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Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF USA

You Pay: $609.00
Product Highlights
  • Full 180° Diagonal Field of View
  • Ideal for Use with Digital SLR Cameras

The Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye is a full-frame fisheye auto focus lens that fills the entire 35mm negative with a full 180° diagonal field of view. This unique lens enables you to create a variety of unusual compositions even when shooting ordinary subjects.

The improved DG lens coating reduces flare and ghosting, which is a common problem of digital cameras, and also creates an optimum color balance.

Since most Digital SLR cameras use a smaller image sensor size (APS-C) than 35mm film cameras, 180° angle-of-view cannot be obtained with APS-C digital SLR cameras. With those cameras only the center part of the frame is used, therefore, peripheral distortion will be very small.

The super wide angle of this lens makes it ideal for use with digital SLR cameras, providing a focal view of approximately 23mm. Autofocus on this lens is not supported on Nikon D40 or D60 cameras.

Accepts removable gelatin filters in a holder near the rear of the lens
Optical material used in this new lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass
Fills the entire 35mm negative with a full 180° diagonal field of view
Improved DG lens coating reduces flare and ghosting, which is a common problem of digital cameras, and also creates an optimum color balance
Super wide angle of this lens makes it ideal for use with digital SLR cameras, providing a focal view of approximately 23mm
Autofocus for this lens is not supported on Nikon D40 or D60 cameras
Performance
Focal Length 15mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 180°
Minimum Focus Distance 5.9" (14.99 cm)
Magnification 0.26x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 7/6
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 2.78" (7.37 x 7.06 cm)
Weight 11.71 oz (332 g)
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF
  • Built-In Lens Hood
  • 72mm Front Cap
  • Rear Cap
  • Adapter Ring (for lens cap)
  • Guide Plate (used as a pattern for gel filters)
  • Padded Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF
     
    4.6

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (24)
    • Lightweight (22)
    • Consistent output (18)
    • Strong construction (16)
    • Easily interchangeable (13)

    Cons

    • Difficult to clean (3)
    • Slow focus (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (20)
    • Low light (14)
    • Macro photography (7)
    • Night photography (7)
    • Weddings (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A deal by a wide margin

    I am using this lens on a D700 and lovin it. I shoot a lot of performance and people shots and I have always shot wide. I had a Tokina 11-16* for...Read complete review

    I am using this lens on a D700 and lovin it. I shoot a lot of performance and people shots and I have always shot wide. I had a Tokina 11-16* for my D300 but when I switched to the D700 my 17-35 Nikon(my basic lens) wasn't always wide enough. This lens is fun and sharp. It will focus almost twice a close as the Nikon 16mm and is solid, a oz. heavier. I didn't know if I wanted to try this lens or not with all the reviews from D700 shooters complaining about the lens not being full frame. When I ordered it I realized they hadn't removed both pieces of the lens cover. The cover will come off as one piece or two, a little wierd but saves you a buncha extra bucks. Buy this lens if you are shopping for a diagonal fish eye.*By the way that Tokina f2.8 11-16 is a great lens for you DX photogs. I got mine used from B&H.

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    NOT AS EXPECTED

    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...Read complete review

    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.

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    4.0

    very nice

    By Saxaphoto

    from Sunnyvale, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

      I like it so far, but you have to love fisheyes and know how to take advantage of them. I found it nice for doing midnight panoramas and stitching them together. Lightroom will also do some corrections to make the pictures rectilinear, but you also have to keep in mind the angle at which you hold the lens is *way* more important than a longer lens. i.e., sometimes you also need to do vertical adjustments in lightroom as well. But this is typical of wide/fisheye, not of this particular product.

      The lightness is really nice as well!

      It *IS* difficult to focus on stars, however, due to the wideness. This again is a problem with the focal length, not the product.

      It can also be nice for macro-like pictures as the focus distance is pretty short.

      I will probably still eventually buy a rectilinear prime or zoom that will take filters. (This one doesn't.)

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      5.0

      Surprisingly sharp!!! Worth the $$$

      By DPsharpeyes

      from Los Angeles, CA

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

        Very sharp... Interesting bokeh at 2.8

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        5.0

        Sigma 15mm Fisheye

        By YneGrwr

        from Cloverdale, Calif.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Special Effects

          Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

          This is a fun little lens to play around with. I'm impressed with the sharpness. I had expected softer edges. So far seems built solid.

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          4.0

          Excellent choice for UW full frame

          By Dan the rebreather man

          from Englewood, NJ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

            I used to shoot underwater with the Tokina 10-17mm and the Nikon D300, but when I upgraded to the D800, this lens is the way to go. Recently on a month long cave dive trip, this lens performed flawlessly. I was shooting between f.8 and F.5.6, and the shots are incredibly sharp. While I miss the zoom capability of the 10-17mm, I recall I always had it set on max wide anyway. 15mm Sigma is the way to go underwater!

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            5.0

            Razor sharp

            By gnagel

            from Orland Park, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

              Until this purchase, all of my lenses have been Nikon. I was hesitant to go with Sigma. But, nearly all of the reviews led me to believe that the Sigma fisheye was at least equal to the Nikon fisheye. After shooting with this lens for the past month or so, I am very impressed with it. It's razor sharp. And, it's small and light...very easy to bring along to every photo shoot. It has opened up a whole new world of creative compositions for my photography. Highly recommend.

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              5.0

              Awesome fisheye lens

              By TrigPhotography

              from Acushnet, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Difficult to Clean

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

              Excellent novelty lens. Perfect fisheye with amazing image quality.

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              5.0

              Perfect!!

              By Felipe

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Difficult to Clean

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light

              Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

              The Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye is excellent for Pano real estate pictures.

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              5.0

              Magnificent when you need to go wide!

