Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Auto Focus Lens for Canon EOS Cameras - USA Warranty

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This circular fisheye lens produces circular images with an angle of view of 180° when attached to a full-frame digital or 35mm film SLR camera. It has a maximum aperture of F3.5, a minimum focusing distance of 13.5cm (5.5") and a maximum magnification of 1:4.6. The special fisheye design allows maximum creative expression. Sigma's super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting, a common problem with digital cameras. The new lens power layout reduces color aberrations. Providing excellent image quality for digital and film SLR cameras. This lens can be used for the scientific applications such as the solid angle measurements of cloud distribution over the sky, the vegetation distribution of the rain forest canopy, etc., due to the quantifiable angle/area relationship it produces. This lens has a gelatin filter holder at the rear, allowing the use of gelatin filters.

The Sigma 8mm F/3.5 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sigma 8mm F/3.5: Easily mounted and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (7),Easily mounted (6),Lightweight (5),Consistent output (3),Fast / accurate auto-focus (3),Simple controls (3)
Best Uses:
Fun (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Professional (3)

Sigma 8mm F/3.5 Features

  • A maximum aperture of F3.5 and minimum focusing distance 13.5cm (5.5") with a maximum magnification of 1:4.6.
  • An angle of view of 180 degrees creates a circular image with 35mm and full frame digital SLR cameras

Sigma 8mm F/3.5 Specifications

Construction
6 Groups /11 Elements
Angle of view
180°
F stop range
22 - 3.5
Closest Focusing Distance
13.5cm(5.3")
Maximum Magnification
1:4.6
Filter Size
rear slip-in gelatin
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
Length 68.6mm (2.7") X 73.5mm (2.9in")
Weight
400g /14.1oz.
Mfr #
485101
SKU
SG835EOS

Sigma 8mm F/3.5 Reviews

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4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic Lens!

I love the pictures with this lens, it gives me some unique photos that the casual wedding shooters cannot get. The 180 degree field of view ad close focusing make for neat pictures of cakes, dancing, etc. The most difficult aspect of using this lens is to not overuse it. You also need to watch for a) yourself in the pic, and b) if you are using a shoe mount flash, that will be in the shot on a full-frame camera for shure.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lens isn't sharp

This lens is not sharp, even at mid aperature. The focus is soft at best. Don't buy this lens. This is the second Sigma lens I have used, and neither were sharp. The worst Canon lens I have ever used was far sharper than this one.

Reviewed by 10 customers

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good for fast vr 360 spherical panos

By

from Quito, Ecuador  -  Pro Photographer

It is a good lens if you want to make a fast 4 shots vr 360 pano with a full frame camera, but If you want resolution and very good quality its better if you use a crop sensor camera(1.6x) but you have to take one more picture. It has strong chromatic aberration but you can almost fix this in postproduction, the focus isn't so sharp , it has rear filter, no way to protect the lens in the front. As i said before this lens is good for fast panos which don't demand very good quality and only for web uses. Iam waiting for the canon 8-15 fish eye lens that one is going to be a perfect chose it is L series, I dont know when is coming but around February 2011

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Looking for a fisheye -- this is it!

By

from Fort Worth, TX  -  Pro Photographer

Fisheye is always tough to handle: the dynamic range of 180 degrees FOV is simply too wide; either the sun or your feet tend to get into the frame, one must take care finding a good spot -- and this lens is no exception. But for those who are familiar with the specifics of fisheye photography, will find this lens superb in every way. Easy to handle, at 8mm autofocus is instantaneous, and anything farther than a few feet is always in focus anyway. Great picture qualty, sharp and accurate. The only potential problem is the chromatic aberration in high contrast situations, which, unfortunately, are a norm in most fisheye shots. I recommend it for beginners and pros alike. This lens is to stay through all the body upgrades.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best circular fisheye available

By

from Canada  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great lens - much better quality than the Russian or Chinese alternatives. Slightly soft but delivers pretty good quality between f5.6 and F8. Works on full frame and APS-C where it is still a bit wider than a diagonal fisheye (although the 1.6x suggests it fills the frame the corners are just cropped off).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice glass, good price

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Semi-Professional

Fisheye lenses are necessarily special purpose, but if you keep your eye out for opportunities, you can find a lot of uses for this lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this lens...

By

from Oakland, CA  -  Professional

Was impressed with the sharpness and ease of use with Nikon D200.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent build quality, depth of field

By

from Anchorage  -  Professional

My primary use for the lense is cutting down on the number of photos for the VR's that I make for clients. It certainly does it's job but of course reduces total resolution of my final stitched image. It would not be suitable for my higher end VR work, at least not without a very high megapixel camera. I was very surprised at the incredible depth of field, and that immediately motivated me to get creative with it in my still photography. It has excellent construction, and mine came with an incredible 4-year warranty. A few notes on the negative side, it does seem to cause my camera's meter to give underexposed readings, and there does seem to be more chromatic aberration than i would like around the periphery of the images. All in all though, I'm very happy with it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best way for amazing fish eye pictures

By

from Istanbul TURKEY  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Real 180 degree wıth full sharpness. You can not believe your eyes when you view your pictures taken by yourself. One of the best quality at affordable price level.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Lens!

By

from Minneapolis, MN  -  Professional

I love the pictures with this lens, it gives me some unique photos that the casual wedding shooters cannot get. The 180 degree field of view ad close focusing make for neat pictures of cakes, dancing, etc. The most difficult aspect of using this lens is to not overuse it. You also need to watch for a) yourself in the pic, and b) if you are using a shoe mount flash, that will be in the shot on a full-frame camera for shure.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A must for panoramic photography!

By

from San Juan, Puerto Rico

This 8mm is a must for panoramic photography. Very sharp at the center but softer at the peripheral area (something I expected for the breathtaking FOV served). This can be reduced with software or by using the masking ring included with the lens. Very good at non-flaring. Magnificent depth of field. Remember this is a specialty lens. Recommended.

(5 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Lens isn't sharp

By

from Miami, FL

This lens is not sharp, even at mid aperature. The focus is soft at best. Don't buy this lens. This is the second Sigma lens I have used, and neither were sharp. The worst Canon lens I have ever used was far sharper than this one.

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