Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM for Outdoor Action Photography
Editor’s Note: A few years back, we first came to notice the outstanding work Liam Doran was creating with the Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM on Facebook. We invited him to be a Fan Photo of the Week contributor for one of these shots, which then turned into series of guest blog postings. This year, Liam has officially joined the elite Sigma Pro team. His work with this constant-aperture ultrawide zoom lens shows a mastery of the wide-angle format for capturing the spirit and energy of a subject and situation.
For many photographers their first camera is typically a crop sensor camera. This is because they are generally less expensive, and more compact than their full frame counterparts. Additionally most of these entry level or even mid level cameras come paired with a kit lens like an 18-55, 28-135 or even 24-105. And while this is a great place to start your lens collection you will soon notice that you are missing the “big picture.” What I mean by this of course is the wide angle view for taking it all in. Enter the Sigma 10-20 f3.5. On a crop sensor camera like the Canon 7DMKII or Nikon D7200 the Sigma 10-20 f3.5 will convert to either a 16mm-33mm or 15mm-30mm, respectively. Unlike a fisheye lens, the 10-20 f3.5 is rectilinear meaning that it won’t distort straight lines while taking in very wide fields of view which is great for landscape, event and editorial photographers! Here’s a sampling of outdoor and adventure images made with this outstanding ultrawide!
SIGMA Ambassador Liam Doran is an outdoor sports and adventure travel photographer based in Colorado. Liam's work covers all aspects of outdoor mountain life including skiing, biking, trail running, fly fishing as well as travel and lifestyle. His images appear regularly in commercial advertising and in today’s top outdoor magazines including Powder, Outside, Ski, Skiing, Trail Runner, Mountain Magazine and more.
Can it be used on a Nikon d7100 or Nikon d7200?