              By Bowtie

              from Osaka, Japan

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Not So Crisp At The Edges

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography

              Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

              When you need to go wide, this does it. I have taken shots of some tiny interior spaces that I could not have done with my 24mm.

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              5.0

              Right tool. Right price.

              By Sportshooter guy

              from Houston, Tx.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                If you need a 15mm 2.8, this fits the bill at a reasonable price. Build quality seems very high. IQ is very high at this price. Focus speed is is not fast, but doesn't need to be. For sports establishing shots and occasional wide specialty shots, this is the right lens at the right price. You can spend more, but no need to.

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                5.0

                A very well designed lens

                By Terry

                from Santa Clara, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Sharp
                • Strong Construction
                • Well built

                Cons

                • Difficult to Clean

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                I am using this fisheye lens with my Nikon D800 and 35mm SLR. This Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens is very similar to Nikkor 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens. Personally, I am not a big fan of Sigma lens. But I think this Sigma fisheye lens is as good as Nikon's if not better than. This lens is as sharp as Nikon's fisheye with a closer focus distance but less expensive than Nikon's 16mm fisheye. I especially like the front cap of this lens. It is far better designed than Nikon's fisheye lens. It is well attached to the front of the lens and very easy to take off. I would strongly recommend this lens.

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                4.0

                good value for the money

                By crjonc

                from Smithville, NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                    quality is decent

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                    4.0

                    Better than expected

                    By EJPhoto.com

                    from Chandler, AZ

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image quality
                    • Good value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Chromatic abberation

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                      I purchased this lens for some specialty shots in my photo business. After doing the research on full frame fish-eyes I chose this one. The lens performs very well. it does has some strong chromatic aberation in the corners which is common for this type of lens; however, checking the box to remove CA in Photoshop CS6 and ACR completely eliminates it. Overall an excellent value.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect fisheye for FX Nikon

                      By Gug Underwater

                      from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography

                        Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                        Up until recently, I was using only DX cameras/leses for one single reason - I shoot fisheye 95% of the time (I'm a full-time underwater pro shooter), and I wanted to continue using the Tokina 10-17, which is the ultimate for underwater. I got the D800E, and decided to pair it up with the Nikon 14-24, but outside the center, it had terrible sharpness when wider than f14, plus its minimum focus distance was too far off the lens. So I got this Sigma 15, and its got far fewer issues with corner sharpness (f5.6 and smaller is perfectly acceptable) and the minimum focus distance is comparable to the Tokina 10-17 that I was so reluctant to give up. I just got done with a few days of shooting underwater, and love the results. Corners are great, AF speed was acceptable, vignetting is not noticable at all, and without uber-detail scrutinizing at 1600% magnification, it looks like the resolving power is fine for the 36MP D800. So yeah, I'd like the zoom capibility of the DX sized Tokina 10-17, but despite that, I'm quite happy with this lens, and will end up sig it much more often that the Nikon 14-24.

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                        5.0

                        Fun affordable fisheye

                        By Pro Nature Photo

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Distortion

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                        •good lens for night photography and unique perspectives
                        •closest focus for a fisheye I've found
                        •distortion is strong so be ready for it

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                        5.0

                        Must have Fisheye Lens

                        By WJ

                        from San Jose, CA

                        About Me Photography Student

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Night Photography
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                          This full time auto focus is quite the deal.

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                          5.0

                          A deal by a wide margin

                          By Buffalo

                          from Lopez WA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                            I am using this lens on a D700 and lovin it. I shoot a lot of performance and people shots and I have always shot wide. I had a Tokina 11-16* for my D300 but when I switched to the D700 my 17-35 Nikon(my basic lens) wasn't always wide enough. This lens is fun and sharp. It will focus almost twice a close as the Nikon 16mm and is solid, a oz. heavier. I didn't know if I wanted to try this lens or not with all the reviews from D700 shooters complaining about the lens not being full frame. When I ordered it I realized they hadn't removed both pieces of the lens cover. The cover will come off as one piece or two, a little wierd but saves you a buncha extra bucks. Buy this lens if you are shopping for a diagonal fish eye.*By the way that Tokina f2.8 11-16 is a great lens for you DX photogs. I got mine used from B&H.

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                            5.0

                            Going Fishing.

                            By JPics Photography

                            from Vernon, BC, CAN

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Tough To Attach

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action

                            Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                            So far I have mainly used this lense for action sport photography (downhill mountain biking mainly). It's been a great lense for this purpose as it can be an ongoing battle in the forest to get the framing you are looking for. It gives a neat fisheye perspective that does not get too radical.
                            It provides good quality images in a full frame size (I shoot with the Nikon D700) and seems to operate fairly well with the Nikon computer.
                            The couple cons is that is can be a little "stiff" to attach and detache from the camera body and it sometims has a slight malfunction with the Nikon body computer. The aperature will sometimes not commicate properly and the body will tell me I'm shooting at F/1 although this is a F/2.8 lense. Once you pick up on it you just shoot at F/1 if your trying to shoot at 2.8 and it operates normally and after a few shots or once you go up and down through part of the apperature range it sorts itself out.
                            I would recommend this lense to anyone in the fisheye market.

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                            4.0

                            Nice photos

                            By Gigio

                            from Americana - SP - Brasil

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                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                                  Realy interesting photos

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent full-frame fisheye

                                  By Toeayling

                                  from Queensland, Australia

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                  • Good Image quality
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Underwater Photography
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                                    Good quality fisheye with very close focusing, ideal for use in underwater photography

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                                    4.0

                                    Fun and Multi-functional

                                    By BML

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Macro Photography

                                      Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF:

                                      I have had the lens for about a week now and I still have so much to learn in order to get the most out of it. It has been fun playing with it in a variety of situations. :)

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