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Sisko
1st of March 2006 (Wed), 02:28
Has anyone bought/tired one of these on a 300D?

I am considering getting one to get some decent wide angle shots.

Would appreciate any thoughts/comments on this lens.

EpHeSuS
1st of March 2006 (Wed), 03:27
I use one on a 20D and love it.

The FOV at 10mm is insane, it makes for some great shots. It is limited in its use, but all UWA's are. It's sharp wide open at 10mm and even sharper wide open at 20mm.

You can't go wrong with it :D

Sisko
1st of March 2006 (Wed), 03:33
The widest lens I have is the 18-55 kit lens and I have found that sometimes the 18 is not wide enough.

I was considering the Sigma 24-70 F2.8 Macro, but then I thought the 10-20 might be a better buy as I have the 24-70 range covered with the kit lens and the Sigma 55-200.

Hmmm, decisions, decisions.

TimSewell
1st of March 2006 (Wed), 05:59
It's a superb lens and has rarely left my camera since I got it. I bought it when I realised that my kit lens was almost always set to 18mm but I wasn't getting a wide 'feel' from that. At the 10mm end it produces very exciting perspectives and at the 20mm end it's practically a 'standard' lens. The only downside is it could do with being a stop faster, but then I suppose it would be a stop more expensive too!

http://static.flickr.com/36/99824119_bbfe8eb0ea.jpg

Sisko
1st of March 2006 (Wed), 07:32
Thanx for the info Tim.

I will have to order one. I will post a few pix when I get the lens.

JayHawk
1st of March 2006 (Wed), 08:09
The widest lens I have is the 18-55 kit lens and I have found that sometimes the 18 is not wide enough.

Hmmm, decisions, decisions.

When I first started in photography my first lens was a 28-70 zoom, and I always felt it wasn't wide enough, it wasnt' long before I traded that out for a 20-35 zoom, and not too long after I bought a digital SLR I added the 10-20 to my bag. I always seem to be drawn to the extreme ends of the focal range, I'm even thinking about an 8mm full frame fisheye too.

In2Photos
1st of March 2006 (Wed), 10:59
Nice shot Jojo. Anyone else with pics?

sboerup
3rd of March 2006 (Fri), 13:38
By far cheaper than the Canon equivalent, and thanks to Jojo, I realised that it was pretty much just as sharp if not sharper, and I was right. Mine is very sharp, colors and contrast are right on. Heres some sample I used it at for a wedding.

http://i.pbase.com/g3/44/596944/2/56352092.IMG_7220.jpg

http://i.pbase.com/g3/44/596944/2/56352113.IMG_7354.jpg

http://i.pbase.com/o4/44/596944/1/56352112.IMG_7347.jpg

http://i.pbase.com/o4/44/596944/1/56352111.IMG_7320.jpg


Love that limo shot! Yes, I agree if it were at all faster, it would rock. I used it during the reception, very dark, yet shooting at 1/25 it was easy to keep it steady and get great results. Highly recomend the lens.

Sikario
6th of March 2006 (Mon), 04:12
Here are just some of the images I've taken over the last few months of owning this superb lens -

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/n.e.bullock/Web%20upload/Matthew%20Sign.jpg

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/n.e.bullock/Web%20upload/Launch%20Control.jpg

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/n.e.bullock/Web%20upload/Lonely%20Gherkin%202.jpg

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/n.e.bullock/Web%20upload/Willis%202.jpg

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/n.e.bullock/Web%20upload/Kellygreen%20Constelation.jpg

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/n.e.bullock/Web%20upload/Sarasota%20Residence.jpg

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/n.e.bullock/Web%20upload/Upton%20Park%20Wide%20Small.jpg

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/n.e.bullock/Web%20upload/The%20Valley%202.jpg

jamiewexler
6th of March 2006 (Mon), 04:46
Great shots Sikario!

I love my Sigma 10-20 - http://www.pbase.com/jamisonwexlerphoto/sigma1020test.

It's the only non-Canon lens I own.

phylet
11th of April 2006 (Tue), 05:10
wow jojo, the colours from that lens are amazing.

Olegis
11th of July 2006 (Tue), 01:32
Here is my contribution (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=159168) to these samples ;)

PAFC2004
11th of July 2006 (Tue), 01:45
I want one!

stevegreen
11th of July 2006 (Tue), 09:57
Two at 10mm

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i313/steve_green/DVDF/07.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i313/steve_green/DVDF/06.jpg

Great lens!

