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Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon SLR Cameras
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- Digitally optimized diagonal fisheye auto-focus lens
- Minimum shooting distance of 5.9 inches
- Offers a 180-degree field of view
- Supplied with a gelatin filter holder
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15mm F2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye
Our Most Popular Fisheye
The Sigma 15mm F2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye holds a unique position in the Sigma lens line up. The 15mm is a diagonal fisheye which means the distorted scene is shown full frame within the camera’s field of view. Using acute perspectives not seen by the human eye, this lens is an essential for taking eye-capturing images. The large F2.8 aperture makes the 15mm capable of overcoming any lighting situation.
Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 73.5 x 69 millimeter /2.9 x 2.7 inches
Weight: 370 grams / 13.0 ounces
Since 1961, and with the recent introduction of Sigma Global Vision, we have worked toward one single, simple goal: To hold ourselves to the highest standard of design & manufacturing of imaging products. Photography is all we do. And it’s all we’ve done. So you can rest assured that it’s something we know extensively and care deeply about. You have a vision. We’ve made it our mission.
- Diagonal fisheye image fits into entire frame
- Close focusing distance & extreme angle of view
- Carrying Case, front/rear caps & front adapter ring
|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||Hood built-in|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Included Components||Gelatin filter holder at the rear, Fitted Padded|
|Item Dimensions||2.91 x 2.91 x 2.56 inches|
|Item Display Weight||370 grams|
|Item Weight||0.82 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.15 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 Year Limited Warranty|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||15 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||15 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||15 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||7|
|Number of Groups||6|
|Real Angle Of View||180 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.9 pounds|
|Style Name||Nikon SLR Cameras|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F|
|Focus Type||Micromotor||Auto/Manual||Screw drive from camera||Ring-type ultrasonic||automatic_only||manual-focus|
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|Photo Filter Thread Size||—||87 millimeters||—||52 millimeters||—||—|
Sigma's 15mm F2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens is a diagonal fisheye which means the distorted scene is shown full frame within the camera's field of view. It allows photographers to shoot creative images by taking advantage of the acute perspectives that are invisible to the human eye. The diagonal fisheye is the most popular kind of fisheye and are often used by wedding photographers who want to give an "artistic" looks to images, by underwater photographers who want to take in the maximum field of view possible and by scenic photographers. A focusing distance of 5.9 inches and a magnification ratio of 1 to 3.8 allows the photographer to have fun with placement of subjects extremely near to the camera with distorted backgrounds. In the hands of an artist this lens can produce memorable, eye-catching images.
The Sigma 15mm f2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras is a digitally optimized diagonal fisheye auto-focus lens. It is equipped with the latest in multi-layer coating technology that reduces both flare and ghosting. By taking advantage of both the distortion specific to fisheye lenses and the minimum shooting distance of 5.9 inches, the photographer can shoot error-free creative images.
By offering a 180 degree field of view, this fisheye lens can be used to create amazing image expressions that cannot be seen with the human eye, such as exaggerated perspective and distortion. The minimum shooting distance and large depth of field allow close up photography that covers the objects surrounding the photographic subject. The lens is supplied with a gelatin filter holder at the rear, allowing the use of gelatin filters.
Top customer reviews
The Sigma 15mm Fisheye lens is well-made and provides sharp images. It has an aperture ring which locks in the f/22 position for use on modern cameras which set the aperture electronically. The lens cover is a sleeve which slides over the build-in lens hood. Oddly, there is a removable lens cap on the front of this piece. I don't know why you would ever remove the cap and leave the sleeve on, as this results in serious vignetting.
I enjoy this lens because of the new creative opportunities it provides. I love how you can get so much context around your subject, but beware, objects in the viewfinder are closer than they appear. It's easy for your pet or child to put his wet nose on your lens (which you can't protect with a filter). I recommend this lens for the photographer who has everything. You won't use it on every shot, but it offers a whole new perspective on the world.
Focusing is fairly quick but it really doesn't matter. Depth of focus is so big that focusing isn't critical. Sharpness is excellent. In center, the sharpness is superb. Around the edge, honestly, I don't know.... The world around us isn't flat. So whatever falls near the edge obviously aren't at the equal distance as the center. Because of large DOF, they are rendered reasonably sharp but it really didn't matter for the type of photography I practice. (so if you are reading other reviews about edge sharpness, consider how you are going to use this lens)
I am using this with Nikon D800. With 36Mpix resolution, every flaw shows, but I haven't seen any. Recently, I took a photograph and printed it to 16x30" size. (obviously, top and bottom are cropped) At this size, it was wonderfully sharp. At this pace, I could have gone 32x60 and still have excellent sharpness.
I can say this lens exceeded my expectations.
If you or one of your photo enthusiast loved ones are ready to start taking some 'artsy' photos, this is great lens to add to your collection!
I originally figured I'd use this mostly for personal photos and not so much for my professional life, but it turns out I'm able to incorporate these beautiful fisheye images from some of my regular sessions.
The lens itself has a strange lens cap that I wasn't used to. I've owned and rented other Sigma lenses previously and none had this type of lens cover. So, just an FYI to be very gentle in how you take that off.
Other than that, I've been thrilled with this lens. I can't say how it compares to the Canon version, as I've never tried that version. However, I think it's really quite sharp in well-lit conditions and even wide open. For my purposes, it fits the bill just fine. I didn't need the L series canon version. For the money this is just A+. I think Sigma really excels at this lens.
I really dislike the fact that the lens cap/cover does not fasten to the lens... this has caused the top to come off in my camera case once while I was removing gear and nearly caused me to drop the lens once... sheesh. However, the photos captured with the lens wont allow me to take off a star for that.