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03-31-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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Sigma 10-20 Decentering/Sharpness

A couple days ago, I received a Sigma 10-20 from Welcome. As it turns out, it is a grey market item and only comes with the 1 year international warranty. Also, I've read a lot of these lenses being decentered and being very soft. My copy seems to be both, but I'm not sure if it's significant enough to return the item. I've included a sample so I can get a second opinion from you guys. Unfortunately, if I choose to return it, I'm out the shipping costs from it being sent and returning it(probably about 30$ after returning it) and out the cost difference buying somewhere else. I really love this lens and want to keep it, but it's been somewhat tainted by this. Do you think I am being overly sensitive and should just enjoy my new lens?

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03-31-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
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Hmmm, I was / am going to order one of these tomorrow from B$H...I hope I get a good one.
04-01-2008, 05:17 AM   #3
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Javier - You should be fine. I've owned two copies of this lens (for Pentax and now Canon) and both have been stellar performers. When I switched to Canon, the 10-20mm was the ONE lens I HAD to get right away while I was getting my kit together.

With my "Pentax" 10-20 -

With my "Canon" 10-20 -

Yes, you can get some background blur with an Ultra-wide angle

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