The Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM, which came out in March 2009, completes Sigma’s Pro (EX) line.
This very-wide-angle lens, compatible with APS-C cameras, offers a constant aperture at f/3.5 across the entirety of its focal lengths. And with its HSM (hypersonic motor), it also offers fast focusing.
We’ve already analyzed the Canon version as part of this review, available here: Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM Canon review. On paper, this Sigma 10-20 mm f/3.5 is perfect for your indoor shots in which you have limited space to back up, or for capturing wide-open scenery during your vacation.
With an overall DxOMark score of 14, we can say that Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM Nikon will let you shoot indoors even under relatively low-light conditions. The same Sigma 10-20 mm f/3.5 Canon lens achieves a 12 on the DxOMark scale, thus the two lenses are very close in terms of optical quality.
What is truly remarkable is the consistency of the results: you get the same quality over the entire focal range.
The good points of the Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM:
The weak point of Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM:
Points to remember:
Overall, this wide-angle zoom has a very good quality-to-price ratio. With its brightness and consistent quality all across the zoom range, this is a great choice for those looking for an ideal APS-C wide-angle lens.