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Osool
Osool  11 Scotland
15 Oct 2007 - 11:16 PM

Does anyone know what the EX DC HSM at the end of the lens description means?

Would the above lens be compatible wih a Pentax K10 camera?

And lastly, what focal length lens would complement a 10-20 in a landscape photography kit?

Many thanks for any advice offered.

Last Modified By Osool at 15 Oct 2007 - 11:17 PM
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da_nige
da_nige  101153 forum posts Scotland
15 Oct 2007 - 11:31 PM

EX - Sigmas top lenses, best glass 'pro' lenses

DC- Only works on cameras with an APS-C sensor ie the ones with 1.5 or 1.6 crop factor

HSM - Hyper Sonic Motor. Fast silent focus. The equivalent of canons Ultrasonic motor. Dunno what the Nikon and Pentax equivalents are.

As to the other questions I'll let someone else answer them

Neil

Last Modified By da_nige at 15 Oct 2007 - 11:32 PM
redhed17
redhed17  8609 forum posts England
15 Oct 2007 - 11:39 PM

If you go to the Sigma website, it'll tell you everything, just click on the tabs for the pop up menu.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014556 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2007 - 12:04 AM


Quote: And lastly, what focal length lens would complement a 10-20 in a landscape photography kit?

I think you just need the 10-20 and that's it - spend the rest of your cash on Cokin X-Pro filters

jimthistle73
16 Oct 2007 - 12:16 AM

Agree, but sometimes a longer focal length is handy - perhaps the Sigma EX 20-40mm would be a suitable companion?

I'm eyeing one up on ebay to use on my film cameras....though they work with digital too.

Jamie.

IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2007 - 9:03 AM


Quote: Dunno what the Nikon and Pentax equivalents are.

Nikon = AF-S
Pentax = SDM

Wink

Ian

ChristopherSmith

Nikon equivalents are bloody expensive.
By the way just got the 10-20, in a word, fantastic, solid, clear, inexpensive, fast, super wide, ok maybe a few words.
I have the 18-50 ex as well and have found that ok for landscapes but almost always at 18mm hardly anywhere above that, so if it where a choice for landscapes defo the 10-20.

Last Modified By ChristopherSmith at 14 Nov 2007 - 6:29 PM
wasper
wasper e2 Member 8532 forum postswasper vcard Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2007 - 7:13 PM

I use Sigma 10-20 & I think it's the best Lens I have.

DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 989 forum postsDerekL vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2007 - 9:03 PM

I use a Sigma 10-20 on my Canon 30D, really pleased with results that I get with it. Nice to use and great for landscapes.
Much better colour and sharpness than a Sigma 28-70 f2.8 I have recently purchased.

Adrian_Reynolds
Adrian_Reynolds e2 Member 9201 forum postsAdrian_Reynolds vcard Scotland
25 Dec 2007 - 7:52 AM

As above, I have the Sigma 10-20, not just a landscape lens, but alows you to get up close on subjects, and is my most used lens, I thought about the 20-40 Sigma, as a partner to it but on a 1.6 crop I opted for the 18-50 2.8 EX, to get that little extra at both ends,also a very sharp lens, the 2.8 is good on walkabouts.
k 10 + 10-20 Adrian

Cristian
Cristian  9950 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2007 - 8:30 AM

I have 10-20, which is a fantastic lens (and much used/owned on this site). As a "partner" lens to the 10-20 for landscapes, I'd opt for a tele photo to pick out parts of the landscape. It also gives you the option to capture wildlife. I also use a Sigma 70-300 lens, which has a macro option.

frenchie44
26 Dec 2007 - 8:01 AM

I have the Sigma 10-20, its a lovely lens, i use it for landscapes mostly, perfect. i also have the Macro 105mm lens from Sigma, again a very nice lens. back in the 70's sigma was a brand most of us avoided, the quality was not there, but now they are up with the caamera makers lenes, and sometimes better than them,

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85748 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 1:00 AM

Best lens I have never used Wink

Adrian

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2007 - 1:28 AM


Quote: what focal length lens would complement a 10-20 in a landscape photography kit?

A telephoto - to pick out details. Which one? deepnds how much you are prepared to spend. Smile

boony
boony  7978 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2008 - 3:16 PM

another vote for 10-20 here cracking lens

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