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

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You Will Find Yourself Living on Photoshop With This Lens

Sigma 8-16mm Lens Compared to the Sigma 10-20mm, this lens is way harder to use. By tilting ever so slightly causes the vertical lines to tilt (you will find yourself living on Photoshop). Also compared to the 10-20mm, there seems to be less blue flare, although it may be still be there,  but spread over a larger area and not as prevalent and some what less common although some flare can always be assumed with a super wide lens. The frame edge curvature appears similar to the 10-20mm. This is considered a good thing for a lens of this width.

With The Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM LensSigma has gone ultra wide. This is Sigma's widest-angle rectilinear lens yet and created in particular for APS-C DSLR camera. Fundamentally a counterpart to the company's full frame 12-24mm lens, and introduces a bewildering-wide angle of view of 121 degrees for overstated viewpoints. It has a a minimum focus of 24cm, a built-in hood with a petal shape, and hyper-sonic focusing that has a full-time manual override.

Being one of a kind, the Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM is the initial ultra wide zoom lens with a least possible focal length of 8mm, created in particular for the APS-C size image sensor. It has an corresponding angle of view of a 12-24mm lens used on an APS-H size image sensor digital camera

With an accomplishment similar to fluorite glass, Sigma's new FLD glass elements,  counteract for color aberration. Two glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens provide outstanding adjustment for astigmatism and distortion.

High definition images throughout the entire zoom range are produced by an inner focusing system while flare and ghosting are reduced by the Super Multi-Layer Coating whereas exceptional high contrast images and peripheral brightness occurs throughout the whole zoom range.

The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) makes certain for quiet, high speed autofocus (AF) along with full-time manual focus ability. There is a minimum focusing distance of 9.4 inches all the way through the whole zoom range. Now photographers can give emphasis to the subject by fashioning overstated perceptions. A compactly constructed lens with a short overall length of 4.2 inches and a maximum diameter of just 2.9 inches which is just the thing for creating group pictures, landscape photography, building interiors, wedding photographyphotojournalismarchitecture and other types of photography.

Slightly underexposes compared to NikKor lenses - Slow f/4.5 maximum aperture and cannot be used with the built in camera flash

Serious vignetting will occur if the lens is used with APS-H digital cameras or on 35mm SLR cameras.

Announced Feb 20, 2010 - Updated 12/05/2010  ✓

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