Sigma 10mm F2.8 Fisheye EX DC HSM A-mount lens review by voets
|voets#5119 date: Mar-29-2009|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||16mm fisheye|
|price paid:||460 euro (new)|
Fast & silent AF
|negative:||Distortion, but that is inherent to fisheye lens|
|comment:||This is the only available rectilinear AF fisheye lens for APS-C sensors. It will give you an ultra wide 180 degrees field of view. |
At the edges you will have a good amount of distortion, but that is something too expect from a fisheye lens.
The 16mm minolta fisheye is slightly sharper on the A900, but the 10mm sigma is a good competitor on the A100.
The build is very solid, with fixed hoods to prevent flaring. These fixed hoods work against me in my case, since I want to put the lens in an under water housing behind a dome port. The hood is slightly too large to put it behind a 6" ikelite dome, it needs to go behind the large 8" one.
The lens itself is 10% larger than the 16mm minolta.
Some examples shots compared to the 16mm fisheye on A900 can be found in my photobook at: