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

(based on 69 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (39)
  • Strong construction (38)
  • Consistent output (34)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (32)
  • Durable (31)

Cons

  • Slow focus (12)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (37)
  • Low light (26)
  • Night photography (21)
  • Weddings (19)
  • Sports/action (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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5.0

Very Good Lens

By Marcio Silva

from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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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

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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

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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

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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

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      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

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      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

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                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

                    Top place

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                    5.0

                    A good choice for a good price

                    By Luciano Queiroz

                    from Assis - SP - Brazil

                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                    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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                        5.0

                        Incredibly versatile, well built lens

                        By Dave

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Extreme Depth Of Field
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • 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:

                          A friend loaned me the discontinued Canon version of this lens and I fell in love with the concept. I bid on several Canons on @, but failed to win and then I looked to Sigma. This lens sells new for less than well worn Canon samples. The build quality and image quality is comparable. AF is fast and accurate on my Canon 5D MkIII.I "defish" most of my fisheye images to get a rectilinear result. DxO Optics Pro has a correction module for this lens that does an amazing job of making straight lines straight again.After defishing, this is a wonderful lens for interior shots. It's also great for sky and weather pictures, as well as panoramic landscapes.I find myself using this lens on almost every outing.

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                          5.0

                          Solid built, full-frame fisheye...

                          By Dave

                          from Colorado

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Extreme wide angle
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Archetecture
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery

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

                            I use this on my full-frame Canon 5D MkIII, so far, for architectural and landscape photography. The build quality and image quality rivals the discontinued Canon 15/f2.8. I use this fisheye in tandem with DxO Optics Pro 8.2, which will automatically straighten the curves and make a rectilinear image, if you so chose. This gives me incredible flexibility to take pictures of straight lines and keep them straight in the final image, or play with the curves and let them rule.I saw an earlier review that said that this lens is not full frame. That's absolutely wrong. Whomever said that apparently doesn't know how to use it.

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                            5.0

                            Great Fisheye

                            By Jeff

                            from RIchmond, VA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Slow Focus

                            Best Uses

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

                              after using this lens for a few shoots it proves to be a great addition to the camera bag. Sharp, especially when stopped down.

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                              5.0

                              Amazing Fisheye

                              By Aug

                              from Wyomissing, PA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Noisy

                              Best Uses

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

                                I love it. Highly recommend.

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                                5.0

                                great, fun lens, super sharp

                                By elena

                                from new mexico

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight
                                • Nice Bokeh
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

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

                                  I purchased this lens for star photography and I find myself using it more than I had anticipated. It's great and fun for a lot of things, including weddings, events, real estate, and landscape photography

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