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Sigma4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Consistent output (4)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Special effects (3)

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    5.0

    EXCELLENT

    By Terry Costelloe

    from Asheville NC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Vr Tours

      Comments about Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR:

      I Can See EVERYTHING!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Oooo! This is so cool!

      By Bruce on the Palouse

      from Moscow...........Idaho

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accurate in manual mode
        • Indoors/Low Light

        Comments about Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR:

        I'm using it in a research project on daylighting architectural space. The circular fisheye allows you to analyze the entire space in a glance...and it works seamlessly with my Nikon D5000. No down side.

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        5.0

        A fun lens

        By Mick K

        from Tacoma, WA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Focus
        • Rugged
        • Sharp Focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • A little pricey

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Night Photography
        • Special Effects

        Comments about Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR:

        This is a grat lens that you can have a lot of fun with and be very creative. Crop the image and it get's even better. Excellent quality. Nice to see a circular fisheye for less tahn full frame camera's.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What fun!

        By Mick Klass

        from Tacoma, WA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Focus
        • Sharp Focus

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Photography
          • Special Effects

          Comments about Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR:

          I purchased this lens to match a full-frame circular fisheye on a Nikon D300. This lens fits the bill.

          The images are stunning and sharp. This is the only circular fisheye for less than a full frame sensor, but that is not the only reason to recommend it. It is a well made lens that delivers great results.

          If you like fisheye photography and do not have a full frame camera, get this lens

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          4.0

          Not your everyday lens, but lots of fun

          By David

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Quick Focus
          • Sharp Focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Frequent sun flare

          Best Uses

          • Special Effects

          Comments about Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR:

          I'm delighted with many of my photos taken with this lens. It is difficult to pre-visualize the results, but the effects can be great.

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          (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Beautifully made, sharp and lightweight

          By LeeNikon

          from Teaneck, NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • High Quality

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR:

            Sharp and light, but very expensive and too long (physically). The circle image is too small for the Nikon 1.4 magnification ratio as the lens was made for other models with a 1.6X ratio

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Makes shooting panos a snap

            By RT

            from Cincinnati Oh

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting panorama virtual

              Comments about Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR:

              I get a full 360 degree pano with only three photos placed on a rotating pan head. Because it is a full 180 degrees using a DX type camera, you do not need shoot multiple rows with a QTVR head, thus saving you money. The picture quality is excellent. They have outdone themselves on this one.

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