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Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

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Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

The Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM is a lens with a focal length of 8-16 mm and an aperture range of f/4.5 to f/5.6. It is constructed with 11 groups 15 elements (including four FLD glass element) with an angle of view (APS-C crop) of 114.5-75.7°. Its closest focus distance is 24 cm (9.4 in). The lens has a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:7.8, 7 rounded aperture blades and HSM autofocus motor. The 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM measures 75mm x 105.7mm (3.0 in x 4.2 in), weighs 54…

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Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

The Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM is a lens with a focal length of 8-16 mm and an aperture range of f/4.5 to f/5.6. It is constructed with 11 groups 15 elements (including four FLD glass element) with an angle of view (APS-C crop) of 114.5-75.7°. Its closest focus distance is 24 cm (9.4 in). The lens has a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:7.8, 7 rounded aperture blades and HSM autofocus motor. The 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM measures 75mm x 105.7mm (3.0 in x 4.2 in), weighs 545g (19.2 oz) and comes with a case, petal-type hood and hood adapter. It is compatible with Sigma, Sony, Nikon, Pentax, and Canon cameras.

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The Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM is a wide zoom with that is optimized for use with APS-C size image sensors and features closest focal length of 8 mm. The wide angle view of 121.2 degrees produces a large expanse of perspective, enabling users to emphasize the subject. The lens also features four FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which compensate for color aberration, one hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mold elements for correction of distortion and astigmatism; an inner focusing system which allows the lens to produce high definition images throughout the entire zoom range; Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting; HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) for quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability; and a minimum focusing distance of 24cm throughout the entire zoom range which allows photographers to emphasize the subject.

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