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Sigma15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
 
4.7

(based on 74 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (43)
  • Strong construction (39)
  • Consistent output (38)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (36)
  • Durable (32)

Cons

  • Slow focus (12)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (38)
  • Low light (26)
  • Night photography (22)
  • Weddings (20)
  • Sports/action (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (22), Semi-pro photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Lens Excitement

By KK

from Maryland

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

    This lens was a whole new ball game for me. It is lightweight and once you practice to figure out how it works ... it is great!! I am so glad I purchased this lens! I have not used it in many situations yet, but, I am excited about it being among my choices! So far, I have used it in landscape shots ... love it!!

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    4.0

    It exceeded my expectation

    By Chris

    from Mattapan, MA

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

      I used the 15mm lens behind a goal post during a professional women's soccer match. I was supprised about the angle of coverage from corner to corner.

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      5.0

      As expected, excellent diagonal fisheye

      By Henley

      from Quebec, Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Cons

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            Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

            As expected, excellent diagonal fisheye for Canon FF.

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            5.0

            You will use it more than you think

            By WJM429

            from Harrisburg, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                I bought this lens for a few special purpose opportunities and find myself taking it with me everytime I take my camera out. It provides a unique look at the world, often that world being a place you can only see through the lens. It is excellent for turning what appears an average looking shot into something unique and often stunning. It is especially good indoors where the F2.8 can really open up opportunities. I recently visited my hometown and was walking around taking regular pics of what has changed when the manager of the theatre asked me if I'd like to take some pics inside. The building is well over 100 years old, and I grew up watching movies there. I had this lens with me and gave it its first opportunity. When I went in the lighting was poor so I cranked up the ISO on my 6D and ended up with some really cool shots of the unique, old, ornate interior. Ever since I've taken it everywhere. A balloon fest, street fair, inside old buildings, a car show; it's always in my bag. I haven't had a chance to do much close up work yet, but I am sure that is where I will really be pleased. The image quality is fantastic, but better atF4 than F2.8. If you are looking to do portraits this insn't your lens, but if you have a creative side and like to have fun with your photography, this lens is a great way to break tradition and get some unique shots.

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                4.0

                Very happy with this purchase

                By Woodcock

                from Lafayette, Louisiana

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Photography
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                  I am a professional photographer full time 30yrs and bought this lens for a family wedding to play with and ended up using it for 70% of reception. It was great for the wild shots and gave a different view not normally seen with background lights of different color temp. Easy to work on a crowded dance floor. Used on my 5D mk3 had some barrel effect but make a rather dark party place look massive and bright. Very sharp for the price... I would do it again. auto focus was much faster than mine....

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                  5.0

                  Very Good Lens

                  By Marcio Silva

                  from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Sharp
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Poor Lens Cap

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                  I am a professional wedding and stock photographer (architecture and travel) and bought this lens to use with my Canon 5D Mark III. I used to have a Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye, but the Tokina is soft on the borders when used with a Full Frame camera (very soft). The Sigma 15mm is tack sharp in the center and very good on the borders. I read in the reviews when I was searching for a fisheye designed for full frame cameras that this Sigma 15mm has a slow autofocus. Well, I do not agree. The autofocus is fast enough for the kind of job I get (weddings and architecture). Maybe for sports, the autofocus will not be up to the challenge. The construction is very good except for the lens cap. Actually, the cap has two stages: a cylinder and the lid itself. The set is too loose and falls off easily. I strap them to the lens via a couple of rubber bands otherwise they can easily go off the lens in the camera bag. The imagens produced by this lens is top notch. Canon has a very expensive new fisheye lens (Canon 8-15mm F/2.8 Fisheye) and an old version (Canon 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye). The old version is sold for the same prince as a brand new Sigma 15mm F/2.8 fisheye and the new version is far too much expensive. I do not see any point in buying the canon's fisheye lenses. As I said before, the new Canon 8-15mm F/2.8 Fisheye lens is far too much expensive and the second one is only found used and selling for the price of a brand new Sigma! (nonsense)... The Sigma 15mm fisheye is a F/2.8 fixed aperture lens what is a big plus when photographing weddings in a very low light reception place. The sigma has also less chromatic aberration compared to the Tokina I used to have before...I recommend this lens.

