Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM

My latest acquisition is the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM. I actually sold the Rokinon 8mm (with a small profit) to buy this instead. It’s obviously much more versatile.

I’ll admit that what I really wanted was the Nikon AF-P 10-20mm VR, but I got the Sigma for about half the price of the Nikon, so I figured, why not.

It feels solid, not exactly heavy, although it weighs about as much as the D5500. But it feels good on the camera.

The image quality seems pretty good. It will take me a while to make a better judgement.

I figure that this is a lens I won’t use a lot, but when I do need it, I need it. I used to do a lot of landscape photography (in the 1990s), in the analog era, and I’d like to get back to that. Where we live, there should be plenty of opportunities to take nice landscape shots.

And I actually have the Cokin P filters I used to use back then. Imagine that! It must be the photographic gear I’ve had the longest. All in all, it’s a good lens. If you happen to come by it at a good price, don’t hesitate.

Here’s a photo taken with the Sigma lens on my D7200, at 10mm focal length and f/8, focus point in the center of the picture.

I think I said about the Rokinon, set it to f/8 and approximate focus. Well, this lens is autofocus, so you don’t have to worry about that part.

This is not a fast lens, but it seems you want to shoot it at f/8-11 to get things really sharp across the frame. And if you’re into landscape photography, you probably put it on a tripod anyway, so it’s not an issue.

Neither is it not having VR. Sure, it’d be nice in certain situations, but at half the price of the Nikon lens, I’d be happy without it (for now).