Reviews and Problems with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM
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Big and Heavy
NiceShotSteve, B&H Photo
13 December 2012
Excerpt: I like the results from this but it is extraordinarily large and heavy - much more so than my Canon 15/2.8 for full frame. Not sure why Sigma would design such a beast. A mixed review for sure.
Summary: I bought this lens specifically for its Fish-Eye barrel effects for video. It's a very expensive lens for this single effect so if you're looking for a good wide-angle lens for a cropped sensor camera such as the Canon 7D, I highly recommend the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX, which is nearly as wide without the fish-eye barrel effects and extremely sharp in the 2.8 range!
Pros: Amazing wide-angle for Canon 7D or any other 1.6x crop sensor. Bought this for video work with my 7D and have used it many times, either for the fun fish-eye effect, or to show a 180 degree panorama. This IS the best fish-eye for the 7D or any cropped sensor DSLR.
Cons: Not sharp at the f/2.8 range in comparison to other Canon or Tokina lenses. Stopped up to the 4 range and you'll see a big difference but lose a lot of the low light capability that makes this lens appealing. I still use the 2.8 range for filming concerts and other things and the footage is definitely usable, just don't expect Canon level sharpness in this range. It's also slightly more noisy at higher ISO ranges in comparison to Canon and Tokina lenses.
Summary: Still getting used to the uses of a fisheye in my photography.
Pros: Excellent build quality. Very carryable and lens cover stays in place. Built in hood petals protect glass from the environment. Good wide angle on a 1.6 crop sensor. In the right environment, this is a good walk around lens.
Cons: Not sharp at f2.8 - I was expecting "canon crisp". Stopped down to f8 it looks real nice though.
Excerpt: I bought this lens to create 360° Panoramic images. It works quite well and can complete a nice 360 with only 6 images + z/n. My only dislike is that I the focal length isn't as nice as I was expecting.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: Hallo, vor einigen Wochen habe ich mir das Walimex 8mm Fisheye für meine Canon EOS 600D gekauft, das Fotografieren mit der Linse macht mir unglaublich viel Spaß, ich habe seitdem sehr viele Bilder mit dem Fisheye geschossen und eine regelrechte Leidenschaft für Aufnahmen mit dem Fisheye entwickelt. Einziger Nachteil: das Walimex hat keinen Autofokus, was ich freilich beim Kauf wusste.