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

reviewer#5944 date: Aug-30-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
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 15 fisheye (FF)
Sigma 10-20
price paid:700 (new)
positive:180 degree for ASP-C, sharp, QUIET, well made
comment:This lens is so quiet that at first I thought the autofocus was broken since I didn't hear it moving. Now I am wanting more HSM lenses because of this.

I am mostly a landscape photographer and I love this lens for nature shots, especially when looking down towards the ground. There is a lot of CA when taking landscape photos.

I originally had bought a Sigma 15 fisheye which was for full-frame cameras. At the time I didn't understand the difference. I wasn't happy with it on the A700. When the Sigma 10 fisheye was announced for ASP-C cameras, I thought and thought and thought and finally acted and bought one. I am so glad I did. The distortion is amazing and so far I have not seen any flare.

I highly recommend this lens to anyone thinking about a fisheye.

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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