Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

Last updated (04 July’10):
- Review by Lenstip

The Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye features 10mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 12 elements in 7 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 167 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 13.5 cm/5.3 in and has a filter type of insertion-type gelatin. The Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye lens weighs 16.8 ounces and it measures 3 inches in diameter and 3.3 inches long.

Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye
Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Reviews

Lenstip reviews the Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye and writes;
“Additionally, the proximity of the lens and the chart might be favorable for the tested instrument. The lens is so close that you can hardly expect any kind of distortion or even hot air movements. Short focal length additionally marginalizes any minimal vibrations of the body, which can’t be eliminated even using the best tripod stands, a cable release or an initial mirror lifting. “
rating: N/A

Ephotozine reviews the Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye and writes;
“This lens is a top-class piece of optical design, capable of producing images with very good resolution. Although the lens is only £20 cheaper than the Nikon equivalent, is does have a silent focusing motor, which means it will focus on Nikon’s entry-level bodies and the curved hood design does a very good job of shielding the front element from extraneous light.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye User Reviews

Outstanding Fisheye Lens for DX-Format Nikon DSLRs! | Rating: ★★★★★
“The HSM provides autofocus performance as fast as the Nikon (at least on my Nikon D300 DSLR), while being eerily quiet. As for the optical quality, it appears to be virtually identical to Nikon’s, which is to say excellent. Both lenses are slightly soft wide-open (i.e. at f/2.8), but sharpen considerably when close down one f-stop. Indeed, both lenses are almost as sharp at f/4 as they are at f/5.6. “ – by Christopher Nielsen

Great full-frame fisheye for APS-C DSLR | Rating: ★★★★★
“I bought this Sigma 10mm f/2.8 full frame fisheye lens for use with my Canon 30D. I really like the lens image quality, build quality and overall operation. I’ve already taken some fun pictures with it. I use it to complement my Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 wide angle zoom. If you like take unique photos with an unusual perspective, you’ll enjoy the Sigma 10mm fisheye and it’s amazing depth of field.” – by J. McVey

Nikkor 10.5mm vs. Sigma 10mm Fisheye | Rating: ★★★★★
“Build Quality and Optics are superb compared to that of the Nikon Lens. I wouldn’t normally recommend a Sigma lens over a Nikon, but for this Lens I’ll have to make an exception. Also autofocuses on the D40/x/60 which is a major plus for people using those cameras.” – by Michael Gold

Seriously fun lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“I received it at 8 PM (dusk) and the street lights were already on but I got some acceptable shots with ambient light – it is fast and sharp, even at 100% crop and the focusing is decisive with no “hunting”. If you enjoy images with non-traditional points of view this lens is worth it!” – by M. Magley

Great choice for a quality fisheye | Rating: ★★★★★
“Built like a tank, fast and quiet autofocus, awesome optics. Beefier than the Nikon, the Sigma 10mm fish eye is an amazingly flexible lens. Well worth the investment!” – by Uncadoo

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Features & Specifications

Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Specifications

Designed for use with Canon digital SLR cameras equipped with APS-C size image sensors, the Sigma 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens offers a uniquely exaggerated and distorted close-up perspective that’s perfect for arty, off-kilter shots. This Canon version offers an impressive 167-degree diagonal angle of view, along with a minimum focusing distance of 5.3 inches and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.3. As a result, subjects can sit as close as 0.7 inches from the lens’s front element, making the lens ideal for extreme close-up shots and photos with a large depth of field. The lens also includes a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) that provides fast and quiet autofocusing, with a full-time manual focus override via a simple twist of the focus ring. And thanks to the lens’s integral hood and super multilayer coating, you can easily block out extraneous light while minimizing flare and ghosting. Supplied with a gelatin filter holder at the rear, the 10mm lens carries Sigma’s one-year warranty.


* Focal length: 10mm
* Maximum aperture: f/2.8
* Lens construction: 12 elements in 7 groups
* Angle of view: 167 degrees
* Number of diaphragm blades: 7
* Minimum aperture: f/22
* Minimum focusing distance: 5.3 inches
* Maximum magnification: 1:3.3
* Filter type: Insertion-type gelatin filter
* Mount: Canon
* Dimensions: 3 inches in diameter and 3.3 inches long
* Weight: 16.8 ounces
* Warranty: 1 year

See also: Lens Reviews | Sigma Lenses

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