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Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSM

 
euge
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Jul 16, 2008 21:44 |  #1

I am debating between a few fisheye lenses but i have yet to see any samples of this lens. I'm pretty sure there isn't a thread for this yet, if there is, i apologize. If you have any samples of this lens please post, I would love to see!


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Jul 17, 2008 03:11 |  #2

I recently bought this lens and can highly recommend it! It's fast (f2.8 ), sharp and focusses quick and quiet.
This is one example of it at night (but handheld at a high ISO).

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I tested it against the Tokina 10-17 and found the sigma 10mm a better performer overall. I don't need zoom on a fisheye.
I have better examples of the sharpness en nice colour of this lens at home. Will post some later today.

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Jul 17, 2008 05:36 |  #3

Same here I love this lens.

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alankey
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Jul 17, 2008 07:41 as a reply to mleone's post |  #4

I love the lens:). I bought it thinking oh it'll be abit of a novelty but either way it will be more usefull than my 10-20. . . . .But first shoot with it i was totally blown away. Its dam sharp, produces great colours and is really quick and you can use it a way that doesnt scream out loook its a fisheye.

Is now on my camera as much as the 24-70

Anyway here are some of my shots from it

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Jul 17, 2008 08:27 as a reply to alankey's post |  #5

Great lens .. nice work ! :D


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Jul 17, 2008 09:12 as a reply to AlexuRO's post |  #6

Those shots of that biker are great Alankey!


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Jul 17, 2008 09:17 |  #7

Yeah I agree - those are some awesome! (Yes, some awesome)


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Jul 17, 2008 12:13 |  #8

mmmmmm...... Looks to be nice lens, but I would be using it for fairly close up work if I got it......... Any close sample on a 1.6 crop anybody and at the MFD if you could be so kind?


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Tee ­ Why
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Jul 17, 2008 12:33 |  #9

wow such fishy goodness. Nope must resist buying more lenses.


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Jul 18, 2008 14:20 |  #10

Some more examples. Don't mind the subjects, most of them are just testshots.

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Jul 18, 2008 17:41 |  #11

J-B wrote in post #5926953external link
I tested it against the Tokina 10-17 and found the sigma 10mm a better performer overall.

This is the information I've been looking for. Up to now I'd not seen anyone give a view on the comparison of these two. Care to say any more?


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Jul 18, 2008 17:52 |  #12

Please, I'm debating on selling the 10-20 for a fisheye. Need some spice for weddings.


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Jul 19, 2008 02:24 |  #13

Madweasel wrote in post #5938165 (external link)
This is the information I've been looking for. Up to now I'd not seen anyone give a view on the comparison of these two. Care to say any more?

The tokina is a nice lens, but in my opinion the sigma is sharper and i like the colour better. At f2.8 it's already quite sharp (a few of my example pics are wide open). I don't need zoom on a fisheye, i want the best performance at 10mm.
Because of the HSM motor the sigma also focusses really fast and quiet.

This is a 100% crop of the third photo (no PP):

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Jul 19, 2008 08:10 |  #14

Here are a few:

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Jul 19, 2008 11:47 |  #15

i want this to compliment my 11-16


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