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Lens review

Sigma 10 mm f/2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM

10 December 2009
Arkadiusz Olech

7. Coma and astigmatism



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When you measure the coma level, the hard part begins again. If we wanted to do it traditionally, putting the diode in a fixed distance from the lens, there would be problems with the sharpness plane shift with the diode once in the frame center and once in the frame corner. We would have to put the diode in infinity to fix that obstacle. Nature lent a helping hand to us here, offering almost ideal point light sources in the near infinity – the stars. A simple night sky picture and then picking some bright stars in the center and in the corner allows us to assess the coma in a quick way, which is very well-controlled to our satisfaction.

Sigma  10 mm f/2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM - Coma and astigmatism

It’s difficult to say anything bad about the astigmatism correction level – it reached 4.7% and all the results below 5% are considered to be very good.