Sigma 10-20mm for Nikon Reviews, Samples and References

First published on: Thursday, 31 January 2008

Last update (May 06, 2009): DanielKHC’s HDR Set on Flickr.

This post is a personal compilation of links to Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens (Nikon mount) professional reviews, user opinions and experiences, tests, ratings and conclusions.

I also link up to images, sample photos and galleries of pictures taken with this lens.

Full attribution is given by linking to the source.

The Sigma 10-20mm F4.0-5.6 EX DC HSM lens was introduced on 14-February-2005.

Get the full description and technical details of the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens at Remember that the DC designation of this lens means that it is optimized for use on Nikon’s 1.5X APS-C crop digital SLR bodies such as the Nikon D300, D90 and D5000.

Professional reviews, user opinions, tests, ratings, conclusions and feedback

Sigma 10-20mm 1:4-5.6 EX DC HSM review by Andy Westlake, March 2009, at DPReview — “So overall the Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM is a solid, well-built lens with good operational characteristics, which justifies its popularity with generally decent imaging results. While its long-running unique selling point of being the only third-party 10mm zoom has now disappeared, and it faces strong competition from Tamron’s 10-24mm, the different characteristics of the two lenses means it’s still a good option for APS-C users looking for the widest of ultra-wideangle zooms. It may no longer necessarily be the leader of the pack, but it’s still well worth considering.”

Sample photos and examples, image galleries

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Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 Review Samples at DPReview — 30 full-resolution photographs are presented in this gallery. Andy Westlake, the reviewer, notes: “All pictures are shot in RAW and processed using Adobe Camera RAW to bypass the Nikon D300 test camera’s automatic chromatic aberration correction in JPEG.”

DanielKHC’s HDR Set on Flickr

Most of Daniel’s photos in this set were shot with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX lens (Nikon mount) mounted on a Nikon D300.

However, the one outstanding photo that got invited into the GettyImages Rights-Managed program, “KLCC 7:36am“, was shot with a Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens.

The D300’s ability to shoot bracketed exposures at up to 9 bracketed shots at 8 fps in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV increments helps increase the success rate of the HDR sequence.

From the photo notes of the images in the set, Daniel uses Photomatix and Adobe Photoshop for producing the final HDR image.

Stunning set of architectural photos

These superb images were taken by Ian Bramham with the Sigma 10-20mm mounted on a Nikon D40 digital SLR camera.

Read also an excellent commentary on the locations accompany the pics.

He also gives a brief review of the lens and praises the PTLens software product for distortion correction.

View more of Ian’s work at his gallery.

“Walk-about” images

Dan Bolger shows off 5 photos, most of which were snapped at 10mm focal length.

The camera used was a Nikon D80.

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