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Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Review and Sample Photos

The Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye lens was announced on 14 November and its Canon, Sigma and Nikon’s mount is on sale since 16 December 2007 for USD 849.99. Watch.Impress Japan reviewed the lens and below are some sample photos taken by Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye mounted on a 12 Megapixel Nikon D300.

Sample photos are displayed in overview and 100% cropped version, click on the photo for larger photos. All photos were shot in JPEG format. More about the Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye.

Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Review and Sample Photos

Seaview at night- 15 seconds / F14 /-4.3EV / ISO200 / WB: fluorescent lights

Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Review and Sample Photos

Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye 100% Cropped Seaview at night- 15 seconds / F14 /-4.3EV / ISO200 / WB: fluorescent lights

Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Review and Sample Photos

Leaves- 1 / 500 sec / F5 /-0.33EV / ISO200 / WB: Sunny

Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Review and Sample Photos

100% cropped Leaves- 1 / 500 sec / F5 /-0.33EV / ISO200 / WB: Sunny

Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Review and Sample Photos

Sea- 1.3 sec / F16 /-1.67EV / ISO200 / WB: Sunny

 

Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Review and Sample Photos

100% cropped Leaves- Sea- 1.3 sec / F16 /-1.67EV / ISO200 / WB: Sunny

Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Review and Sample Photos

Bricks- F22/ 1 / 8 sec / 0EV / ISO200 / WB: Auto

Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Review and Sample Photos

Bricks- F22/ 1 / 8 sec / 0EV / ISO200 / WB: Auto

Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Review and Sample Photos

Cropped Stairs- 1 / 125 sec / F10 / 0EV / ISO200 / WB: Sunny

Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Review and Sample Photos

Stairs- 1 / 125 sec / F10 / 0EV / ISO200 / WB: Sunny

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Sigma SD14 £200 cash back

Due to the incredible demand for digital SLR cameras and the change in price point, the very nice people at Sigma are pleased to offer consumers a £200 cash back on purchases of the SD14 camera. This limited offer is timed to coincide with the festive season and is available on cameras purchased between 1st November 2007 and 29th February 2008.

 

Sigma SD14 £200 Cash Back

 

The SD14, powered by the 14 megapixel Foveon X3? direct-image-sensor, can reproduce high definition images rich in gradation and impressive three-dimensional detail. Features include JPEG recording modes, a large and bright pentaprism viewfinder with 98% coverage, a built-in flash with a Guide Number of 11, 5-point AF system, a large 2.5” LCD monitor as well as a new user friendly design.

The durable shutter mechanism has over 100,000-cycle life and is ideal for the demands of digital photography. The suggested retail price of the SD14 is £1099.99.

More Information:

  • Sigma SD 14 Cash Back Application Form – Link removed as promotion is over.

The new 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC for Nikon

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC for Nikon. This high zoom ration lens, designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras, covers wide angle to telephoto. The built-in motor is capable of autofocusing with all Nikon DSLR cameras.

Sigma 18 - 200mm F3.5 - 6.3 DC

The new 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC for Nikon

Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) lenses and two Aspherical glass elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberration. Sigma’s super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high image quality throughout the zoom range.

The compact and lightweight construction of 70mm (2.8”) in diameter, 75.6mm (3.0”) in length and 395g (13.9oz) makes it ideal for field work. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 45cm (17.7”) and a maximum magnification of 1:4.4.

An inner focusing system also eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the petal lens hood and circular polarizing filters. A zoom lock switch mechanism is provided to prevent the lens from creeping due to its own weight.

Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM

This large aperture zoom lens has improved optical performance and retains close-up ability with a minimum focusing distance of 100cm/39.4in and maximum magnification ration of 1:3.5. This lens is suitable for taking all type of subjects such as portraits, landscape, and close-up pictures. Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and three ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range. The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focusing capability. The lens design incorporates an inner focusing and inner zooming systems. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing and zooming, ensuring convenient handling. A removable tripod collar (TS-21) is included as a standard component. When this lens is used with the optional 1.4x EX DG APO or 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters, it becomes a 98-280mm F4 AF telephoto zoom lens or a 140-400mm F5.6 AF telephoto zoom lens respectively.

Features:

*Improved optical performance with a minimum focusing distance of 100cm/39.4in and maximum magnification of 1:3.5

*Two SLD and three ELD glass elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations

*Super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting

*HSM ensures quiet, high speed autofocus with full time manual focusing

*APO Tele Converter is available

Specification

*Lens construction : 18Elements 15Groups

*Angle of view : 34.3°-12.3°

*Number of blades : 9pcs

*Minimum Aperture : F22

*Minimum Focusing Distance : 100cm/39.4in

*Maximum Magnification : 1:3.5

*Filter Size: ?77mm

*Lens Hood: Petal-type Hood

*Dimensions(Diameter X Length) : 86.5mm X 184.4mm/3.4in. X 7.3in.

*Weight : 1370g / 48.3oz

Accessories

DG UV 77 mm

DG WIDE CIRCULAR PL 77mm

TRIPOD SOCKET TS-21 (Supplied)

TRIPOD DOCKET TS-41 (Long Tripod Collar)

LENS HOOD LH850-01 (Supplied)




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Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye lens

The diagonal field of view of this fisheye lens produces striking images with exaggerated perspective and distortion.

The minimum focusing distance of 13.5cm/5.3inch, and maximum magnification 1:3.3 allows subjects to be as close as 1.8cm/0.7inch from the lens’ front element.

This close focusing capability allows close-up photography and also it is possible to make use of large depth of field that covers wide range of subjects. The Integral hood blocks out extraneous light and the Super Multi-Layer Coating minimizes flare and ghosting, creating superior image quality.

The HSM(Hyper Sonic Motor)ensures fast and quiet autofocusing and allows full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring. This lens is supplied with a gelatin filter holder at the rear, allowing the use of gelatin filters.


Press Release: Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM fisheye lens:



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