Tony-S
11th of July 2006 (Tue), 20:26
One I took today at 10mm with Sigma CPL.

c3p1
11th of July 2006 (Tue), 20:51
I just got this lens about a week ago---still learning to use it.

Col_M
11th of July 2006 (Tue), 21:07
This wee guy is next on my shopping list :) i have my local store getting me one in to test drive :)

scotttnz
11th of July 2006 (Tue), 23:15
I love my Sigma 10-20

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/scotttnz/IMG_9156.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/scotttnz/IMG_8427_1.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/scotttnz/trees2.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/scotttnz/Glenbrook5.jpg

rshavis
12th of July 2006 (Wed), 16:03
That's it! My next lens. I was hanging on the edge of indecision. These photos have pushed me over. Thanks for sharing them

spitstickler
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 17:10
I've been looking at this lens vs. the Canon. I own a few Sigmas and a few Canon lenses myself, so I feel that I'm not biased one towards either brand. I've read the FM reviews and there were quite a few people that mentioned softness issues on the right side of the images taken with this lens. Some even went on to say that the right side was completely OOF and had posted pics that showed this evidence. Have any of you had issue with this and had to exhcnage lenses or send them in for repair?

The images posted here seem really great for the most part. I'd love get a good copy of this one because of the cost savings vs the Canon efs. With this interest in mind, I'd much rather buy online instead of locally because there is around $100 difference between the two. Obviously, it would be much easier to do an exchange locally if I happened to get a bad copy. However, if I'm going to spend that much I'm only another $100 away from getting the Canon whos reviews rate higher on FM and seem to hold their resale value very well.

The ability to use the 10-20 on a full frame body doesn't really factor in for me as I plan on staying with a crop body for the foreseeable future.

CookieMonster
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 17:17
gotta quick question-- does the 10-22 only come in the EF-S format? or are there normal EF versions of this lense out there?

scotttnz
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 17:22
I've read the FM reviews and there were quite a few people that mentioned softness issues on the right side of the images taken with this lens.

I have not experienced this problem.

Both the Sigma and the Canon seem to be excellent lenses, the Sigma is just better value for money IMHO. Especially when you consider the hood and bag that come with the Sigma.

spitstickler
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 17:24
gotta quick question-- does the 10-22 only come in the EF-S format? or are there normal EF versions of this lense out there?

The 16-35 is the widest of the wide angle zooms in the current canon lineup that is a normal EF lens. http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ProductCatIndexAct&fcategoryid=148

HTH

Dan-o
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 17:31
I recieved mine a week ago and found out the left side oof. I'm sending it back for an exchange.

justinmob
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 17:42
The ability to use the 10-20 on a full frame body doesn't really factor in for me as I plan on staying with a crop body for the foreseeable future.

Would you even need 10mm on a full frame camera? I plan on buying the Canon 10-22 and if I ever upgrade to full frame, I would replace it w/ 16-35L, the equivalent focal range.

spitstickler
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 17:48
I recieved mine a week ago and found out the left side oof. I'm sending it back for an exchange.


Sheesh, that's frustrating... Are you sending back to Sigma, or are you sending back to where you purchased? I'm considering buying from sigmaforless if I go this route.

...Not sure that I don't want to spend a little more money and buy the Canon.

spitstickler
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 17:51
Would you even need 10mm on a full frame camera? I plan on buying the Canon 10-22 and if I ever upgrade to full frame, I would replace it w/ 16-35L, the equivalent focal range.

Although there are some that consider this as a good reason when making this choice, I completely agree with you. (Although I'll probably get the 17-40 when the time comes)That just seems to be one of the main points that people throw out as a reason to go with the sigma and I wanted to head that one off at the pass.

Dan-o
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 17:59
I bought it from Sigma4less and will be sending it back to them. I'll let you know how the service is.

coolopticks
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 18:00
gotta quick question-- does the 10-22 only come in the EF-S format? or are there normal EF versions of this lense out there?

Only EF-S. The full-frame equivalent would be the 16-35. (Or, almost, the 17-35, although 1mm means alot on the wide end.)

steved110
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 18:07
Sigma do a 12-24 for full frame, all the others i think are designed for crop cameras.

spitstickler
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 18:09
I bought it from Sigma4less and will be sending it back to them. I'll let you know how the service is.

