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Old 10th of August 2007 (Fri)   #1
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Default Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG

Any samples of Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG ?
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Old 22nd of August 2007 (Wed)   #2
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Default Re: Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG

Just got the lens. Here's two.
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Old 23rd of August 2007 (Thu)   #3
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Default Re: Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG

Two more shot on a 400D.
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Old 25th of December 2007 (Tue)   #4
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Thats it for examples? I gotta super deal awaiting for me and i am still unsure. Hear alot about flare issues, the fact it has a non-removeable lens hood, not much capability for lens filters, etc... i want real proof or examples.
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Old 26th of December 2007 (Wed)   #5
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Default Re: -= Archive Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG

Weird FL and slow so I wouldn't expect to many to have it.
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Old 26th of December 2007 (Wed)   #6
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Default Re: -= Archive Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG

You could try here:

http://www.pixel-peeper.com/lenses/?lens=11286

It looks better suited to full frame where its really wide, have a look at these examples:

http://forrestcroce.com/Galleries/PacificNorthwest.html
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Old 27th of December 2007 (Thu)   #7
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Default Re: -= Archive Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG

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Thats it for examples? I gotta super deal awaiting for me and i am still unsure. Hear alot about flare issues, the fact it has a non-removeable lens hood, not much capability for lens filters, etc... i want real proof or examples.
I've since found my copy soft at 15mm and intend to send it in to Sigma for a tuneup. Not sure if my copy is typical. Pretty damn sharp at 30mm though. I'm reserving judgement until Sigma has a chance to work their magic on my copy.

Flare - curved lenses like this are always subject to flare. With a little care, you can usually avoid it.

Non-removeable lens hood - not much of a problem unless the size of the lens is an issue.

Filters - can take an 82mm filter with the lens cap holder in place but will cause some vignetting at the wide end with a Cokin P filter even on a 1.6 crop body. I have not tried a low-profile 82mm CPL yet.
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Old 10th of May 2008 (Sat)   #8
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Default Re: -= Archive Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG

I sold my 15-30 a while ago but it did take some very good pictures though it was very slow. It's not suited to low to medium light with people, I found that wide open it was pretty yuck though once stopped down was quite good and great value.

Anyway, here's a few pics that I took with it on the 5D and 10D





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15-30 on a 40D during a recent trip to Rome:











More here (except for 1,2 and 18):
http://imageevent.com/elied/thisthat...g/romanholiday
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Old 29th of November 2008 (Sat)   #10
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Default Re: Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG

I'm surprised at how few people post examples taken with the Sigma 15-30 as it's a very good lens - if stopped down a bit.

Just found a few so decided to post:




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interesting, I was offered one today at what seems a good price.. Not much info on this lens anywhere..
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interesting, I was offered one today at what seems a good price.. Not much info on this lens anywhere..
If it's stopped down a little I think it's a cracking lens. Wide open is not so good but f/5.6 up is good, f/8 is superb. I only sold mine to get the 16-35L and f/2.8 but if you're not working is low light and if it's at a good price it's well worth it.

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If it's stopped down a little I think it's a cracking lens. Wide open is not so good but f/5.6 up is good, f/8 is superb. I only sold mine to get the 16-35L and f/2.8 but if you're not working is low light and if it's at a good price it's well worth it.

Thanks. just picked it up $250au, figured I couldnt go wrong at that price.
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Thanks. just picked it up $250au, figured I couldnt go wrong at that price.
Let us know how you get on and let's see some examples (once you've got a handle on it)!

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Default Re: Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG

I am thinking of getting another of these as they're so cheap but turn out excellent results. A snap of Mike Oldfield taken with 5D Classic at 15mm

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