used to have this model for Nikon. Now that I switched to Canon I bought it again since it's my favorite lens for landscapes.

                        While it's not a "top of the line" L lens it has a nice solid feeling, the images are sharp and the colors look great. I never had an issue with vignetting or crazy chromatic aberration, not even on the borders. I normally stay at f8-f16 while shotting with it.

                        Simple and easy to use, very light, it has a nice angle of view. As with every wide angle, you'll notice the distortion if you shoot at a pronounce angle which sometimes produces a nice effect, depending on the subject. When shooting leveled, distortion is minimum, according to the distance you're shooting on the 10-20 mm scale.

                        It just works for me.

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                        5.0

                        Amazing Bang for Buck Lens

                        By Matthew Graham

                        from Mobile, Al

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Bang For Buck
                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • No Stabilization

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                        This is amazing lens for the price and easily in the big bang for your buck. You are getting what your paying for, and the sharpness of the lens won't support harsh crops but is sufficient with slight crops. I found this lens to be slightly sharper than the sigma 10-20 f/3.5 at f/8 and f/11 which to me are the primary aperture for a landscape lens. This is a great addition to any photographer with a aps-c sensor (start camera bodies). My only negative for this lens is it lack of a stabilization so it does suffer in low light, but I've regularly got to 1/30 with good form and breathing control

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                        4.0

                        Excellent

                        By GB

                        from Eydney

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                        Excellent Lens for the price.

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                        4.0

                        Nice Glass!

                        By GabsDad

                        from SC

                        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                        Just purchased this to use taking pictures of vehicles for my work, and am impressed with this lens! This is my first night non-Canon lens and I have to say it is very well made! It is heavier than I expected, but that isn't a problem considering it is a small lens. Very pleased with it!

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                        5.0

                        Nice wide angle lens

                        By Leon

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                        This ultra wide angle lens is a much better choice for landscape photo than the standard 18-55 lens. Nice quality and excellent price. It would be the best choice if you cannot afford the Cannon 10-20 lens.

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                        5.0

                        So good so far!

                        By Outdoorsy Photo Enthusiast.

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                            Just got this to shoot landscapes and interesting action shots. Fits my camera and looks great. Good price. Images are dark around the corners so you may need to shoot in well lit places or use an external flash. Comes with a well padded case so travels well.

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Awesome and affordable

                            By Tyramro

                            from Santa Cruz, CA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Photography

                                Comments about Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount:

                                I bought this lens because I wanted to experiment with night photography. I take pictures for a hobby and so far, I have used it for sunsets and landscape images and it has produced great images. This is my first wide angle and my second lens.

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