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Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM
8.3 out of 10

Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM

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Overall 10
10

Fun Lens

John, B&H Photo
12 April 2015
  • Excerpt: This is a fun lens to play with. I have enjoyed making funny pix of family with it. Also fun for nature scenes.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 2
2.0

Not recommended for 360 x 180 Panoramas :(

Jay, Amazon
13 March 2015
  • Summary: This lens captures extremely blurry photos and the depth of field is horrible. It is just impossible to have whole frame in focus (Or may be its an issue with the piece I received). I have just raised a return request to seller.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing Lens

Amateur Photographer, B&H Photo
9 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I've thought about buying this lens for a long time but felt I might not get enough use out of it. When the $ rebate was offered in early January, '15 I ordered it from B&H. While it is an $ investment, the quality of the lens and its casing is excellent.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

QyQy, Amazon
20 January 2015
Overall 10
10

A Full Circle and More

LunaClick, B&H Photo
28 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This Sigma 4.5mm was bought for night star shots, horizon to horizon, and it does that indeed. In other uses, if one can keep one's feet out of the frame, it is wonderful for cityscapes. A walk in the park can be almost magical with this real fisheye.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Much Fun, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

it catches all the details

Freddie, B&H Photo
9 November 2014
  • Excerpt: So I work a lot and photography is my tool for reminding I'm a much more interesting person outside of my work. I was a paid photographer at one point, maybe I might do it professionally in future. So I was interested in this lens since I could finally get this effect on my smaller sensor camera.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good fisheye, a bit pricey.

evaxebra, Amazon
3 August 2013
  • Summary: I picked this one out for my Sony Alpha 77 from all the other options, because this one has autofocus. I take a lot of self portraits and I needed autofocus for that purpose. It is exactly what I expected, works well in low light, sufficiently sharp, and fun to use.
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Overall 10
10

The best for APS-C cameras

Douglas Cunha, B&H Photo
22 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This is the most extreme fish eye lens you can get for a APS-C camera. With a full 180º view, you get a full circular image, like the Sigma 8mm FE on a full frame câmera. Good lens quality. Luminous, fast and an excellent minimal distance of focus.
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Soft Corns
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Overall 8
8.0

Fishy. Very, very fishy!

racerxzcar, Ebay
9 May 2013
  • Summary: A nice, ultra wide angle lens. The HSM focus drive is fast and quiet. One great added feature is the adapter for the lens cap. It has 72mm threads, so unlike most ultra wide angle lenses this lens can be fitted with a protective filter, which is very important for valuable lens optics.
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Overall 4
4.0

Blurry

RRMessiah, Amazon
6 January 2013
  • Summary: Perhaps I got a bad lens, but this lens is far too soft for my purposes. Remember, 180 degrees of vision is squeezed into a circle within the rectangular canvas of your camera's sensor (hence circular fisheye).
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