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Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG

 
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Aug 10, 2007 09:12 |  #1

Any samples of Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG ?




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Aug 22, 2007 15:35 |  #2

Just got the lens. Here's two.

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Aug 23, 2007 15:21 |  #3

Two more shot on a 400D.

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Dec 25, 2007 16:12 |  #4

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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Dec 25, 2007 23:35 |  #5

Weird FL and slow so I wouldn't expect to many to have it.


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Dec 26, 2007 03:09 |  #6

You could try here:

http://www.pixel-peeper.com/lenses/?len​s=11286external link

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

http://forrestcroce.co​m ...ies/PacificNorthwes​t.htmlexternal link




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Dec 27, 2007 22:27 |  #7

vwguy wrote in post #4567624external link
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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May 10, 2008 17:35 |  #8

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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Jun 29, 2008 04:42 |  #9

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

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Nov 29, 2008 17:27 |  #10

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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Dec 02, 2008 22:01 |  #11

interesting, I was offered one today at what seems a good price.. Not much info on this lens anywhere.. :(


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Dec 03, 2008 19:04 |  #12

Bruce_Bird wrote in post #6801958external link
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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Dec 03, 2008 20:02 |  #13

echo wrote in post #6807949external link
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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Thanks. just picked it up $250au, figured I couldnt go wrong at that price.


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Dec 04, 2008 04:05 |  #14

Bruce_Bird wrote in post #6808317external link
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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Jan 31, 2009 14:34 |  #15

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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