Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4-5,6 DC HSM


Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4-5,6 DC HSM
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Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4-5,6 DC HSM
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2005.
The lens belongs to the category  wide angle zoom lenses, a wide angle lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is designed and meant for Canon and Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 10-20 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 16-32 mm if you have a Canon camera or 15-30 mm if you have a Niko camera.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 10 mm the lens brightness is f/4 and at 20 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
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Read more about changing brightness at different focal lengths
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH825-04".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4-5,6 DC HSM (2005) << The lens you are currently viewing
Sigma EX 10-20mm f/3,5 DC HSM (2008)
 
Prices and awards
TIPA TIPA Awards 2006: Entry Level Lens
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
Light weight (470 gr)
The lens was awarded at TIPA Awards 2006: Entry Level Lens
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
No built-in image stabilizer
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
This lens has been replaced by a newer version
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4-5,6 DC HSM (See dictionary)
Release date: 2005
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Wide Angle Zoom Lenses
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/4 at 10 mm at f/5,6 at 20 mm (Read more)
Focal Range: 10-20 mm
This is a "DClens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 
On Canon cameras: 16-32 mm
On Nikon cameras: 15-30 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 14 elements / 10 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:24 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood:
LH825-04(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):83 x 81 mm
Vikt:470 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)740 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"It’s important to have a high quality ultra-wide angle zoom in a lens kit. Sigma´s 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC ultra-wide zoom lens for digital SLR cameras is ideal for landscape photography, building interiors, group and party pictures and so much more. Great for working with close foreground subjects as this lens features a minimum focusing distance of 9.4” at all focal lengths ensuring great creative potential. The wide angle view of up to 102º also offers greater freedom of expression.

A DC series lens designed exclusively for use with smaller chip APS-c or 4/3 cameras

HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) allows for fast autofocus speeds & quiet shooting and is capable of full-time manual operation

Three aspherical lens elements offer excellent correction for distortion and Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements employed for effective compensation of color aberration

Internal Focusing System allows the convenient use of a polarizing filter for creative effects & improves the optical performance of the lens at various distances

Awarded the TIPA award, best consumer lens in Europe 2006

A lens hood, front/rear lens cap and carrying case are included with the lens."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sigma-10-20mm-f4-56-EX-DC
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=298&sort=7&cat=37&page=1
 
kenrockwell.com (jämförelse med tre andra vidvinkelsobjektiv)
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/digital-wide-zooms/comparison.htm
 
shutterbug.com
http://shutterbug.com/equipmentreviews/lenses/0206indy/
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/sigma-slr-lenses-41/wide-angle-zoom-slr-lenses-72/142-sigma-10-20mm-f4-56-ex-dc-hsm-lens-review.html
 
techradar.com
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/camera-lenses/sigma-10-20mm-f-4-5-6-ex-dc-hsm-283284/review
 
 
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