Ah, thx for the heads up. I appreciate you offering to let me know the outcome.

Of course, if I'm the next one to buy this lens from them, they'll probably send me the one you just returned :P

Dan-o
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 18:13
Lol!!!

CookieMonster
15th of July 2006 (Sat), 21:50
thanks for the feedback

Crashoran
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 15:30
It's here! *opens box frantically*

spitstickler
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 15:32
Let see some pics!! :)

rshavis
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 16:09
It's here! *opens box frantically*

The pics, the pics, where are the pics?

Crashoran
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 16:16
I'm lovin' it

http://i.pbase.com/o4/04/679504/1/63733951.o5cmCMtH.melol.jpg

Crashoran
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 16:28
http://i.pbase.com/o4/04/679504/1/63734673.PUZ4P5mD.melol2.jpg
Real pimps flutter their eyebrows

KFO
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 17:05
LOL! You look very happy. I am considering this lens, so it's good to read some positive comments.

RianFlynn
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 17:20
I bought it from Sigma4less and will be sending it back to them. I'll let you know how the service is.

What happened?

Dan-o
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 19:41
What happened?

I e-mailed them on Fri. got an E-mail back saying they will exchange it. Just sent it today.

fatdeeman
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 20:11
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/fatdeeman/gull/IMG_5493.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/fatdeeman/gull/IMG_5508copy.jpg

Mr. Clean
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 15:44
I just received mine today. I'm impressed again on the EX build (like a tank), the full time manual focus is sweet and the field of view is soooo w i d e
I'll post sample pics tonight! Unless my wife's killed me that is...

Tareq
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 16:45
I got my order today ( i mean thursday evening ), 16-35 and 10-22 are included.
I owned sigma 12-24, so which wide shots i can miss?

Mr. Clean
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 17:18
Sounds like you're pretty set up on the wide end!

My only question/statement is this:
More often than not, my 10-20 will be solidly mounted on a tripod. Even if not, the 20mm max focal length means I can shoot comfortably at 1/50. Plus, it's not an action lens. So knowing that, why the crap does my 10-20 have FTM and HSM focus but my 24-70 doesn't? lol

Mr. Clean
7th of August 2006 (Mon), 22:44
Just wanted to add a couple other shots. Such a terrific lens from day one, truly a gem! Nothing special, kitchen window and 100% crop (first one is heavily compressed). Both processed in RAW through RSE then save for web via CS2

Coco-Puffs
7th of August 2006 (Mon), 23:07
I really NEED this lens. Its not longer a want, a need now...

Purelife
8th of August 2006 (Tue), 08:20
GAHHH i have to wait till next tuesday or wednesday till i cant find out if i can get this lens or i might have to wait till i get my grant money from the goverment i love student grants dont have to pay any money back!!!!

Sikario
11th of August 2006 (Fri), 18:11
Thought I'd post up a few photos I took yesterday with my Sigma 10-20mm, courtesy of my 20D.

10mm
http://i.pbase.com/o4/28/569228/1/64956083.ElZFMsA5.BMCourtyard.jpg

2 stitched 10mm shots.
http://i.pbase.com/o4/28/569228/1/64957042.xdFDkVtT.BMReadingRoom.jpg

... at 20mm
http://i.pbase.com/o4/28/569228/1/64997978.x0hzevBB.SunsetThames.jpg

... at 14mm
http://i.pbase.com/o4/28/569228/1/64274520.nIHZledt.AstonCaro.jpg

Mr. Clean
11th of August 2006 (Fri), 21:23
Great pics Sikario!

Bubble
12th of August 2006 (Sat), 00:23
i had the 12-24 then change to 10-20. GREAT lens. Strongly recommend.

MacksQu
14th of August 2006 (Mon), 06:26
Post more pics guys!

What's the price difference on the Sigma 10-20 and the Canon 10-22 ?

Tony-S
14th of August 2006 (Mon), 17:35
Post more pics guys!

What's the price difference on the Sigma 10-20 and the Canon 10-22 ?

About US$170.

Here's a shot I took yesterday with this lens at 10mm. Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Used a Sigma CPL.

syntrix
15th of August 2006 (Tue), 20:03
Hi, first post here. I recently got a 10-20mm and absolutely love it. I posted these on vortex, but here you go, from this weekend, just walking around:

http://www.lasvegastech.com/ar_pics/pinnacle_1.jpg

http://www.lasvegastech.com/ar_pics/pinnacle_2.jpg

Bubble
15th of August 2006 (Tue), 20:12
stunning..

syntrix
15th of August 2006 (Tue), 20:19
I left the second one at a natural angle, the camera was level.

