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A few testshots with Sigma 10-20 (5 pics)
Posted By: tcom, 03-29-2008, 09:31 AM

Yesterday, in my usual photo store, I saw a Sigma 10-20 lens, in Pentax mount, I could not resist. Here are a few test shots:

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K20D, Sigma 10-20, 1/400s f/8.0 at 10.0mm iso100


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K20D, Sigma 10-20, 1/640s f/9.0 at 13.0mm iso200


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K20D, Sigma 10-20, 1/200s f/11.0 at 12.0mm iso100


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K20D, Sigma 10-20, 1/500s f/10.0 at 15.0mm iso200


5
K20D, Sigma 10-20, 1/800s f/8.0 at 10.0mm iso200


These photos were taken in JPG and post processing was very limited.

Comments and critiques are as always welcome.

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03-29-2008, 09:52 AM   #2
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That is a very nice series Dominique, you will get along with that lens just fine.
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Beautiful shots!

Your country is amazing.....


Would you contribute the shots to the lens or the body?

I have the K10D and was looking at a wide lens.... curious if I would get the same results with the K10

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Thank you Heinrich. It is not so easy using such a wide lens...

QuoteOriginally posted by Gadget_Guy Quote
Beautiful shots!

Your country is amazing.....


Would you contribute the shots to the lens or the body?

I have the K10D and was looking at a wide lens.... curious if I would get the same results with the K10

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Thank you.

I guess, the shot 1, 3 and 5 would have been very close between K10D and K20D. But in 2 and 4, I think the extended dynamic range of the K20D shows advantages over the K10D.

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Nice shots, whats with the fork in the water? lol
03-29-2008, 10:43 AM   #6
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Hi Dominique

Great series with your new lens. You have the eye for that wide angle lens and the beautiful vistas to use it on. I would love to visit.
The shot of the vines flowing down to the amazing house and out to the water is my favorite.... but that blue mini-van has got to go. haha

My daughters loved the fork in the water... tell me the story so I can look like I know everything in their eyes.
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Nice shots, whats with the fork in the water? lol
The Alimentarium Museum (a museum tracing the history of our food) celebrated last year their 20th anniversary. To celebrate it, they asked permission to expose a peace of art, a metal fork, in the lake, just in front of the museum. They got the permission to put the fork in the lake for one year. The fork is expected to be removed soon.
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Hi Dominique

Great series with your new lens. You have the eye for that wide angle lens and the beautiful vistas to use it on. I would love to visit.
The shot of the vines flowing down to the amazing house and out to the water is my favorite.... but that blue mini-van has got to go. haha

My daughters loved the fork in the water... tell me the story so I can look like I know everything in their eyes.

Thank you. You are right, one needs the correct setting to take advantage of such a wide angle. The blue mini-van is indeed to bad, but I could not make it without, unfortunately.

As for the fork, please see me previous reply.

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nice pictures! the scenery is perfect for an UW lens
is this your hometown? must be a dream to live there
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nice pictures! the scenery is perfect for an UW lens
is this your hometown? must be a dream to live there
It is not my hometown, but quite close, it lies just next to my hometown, around 2km away. It is a place where I like to go for a walk, and always perfect to test photo equipment, be it lenses or cameras. Beside the 10-20 lens, I had today a Sigma DP1 camera with me which I am testing over the weekend, and have to bring back to the shop on Monday (if interested, the DP1 photos are under Sigma DP1 Photo Gallery by Dominique Schreckling at pbase.com)
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QuoteOriginally posted by tcom Quote
It is not my hometown, but quite close, it lies just next to my hometown, around 2km away. It is a place where I like to go for a walk, and always perfect to test photo equipment, be it lenses or cameras. Beside the 10-20 lens, I had today a Sigma DP1 camera with me which I am testing over the weekend, and have to bring back to the shop on Monday (if interested, the DP1 photos are under Sigma DP1 Photo Gallery by Dominique Schreckling at pbase.com)
what do you think of the DP1? i posted a link to a review but didn't get many replies. it's quite enticing, but expensive.
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Great series, tcom. I think you will love your 10-20 as much as I do, when you get used to it! The minivan picture is my favourite also, don't mind the minivan that much
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what do you think of the DP1? i posted a link to a review but didn't get many replies. it's quite enticing, but expensive.
After one day with this DP1 as test camera, here is my opinion about this DP1:

+ great image quality
+ great lens, great details and low CA, even in some harsh situations

- not a very fast camera. But pressing the shutter, the screen goes black for about a second, after that, the red LED blinks during 5-6 seconds while saving the RAW to a Extreme III SDHC card.

- difficult to compose under bright sunlight with the screen.

In the end of the day, it is the image quality which counts, but these negative points annoys me on a camera which is here in Switzerland nearly as expensive as the K20D...

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Great series, tcom. I think you will love your 10-20 as much as I do, when you get used to it! The minivan picture is my favourite also, don't mind the minivan that much
Thank you Georg. I already love this 10-20, great lens.
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Hi Dominique.

I was quite surprised that you got sigma 10-20 since you already owned Da* 16-50mm!

Your landscape shots are always a feast to view through. I wonder how you compare the colour and contrast from sigma 10-20 to Da* 16-50?
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