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

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…
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By Fred

from Boston, MA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

As Expected

 
4.0

PROS

  • Value
  • Really wide
  • Quality build

CONS

BEST USES

  • Architecture interiors

Comments:

As most reviews point out, this is a pretty amazing lens. Having used the 10-20 3.5-5.6 extensively, I can say, this lens is sharper especially into the corners than the older design. And very sharp in the center: hard to believe actually.You have to accept the fall off and the correctable distortion as part of the package in a lens that "see" this much of the world all at once, both short comings easily corrected in post, with spectacular images resulting. I long ago stopped "worrying" about Sigma fit and finish. This lens feels at least as well assembled as the 10-20. The exposed front element does require some extra care, but is less of an issue than I thought it might be, and one I have been willing to accept just to get that crazy 8mm view.

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By ppeck

from springfield, mo

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Extremely wide

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Durable
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Difficult to Clean

BEST USES

  • Weddings/Events
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

This lens is great and extremely wide. The only thing that I don't like about the lens is the lens does move when zooming, unlike the 70-200mm. And I wish the f4.5 was lower. I am noticing some flaring too. Other than that, I love it.



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