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Sigma10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
 
4.5

(based on 276 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (166)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (190)
  • Strong construction (172)
  • Easily interchangeable (163)
  • Consistent output (137)
  • Durable (136)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (176)
  • Weddings (46)
  • Night photography (45)
  • Low light (40)
  • Landscape photography (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (89), Semi-pro photographer (52), Enthusiast (39), Casual photographer (33), Semi-professional (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (148), Yes (5)

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent for Price

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

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

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

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

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5.0

great autofocus

By wareagle

from kentucky

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    I am really suprised at how well the autofocus works even i low light i have not had any problems with it. i have been using it for land scape shots. I have been playing in manual in lowlight and am very pleased. Great lens for the price

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    5.0

    Exceeded Expectations

    By Chaser

    from USA

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

    This lens has exceeded my expectations. I am using it with a Canon EOS T3i. The quality of photographs is exceptional. Highly recommended. Also, the service I received from B&H is second to none. Great experience with the sales staff.

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    5.0

    every thing OK

    By Véronique

    from Paris France

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          ok

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good lens

          By vr photography

          from florida

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Lens Cap Fit

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

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

          Not as sharp as my Canon lenses but gets the job done with little complaint.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Lens for Canon

          By CGAlves.:

          from Rio de Janeiro-Brasil

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            Excente product, very range for this Lens very good pictures.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great lens, great buy!

            By Digital Rev Guy

            from Omaha NE

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

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

              I'm a working pro, so I (we) need a sharp, versatile lens and this foots the bill. Perhaps the only draw back is that uses on a full frame camera are limited - but you'd better know that going in. On our 7D it's awesome!!!

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              5.0

              Great Lens

              By Angie

              from North of Chicago

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Lens

                  By TK

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

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

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

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  A true balance results and cost

                  By PolishGuy

                  from Buffalo ny

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

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

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

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Value

                  By glh17

                  from Murfreesboro, TN

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

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

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

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                    5.0

                    Best investment I 've made!

                    By Las Vegas Joe

                    from Las Vegas, Nevada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

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

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

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      sweet lens

                      By ckohnhorst

                      from Chicago, IL 60601

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

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

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good service, good product

                        By JiaQi

                        from Boston MA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

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

                          good product, good service...

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          High barrel distortion

                          By Ram

                          from California

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Slow Focus

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

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

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

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product!

                          By dnsuarez

                          from Mar del Plata, Arnetina

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Poor in Low Light

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

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

                          Excellent quality and very good value for money

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                          • No

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfect for Real Estate Photos

                          By Jason Freer, REALTOR

                          from Virginia Beach, Virginia

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

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

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

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

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Lens

                            By Mary216

                            from Staten Island

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery

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

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

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                              5.0

                              Great Lens, Great Price

                              By Phil

                              from Joppa, AL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                LOve this lens. Great value for the price.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Wide Angle

                                By miked

                                from Winter Springs, FL

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Weddings/Events

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

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

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  like it so much!

                                  By oscar

                                  from el centro ca

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action

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

                                    great on architectural photography

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                                    • No

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