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    Default Sigma 4.5mm FE

    Some fun shots from Sigma 4.5mm FE.
    The only circular FE for cropped sensor.
    More shots to follow maybe from next week.
    The build quality of this lens is very good, solid all round.
    Very sharp image (as with all fisheye, no surprise).
    First have to be careful of the protruding element of the lens and the close focus ability of a FE otherwise you will end up with a scratched front element. Don't know why they make a push in ring just to hold the lens cap ??. The push in "hood" vignets the image circle but otherwise does not do anything.
    I also find the image circle a little small on the Nikon possibly due to the fact that it was made for all other cropped factor as well and would be bigger on other cropped factor.
    In any case a great fun lens to have.

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    Last edited by Dennis; 16th February 2008 at 11:31 AM.

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    woh!!! very cool
    Very extreme fisheye
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    wah nice full circle FE for crop sensor.

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    Default Re: Sigma 4.5mm FE

    Lovely lens!
    How much did you get this lens for ?
    I would think it will be great to take night skies as well !

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    Default Re: Sigma 4.5mm FE

    nice. nice.
    share more photos lah please.

    also want to know how much you paid for it and where you bought.

    cheers
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    Default Re: Sigma 4.5mm FE

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Lovely lens!
    How much did you get this lens for ?
    I would think it will be great to take night skies as well !

    Ryan
    Yes night skys should be good.


    Quote Originally Posted by asterixsg View Post
    nice. nice.
    share more photos lah please.

    also want to know how much you paid for it and where you bought.

    cheers
    More photos coming next week.

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    hehe FE fun portrait, more pronounce than a full frame FE and more fun.
    Also tested if used with matrix metering optimal exposure should be -1 EV.
    If use with centre weighted it seems OK but will not evaluate scene properly at times.
    Spot is also OK but will have to evaluate further as my D300 is fitted with a split screen so there are some effect on it.



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    Thanks Dennis!

    Keep it comin

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    Quote Originally Posted by asterixsg View Post
    nice. nice.
    share more photos lah please.

    also want to know how much you paid for it and where you bought.

    cheers
    yep, TS, me interested in the price and where u bought it too.
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    Default Re: Sigma 4.5mm FE

    More snapshots here.
    Exposure needs to be controlled due to the large black portion that fooled the metering but generally a -0.7 to -1 EV seems OK. Pictures are all cropped to 2400 by 2400 pixels.










    Cropped view

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    Default Re: Sigma 4.5mm FE

    Lens generally very sharp.



    See below for manipulated photo.


    Classic point up shot
    Last edited by Dennis; 19th February 2008 at 09:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragnatic View Post
    yep, TS, me interested in the price and where u bought it too.
    Me too. Would like to know the price

    I find this lens is useful for taking 360 panoramic shots.
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    A manipulated photo of the above.
    The possibilities are endless.
    You can have a different perspective of each.

    Last edited by Dennis; 19th February 2008 at 09:10 AM.

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    Default Re: Sigma 4.5mm FE

    cool!!..

    im so tempted the buy lol.
    tried the sigma 8mm FE b4, but on a cropped body, i don't get the full circle. only on a FF digital or film SLR.


    regarding metering, i tink spot or partial metering shd be better than evaluative.
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    Default Re: Sigma 4.5mm FE

    Yep, this is the equivalent of the 8mm in APS size sensor.
    Actually I find evaluative metering with a -0.7 to -1EV better than partial.
    It gives more consistant results than partial.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fragnatic View Post
    cool!!..

    im so tempted the buy lol.
    tried the sigma 8mm FE b4, but on a cropped body, i don't get the full circle. only on a FF digital or film SLR.


    regarding metering, i tink spot or partial metering shd be better than evaluative.

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    nice stuff. any idea on price/availability/shops?

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    Default Re: Sigma 4.5mm FE

    Dennis,

    Can see that you haven't lost your touch in getting people infected with the buying virus.

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    Wah hahaha but this one the pricing is a little crazy.
    Exceeded my expectation but for the fun of it.....
    Should give it a go sometime.

    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry View Post
    Dennis,

    Can see that you haven't lost your touch in getting people infected with the buying virus.

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    This is about 1400 USD!!
    Alpha

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    Dennis,

    The 'push in hood' is not meant to act as a lens hood. The 'push in hood' is just there simply to hold the lens cap when the lens is not in used. So when you want to use the lens, just remove the lens cap and the 'push in hood' otherwise all your photos will have the corners being cut off.

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