Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM A-mount lens review by neil458

reviewer#10685 date: Nov-10-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:sigma 18 250 minolta 35 70 sony 18 55 tamron 18 200, minolta sony 75 300 etc
price paid:
positive:Build quality, good sharpness for focal length, very little drop off at edges, not too heavy, smooth action straight out of the box. great pictures.
negative:no, cant think of any
comment:I found that some of the reviews of this lens are a little over critical. All i can say is that it has opened a whole new world of photographic fun to me. The colour rendition on this lens easily lives up to any i have ever owned, its as sharp as you would need (edge and corner sharpness are far better than i expected) and i cannot find a single issue with its all round quality. It feels balanced on my A55, (not an easy trick to pull off)All i can say is keep your batteries charged because you are just going to want to use your camera a lot more. Buy one, Have fun.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 16
  • sharpness: 4.41
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.38
  • distortion: 4.19
  • flare control: 4.19
  • overall: 4.33 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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