Reviews and Problems with Sigma 15mm F2.8 EX DG DIAGONAL FISHEYE
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I am really not sure how to rate this item.
Pro photographer, Amazon
19 October 2013
Summary: It is a fun lens...and does work as promise... however, I am getting a lot of distortion on the extremity's of the lens. The distortion limits the way I can use it in my work..especially architecture. However, I do not know if this is normal for this lens...so I may come back and rate this up...or down depending on what I learn. My first thought was to return it but I do have a need for the lens in my business despite the cropping factor to overcome the distortion.
Summary: I really wanted to like this lens. I purchased it to use it on a Canon full frame body. The lens that I got was a good copy as far as I can tell. It focused well. After a few shots I noticed that the corners were mushy regardless of the aperture used. Next, my camera was overexposing by about 1 stop with it but not consistently. I tried center-averaged metering it helped a bit but not much.
Summary: I just can't get a crisp photo from this lens. I used with my Canon 60D, and while the color is great, the auto-focus keeps getting me fuzzy shots. If you are shooting off the hip, it's an ok lens. However, if you are looking for larger print quality, this doesn't cut it.
Excerpt: The lens just did not do what I expected on my full format Nikon D700s. Perhaps the fault was mearly in my expectations. However it also seems very light weight in construction compared to my other Nikon lenses. The pull off ring required for the lens cap was cumbersome when I am dealing with multiple lenses and cameras.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: I rented this lens for a wedding and enjoyed it... but not enough to purchase it. The images it produces are nice but it was incredibly loud and had a hard time focusing (which extended the noise until it focused). For the same price, I think I'd stick with the Canon 15mm.
Summary: Das Objektiv macht von der Haptik einen ordentlichen Eindruck. Leider konnte mich die Bildqualität besonders offenblendig am Rand nicht überzeugen, zudem war es ein bisschen dezentriert. Ich habe es zurückgesendet und das Nikon 16mm fisheye bestellt. Es ist etwas teurer, aber optisch auch eine andere Liga an meiner Nikon D600. Das werde ich behalten.