Sigma’s 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye are a unique approach to creative photography. Images created by fisheyes are a circular, curved distorted view of reality. It allows photographers to shoot creative images by taking advantage of the acute perspectives that are invisible to the human eye. This Sigma fisheye produces a circular image with a 180º angle of view within a black surrounding frame. A minimum focusing distance of 5.3 inches and a magnification ratio of 1to 4.6 allows the photographer to have fun with placement of subjects extremely near to the camera with distorted backgrounds. For photographers looking for a creative venue this Sigma fisheye is a good choice.
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 1/32 f4 1600
Found inside the Gardens at DOMO restaurant in Denver, CO.
Nikon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 1/50 f4 800
Got permission to hide behind a drummer on stage during a music award show.
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 1/6 4.5 800
M J Papenhuyzen
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye f/7.1 3.6 (Exp 181 sec) 800
September starry night at Green Cove, Virginia
SANDRA P NAVARRO ROMERO
Sony A Mount 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 60 18 100
Nikon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 1/800 8 200
Mimicking the swirl of the sculpture
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 1/10 2.8 3200
Kevin Murray Photography
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 125 th f8 200
From 8 pane, stitched bracketed set, post processed using hugin/panotools
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye f/7 100
Kjeld Olesen / AcaPixus
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 2 s 8 800
St Peters Square in Rome
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 1/15 5.6 3200
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 3.2 sec 3.5 50
A fun way to photograph people in their environments
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
Kevin Maher - Seven Set Studios
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 52" 10 100
Douglas Dean Davis
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 10 sec 22 400
Douglas Dean Davis
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 30 3.5 1600
Bear Foods Crêperie Café (360 pano)
Canon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye bracketed manual focus at infinity and taped down AUTO
This is an equirectangular panoramic photo captured at Bear Foods Natural Market inside their Crêperie Café department in Chelan, Washington, USA. Not yet being a professional, I had to guess at answers for Shutter Speed and Aperture settings. I only use this Canon T4i EOS DSLR body for this Sigma 8mm fisheye lens and doing 360 fully-spherical panoramas. So I don't always remember what proper lingo goes with which settings I probably repeatedly use to the point of no longer thinking about it. I used a Nodal Ninja Ultimate R10 tripod head (the one that allows swivel to 4 perpendicular directions and is tilted back 7.5 degrees, if I recall correctly). To blend and stitch the 12 bracketed images into one equirectangular image, I used PTGui software. Then I color correct in Photoshop image adjustments such as Shadows/Highlights, Vibrance and filter Sharpen and Sharpen Edges. Then for adding my bottom patch logo output in a few output options, I used Pano2VR software. Hosting on the correct type of site allows the equirectangular image file to be warped into a cube, which because of the fisheye lens, appears to a sphere with the viewer's perspective from the center. What appears here to be a line across the bottom, would be warped into my WashingtonState360.com logo that becomes round in the output photo-sphere.
Black Hawk Statue
Nikon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 1.3 11 100
1 of seven for 360 Panorama. Statue of Chief Black Hawk on the Rock River in Norther Illinois, USA.
Nikon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 3 5.6 200
Sanctuary at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Rockford, IL. USA
Nikon 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 1/60 f3.5 2000
House / Technoparty @ Factory 010 in Rotterdam Netherlands
From all Sides
Sony A Mount 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye 1/25 f/5.6 320
Fall scenery at Turkey Run State Park, Indiana
- Tech Specs
Lens Construction 11 Elements in 6 Groups Angle of View 180º Number of Diaphragm Blades 6 Minimum Aperture f22 Minimum Focusing Distance 13.5 cm / 5.3 in Filter Size (mm) Insertion-type gelatin filter into rear of the lens Maximum Magnifications 1:4.6 Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
73.5mm x 68.6 mm/2.9in x 2.7 in Weight 400g / 14.1 oz. Corresponding Mounts Sigma EX
HSM -Hyper-Sonic Motor
EX - EX Lens
DC - DC for Digital
* Nikon Mount: Does not have aperture ring
* Nikon Mount: NO built in motor lens: NOT 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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