Sigma 8mm F4 Fisheye EX Circular A-mount lens review by kleptolux

reviewer#192 date: Nov-1-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 5
distortion: 1
flare control: 5
overall: 3.6
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Peleng manual 8mm
price paid:
positive:Only AF 8mm
True 180 degree angle
Circular image
Gelatin filter in rear
negative:Front element exposed
Color fringe at the edge
comment:I like this lens as it allows for lots of creativity.
The 7D format clips the circle but otherwise it is a nice lens and sharp for that focal length.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 4.00
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 4.67
  • distortion: 3.67
  • flare control: 3.67
  • overall: 4.00 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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