Sigma 8-16mm f/4,5-5,6 DC HSM


Sigma 8-16mm f/4,5-5,6 DC HSM
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Sigma 8-16mm f/4,5-5,6 DC HSM
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2010.
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 designed and meant for Canon and Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 8-16 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 13-26 mm if you have a Canon camera or 12-24 mm if you have a Niko 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
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4,5-5,6.
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 8 mm the lens brightness is f/4,5 and at 16 mm the brightness is f/5,6. 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. 
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Filter and Lens Hood
This lens does not support the use of filters which is slightly negative. To have the option to use filters, for their optic purpose or as protection, would have been nice but no.
Most lenses have the lens hood as an accessory, something that you mount on the lens seperately, but this lens has a lens hood as a fixed part of the lens.
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Pictures (product and sample images)
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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 8-16mm f/4,5-5,6 DC HSM
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 8-16mm f/4,5-5,6 DC HSM
 
 
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.
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included (solid construction)
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
No built-in image stabilizer
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
Not possible to use filters
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (545 gr)
Specification
Product Name:Sigma 8-16mm f/4,5-5,6 DC HSM (See dictionary)
Release date: 2010
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:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4,5-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/4,5 at 8 mm
f/5,6 at 16 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 8-16 mm
This is a "DClens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 
On Canon cameras: 13-26 mm
On Nikon cameras: 12-24 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 15 elements / 11 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:24 cm
Filter: Not possible to have filters
Lens Hood:
Yes, Solid construction
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):75 x 105 mm
Vikt:545 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1100 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"The NEW Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM is the only one of its kind. This is the first ultra wide zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 8mm, designed specifically for APS-C size image sensors. It has an equivalent angle of view of a 12-24mm lens when used on digital camera with an APS-C size image sensor. Sigma’s new FLD glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, compensate for color aberration. One hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mold elements give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism. An inner focusing system produces high definition images throughout the entire zoom range and the Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting while superior peripheral brightness ensures high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range. HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. It has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4 inches throughout the entire zoom range which allows photographers to emphasize the subject by creating exaggerated perspectives. This lens has a compact construction with an overall length of 4.2 inches and a maximum diameter of 2.9 inches and is perfect for shooting landscape photography, architecture, building interiors, photojournalism, wedding photography, group pictures and more. New from Sigma, the pioneer of ultra wide-angle lenses.

A DC series lens designed exclusively for use with smaller chip APS-c sensor cameras

FLD glass elements with performance equal to fluorite glass to compensate for color aberration

Produces images with exaggerated perspective with its wide angle view from 114.5 to 75.7

A front cap adapter, front/rear lens cap and carrying case are included with the lens."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/sigma-8-16mm-f-4-5-5-6-dc-hsm-15537
 
focus-numerique.com
http://www.focus-numerique.com/test-1117/objectif-sigma-8-16mm-f_4.5-5.6-DC-HSM-presentation-caracteristiques-1.html
 
juzaphoto.com
http://juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/sigma_8-16mm_review_vs_12-24.htm
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-8-16mm-f-4.5-5.6-DC-HSM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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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 8-16mm f/4,5-5,6 DC HSM
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 8-16mm f/4,5-5,6 DC HSM
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