There are reports of this lens having the edges soft, well, think about the angle, if you shoot at the lowest aperature, you may have things out of focus. It's just the way this lens is designed, and is true for most lenses of this mm.

If you want to get fishy, you can:

http://www.swankmonkey.com/vw/passat/2005/images/IMG_3126.JPG

If you frame it right, or use a little CS2 correction, you can make it all look normal.

Really a fun lens and well worth the cost. Thanks Sigma lense #4 ;)

JCDoss
16th of August 2006 (Wed), 10:50
i had the 12-24 then change to 10-20. GREAT lens. Strongly recommend.

Can you briefly describe the differences between these two lenses and why you switched? I have a 12-24, but have no experience w/10-20.

Bubble
16th of August 2006 (Wed), 13:59
they both perform very well. I change to 10-20 because i need the extra 2. Also, 10-20 smaller and lighter.

Mr. Clean
16th of August 2006 (Wed), 16:04
The absolute hardest thing about this lens is getting the horizon straight!
Great pics!

Tony-S
1st of September 2006 (Fri), 23:49
This shot was taken on Highway 550 between Coal Bank Pass and Molas Pass in the San Juans of Colorado. First shot is full-frame, second a 100% crop. 10mm, 1/6, f/18, ISO 100, CPL.

Jackal
2nd of September 2006 (Sat), 00:00
I ordered this lens on wednesday....

UPS is telling me estimated delivery date is next thursday :(!!!!!!!

verty
2nd of September 2006 (Sat), 03:58
here are some from my lens

http://ic1.deviantart.com/fs11/i/2006/210/0/a/melbournie_by_verty.jpg

http://ic1.deviantart.com/fs11/i/2006/210/e/a/melbournie_nights_by_verty.jpg

http://ic3.deviantart.com/fs11/i/2006/226/0/8/tourist_crap_part_3_by_verty.jpg

Broncosaurus
2nd of September 2006 (Sat), 13:42
The Brown Santa brought my 10-20 Wed. afternoon. These are from Thur. morning.

conflictingALIBI
17th of September 2006 (Sun), 21:17
I love my 10-20. Here's my contribution(by no means near the quality of some shots here =P)

also, below is a 100% crop of a different picture

Rhinotherunt
17th of October 2006 (Tue), 11:22
Couple from mine...

Margie
17th of October 2006 (Tue), 13:13
I got this lens recently and am really loving it, not only for landscapes...but it does a good job on close-ups too !

angryhampster
17th of October 2006 (Tue), 13:18
I do believe f/7.1 is this lens's sweet spot:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/angryhampster/artistic/scion.jpg

Not shabby stopped down either:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/angryhampster/artistic/oldcapitol5.jpg

EpHeSuS
21st of October 2006 (Sat), 11:13
Here are a few I've recently done with the 10-20 (All from my recent trip to Central Australia with school).

They're a bit big to embed, so I'll link them.

First Picture (http://www.danielgphoto.com/central/slides/_MG_1415%20processed%20copy.jpg)

Second Picture (http://www.danielgphoto.com/central/slides/_MG_2114%20processed%20copy.jpg)

Third Picture (http://www.danielgphoto.com/central/slides/_MG_1513%20processed%20copy.jpg)

angryhampster
21st of October 2006 (Sat), 11:22
Gorgeous, moody photos. What kind of filters were you using for those effects? Really dark GND?

karfeef
21st of October 2006 (Sat), 16:25
awesome pics all - this has made me decide for this over the canon 10-22.

on a side note, what i find strange is, when someone asks for for advice about the canon 70-200 F4L, many people say get the 2.8 because you can't do anything with low light with an F4 - but in this thread, we are presented with several nighttime/low light images taken with at least F4 on the sigma 10-20 - this confuses my n00b brain.

Broncosaurus
21st of October 2006 (Sat), 16:59
There's a rule of thumb that you can hand hold the camera if you are using a shutter speed =/> 1 over the focal length. So with short lenses, a wide aperture isn't very important. Long lenses require faster shutter speed which often means you need a wide aperture (fast lens).

