4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye

Exaggeration to the MAX
Fisheye
Landscape, Wedding & Events, Nature & Wildlife, Specialty
  • First circular fisheye designed for APS-C sensors
  • 180 degrees angle of view for exaggerated close ups
  • Carrying Case, front/rear caps & front adapter ring
DC
DCDC for Digital

These are special lenses designed for APS-C size sensors so that the image circle matches the smaller size of the image sensor of most digital SLR cameras. Their specialized design gives these lenses the ideal properties for digital cameras, the compact and lightweight construction is an added bonus!

EX
EXEX Lens

The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.

HSM
HSMQuiet & Fast Autofocusing

This lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, high-speed AF.

IF
IFInner Focus

To ensure stability in focusing, this lens moves the inner lens group(s) without changing the lens' physical length.

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Overview

Sigma’s 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC Circular Fisheye HSM creates an image that is a circular, curved, distorted view of reality when used on a digital SLR camera. One of the most unusual lenses a photographer can use as it produces a circular image within a black surrounding frame. It is ideal for landscapes and panoramic photography. Because of its equisolid angle projection system, the lens can be used for scientific applications. The minimum focusing distance of 5.3 inches allows the photographer to have fun with placement of subjects extremely near to the camera with distorted backgrounds. SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass employed for effective compensation of color aberration, Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire focal range. In the hands of a photographer looking for creative expression and the opportunity to explore and create, this is the ultimate creative tool. The results are captivating

Tower Bridge Arch

Canon 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 3.2s 5.6 100

Experimenting w/ the fisheye

Alabama Theatre

Canon 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 30 sec f/8 800

This is from the Alabama Theatre

don't fly butterfly

Nikon/Fuji 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 6.3 180

nature's beauty

Vatican Museums Spiral staircase. Rome, Italy.

Canon 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 1/30 2.8 800

M.C. Escher optical illusions

Senggigi Beach

Canon 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 1/8 second 22 160

Heavy Morning at Senggigi Beach- Indonesia

Senggigi Beach

Canon 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 1/8 second 22 160

Heavy Morning at Senggigi Beach Lombok NTB, Indonesia

Photokina 2014 Sigma booth

Pentax 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 1/25 2,8 640

Photokina 2014 Sigma booth

Cody Rivero

4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye f2.8 1/1.25 400

Walking into my new finished Mcdonalds and Having these dangling glass bulbs hanging was one of the coolest things I ever saw. I knew I needed to take a picture.

digitizedchaos.com

Canon 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 1/50 5.6 100

Andrew Broadfoot

Sony/Minolta 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 13 Seconds F8 100

Long Exposure Architecture Photography

bart@puscian.eu

Canon 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 1/60 3.5 2500

koncert Richard Galliano in Lublin 2010

digitizedchaos.com

Canon 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 1/30 8 200

carlos lezama

Canon 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 60 5.6 400

paisajes, lente sigma 2.8 24-60 mm

The unusual distortions created by circular fisheye lenses can be put to your advantage if you let the unique optical effects contribute to strong composition. In this spring image, made along the Vermilion River, Huron County, Ohio, curved tree trunks fr

4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye 1/30 second f16 400

The unusual distortions created by circular fisheye lenses can be put to your advantage if you let the unique optical effects contribute to strong composition. In this spring image, made along the Vermilion River, Huron County, Ohio, curved tree trunks frame the hidden beauty of a nodding trillium, which holds its flower below its three leaves. While nodding trillium are not particularly fragrant, lying down among wild leeks to get this picture adorned me with the fabulous fragrance of onions!

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction13 Elements in 9 Groups
Angle of View180º
Number of Diaphragm Blades6
Mininum Aperturef22
Minimum Focusing Distance13.5 cm / 5.3 in
Filter Size (mm)Insertion-type gelatin filter into rear of the lens
Maximum Magnifications1:6
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
76.2 x 77.8 mm/3.0 x 3.1 in
Weight470g / 16.6oz.
Corresponding Mounts
SigmaHSM
EX
DC
NikonHSM
EX
DC
CanonHSM
EX
DC
Sony/MinoltaHSM
EX
DC
HSM -Hyper-Sonic Motor
EX - EX Lens
DC - DC for Digital

*Nikon Mount: Built in motor lens: compatible with D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D5000

 

* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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