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Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG for Canon

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The Sigma 20mm f1.8 is unique in being a wide-aperture 20mm prime lens for full-frame cameras. Sigma markets it as excellent for landscape photographers because of its excellent optical performance, but its better known as wide angle lens for emphasizing center subjects. It can focus as close as 7 inches, which allows some interesting ‘wide angle pseudomacro’ shots.

Please Note: This lens has both a “clutch” type switch (utilized by sliding the focus ring forward or backward) and a normal AF/MF switch for turning Auto Focus on and off.  

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

This is a rather controversial lens. On the positive side, it has a very wide aperture, which is rather unique for a wide angle lens. The lens is large in size for a wide angle prime, especially in diameter (note the 82mm filters). When wide open at f/1.8, it’s quite soft except at the center; this setting is best used for ‘special effects’. When stopped down to f/2.4 or so, it is very sharp in the center, but the edges never really sharpen up. There have been reports that it has trouble autofocusing in low light, but since anything more than a few feet away is ‘infinity’ at this focal length, manual focus is quite easy.

The bottom line, though is this is certainly NOT the landscape lens Sigma advertises it as. The edges and corners are far too soft for that. It can be a fun special effect wide-angle wide-aperture lens.

Filter Size
82mm (nonrotating front element)
Aperture
f1.8-22
Length
3.4”
Diameter
3.5”
Weight
1.1 lb.
Hood
LH875-02 548
Minimum Focusing Distance
0.75 feet
Maximum Magnification
.25x
Angle of view: (full frame)
94.5 degrees
Zoom method
None
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Internal, A/MF switch and clutch, micro motor
Aperture Blades
9 curved, circular aperture
Groups/Elements
11/13
Low Dispersion Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
2
Weather Resistant
No
System
Canon EF
Compatibility
Crop, Full frame
Autofocus
Yes

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $5.00 $33.00 $38.00 $12.67
4 days $5.00 $35.00 $40.00 $10.00
7 days $7.00 $47.00 $54.00 $7.71
10 days $9.00 $63.00 $72.00 $7.20
14 days $12.00 $82.00 $94.00 $6.71
21 days $16.00 $110.00 $126.00 $6.00
30 days $21.00 $139.00 $160.00 $5.33
45 days $27.00 $181.00 $208.00 $4.62
60 days $32.00 $212.00 $244.00 $4.07
90 days $41.00 $273.00 $314.00 $3.49
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $33.00 $11.00
4 days $35.00 $8.75
7 days $47.00 $6.71
10 days $63.00 $6.30
14 days $82.00 $5.86
21 days $110.00 $5.24
30 days $139.00 $4.63
45 days $181.00 $4.02
60 days $212.00 $3.53
90 days $273.00 $3.03

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