Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM

Best DX wide zoom

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£330/$450

We re­vis­ited this lens in is­sue 62’s in-depth test of wide-an­gle zooms, and fell in love with it all over again. De­spite cost­ing half the price of the com­pet­ing Nikon 10-24mm, the Sigma de­liv­ers a con­stant max­i­mum aper­ture of f/3.5 (which makes it eas­ier to use in Man­ual mode) and the same view­ing an­gle. Un­like other in­ex­pen­sive DX-for­mat wide-an­gle zooms, the Sigma boasts fast and quiet ring-type ul­tra­sonic au­tofo­cus, with full­time man­ual over­ride. It’s also well built, and comes with a lens hood and a soft case.

High-grade glass in­cludes ELD (Ex­tra­or­di­nary Low Dis­per­sion) and SLD (Spe­cial Low Dis­per­sion) el­e­ments, plus four as­pher­i­cal el­e­ments. The lens fo­cuses down to 24cm, en­abling some in­cred­i­ble per­spec­tive ef­fects.

BUY if… You want pre­mium im­age qual­ity from a wide-an­gle, with­out spend­ing over the odds.

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