EpHeSuS
21st of October 2006 (Sat), 19:28
Gorgeous, moody photos. What kind of filters were you using for those effects? Really dark GND?

On all three I've used a polariser. On the first one, there is a bit of tone/colour editing done to the whole scene, which also changed the colours a bit. Second one is virtually untouched except for sharpening/local contrast. The third one has a gradient applied to the sky to make it even darker, but I think I may have over done it a bit...

karfeef
22nd of October 2006 (Sun), 07:52
There's a rule of thumb that you can hand hold the camera if you are using a shutter speed =/> 1 over the focal length. So with short lenses, a wide aperture isn't very important. Long lenses require faster shutter speed which often means you need a wide aperture (fast lens).


now i got it - thx Bronco :D

NAisBEST
24th of October 2006 (Tue), 14:24
Just picked mine up from B&H in NYC on sunday....I have a feeling im going to love it!

http://static.flickr.com/82/278026222_d1b0a7d081_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/92/277749931_333873408a_o.jpg

They look much sharper on my LCD at home, but my work LCD looks soft. Eh, I guess it depends on the monitor.

TMR Design
24th of October 2006 (Tue), 17:35
They look pretty darn sharp on my LCD. Very nice shots. More great sample pics for this lens. I am just saving my pennies but very soon I expect to be picking one of these up.

gef
24th of October 2006 (Tue), 18:03
My next lens should be the Sigma 10-20. I'll consider the Canon 10-22, but unless I see a noticeable difference I'll stick with Sigma. They impressed me with the 17-70 that's for sure!

I really wish the exif data was left in the images, some sites keep it but a lot of them strip it when they resize the images. Firefox has a nice addon to show the exif data, but only if it's still there!! =_(

gef
24th of October 2006 (Tue), 18:05
I'll have to scan this thread some more, NAisBEST's images have got me thinking again about this lens!! Very nice shots indeed..

angryhampster
24th of October 2006 (Tue), 18:20
What cathedral is that? Reminded me of Reims in france for a moment.

NAisBEST
24th of October 2006 (Tue), 18:27
Thanks guys. This lens is so much fun.

AH- its St. Patricks Cathedral in Manhattan

NAisBEST
24th of October 2006 (Tue), 18:29
Another thing ive noticed with this lens is the max aperture really doesnt seem to matter. You can shoot really wide at a slower than normal shutter speed, and they still come out crisp :)

Luckie8
24th of October 2006 (Tue), 18:31
What cathedral is that? Reminded me of Reims in france for a moment.
St. Patricks Cathedral

TMR Design
24th of October 2006 (Tue), 18:53
Maybe I will get this sooner than I originally planned..LOLOLOL
I am a sucker for wide angle.

ps . St. Patricks is the church featured in the movie Arthur.

NAisBEST
24th of October 2006 (Tue), 19:01
Id go for it. I bought mine on location at B&H, but its still in their PSAUG code for 469 :)

TMR Design
24th of October 2006 (Tue), 20:05
I'm probably going to order it from Canoga Camera which is where I got my 30D and my Sigma 17-70. They have it for $479 and even with shipping it works out to less than I would pay to get it from BH and pay sales tax, plus either have it shipped or go to Manhattan to get it. The times it takes, gas and tolls and parking make it sooo not worth it to to do so I will stick with mail order but the lens is very soon to be purchased.

karfeef
26th of October 2006 (Thu), 17:26
picking mine up tomorrow - can't wait :)

angryhampster
21st of November 2006 (Tue), 20:59
With 350D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/angryhampster/artistic/bridge4.jpg

Margie
21st of November 2006 (Tue), 21:03
Very Nice!

Alejandro Sandoval
21st of November 2006 (Tue), 22:22
I love this glass very sharp !

http://static.flickr.com/108/299199358_44d6fc8f50_o.jpg

nismosr
21st of November 2006 (Tue), 23:57
I love this glass very sharp !

http://static.flickr.com/108/299199358_44d6fc8f50_o.jpg
That's an amazing shot ..

TMR Design
22nd of November 2006 (Wed), 02:28
I love this glass very sharp !

http://static.flickr.com/108/299199358_44d6fc8f50_o.jpg

Beautiful Beautiful picture.. very surreal. I just love wide angle lenses.

