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5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised!, 10 Sep 2009
This review is from: Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM Nikon Fit Lens (Camera)
I must admit i ummmed and arrred over an UWA lens for a long time, i read magazines, forums, reviews, went to shops and tried them out and listened to professional advice. In my final line up was the Tokina 12-24 DXII, Nikon 10-24 and the Sigma 10-20. Now we'd all love Nikon glass as it has superior quality and all our kit matches! Unfortunately for me i wanted to go really wide so the Nikon 12-24 didn't cut it for me and the Nikon 10-24 was way out of my price range. That left the Tokina and the Sigma and after not hearing a great deal about the Tokina anywhere I finally decided to purchase this lens used from Amazon and parted with £320 of my hard earned cash.

Like other reviews have stated i won't run off the drivle that is the spec of this lens as you know already. On first impressions of this lens I was very impressed, the pouch it comes in is fantastic quality, foam lined with a zip top and woven nylon more than enough to protect it in transit.

The lens is heavy than you would expect but this gives a very nice feel and makes it similar to a pro lens. The finish of the lens is a very nice charcoal crystal black with a lustre feel, all words and lettering marked clearly. The lens comes with it's own bayonet lens hood as well which clicks on smoothly and is the same quality build and finish as the lens itself. Zoom and Focus rings are both very smooth and the lens is very quiet, there is hardly any vibration when focusing and i don't think this lens hunted once on a shot for me.

I took this lens with me to Paris for 5 days on a proper test drive, i knew there would be a fair few things there that id need an UWA lens for. I attached it to a D60 body i use as a walk around body and it performed brilliantly! The pictures i took are pin sharp and look fantastic, at around 14-20mm it makes a fantastic wide portrait lens aswell from 14-10mm there is barrel distortion as you would expect but this is quite nice and gives an added drama to pictures. The colour is superb and some shots look like a CirPol is attached when i only have a cheap UV filter attached. The lens is very fast as well and works in reasonably low light very well. The only drawback i found with this lens is there is occasional flare despite the hood being attached but i only found this when shooting in fierce summer sunlight at 10mm which is kind of expected, i really was pushing it to it's limits.

I wouldn't usually recommend a TP lens over Canon or Nikon glass but this little gem really did perform beyond expectation and it's well worth the price tag. I urge you to buy this lens if like me you were stumped on what to buy, i love this lens so much that i will probably keep it for a couple of years until upgrading to the Nikon 10-24. You will honestly not be dissapointed. I will always consider sigma when buying a new lens from now on. An excellent performer.
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