Sigma 10mm F2.8 Fisheye EX DC HSM A-mount lens review by Aleq

reviewer#5652 date: Jul-6-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:- Sigma 10-20/4.5-5.6
- Minolta 17-35/2.8-4
- Minolta 28/2
- Minolta 85/1.4
price paid:656 EUR (new)
positive:* 2.8
* Sharp (above expectations, very good even at 2.8)
* Flare (impressive)
* Macro
* Bokeh
negative:* Built-in (not removable) hood (casts shadows when shooting close-ups, limits FF capture)
* HSM (I guess it would be louder but lighter with screw-driven focus) = not really an issue :)
* Gelatin filters
comment:Short use results so far.
I'm VERY pleased with this lens so far. Great sharpness, macro ability (you can almost touch the subject with the hood), perfect flare handling.

One of my best lenses whatsoever.

Works fine even on A900 when cropped. I really hate the non-removable sunshade, it would work like a circular fish-eye on A900 without that :-(

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 13
  • sharpness: 4.54
  • color: 4.77
  • build: 4.77
  • distortion: 4.31
  • flare control: 4.15
  • overall: 4.51 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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