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                  4.0

                  180 Degree View

                  By Keen Photographer

                  from Brisbane Australia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Amazing depth of field
                  • Ultra Wide Angle View

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                    I already use a Canon 17-40 mm lens on Canon 5d III but to go even wider, the Sigma 15 mm was needed. A well made solid lens. Noisy, slow focus but this is not an issue with how the lens is typically used. Images at f8 and f11 are very sharp. Yes lots of distortion but it is a 180 degree view lens on a full frame body. Amazing depth of field particularly at f16 and f22. The front of the lens rotates during focusing so you need to keep the hand away or you will cause major mischief with the focus motor. Useful for building interiors and for panoramas.

                    Half the price of the Canon L zoom equivalent.

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                    5.0

                    A must have lens

                    By Magoo

                    from Panama City, Panama

                    Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                    I purchased this lens to use it specifically for skateboardng photos and video. The fisheye effect it provides is hard to reach with a different lens range. And it allows you to get really close to the subject, without having any part of the subject's body out from the composition.

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                    5.0

                    i was told buy this he was right love it

                    By wongolf

                    from new jersey

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Clean
                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                    i use it in in wedding, land scape etc.it's on my bag where ever o go love...love....love

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                    5.0

                    Fun Lens

                    By Wiseolegobbler

                    from Meridian, MS

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                      Purchased this lens due to price and great reviews on this board. First non-canon lens I've owned. Took it out this past Sunday afternoon to shoot some spring daffodils and lake scenes. Much to learn but I think this will be fun to use at ballgames and for athlete portraits. Very fast focus and quiet.

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                      5.0

                      Nice fisheye

                      By woody

                      from santa rosa ca

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Slow Focus

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                      Nice lens. Very nicely made, a little noisy , It takes about a second to auto focus.Focus not a real problem any thing more than 5 feet away is at infinity anyway. Can do some interesting things with rear film filter holder.

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                      5.0

                      I love it best fish eye

                      By himala

                      from naples, fl

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                        im using this lens for landscape photography. get very sharp and color pictures .

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                        5.0

                        Love it

                        By Charles

                        from Wisconsin

                        Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                        Nice aperture, crystal clear, perfect fisheye

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                        5.0

                        LOVE this lens for nightlife

                        By Glitterati Media

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Night Photography

                          Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                          I can't believe I've waited so long to buy this lens. I rented the Canon 15mm fisheye before, and the Sigma performs exactly the same and is well worth the money.

                          I primarily shoot nightlife and special events professionally, and in a crowded club, this is the perfect lens. Not only is it great for capturing subjects with minimal distortion (it takes some practice with distancing to get it right) but the wide angle captures all the activity around giving life to an otherwise "normal" nightlife shot. It also makes the venues look much larger than they are, which my clients love.

                          I just worked a rather large event in LA for NYE 2014, and used this lens as my primary - the results are amazing and probably some of the best work I've produced for a nightlife event.

                          I must admit I was a little hesitant to get anything other than Canon due to concerns regarding quality, but I'm very happy with the Sigma and would recommend it to anyone.

                          FYI - although it doesn't mention it, the lens comes with a lens case - no need to buy an additional one like I thought I had to. ;)

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                          4.0

                          Good lens

                          By haroldt

                          from NY, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                              works as expected.

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                              5.0

                              Amazing lens

                              By Sald

                              from Trenton,NJ

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight
                              • Rugged

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Photography

                                Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                                I have only had it two weeks but I have already got some amazing shots. I love it.

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                                5.0

                                No complaints here.

                                By Jake

                                from Kampala, UG

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                                  I hate going third party but I have no qualms about this lens. Love the small size! Used it for video too.

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                                  5.0

                                  Killer lens fast service

                                  By mr_guesty

                                  from Scotland

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action

                                    Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                                    B&H was a total surprise after years of getting stuff online from them when i went to the shop in NYC it was well down right amazing. There was nothing they did not have and i got to make one hell of a dream wishlist list up

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                                    5.0

                                    A good choice for a good price

                                    By Luciano Queiroz

                                    from Assis - SP - Brazil

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Slow Focus

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Photography
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                                    A good choice for a good price! I bought to make some night photography, but I think that I'll use much more than this!

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                                    5.0

                                    Beautiful lens

                                    By Adventures of a GoodMan

                                    from Chiang Mai, Thailand

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                                        If you like Fisheye lenses but don't care about 8mm full-circle 180 degree shots, this is the Canon lens for you! I tried both this and the 8-15. This is the winner.

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