This digitally optimized diagonal fisheye lens is equipped with a new multi-layer coating technology that reduces both flare and ghosting. This also ensures an accurate color balance and high definition results.
With a minimum shooting distance of only 15cm (5.9 inch), this lens has a maximum magnification of 1:3.8. The close focusing capability together with a large depth of field allow close up photography that covers objects surrounding the photographic subject.
This lens is supplied with a gelatin filter holder at the rear, and a fitted padded case.
does what i want it to do for open dancing
Traded a bunch of rarely used lenses for this Fisheye. Have Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L and 70-200 f/2.8 II L, considered Canon 16-35, but too much overlap. The image quality is fantastic. I can't really imagine much better results with any lens ... At a reasonable cost.
I had wanted a fisheye for some time, but I didn't want one of the fisheyes that was a circle inside a black frame. This diagonal fisheye is what I settled on. I read reviews of the Canon fisheye (which is more expensive, and an f.4), and there is negligible difference, especially considering the price and maximum aperture. Plus, this is a FUN lens, not a work lens! The lens is not "cheap" in terms of price, and definitely not in construction. It's well made, and has a solid feel. There are many auto-focus points that are very usable on this lens, and it locks-in very quickly. The manual focus is easy to use (good grips, smooth action), and has focal ranges marked clearly on the lens body. Reviews cover it, and the lens doesn't hide it - there is some noise when focusing. If you are used to a USM, it is louder than that. If you have ever used the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens, it sounds similar to that during auto-focus.
I looked into this lens when the Nikon 16mm was out of stock. Reviews looked good and the $300 savings was also appealing. I took it on a photo workshop and was not disappointed. The lens is sharp and has very little flare. I was able to shoot straight towards the sun for "sun star" effects for some great shots. Shooting old trucks was awesome with this lens. All in all, a very fun, lightweight addition to my kit. I'm very glad it bought it.
Fisheye lens are, in my opinion, meant for creative pursuits. At least that's what I use mine for. This is a very good lens. I have a couple of Sigma lens and they haven't let me down yet. Add this to that list.
Up until now I have been a Nikon purist - I wanted everything to be pure Nikon. I bought this lens because it was $300 cheaper than the Nikon 16mm Fisheye and it is every bit as good! I have not been disappointed yet!
Great for the unusual perspective.
If you havent used a fish eye before get used to the field of view! I do have pics with my feet in them, lol. I went with the Sigma over the canon to save cash. good choice in that I use this lens occasionally. it performs well for the money if you dont have L glass money.
After using the 10mm Sigma Fisheye on my 7D, I needed a lens that would be compatible with my full frame 5D. The 15mm Canon has known issues, those of which the Sigma lack. Although it's a little loud when autofocusing, it's fast and sharp. Even wide open, aberrations are barely present, when compared to the now defunct Canon 15mm. Worth the money and great for video.
Landscape and arts.