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Sigma15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon AF
 
4.7

(based on 60 reviews)

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    (10)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (39)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Consistent output (22)
  • Strong construction (22)
  • Easily interchangeable (20)

Cons

  • Difficult to clean (4)
  • Slow focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (34)
  • Low light (23)
  • Weddings (15)
  • Night photography (10)
  • Sports/action (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

BEST NON-NIKON Fisheye for the money $$$

By Air

from Bristol

Verified Buyer

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

Best Non-Nikon fishes for the money.
Using it on full frame D5 and D3s. Great fisheye 180* view. Sharp, great contrast, nice build quality. If you are like me and use a fisheye 10-20 shots or so during a wedding etc, get this one. Nice glass for the money... and less expensive that the Nikon brand one.

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5.0

Top Fisheye lens for Underwater Housing

By uwphoto48

from Temecula

Verified Buyer

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

I utilize this lens in an underwater housing behind a 230mm dome port for fantastic fisheye images of reefs, big animals and above/below water.

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5.0

Excellent Quality, non-Nikon Lens

By Dennis The B

from Dearborn, MI

Verified Reviewer

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

I received this lens today, and immediately mounted it on my D500 and tested it. True to it's 180 degree view, you have to take care unless you want a lot of bowed lines. However, that's one of the reasons I bought the lens. I have several wide angle lenses by Nikon and Tokina, and this one fills the ultra-wide angle niche. I opened the images in Photoshop, and examined them, and the results are excellent. The colors were nicely saturated, but not overly so. Since it's such a short focal length lens, the camera's AF doesn't have to do any searching, and the focus snapped in very nicely. I'll be using this lens for flower field pictures mostly, although the appeal of some architectural scenes with some bowed lines is also on tap. It's difficult to pack much more into a lens for the price. Earlier, I owned a couple of Sigma zoom lenses, but wasn't particularly impressed. However, this 16mm f2.8 is a real improvement.

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5.0

Nice lens!

By StevenC

from UWS

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

Quality construction, solid and takes great shots!

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5.0

Perfect Wide-angle Lens For Outdoor Photography

By Photo Mike

from Towson, MD

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • 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:

    At 2.8 it is the best ultra-wide angle lens for the money. Nikon lens is $300 more, but this Sigma does the job. Very sharp and no vignetting on a Fx camera. Great for landscape photography and creative indoor situations where an all-inclusive group shot in a tight area is needed. Love it!

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    5.0

    Excellent fisheye lens

    By Vinman

    from NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events

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

      Great wide angle.

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      5.0

      A few days in NYC

      By Retired traveler

      from Sydney

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Depth of Field
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Managleble Rounding Effec
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Inside Grand Buildings
        • Large Streetscapes
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

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

        I compared this lens in store with the Rokinon 12mm and the improved clarity showed up in the viewfinder.
        This lens is perfect in tight corners and getting an entire streetscape. Also good for unusual perspective effects.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        nice lens

        By rt

        from charlotte, nc

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events

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

          I enjoy the look of a fisheye periodically but wasn't sure I wanted to pay the added cost of the nikon 16mm fisheye, especially as old as the design is. I don't normally use third party lenses but am quite pleased with this sigma fisheye. It is quite sharp and focuses accurately and quickly. The build is solid and overall it is a very nice product. This is useful for a different perspective on landscapes as well as interiors. It even works for a different angle on portraits. Obviously this is somewhat of a novelty lens but I am very impressed so far.

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          5.0

          Amazing!

          By Angels

          from Miami, FL

          Verified Buyer

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

          Worth every penny, what an awesome lens for our collection!

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          4.0

          Sharp!

          By @GTSEPE

          from Sao Paulo, Brazil

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Difficult to Clean

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

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

          Great product. Highly Recommended for Sports shots. Not so good for cropped sensors though for obvious reasons.

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          5.0

          Great Value

          By Louis Anthony

          from Mount Laure,l NJ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

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

            This gives me the look I wanted , The lens is sharp and a great value.

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            5.0

            Excellent Creative Lens

            By Frosted Images

            from Crofton MD

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Unique perspective

            Cons

            • Cannot use a filter

            Best Uses

            • Architecture
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography

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

            I have been using the product for landscape and architecture shots. It's a different perspective from a standard lens that doesn't work for everything but can be a creative take on your subject. Be aware that lines that are straight in the real world are not straight when viewed through this lens. That's really the point of this lens; it twists the world and creates a different view on the world.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A great FX fisheye

            By James Gaston

            from Vancouver Island

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

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

              I love shooting wide and for years I've loved the Nikon 10.5 fisheye on DX. So when I moved to FX I needed a new fisheye. The 10.5 works on FX but doesn't utilize the whole sensor. This Sigma is wonderful and gives me all the performance of the 10.5 in terms of sharpness, close focus, and color. I have found it needs a little (-0.7) exposure compensation on my d800e. I highly recommended this lens.

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              5.0

              Nice lens

              By Kinz

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

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

                So far so good. Very clear, fast, does what I wanted. Taking it to France in about a month, so I'll let you know after that.

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                5.0

                Nice solid lens at a god price

                By Gary A

                from Destin, FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Unique Look

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Great On The Dance Floor
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  My first fisheye, there is a bit of a learning curve to it.The lens is tack sharp at the center, focuses fairly fast and is light weight. I use it in family beach portraits (I live in a tourist town). Adds a new look to my photography for not a lot of money! I love it! BTW: This is my first non-Nikon lens.

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                  4.0

                  widely appreciated

                  By gary

                  from long island

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery

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

                    serious non pro photog, used for all manner of subjects

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                    5.0

                    Great lens

                    By Mart Cheval

                    from Montreal

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Show
                      • Sports/Action

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

                      Very very satisfied. Very fast lens, work very great.

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                      4.0

                      Nice Lens

                      By Simone

                      from Coastal Alabama

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

                      Good performance. I usually purchase Nikon glass but chose this lens to go with an Aquatica Underwater Housing due to smaller size and therefore smaller port size for the housing. Took it for a test shoot today. Happy with it.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      One love lens in my bag.

                      By LBCupertino

                      from Cupertino

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      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 use this lens for landscape wedding.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Fun lens

                        By Paul C

                        from Boston

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • 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 Lens for Nikon AF:

                          I always wanted to try out a fisheye so I rented the Sigma lens and I liked it enough that I bought one. It's small, lightweight, auto focusses well and it's sharp enough. You wouldn't likely use this as your every-day walking around lens, but the unique perspective a fisheye gives opens up some interesting creative possibilities. It's fun to make those prototypical bulging pictures of people and things - for about the first hour. The real fun begins after that, when you can use the fact that straight lines going through the center of the lens stay straight, to get some landscape and interior shots that otherwise couldn't be done. You can get really close with this lens, and it is so wide that pretty much everything in the frame is in focus on most shots. You do have to be careful to keep your feet out of the frame and watch how you hold the lens so you keep your fingers out of the frame, too. 15mm is pretty wide. It's also critical to make sure the camera is dead-level (or whatever other angle you are trying to achieve) because of the nature of the fisheye distortion - straightening out the horizon later doesn't produce the same result as shooting level. There is a learning curve to using a fisheye, and I'm still learning. I've gotten some pretty good results "de-fishing" the images using the Fisheye-Hemi plugin and PT Lens. All in all, an enjoyable addition to my toolkit. Glad I bought it.

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