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

reviewer#44523 date: May-22-2020
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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:Can't really compare as I only have one UWA lens
price paid:£280 used
positive:Solid build
Great for interior
Landscape use
Constant f3.5
negative:Nothing really
comment:Had researched this lens against the Sony 11-18, but decided on this for both constant aperture and price. Pairs well with both the SLT-58 and 68, with no back or front focus issues.
I have used it to create some very wild looking cityscapes and it is a great landscape lens. It is also great for interior work, coupled with a flash. Makes my house look a lot bigger!
At 20mm, it is also usable as a portrait lens, but not less than that, if you do not want your subject to look chunky.
Feels good in the hand, weighty and solid build. Focus is fast and the constant aperture of f3.5 is not too bad.

rating summary

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  • 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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