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9.3 out of 10

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

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Wide-Angle Portraits: Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens Fits The Bill

Shutterbug
27 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I really like extreme lenses. Extremely wide, extremely fast, and extremely long lenses will all allow you to create unique images that stand out from the crowd. When I heard about the Sigma 8-16mm lens I wanted to get my hands on one and start shooting, so I asked my editor if I could borrow one from Sigma for testing. He wanted to know what I was going to do with it, so naturally I told him: take portraits.
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REVIEW: Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM

photodo
10 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at this unique lens, which is currently the widest rectilinear lens available for APS-C sensor cameras.
  • Pros: Outstanding sharpness in the centre, Excellent build, Unique wide angle field of view for APS-C cameras, Compact dimensions, Silent focusing, Low distortion
  • Cons: CA towards edges of the frame at 8mm, Falloff at 8mm, No way to attach filters
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Overall 8
7.6

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

pentaxforums.com
10 June 2011
  • Summary: This is an in-depth review of the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-f/5.6 DC HSM lens; the model tested had the Pentax-K mount.
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC

What Digital Camera
31 December 2010
  • Excerpt: With two 10-20mm lenses already within the Sigma stable, how exactly does this superwide offering fit into the line-up?
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An Expansive Perspective

Gear Patrol
26 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Add the Sigma 8-16mm Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens to our ever expanding list of coveted photography toys. The Sigma 8-16mm lens is the widest angle zoom lens currently in the market, built specifically for DSLR’s with APS-C sized sensors. What this means to you, is it provides the equivalent angle of view to a 12-24mm lens on a full frame DSLR. That equivalent angle allows the 8-16mm to flirt with but not cross the line into the sometimes gimmicky fisheye lens territory.
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Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens

The Digital Picture
17 June 2010
  • Excerpt: The Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens delivers very good image quality, has solid build quality, has fast and quiet HSM AF and has a reasonable price. But perhaps the most exceptional Sigma 8-16 feature is the ultra wide angle range of focal length range available - including the widest focal length available in any current-at-review-time rectilinear (not fisheye) lens. Get ready for your creativity to be fueled!
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens review

ePHOTOzine
2 February 2011
  • Summary: Having such a wide field of view, coupled with the close minimum focus distance of only 24cm, makes this lens a lot of fun to use. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, especially if you like to use filters on your wide lenses, and a lens as wide as this can be quite a challenge to use well. Saying that, if you find yourself hitting the stop at the wide end of the zoom on your current APS-C compatible ultra-wide zoom, then this lens is certainly worth a look.
  • Pros: Outstanding sharpness in the centre, Excellent build, Unique wide angle field of view for APS-C cameras, Compact dimensions, Silent focusing, Low distortion
  • Cons: CA towards edges of the frame at 8mm, Falloff at 8mm, No way to attach filters
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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (DX) - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
3 January 2011
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM may be the new star in this lens segment. It's very sharp across the whole range straight from the max. aperture. Lateral CAs are also very well controlled. That's quite an achievement for such an extreme ultra-wide angle zoom lens. If you're into architecture photography you will notice some barrel distortions when using the 8mm setting but that's actually a general problem in this class and at 12mm it shows less distortions than the...
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Overall 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens

PhotoReview
1 July 2010
  • Summary: A capable ultra-wide lens for DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors.Announced at PMA 2010 in February, the new Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM lens is designed specifically for DSLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors and boasts the widest angle of view of its type. It covers angles of view equivalent to a 12-24mm lens in 35mm format (12.8-25.6mm on Canon cameras) and features a number of exotic glass elements that help to keep its size compact and weight relatively...
  • Pros: You want an ultra-wide zoom lens with low rectilinear distortion for landscape or architectural photography., You require professional performance and build quality at an affordable price., You want high resolution at all focal lengths, along with acceptable flatness of field. Don't buy this lens if :, You'd like built-in image stabilisation., You need close focusing and macro capabilities., You need a general-purpose lens that can handle a wide range of subject types...
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8-16 mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM

LensTip.com
25 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2010-05-24 on Optyczne.pl When the market was swamped by digital reflex cameras with sensors smaller than a 35 mm film frame for the first time, all the manufacturers faced the lack of ultra wide angle lenses. 16(17)–35(40) mm lenses, used so far for that purpose on small sensors, became just kit lenses substitutes – there were simply no wider zooms available.
  • Cons: high chromatic aberration at the shortest focal length,, huge astigmatism,, significant vignetting at the shortest focal length,, you can’t use any filters.
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