Pete
27th of November 2006 (Mon), 05:50
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/peteghia/IMG_4032.jpg

Gnasher
27th of November 2006 (Mon), 15:20
It's a magic lens - superb sharpness, contrast and comes with some crazy distortion.

http://static.flickr.com/116/295508931_1b23e7154b_b.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/114/300221760_1765c41bf6_b.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/100/300222138_d3116fea58_b.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/115/300221453_45a8c37e33_b.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/99/300221376_11e78e839f_b.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/106/295509319_07405a01de_b.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/109/295509217_2cc49f8cfe_b.jpg

I have only had it for 2 weeks, I love it. You have to buy one.

Tony-S
29th of November 2006 (Wed), 21:01
Wisconsin state capital. Shot at 10mm, 1/15 at f/4 (handheld).

angryhampster
3rd of December 2006 (Sun), 17:40
@ 15mm, f/5 with 1.2GND on the Cokin P

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/angryhampster/cars/jeep5.jpg

TMR Design
3rd of December 2006 (Sun), 17:45
@ 15mm, f/5 with 1.2GND on the Cokin P

1.2GND? Is that 4 full stops?

angryhampster
3rd of December 2006 (Sun), 17:47
Yes it is :) ..I don't recommend using it for most shots, but you can certainly get some really dramatic contrast out of it. Unfortunately that was the only GND I bought with my P, so I need to get a .6.

TMR Design
3rd of December 2006 (Sun), 17:53
OK I wasn't sure if it was a typo but based on the way the sky looked I figured it probably was 1.2. Very dramatic and if used well could be amazing. I was out today at a local beach and had beautiful blue skies and wispy clouds and reflection on the water and although the CPL helped with overall color and contrast, I sure could have used at least a .6 if not .9 GND soft.

angryhampster
3rd of December 2006 (Sun), 19:28
'Yeah. After using this one I think I'll be quite happy with getting a .6.

Pete
17th of December 2006 (Sun), 12:37
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/peteghia/STOC%20Xmas%202006/IMG_4238.jpg

Pete
21st of December 2006 (Thu), 09:57
Just to prove this lens has heart as well as width...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/peteghia/IMG_5003LB.jpg
blurring was added with a Photoshop filter, not my bad photography.

Margie
21st of December 2006 (Thu), 13:19
Love it Pete! Beautiful coloring of the sunset!

angryhampster
21st of December 2006 (Thu), 18:37
Here we go. It was so foggy today. I wish it had been a little less so these would be easier to edit :lol:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/angryhampster/artistic/bridge7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/angryhampster/artistic/bridge6.jpg

RestedTraveler
29th of December 2006 (Fri), 23:03
I just got this lens for Christmas and I am absolutely in love with it!!!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/166/338081915_d7b091ac9f_b.jpg

Pete
4th of January 2007 (Thu), 06:49
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/peteghia/Made%20of%20Stone/IMG_5336.jpg

Olegis
4th of January 2007 (Thu), 15:53
Here are a few more ;)

http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/69174514/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/69211878/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/69639275/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/69370244/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/69523727/original.jpg

Tony-S
4th of January 2007 (Thu), 22:00
Oleg,

Fabulous as usual. Nice work.

Margie
5th of January 2007 (Fri), 10:16
Oleg...Beautiful! I will have to take mine out and use it !

TMR Design
5th of January 2007 (Fri), 10:40
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/peteghia/Made%20of%20Stone/IMG_5336.jpg

Here are a few more ;)

http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/69174514/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/69211878/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/69639275/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/69370244/original.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/69523727/original.jpg


Holy wide angle Batman!! Great shots..both of you.

Guineh
5th of January 2007 (Fri), 11:02
Can't wait...

Mine will be arriving "soon" (depending on when it comes back in stock)

Pete-eos
8th of January 2007 (Mon), 11:32
Hmmmmm this lens is 160 cheaper than the Canon UWA, definitely looks like saving worth making!

gawa
8th of January 2007 (Mon), 11:42
I've been debating between the Canon 10-22 and the Sigma 10-20 and it looks like Sigma will be getting my money! :D

Denise40
8th of January 2007 (Mon), 20:55
For the ones that have this lens, have you noted a certain "sweet spot" that you tend to stay with your settings or do you change your settings a lot? Sorry if that sounds dumb. I just got mine today and havn't had a chance to open it. What is the best aperature to start with?

tekkie
8th of January 2007 (Mon), 21:10
Here are a few more ;)





http://www.pbase.com/olegis/image/69639275/original.jpg







wow that pic looks awesome it looks like one of the towers from lord of the rings :)

Olegis
9th of January 2007 (Tue), 00:06
For the ones that have this lens, have you noted a certain "sweet spot" that you tend to stay with your settings or do you change your settings a lot? Sorry if that sounds dumb. I just got mine today and havn't had a chance to open it. What is the best aperature to start with?

