Sigma 10-20mm First Shots

These shots were taken at lunch today, around Hobart’s waterfront.
Obviously not the best lighting at midday, but i wanted to see how the wide angle coped with some upward shots with overhead sun.
I must say, I can see this lens getting a lot of use. I love it’s width, and it doesn’t seem to suffer from any “softness” that is reported with some Sigma lenses. (Only out of correct focus, which was my fault for usinf a larger than intended aperture setting)

The Big 'O'

Mr Jones' Place

Wheat Was Here

All in all I’m very happy with how the images turned out. Very minor post processing was carried out (using Picasa. grrrr!…) and the images here were jpegs to begin with (some dopey person forgot to switch back to RAW after taking happy snaps!..).

The only thing i can pick is some slight colouration in the shadows of the second image, but the sun was directly behind the top of the building.
I have been warned by other users of the 10-20mm lens that this can be expected when pushintg the lens into the sun such as I have done (on purpose to see the extend of the “flare”/ colouration??). None of the same colouration was seen in any of the other images that I shot.

So for the intended purpose of this lens, it’s overall cost and my skill level, i’m happy with my purchase and look forward to using it much more in the future.
It’s sturdily built and feels nice and rugged in the hand, AF operation is fast and silent and the manual AF override works well.
Highly reccommended for those who’d love the Canon EF-S 10-22mm, but can’t justify $1K+.


4 Responses to “Sigma 10-20mm First Shots”

  1. January 7, 2009 at 3:50 am

    looks like you got a great copy there rob! if only sigma’s got a great service center here in manila id get one instead of the efs10-22.. i guess that justifies the extra $1000 for me.

  2. January 14, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    What a coincedence. I just did the same comparisons and have ordered a Sigma 10-20 also. Got in before the new year price rise too. Now I have to wait for it to come!

    Good to see some test shots and that you’re happy with it.

  3. January 15, 2009 at 8:15 am

    good work mate, i’m very happy with it after a bit more shooting.
    although the “backwards” (compared to EF lenses) zoom ring operation can catch me out a little.

  4. January 15, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Excellent. Yeah, the lens I use for 90% of my shooting is the Canon 100-400L which is a push pull zoom style, so I won’t have any pre-conceived ideas about rotating zooms lol.

    Look forward to more photos.

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