Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye – Extreme Perspectives Part II

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Picture: Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye in Tokyo.
Photo by: Ling.

Further to my earlier review of the Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye during our trip to Cebu, Philippines – I have decided to do a Part II
review of this excellent Fisheye Lens. Apart from creating extreme perspectives as what I had called it – there must be a good reason why I decided
to pack this lens again for my recent trip to Tokyo Japan. Lots of my students told me that they do travel with ultra wide angle lenses but Fisheye?

All I can say is, some of my best travel photos are done using Fisheye lenses. This Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye had proven itself during my trip to Cebu, Philippines producing incredible photos with superb color and amazing sharpness.  This round, let’s see what I had managed to produce with this Fisheye & pairing it with a Pentax K-30!

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Picture: Flower Bed, Arakawa Yuen Amusement Park, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

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Picture: Observation Wheel, Arakawa Yuen Amusement Park, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

So most people has the wrong impression that Fisheye lenses are distorted and it compromise sharpness. Well,
the next few photos clarify the myth. It distorts the view, but sharpness is left untouched.

From inside the observation wheel, I took the below shot.

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Picture: From inside Observation Wheel 100%, Arakawa Yuen Amusement Park, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

Then I cropped 25% away and look at the below photo, all details are still very visible.

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Picture: From inside Observation Wheel 25% Cropped, Arakawa Yuen Amusement Park, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

Then I gave the photo another 50% crop and see below, amazing details are all retained!

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Picture: From inside Observation Wheel 75%, Arakawa Yuen Amusement Park, Japan.

Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

Amazed? Well, this is also the very reason why I travel a lot with Fisheyes. While every other persons is trying to
shoot touristy photos (likely everyone will be doing the same shots), I decide to spoil the party with Fisheye photos.
For the simple reason that people are generally lazy and likes to travel light. Well, this compact Fisheye certainly
adds a little extra weight, but totally neligible.

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Picture: Observation Wheel against the Setting Sun, Arakawa Yuen Amusement Park, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

The colors are amazing at this time of the year in Japan, Blue skies against an oaky backdrop.
I took the next shot with the circular adaptor installed on the lens.

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Picture: Flower Bed with Circular Adaptor, Arakawa Yuen Amusement Park, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

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Picture: Flower Bed without the Circular Adaptor, Arakawa Yuen Amusement Park, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

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Picture: Todan Museum, Arakawa Yuen Amusement Park, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

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Picture: Shrine off Hakone, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

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Picture: Sakura Bloom, Shinjuku Chuo Park, Tokyo, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

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Picture: Sakura Bloom, Shinjuku Chuo Park, Tokyo, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

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Picture: Sakura Bloom, Shinjuku Chuo Park, Tokyo, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye

Dramatic effects can be achieved with the Fisheye too. The above example is of a photo that I rendered into mono.

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Picture: Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan.
Pentax K-30 with Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye
Well, before I go for the closing, here’s a shot by my wife, Yu Ling of me posing with the Pentax+Sigma Combo with the Sakuras.
🙂

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Look no further, the Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye is STILL Absolutely worth your every Fish Dollar.
To Find out more about this wonderful lens, visit here.

Special Thanks to Sigma Marketing (Singapore) for the lens!
I Love it!

For other Sigma Related Articles & Reviews click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
** Sigma had re-organized their whole lens line into 3 category.
They are “C” Lens, “A” Lens & “S” Lens.

C Lens = Contemporary Lens Line
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Featuring the very latest technology, and combining optical performance with compactness, Sigma’s high-performance Contemporary line covers a wide range of needs. Lenses in this category are Standard zoom lenses, telephoto zoom lenses, high-magnification zoom lenses.

A Lens = Art Lens Line
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Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, Sigma’s Art line delivers high-level artistic expression. Lenses in this category are Large-aperture prime lenses, wide-angle lenses, ultra-wide-angle lenses, macro lenses, fisheye lenses.

S Lens – Sports Lens Line
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While offering sophisticated optical performance and expressiveness, Sigma Sports line lenses deliver high action-capture performance, enabling photographers to get exactly the shots they want. Lenses in this category are Telephoto lenses, telephoto zoom lenses, super telephoto lenses, super telephoto zoom lenses.

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Sigma Marketing Singapore Pte Ltd. is a subsidiary of Sigma Japan Corporation.

For more information, please visit http://www.sigma-global.com

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