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 Post subject: Sigma 15mm Fisheye f/2.8
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:41 am 
I was thinking about buying a fisheye after I upgrade bodies. I looked into the Nikkor 10.5 but it is way to expensive, so then I ran across the Sigma for about $350 and I was going to ask what you guys thought about it.

My price range is is like $200-$400 on this lens so I don't really want to shell out for the Nikkor lens. My other choice was the Sigma 10-20mm but I like the fisheye effect more and it is cheaper(also a EX prime so you know it is great quality).

Any feedback is appreciated, thanks.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:43 am 
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at 15mm it's only a "real" fisheye on a FF-body :(
The Sigma 10-20mm is much more useful / versatile!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:02 am 
Hi Nathan
i think Zorro has plenty of awesome shots from his 10-20mm Sigma
.. check out his collections at flickr
Am sure he will have plenty of good words about it..

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:35 am 
15mm on a DX sensor would mean that you are getting the distortion but without the wide angle that fisheye's normally have.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:10 pm 
Well damn, I guess I will just shell out for a 10-20mm. I have my list as...

Nikon D80 w/18-135mm(like 2 weeks away)
50mm f/1.8
Sigma 10-20mm

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:35 pm 
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Ah! Thank god you have Nikon! Don't want you trying to go on Ebay and outbidding me - been looking for a while for a 10-20 under £250 thats in good condition.

Wouldn't buy the Fisheye 15mm for cropped frame for reasons mentioned above. I suppose there is some type of physical filter you can put on to give it a fisheye effect, that or you just use photoshop to do it until you buy a filter.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:11 pm 
Haha, good thing then. I won't be buing for awhile though.

I don't use editing, I am a purist photographer you could say.

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