Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 DC HSM for Sony

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An ultra-wide zoom from Sigma for crop frame cameras only, the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 DC HSM for Sony provides a viewing angle up to 102° and provides a f/3.5 aperture throughout its zoom range. It has all the bells and whistles you’d expect including HSM motor for rapid and quick autofocus, internal focusing with no rotation of the front element, two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) elements, one SLD (Special Low Dispersion) element and four aspherical lenses which should eliminate chromatic aberration and provide very sharp results.

Only Works With: Sony crop sensor cameras such as the A58 & A77

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Comparing the ultra-wide, crop sensor camera lenses is an extremely difficult task, so I’ll put the summary first: they all deliver excellent image quality and you can’t go wrong with any of them. To my “just taking pictures” assessment, they are all excellent. There are some differences though, so I’ll try to point those out (that way you can better choose the one that’s best for you.)

  • The Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 is the widest (and remember, 8mm is 20% wider than 10mm, so it’s a very real difference). Not quite as sharp in the corners as the others, and lower maximum aperture, but it’s really pretty good, especially considering it’s the widest of the wide.
  • The Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 has a bit more distortion than the others but delivers very nice images. It has a great build quality, and does pretty much everything well.
  • The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 gives you the widest aperture if you’ll be working in low light (with ultra wides, depth of field is rarely an important point), but it’s a bit soft at f/2.8, so the aperture advantage isn’t huge (I usually shoot it at f/3.5 if I can to get it sharper). It has very little vignetting and distortion, probably the least of the group. Unfortunately, it does show quite a bit of chromatic aberration at times. Overall it may be the best image quality of the group.

But like I said above: they’re all excellent. We hardly ever get anything but happy comments about any of them.

Filter Size
82mm (nonrotating front element)
1.2 lb.
Included, no part number
Minimum Focusing Distance
0.75 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (crop frame)
104 to 44 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, A/MF switch, hypersonic motor
Aperture Blades
7 curved
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Sony Alpha

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45 days $40.00 $173.00 $213.00 $4.73
60 days $47.00 $203.00 $250.00 $4.17
90 days $61.00 $261.00 $322.00 $3.58
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4 days $5.00 $34.00 $39.00 $9.75
7 days $7.00 $45.00 $52.00 $7.43
10 days $9.00 $61.00 $70.00 $7.00
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30 days $21.00 $133.00 $154.00 $5.13
45 days $27.00 $173.00 $200.00 $4.44
60 days $32.00 $203.00 $235.00 $3.92
90 days $41.00 $261.00 $302.00 $3.36
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $31.00 $10.33
4 days $34.00 $8.50
7 days $45.00 $6.43
10 days $61.00 $6.10
14 days $79.00 $5.64
21 days $106.00 $5.05
30 days $133.00 $4.43
45 days $173.00 $3.84
60 days $203.00 $3.38
90 days $261.00 $2.90

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