Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (Nikon mount) reviews: Lens

7 customer reviews

This lens is a good all rounder.

£499 – £551 at 5 retailers out of 422 retailers checked

8.7 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.
Diameter: 7.5 cm, 10.57 See full product description

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Trevor, Benfleet, Essex. Nikon D5200 user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
If you want an ultra wide angle lens for you Nikon DSLR at a reasonable price this is the one to get, build quality is very good, made in Japan.
Going down to 8mm on my Nikon D5200 has opened up a whole new world in photography, great for landscapes, buildings and small rooms etc.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jun 2014

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
8 mm is very useful
Bad points:
little soft as usal for this kind of lenses.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Sep 2010

DAVID, angmering

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
slow to auto focus
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 6.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Oct 2012

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use. Very sharp.
Bad points:
Not able to attach filters due to bulging front element
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Oct 2010

Sabina, Photographer in the making

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A superb lens all in all pleased with my choice
Bad points:
Apparently not so good in low light yet to find that out for myself!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Nov 2012

Wigzell, Wellington

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Yes it takes great photos in the right conditions. Typical I bought this just as I sold my D90 and moved to D600 full frame. This lens doesn't really work on an FX format so my camera has to be set to DX crop. No big deal but I loose the 8mm because of this. I should have gone for the Tokina 11-16 FX format lens.
Bad points:
DX only - not for full frame or 35mm
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Dec 2012

Product Features

Diameter in cm 7.5
Length in cm 10.57
Weight (g) 555
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f4.5

Also known as: Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens (Nikon mount)

 

Manufacturer's Description

The first ultra wide zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 8mm, designed especially for cameras with an APS-C size image sensor.

This is the first ultra wide zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 8mm, designed especially for APS-C size image sensors. The wide-angle of view and exaggerated perspective enables the photographer to emphasise the subject. Four FLD glass elements and three aspherical lenses provide high image quality throughout the zoom range. The incorporation of HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability.

The wide-angle of view from 121.2 degrees
Sigma, the pioneers of wide angle zoom lenses, launched the first wide angle zoom lens, the Zoom Gamma 21-35mm F3.5-4, in 1979. After that, we have continued to develop and apply wide angle zoom lenses with cutting edge technology. The 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM is the first ultra wide zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 8mm, designed especially for cameras with an APS-C size image sensor. This lens has an equivalent angle of view of a 12-24mm lens with a 35mm SLR Camera.

Exaggerated perspective
The wide-angle of view produces striking images with exaggerated perspective, enabling photographers to emphasize the subject.

Superior image quality
Four FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, compensate for colour aberrations. Two glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism. Incorporating an internal focusing system, the lens produces high definition images throughout the entire zoom range.

FLD glass
FLD glass is the highest level low dispersion glass available with extremely high light transmission. This optical glass has a performance equal to fluorite glass which has a low refractive index and low dispersion compared to current optical glass. It also benefits from high anomalous dispersion. These characteristics give excellent correction for residual chromatic aberration (secondary spectrum) which cannot be corrected by ordinary optical glass and ensures high definition and high contrast images.

Super Multi-Layer Coating
The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. It provides sharp and high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range.

Quiet and fast AF
This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability.

  • For Pentax mount, AF will not function with DSLR cameras that do not support HSM.

Compact construction
The lens has a compact construction with a diameter of 75mm, overall length of 105.7mm (4.2") and weight of 555g (19.6oz.). This compact and lightweight construction makes it ideal for travel photography.

Minimum focusing distance of 24cm
This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 24cm (9.4") throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:7.8.

*Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.

  • AF will not function with Pentax ist* series and K100D DSLR cameras that do not support HSM.
  • Filters cannot be attached to this lens

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