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The Sigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens is an ultra wide zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 8mm, designed specifically for APS-C size image sensors, where it gives focal lengths equivalent to 12-24mm (35mm format) and an angle of view of approximately 114.5-75.7 degrees. The Sigma 8-16mm features 4 low dispersion glass elements to compensate for colour aberration, while one hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mould elements give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting while superior peripheral brightness ensures high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range. The Sigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens incorporates an inner-focussing system and a Hyper Sonic Motor, ensuring quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. With a minimum focusing distance of 24cm throughout the entire zoom range the 8-16mm lens allows the photographer to emphasise the subject by creating exaggerated perspectives. More
Note:This lens comes with an adapter ring that slides over the fixed lens hood and allows the fitting of a 72mm filter.
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(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
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Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens - Canon Fit:
I was debating which wide/super/ultra wide lens to get for my 40D. Having read all of the reviews that I could find and having run through all the arguments for and against each lens in this class, I eventually decided to go for the Sigma 8-16mm. I don't know how the other lenses would have performed but this one is super. I use it for intimate landscapes, for shots where I want to accentuate foreground features in the landscape and for landscapes where I want big skies. The good things about the lens include the excellent image quality and the quick and quiet focus. I've put it through a few serious tests like shooting into low, bright sunlight and it has performed really well. Yes, there is the usual flare, but it is not as bad as expected for a lens in this class.The thing that is not so good is the front element: it sticks out a long way, looks very vulnerable and you can't fit a filter on the front to protect it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)
Great for landscape and cityscape photos
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This lens is simply a blessing for landscape and cityscape photography. Also great for indoor architectural photography, although the built-in lens hood will cast a shadow when built-in flash is used. Suited for photographing large groups of people, although I wouldn't place anybody I like at the corners of the image.- Sharpness: this lens is comparable and sometimes exceeds the performance of my (other) Sigma 17-70mm/2.8-4 OS HSM lens. - Focus: fast and accurate. - Chromatic aberrations: little or negligible. Sometimes I don't even have to switch on the CA reduction in DPP.- Distortion: Some, but unavoidable I guess for this type of lens. If you want a super-wide angle lens but hate the heavy distortion of fisheye lenses, this is pretty much the only option. Photoshop fails quite often to stitch images taken with this lens, but who needs stitching when you have an angle of view of almost 120 degrees?- Vignetting: some, but can be easily corrected.Overall, a must for any serious photographer who takes lanscape shots. This lens offers such a great flexibility; indeed, sometimes you'll be surprised how wide-angle it is.
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