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08-23-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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Sigma 10-20mm first impressions

I have to say that I am quite pleased with this lens. I took it out on my waverunner on Lake Erie today for some shoreline shots. Yeah, I know, a bit risky, but the lake was boring and flat today, and I kept my camera in a Pelican case during long distance travels. Here are a few of the pictures:













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08-24-2008, 06:44 AM   #2
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So, would you agree that I got a decent copy of this lens??? By the way, I could not get the pictures to show up in my message directly from the gallery, is there a way to do that?
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Thos are nice pics indeed I would say it's a good copy. As for posting the actula pictures look for the icon with a mountian on it - click on that and then post the url.
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nice photos, i'm not sure they're the kind of photos for testing tho
try some brick wall / newspaper at different focal lengths and apertures to check

what are your impressions of the lens? (Besides that you're pleased :P)

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Hi,

Just gone through 2 bad copies of the 10-20 myself (posted another thread) - my 3rd is a definite keeper though...like the shots, just a quick comment on the last one - it's a little soft on the L/H side, maybe it's more to do with DOF than the lens, the reason I mention it is that my previous 10-20 was de-centred & very soft on the R/H side.

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Thanks Simon. I am pretty sure it's soft on the left because of DOF. My left shoulder was within about 12" of the structure, and I was center focused about 15' ahead of that point. I'm having fun with it!!
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I love this lens....

















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I think I got lucky first time round. Haven't used it much yet but I'm really pleased with the results I've had so far.

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Got to admit I am a big fan of this lens also.. also got a good copy first off..
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I have never heard of a bad copy until this thread. I guess I got lucky.
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I'm 2 for 2 with the Sigma 10-20. Had a good copy when I was shooting Pentax, and got a good copy for my Canon rig. It's a F-U-N lens
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Javier,

nice series of shots...out of interest did you use a polarising filter for the last 2 ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by simonkit Quote
Javier,

nice series of shots...out of interest did you use a polarising filter for the last 2 ?

thanks

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Simon, Yes I did. In fact, I now have a B+W polarizer on it most of the time.
In double fact, I use a Polarizer on most of me lenses.
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So how did you get the images embedded in the thread? I thought I tried everything but it seems to always want to limit the URL length to 20 characters......
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QuoteOriginally posted by joele Quote
Got to admit I am a big fan of this lens also.. also got a good copy first off..
Well, this is the only lens that you had kept for so long! It had to be good.

Maybe you can watch out a cheap copy for me?
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