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

reviewer#9153 date: Jun-18-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 4.5mm F2.8 fisheye
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 UWA
price paid:500GBP (new)
positive:Fast & silent focusing
Low distortion when used for landscapes
Produces sharp images at centre
F2.8, suitable for low light conditions
negative:Hard to get hold of lens gelatin filters.
A bight on the heavy side.
comment:I was always thinking about getting Sony's 16mm F2.8 fisheye at some point but as I have no real intention of going Full Frame at any point, I went with this little corker of a lens and I have never regretted making that choice.

I've used the lens mostly for extreme wide angle shots, where even the 100+ deg FoV of my Sigma 10-20mm UWA just couldn't hack it. The low distortion when used in this way makes the lens ideal for a city panoramic shot or something along those lines.

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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