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Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

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Review Date: Nov 22, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: great range on a crop for natural landscapes and candid group shots, color rendition (in good light), nice chunky feel
Cons:
flare, limited to crop sensor

Any lens that passes the ultimate amateur test of surviving a waist high drop onto a dirt track is worthy of a positive review. Still going strong. So consider this a reliability review.

I've had my copy a while now, initially I found the colors a lot more pleasant than my first lens (a 17-85 which has since been given away) when travelling.

It's also performed well in some extreme hot dusty days that I think were the cause of my other lens probs. I've seen two 17-85 lenses have AF's go on them so I'm interested in long use reviews. My experiences would make me inclined to recommend this lens over the Canon 10-22 counterpart thats still $100 more.

Quick example here (after the drop)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46203470@N00/4128054026/

My current expedition combo is a 300mm L + 1.4 tc for birds 10-20mm for (big) rocks.