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Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

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
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)

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