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Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 DC HSM Fisheye for Canon

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Another unique offering: the Sigma 4.5mm fisheye is a full 180° spherical fisheye for crop sensor cameras. It provides a full, circular 180° field of vision, used both for interesting photographic effects and for scientific measurements of angles and area. The image will appear as a 180° “circle” in the middle of the photo. Additionally, the lens has HSM (hypersonic motor drive) which provides rapid focus and full time manual focus override.

Only Works With: Crop sensor cameras (EOS T5i, 7D, 60D etc…)

Please note: Screw on filters will not fit on this lens due to the curvature of the glass.

Please note:This item does NOT include a hood.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Full disclosure here: I’m not a fan of the fisheye look, especially the full circle fisheye look. But I will say this is a sharp lens with a huge depth of field. And the images are incredibly panoramic when ‘defished’ in software, which is what I do with them mostly. One point I’ll warn everyone about: the dark coating used on all of the 4.5mm and 8mm Sigma fisheyes tends to flake off. It has absolutely no effect on image quality but it’s apparent cosmetically and has occurred on every copy we have.

We get asked a lot (and even worse, not asked by people who don’t know) what the different focal length fisheyes look like on different cameras. Here’s the short summary:

  • 4.5mm – is a circular image in the center of your picture on a crop frame camera. A very, very small circle on a full frame.
  • 8mm – is a circular image in the center of your picture on a full frame camera. Nearly, but not completely fills a crop frame.
  • 10mm – is the classic, corner to corner fisheye look on a crop frame camera. Doesn’t fill a full frame image.
  • 15mm – is the classic, corner to corner fisheye look on a full frame camera. Slightly fisheye look on a crop frame.

The image below should give you an idea of what you get with each type of camera.

Filter Size
NA (rear gel)
Aperture
f2.8-22
Length
3.0”
Diameter
3.1”
Weight
1.0 lb.
Hood
built-in
Minimum Focusing Distance
0.4 feet
Maximum Magnification
.17x
Angle of view: (crop frame)
180 degrees
Zoom method
None
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Internal, A/MF switch, Hypersonic motor, full-time manual
Aperture Blades
6 curved
Groups/Elements
9/13
Low Dispersion Elements
1
Aspherical Elements
0
Weather Resistant
No
System
Canon EF
Compatibility
Crop
Autofocus
Yes

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4 days $46.00 $11.50
7 days $61.00 $8.71
10 days $82.00 $8.20
14 days $107.00 $7.64
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