Super wide-angle zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras
This ultra-wide zoom lens has a wide angle of view from 102.4 - 63.8 degrees (when Sigma mount is used) and it is exclusive to digital SLR cameras. SLD glass elements effectively compensate color aberration. Aspherical lenses provide maximum correction for distortion and various aberrations; high image quality is displayed throughout the entire zoom range. The HSM equipped models makes fast AF speeds and quiet shooting a reality, and it is also capable of full-time manual focus. It has a minimum focusing distance of 24cm (9.4") at all focal lengths. It is also equipped with an integral Petal-type hood to block out extraneous light.
Ultra-wide zoom lens
10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens allows enjoyment of super wide-angle photography and it is a very powerful tool for indoor shooting and landscape photography with APS-C size image sensors of digital SLR cameras. Wide angle of view 102.4-63.8 degrees (for Sigma mount) offers the photographer greater freedom of expression.
*The angle of view changes depending on which camera model the lens is attached to.
Most Appropriate Coating for Digital SLR Cameras
The new multi layer lens coating and lens design reduce flare and ghost, which is a common problem with digital cameras and also creates an optimum color balance through the entire zoom range.
The best possible correction of aberrations
Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements are employed for effective compensation of color aberration, which is a common problem with super-wide angle lenses. One piece of glass mold and two hybrid aspherical lenses, offer excellent correction for distortion, as well as all types of aberration.
Inner focus system
This lens incorporates an internal focusing system, which eliminates front lens rotation allowing the use of a Petal-type Hood and also minimize fluctuation of aberration caused by focusing system
HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)
The HSM equipped models ensure a silent, high-speed AF function as well as full-time manual focusing capability for Sigma, Canon, and Nikon-D mount lenses. Minimum focusing distance of 24cm (9.4") at all focal lengths This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 24cm (9.4") throughout the entire zoom range.
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM is awarded TIPA best consumer lens in Europe 2006
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM super wide-angle zoom lens, exclusively designed for digital SLR, wins "TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) best consumer lens in Europe, 2006" prize. Currently, 31 publications from 12 countries are members of TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) organization and chief editors and technical editors of these publications constitute this organization. Since 1991, TIPA has presented many awards in several sectors, including imaging. TIPA has stated that with a versatile range of wide-angle focal lengths, a good optical performance and a budget price, the Sigma 10-20mm is an excellent investment for owners of DSLRs with APS-C format sensors. Its sharpness remains constant throughout the zoom range, and its compact size makes it an ideal companion for shooting travel, landscapes or architectural photography.
*Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital camesra with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.