Usually I use it at relatively small apertures (f8 or so), if the lighting conditions permit. There is no such thing as "the best aperture to start with", there is an aperture which gets you the sharpest pictures (usually f8-f11) and there is aperture that is suitable for the lighting conditions. Use what you need to get the job done. :)



wow that pic looks awesome it looks like one of the towers from lord of the rings

Thanks. This is the photo of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (I have an entire gallery of it, here (http://www.pbase.com/olegis/sagrada_familia)).

tekkie
9th of January 2007 (Tue), 16:53
Thanks. This is the photo of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (I have an entire gallery of it, here (http://www.pbase.com/olegis/sagrada_familia)).[/quote]

very nice

iLuveKetchup
17th of January 2007 (Wed), 03:40
My contribution.

http://iLuveKetchup.smugmug.com/photos/121577210-L.jpg

blinktwice
19th of January 2007 (Fri), 00:27
I got the Sigma 10-20 this past weekend at my local camera shop. This lens is making my camera go nuts (Rebel Xti) when I put it in manual focus, the LCD display goes in to a panic displaying ONE SHOT to MF back and forth, when I try to take the shot it wont do it, then I put in Auto Focus and everything woks well.

I switched lenses to see if it was the camera or the lens but it turns out its the lens. Im going to call the store and return the lens tomorrow. But I was wondering if any one else was having the same problem

jack lumber
19th of January 2007 (Fri), 21:53
I will need a pipe wrench to get mine off!
I love this lens,


http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/bobbiel/_MG_4323.jpg

jack lumber
19th of January 2007 (Fri), 21:56
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/bobbiel/_MG_4323.jpg

jack lumber
19th of January 2007 (Fri), 21:57
hmm link not working.

jack lumber
19th of January 2007 (Fri), 22:02
never mind.

TornadoFarm
20th of January 2007 (Sat), 21:14
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/DickTwister/test16.jpg

100 percent crop:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/DickTwister/test16crop2.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/DickTwister/test15.jpg

I just received it yesterday, and was playing around with it tonight. So far I like it!

chet79
20th of January 2007 (Sat), 21:18
awesome shots :)

looks DAMN cold there!

TornadoFarm
20th of January 2007 (Sat), 21:31
Yes, it is TOO cold out there. But we're gaining light on you Southern Hemisphere's every day now ;)

TornadoFarm
21st of January 2007 (Sun), 01:50
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/DickTwister/test17.jpg

Last one I swear....

rogernoel
21st of January 2007 (Sun), 10:33
Good shots. I bought this lens in October 2005 and have never had any complaints. I do spend a few hours in software editing on distortion however. Pretty easy to skew and distort a picture when you are at 16mm on a 300D.

rshavis
23rd of January 2007 (Tue), 17:59
Sigma 10-20 recent photo

angryhampster
23rd of January 2007 (Tue), 18:49
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/angryhampster/artistic/landscape1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/angryhampster/artistic/landscape2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/angryhampster/artistic/landscape3.jpg

canuck_newbie
23rd of January 2007 (Tue), 19:10
angryhamster - forgive me if I'm wrong...............but are your shots soft on the right hand side?
Can't see it so much on the first shot, but the 2nd and 3rd seem soft at the right.
In the second shot, the umbrellas on the right hand side look much softer than the umbrellas in the centre. And in the third, the lattice that is covering those blue objects, is very soft (almost OOF) on the right hand side. Again, the lattice in the centre seems sharp.

DarioC
23rd of January 2007 (Tue), 20:21
yes..i agree with Canuck...the copy seems to have the notorious right hand blur :S
i would do some tests and ultimately send it in for repairs/replacement.

canuck_newbie
24th of January 2007 (Wed), 14:06
Does anybody have any idea how prevalent the right hand blur is?

Olegis
24th of January 2007 (Wed), 15:57
My copy experienced the same softness on the right side of the frame - when I showed this to the technician of the local Sigma distributor, they replaced the lens immediately with another one. The new copy is OK - sharp across the whole frame.

