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Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG
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100% of reviewers 500.00 6.0
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Description: Sigmas 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX Aspherical DG DF provides an excellent 15mm ultra-wide angle to 30mm wide-angle focal length, one of the first of its kind.

Key Features

* Focal length: 15-30mm
* Maximum aperture: f/3.5-4.5
* Lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups
* Focusing system: Internal Focusing
* Angle of view: 110.5-71.6
* Number of diaphragm blades: 8
* Minimum aperture: f/22-32
* Minimum focusing distance: 30cm
* Maximum magnification: 1:6
* Filter size: Rear (gelatin filter insert type)
* Lens hood: Petal shape hood (non-removable)
* Dimensions: 87mm (diameter) x 130mm (length)
* Weight: 615g
Keywords: Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG lens


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Gary Bagshawe
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Sheffield UK
Posts: 2726
Review Date: Thu September 21, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: 500.00 | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: Looks cool!
Cons: Aperture shutting down and locking

Hi, I bought this lens at the same time as my D60 which is several years ago and found it fantastic for landscape photography, the image sharpness is some of the best I have seen and at weddings for the big group shots it is a godsend, It feels robust and must be fairly tough to have survived with me for several years as I don't really treat kit with the respect it deserves.
One of the only things I can find wrong with this lens is a problem I have had twice, and when on a job it is a problem you can do without hence the 6 rating.
I was taking photographs of a group of people who work for an energy firm and we all went outside for the group shot, I took the photo and the lens stopped down to the relevant aperture and locked at something like f16, so viewfinder very dull and stuck at shooting at f16. I took it back to the shop wher of course the problem resolved its self. about a week later the same thing happened. I had to send it back to Sigma for repair at a cost of 165.00 but to be honest It hasn't given me any more problems since but I still do not trust it 100%.
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