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Sigma 15 F2.8 Fisheye.....

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Sandro Bravo, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Sandro Bravo

    Sandro Bravo

    Nov 18, 2005
  2. pbcstylez


    Mar 21, 2009
    BayArea, CA
    how close were you to the guy in the 3rd to last pic? pretty much humping him huh?
  3. DangerKilo


    May 14, 2009
    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: 
    lol. Pretty close for that lens! But i gonna guess that with no camera shake, he was in fact, not doign anything uncouth.:cool: 

  4. Sandro Bravo

    Sandro Bravo

    Nov 18, 2005
    Nahhh...not with that haircut....:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    I was used to shoot with this lense on DX and on FX extra attention is needed not to bump (hump ? :biggrin: ) into things.....
  5. avyoung


    Dec 17, 2007
    Nice shots to look at Sandro! You use the fisheye much differently than I do. I enjoy learning from other's compositions!

    I was slow to try out the Fisheye Hemi plugin that Edward had suggested many times, but now that I have it, I look forward to seeing how the shot looks defished. I am often picking the defished pictures instead of the original. Consider trying it...you may end up using the Sigma fisheye more in the future because of it!

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  6. Nice shots Sandro.
    I like mine as well. It is also very good for landscapes. Sometimes I use the Hemi plugin for Photoshop to straighten a bit.
  7. milano


    Dec 23, 2008
    Corona, CA
    Haha wow great comment. I almost fell out of my chair laughing.
  8. pforsell


    Jan 15, 2008
    Nice shots Sandro. I like the unexpected and interesting angles you're using.
  9. Sandro Bravo

    Sandro Bravo

    Nov 18, 2005
    I'll have to get that plugin...looks like it works great and can be of great use, specially for landscapes.

    I do prefer the fisheye look since it allows you to do something different and when i had only DX camera's, i always liked the way the 10.5 (that i never had) distorted the perspective. On FX, this 15mm gives me roughly the same FOV.....great fun.

    Thanks...it has been a while since i used this lense, but i'll be using it more often and plan to do a small tour around Lisbon with it. Should be fun...with the Fisheye and the Noct, i'm set to shoot around town. :biggrin:
  10. Sandro Bravo

    Sandro Bravo

    Nov 18, 2005
    Crazy day at the office....

    ...i took the 15mm to work today and basiclly said everyone to go nuts and pull weird faces for the camera....:biggrin:

    I was the 1st just to set the example...
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    Then folks started warming up....
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    Subtle....but getting there....
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    ...slowly getting into the fisheye portrait spirit....
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    ....and then they finally went NUTS.....:biggrin:
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    Fisheye....to love it....you gotta use it......:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
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  11. wilvoeka


    Jul 4, 2008
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  12. Juliflex


    Jan 27, 2008
    Puerto Rico
    lmao the office pics are priceless!
  13. <3 the Smart.
  14. Great shots! i love my fisheye,. Well i have a fisheye/wideangle adapter and it works great :tongue:
  15. kpstatz


    May 13, 2008
    Great shots, and the office ones are indeed priceless.

    Last month I rented a Nikkor 16mm Fisheye for a weekend, which was lots of fun. The lens is just very expensive (nearly $1K) for its limited usability.
  16. Aleksey


    Mar 10, 2008
    New York
    I really do want a fisheye but Nikon 16mm is really old,... and I do hate Sigma! I just know that if I buy one again something will go wrong and I will be in for another round of trouble! Is there any other FX fisheye options besides old Nikon and possible crapy Sigma?
  17. Sandro Bravo

    Sandro Bravo

    Nov 18, 2005
    The Sigma is very sharp wide-open and has a great price....you can't go wrong with it...i used mine as a WA when i shot DX but now...it's much more fun.....:biggrin:
  18. I had the sigma for Canon and it was even bette rthan the canon version. the MFD was way closer and was sharper at teh edges.

    I also have both the 10.5 nikon and 16mm nikon. the 10.5 i used very little due to DX format, and the 16mm had such a long MFD for a fisheye i could get the perspective of certain things like i hoped for. I think its like 9". So i just bought a Sgma 15 for nikon on ebay for a great price, i cant wait to get it back. the MFD on that thing is like 5"
  19. TetonTom


    Aug 28, 2008
    Colorado, USA
    I definitely like your street-shots better than your head-shots!
    I like the 1st street shot just as it is, but #4 would look great with some de-fishing (these are my favorites).
  20. Brodman


    Aug 26, 2007
    Knoxville, TN

    Dang it! I was looking to add a fish in the near future, and wasn't all that excited about the price tag on the 16mm Nikon.

    But ... at only a little over a hundred more ... convince me that I want the Sigma.

    I have had little issues with Sigma, and always enjoy your posts showing that the Sigmas are worthy contenders.

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