Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 Fisheye EX DC HSM Circular A-mount lens review by ckone

reviewer#11016 date: Apr-6-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 16mm Fisheye
price paid:525€ new
Fun Lens
comment:Okay, be prepares when you get this lens; it is a circular Fisheye, so you'll have a round pic; I use it for timelapse, so I don't care about flare, which is an issue during the day; with my A850 I have to crop the image but I can do it in the menu; I don't care about the distorsion because I want such an Fisheye, which will have distorsion by design; being careful with removing the cap and the distance ring you can great armslength-specials of you; I like it also because of the build. Have fun with it :)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 4.30
  • color: 4.40
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 3.80
  • flare control: 3.20
  • overall: 4.10 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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