Sigma EX 15-30mm f/3,5-4,5 DG


Sigma EX 15-30mm f/3,5-4,5 DG


Sigma EX 15-30mm f/3,5-4,5 DG
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2001.
The lens belongs to the category  wide angle zoom lenses, a wide angle lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
Here it is the only Canon version of the lens that has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
The lens has a focal length of 15-30 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5-4,5.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 15 mm the lens brightness is f/3,5 and at 30 mm the brightness is f/4,5. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
Read more about changing brightness at different focal lengths
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Filter and Lens Hood
If you want to use filters on this lens the slot-in filters  would be the ones to use.
Together with the lens there is a lens hood included but we have unfortunately no further information on model etc so feel free to contact us if you know more.
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 15-30mm f/3,5-4,5 DG
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 15-30mm f/3,5-4,5 DG
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price (more info)
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
No built-in auto focus motor (the Nikon version)
Poor aperture value with its f/4,5
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (615 gr)
Specification
Product Name:Sigma EX 15-30mm f/3,5-4,5 DG (See dictionary)
Release date: 2001
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Wide Angle Zoom Lenses
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Canon
Nikon
Nikon; for auto focus the camera has to have a built-in auto focus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/3,5-4,5
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 15 mm
f/4,5 at 30 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 15-30 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  15-30 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  20-39 mmon Canon APS-H
  24-48 mmon Canon APS-C
  15-30 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  22-45 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 17 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:30 cm
Filter: Drop-in Filter
Lens Hood:
Included, but no info available
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):87 x 132 mm
Vikt:615 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)4390 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma): There are no product links available.
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
bythom.com
http://www.bythom.com/1530lens.htm
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sigma-15-30mm-f35-45-EX-DG
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=94&sort=7&cat=37&page=1
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/sigma-slr-lenses-41/wide-angle-zoom-slr-lenses-72/139-sigma-15-30mm-f35-45-ex-dg-asph.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 15-30mm f/3,5-4,5 DG
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 15-30mm f/3,5-4,5 DG
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