I guess that this half-picture softness is caused by some kind of mis-alignment of the optical elements inside the lens. My other guess is that only Sigma technical center is able to deal with this kind of problem.

P.S. My old (problematic) copy was also prone to flare - which is not very prevalent with this particular lens. The new copy is much better in this regard.

angryhampster
24th of January 2007 (Wed), 16:49
It seems inconsistent. Some are soft, and some are not. I need to compare EXIF data, but I do normally try to shoot at f/8 for most subjects.

Compare to this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/angryhampster/artistic/bridge6.jpg

Denise40
28th of January 2007 (Sun), 17:59
This is my first time posting a pic. I am embarrassed to show this. I am learning how to use this lens. Any CC would be great or any ideas how to improve my pics with this lens would be greatly appreciated. :o

Denise40
28th of January 2007 (Sun), 19:42
BTT

Denise40
29th of January 2007 (Mon), 17:39
No one has any comments?? Thanks anyway.

dtngo
29th of January 2007 (Mon), 20:18
The sky is completely blown out. Try shooting just after sunrise or just before dusk.

rshavis
3rd of February 2007 (Sat), 10:16
After ice storm

Olegis
3rd of February 2007 (Sat), 12:54
I posted a few night shots - here (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=264908) ;)

Tee Why
4th of February 2007 (Sun), 02:40
Here is a shot with the sig today.
http://tomyi.smugmug.com/photos/127434722-L.jpg

Broncosaurus
4th of February 2007 (Sun), 05:03
This is my first time posting a pic. I am embarrassed to show this. I am learning how to use this lens. Any CC would be great or any ideas how to improve my pics with this lens would be greatly appreciated. :o

To my eye, it's missing a subject. UWA will do that to a scene, it makes everything look like background except for what is close to the photographer. Some little kids with rollerskates, or bikini girls with machine guns close to where the sidewalk meets the driveway would fill in the foreground of this scene nicely.

zacker
4th of February 2007 (Sun), 05:37
Some bikini girls with machine guns close to where the sidewalk meets the driveway would fill in the foreground of this scene nicely.

Yeah, thats what im talking about!!! Bring on the Roller Skating-Machine gun toting-Bikini- hotties...NOW! And.... youll get extra points if they are eating Ice cream cones in the hot sun and its all melting and stuff!!:lol:
lol

anyhow, i got the lens way back beginning of last year..( i think) it awesome for when its needed.. heres one from june 06.. Look, Im in the bumper...lol,lol,lol.. (seriously, i gotta clone that out!)
http://www.brokenfencephotography.com/photos/80654770-L.jpg

mtbkanata
23rd of February 2007 (Fri), 17:55
I guess I can play this game now! It was about -30 out today, so I ony grabbed a few photos... nothing all that exciting.

These are two shots .. One of the Canadian Parliament buildings, and the next a statue for Thomas Darcy McGee

macroshooter1970
23rd of February 2007 (Fri), 20:01
still trying mine out, got it yesterday. happy so far

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=281198

mtbkanata
24th of February 2007 (Sat), 14:50
Thought I would post one more from today.. it's too cold to go past the end of my street!

http://www.mtbkanata.com/pp/data/632/stop.jpg

macroshooter1970
4th of March 2007 (Sun), 10:39
here is one of the first shots I took with mine. Roosevelt Dam

jsfpa
4th of March 2007 (Sun), 10:59
here is one of the first shots I took with mine. Roosevelt Dam
Awesome shot! I went back and fourth between getting the Canon 10-22 or the Sigma 10-20. I finally ordered the Sigma and should get it tomorrow. This shot makes me feel good about my decision.

foty89
4th of March 2007 (Sun), 15:11
Dam! That was a nice shot! Sorry, had to do it, but really, it is a very nice shot. I went to Hoover Dam a few years ago, and I couldn't get that kind of shot without a lot of walking.

foty89
4th of March 2007 (Sun), 15:12
I, too, keep going back between this lens and the Canon 10-22. The fact that the quality of images is pretty close and the price is not is pushing me again towards the Sigma.

angryhampster
4th of March 2007 (Sun), 15:38
I, too, keep going back between this lens and the Canon 10-22. The fact that the quality of images is pretty close and the price is not is pushing me again towards the Sigma.



Not to mention a nice padded bag and hood come stock with it :)