Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye


Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye


Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye
This is a prime lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2007.
The lens belongs to the category  wide angle prime lenses, a wide angle lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
Worth thinking about is that the lens has a Fisheye-character which give the images an extreme wide but curved 'barrel' look which may require some post processing in your image editing software. Though, the lens offers you as a photographer the widest of wide angle views..
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is designed and meant for Canon and Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 4 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 6 mm if you have a Canon camera or 6 mm if you have a Niko camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a built-in filter holder which means that you at the rear of the lens (towards the camera) can place a filter, but an opportunity to protect the front lens with a filter does not exist.
Unfortunately there is no lens hood included when buying the lens.
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Has a built-in auto focus motor
Light weight (470 gr)
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
Might have a limited use
No lens hood is included
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye (See dictionary)
Release date: 2007
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Wide Angle Lenses
Wide Angle Lenses with Fisheye-character
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 4 mm
This is a "DClens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 
On Canon cameras: 6 mm
On Nikon cameras: 6 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 13 elements / 9 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:13 cm
Filter: Built-in Filter Holder
Lens Hood:
Not included
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):76 x 77 mm
Vikt:470 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1500 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"Sigma’s 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC Circular Fisheye HSM creates an image that is a circular, curved, distorted view of reality when used on a digital SLR camera. One of the most unusual lenses a photographer can use as it produces a circular image within a black surrounding frame. It is ideal for landscapes and panoramic photography. Because of its equisolid angle projection system, the lens can be used for scientific applications. The minimum focusing distance of 5.3 inches allows the photographer to have fun with placement of subjects extremely near to the camera with distorted backgrounds. SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass employed for effective compensation of color aberration, Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. In the hands of a photographer looking for creative expression and the opportunity to explore and create, this is the ultimate creative tool. The results are captivating

For use with smaller chip APS-c cameras only

The circular field of view produces striking images with exaggerated perspective of near subject & extreme barrel distortion of the surrounding areas

HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus

The minimum focusing distance of 5.3 inches & a magnification ratio of 1 to 6 allows subjects to be as close as ¾ of an inch from the lenses’ front element.

A front cap adapter, front/rear lens cap and carrying case are included with the lens."
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
juzaphoto.com
http://juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/sigma_4-5mm_fisheye_10mm_fisheye_review.htm
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 4,5mm f/2,8 DC HSM Fisheye
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