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Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

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Review Date: May 18, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $350.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: ultra-wide, light, sharp, fast AF
Cons:
sun-flares, expensive 77mm filters

i bought this lens used a year ago for my Nikon D70s and haven't been disappointed. the wide field of view really lends a lot of opportunities for creativity. it works well with landscapes or car shows. consistently sharp between f/8 to f/11. opened up it's sharp in ~90% of the frame.

i recently bought a Nikon D700 and was upset that i may have to sell it. just for grins, i tried it on the FF and for me it actually works really well. with the D700's in camera cropping option turned off, there is heavy vignetting, especially at 10mm, but i can always crop it out and eke out a slightly larger pic than with it on. of course, the pros and pixel-peepers will moan, but i'm not a pro. or a pixel peeper. :O)

some from the D70s:
http://www.pbase.com/chempilot/image/105202660
http://www.pbase.com/chempilot/image/105204559
http://www.pbase.com/chempilot/image/105950661

some from the D700:
http://www.pbase.com/chempilot/image/112535092
http://www.pbase.com/chempilot/image/112571123
http://www.pbase.com/chempilot/image/108157211