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Sigma 10mm fish

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by robthelucky, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. I recently purchased a Sigma 10mm and I love it. I researched a few lenses and read many reviews. Kens review in particular was not glowing, and the consensus is that it "feels" like a typical Sigma lens. I wanted something super wide (180 degree) and was able to get one quite a bit cheaper than a Nikon fish so I jumped in.

    Before we get on to the pictures let me just say, I am a hack. I have a lot to learn about composition, lighting, my camera. Heck, I know nothing. I AM having fun. That being said, please don't hold back your critique. I want to get better and the only way I will is if you can really stick it to me.

    The reason for this post tho, I did some searching on the forums and could not find anything related to the Sigma 10mm. I wanted to add a few shots that I took and while I was at it, see if anyone out there wants to add any from their Sigma 10mm pics.

    This isn't a salvo into the ongoing "fish war" and I hope I don't get slapped by a large trout :) 

    These were all shot in low light and hand held, exif is attached for all of these.

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  2. devo

    devo

    258
    Sep 22, 2008
    Philly / SoMD
    In terms of exposure, I think you did one heck of a job nailing it on the head. They all are, IMO, perfectly exposed.

    #1
    Wonderful shot. I love the motion!!

    #2
    I like what you did, but would have liked to see the post dead center, as to make it perfectly straight. It would have divided the picture in half, and I think it would look cool, which is what I think you were going for.

    #3
    Nothing really going on that lends itself to the fisheye lens. Still think its a good picture, with cood colors and exposure.

    Nice start!! Keep practicing!
     
  3. devo,

    Thank you so much for the input... On the 3rd pic, I had two lenses with me... a 50mm and the fish and I just loved how I could capture the whole room with the fish.

    I hope someone on the forum here who has a Sigma 10mm will pitch in and show me how to use this baby proper like.
     
  4. Preston

    Preston

    273
    May 2, 2005
    Reno, NV
    I live my fish & while mine is a Nikon I have never had a bad Sigma lens. It is a very fun lens to use & I usually have it with me, sometimes instead if an Ultra wide.
     
  5. Great captures
     
  6. Thanks Jons. I had hoped this might bring out a few more Sigma 10mm users... maybe there aren't any :|

    just bumping one time to see if this wakes up any fellow Sigma 10mm folks.
     
  7. #1 is a great fish shot
    2&3 don't work for me as fish shots
     
  8. wgilles

    wgilles

    Apr 25, 2008
    NJ
    Great shots, number 2 isn't too wonderful, it's lacking a little interest but I love the other two.

    That being said, get up close and personal with this lens. For example, the bar shot, try to get a shot as if your camera were a beer glass! What would that view look like? Ask the bartender for a photo of him, bartenders always make good subjects.

    It looks like you have a good eye and will do well with your camera. Keep shooting and keep posting.

    Welcome to the Cafe!!
     
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