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Canon 15mm or Sigma 15mm fisheye?

 
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Sep 02, 2011 12:40 |  #1

I dont know why I continually debate about getting something other than Canon brand, but here I go again...

I've always find myself trying to go with Sigma in hopes that I'd get a copy that I'd be happy with the AF speed/sharpness. Now the 15mm is in my line of sight and wanted to hear anyone's opinion on it...

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Sep 02, 2011 12:54 |  #2

Having had both I kept the Sigma as it was cheaper and had a shorter MFD. Aside from that the lenses perform similarly.




  
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Sep 02, 2011 16:59 |  #3

The new 8-15L beats them both in all but maximum aperture (it's f/4), and price of course, but with your 5DII you get rectangular and circular fisheyes in one lens.


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Sep 02, 2011 20:05 |  #4

I can vouch for the Sigma 15mm. it's a really cool lens and i take it everywhere with me. However, i have never used the competition.


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Sep 02, 2011 22:41 |  #5

Never tried the canon but I have the sigma and it's great




  
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Sep 02, 2011 23:05 as a reply to  @ booja's post |  #6

I've got the Canon version and I love it. It definately is a unique lens, especially on full frame where it really comes alive. I have never tried the Sigma variant but have heard good things about it.


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Sep 03, 2011 00:55 |  #7

i think this is a lens that i would just go with whatever is cheaper since they are really very similar


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Sep 03, 2011 06:09 |  #8

I recently picked up an Olympus fisheye... notionally it's 16 mm. It works fine too (on my 5D2) and the image quality and the colour reproduction is first class. Like most Zuiko lenses, it is incredibly compact compared with the alternatives.

In other words - it seems that you have more options that SIgma or Canon and that you might also consider a manual focus lens instead of an autofocus.


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Sep 03, 2011 06:14 |  #9

I have the Sigma and love it. I've used it on both crop and FF.


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Sep 03, 2011 08:22 |  #10

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Sep 23, 2011 22:24 |  #11

guys are both these lenses just as sharp wide open?


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Sep 23, 2011 22:29 |  #12

Had both. Sold Sigma. Canon was a bit sharper wide open.


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Sep 24, 2011 00:32 |  #13

Lensrentals doesn't even carry the Canon version because they have found the Sigma superior (the Canon design is ancient). Both are probably fine. If you find a great deal on the Canon go for it.


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Sep 24, 2011 11:49 |  #14

4x4rock wrote in post #13153871 (external link)
Had both. Sold Sigma. Canon was a bit sharper wide open.

I found my Sigma to be sharper though only marginally so.




  
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Sep 29, 2011 23:27 |  #15

Now I'm thinking about getting my first Sigma...


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