Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Diagonal Fisheye for Sigma Digital and Film SLRCamera
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- Digitally optimized diagonal fish-eye auto focus lens
- Minimum shooting distance of 5.9 inches
- Offers a 180 degree field of view
- Supplied with a gelatin filter holder
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This digitally optimized diagonal fisheye lens is equipped with a new multi-layer coating technology that reduces both flare and ghosting. This also ensures an accurate color balance and high definition results. With a minimum shooting distance of only 15cm this lens has a maximum magnification of 1:3.8. The close focusing capability together with a large depth of field allow close up photography that covers objects surrounding the photographic subject. This lens is supplied with a gelatin filter holder at the rear and a fitted padded case.
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15mm F2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye
Our Most Popular Fisheye
The Sigma 15mm F2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye holds a unique position in the Sigma lens line up. The 15mm is a diagonal fisheye which means the distorted scene is shown full frame within the camera’s field of view. Using acute perspectives not seen by the human eye, this lens is an essential for taking eye-capturing images. The large F2.8 aperture makes the 15mm capable of overcoming any lighting situation.
Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 73.5 x 69 millimeter /2.9 x 2.7 inches
Weight: 370 grams / 13.0 ounces
Since 1961, and with the recent introduction of Sigma Global Vision, we have worked toward one single, simple goal: To hold ourselves to the highest standard of design & manufacturing of imaging products. Photography is all we do. And it’s all we’ve done. So you can rest assured that it’s something we know extensively and care deeply about. You have a vision. We’ve made it our mission.
- Diagonal fisheye image fits into entire frame
- Close focusing distance & extreme angle of view
- Carrying case, front/rear caps & front adapter ring
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The Sigma 15mm Fisheye lens is well-made and provides sharp images. It has an aperture ring which locks in the f/22 position for use on modern cameras which set the aperture electronically. The lens cover is a sleeve which slides over the build-in lens hood. Oddly, there is a removable lens cap on the front of this piece. I don't know why you would ever remove the cap and leave the sleeve on, as this results in serious vignetting.
I enjoy this lens because of the new creative opportunities it provides. I love how you can get so much context around your subject, but beware, objects in the viewfinder are closer than they appear. It's easy for your pet or child to put his wet nose on your lens (which you can't protect with a filter). I recommend this lens for the photographer who has everything. You won't use it on every shot, but it offers a whole new perspective on the world.
I really dislike the fact that the lens cap/cover does not fasten to the lens... this has caused the top to come off in my camera case once while I was removing gear and nearly caused me to drop the lens once... sheesh. However, the photos captured with the lens wont allow me to take off a star for that.
Focusing is fairly quick but it really doesn't matter. Depth of focus is so big that focusing isn't critical. Sharpness is excellent. In center, the sharpness is superb. Around the edge, honestly, I don't know.... The world around us isn't flat. So whatever falls near the edge obviously aren't at the equal distance as the center. Because of large DOF, they are rendered reasonably sharp but it really didn't matter for the type of photography I practice. (so if you are reading other reviews about edge sharpness, consider how you are going to use this lens)
I am using this with Nikon D800. With 36Mpix resolution, every flaw shows, but I haven't seen any. Recently, I took a photograph and printed it to 16x30" size. (obviously, top and bottom are cropped) At this size, it was wonderfully sharp. At this pace, I could have gone 32x60 and still have excellent sharpness.
I can say this lens exceeded my expectations.