Sigma 10mm fish

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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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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!
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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