The Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM is an ultra-wide zoom that
has a 35mm equivalent angle of view of a 12-24mm lens when used on DSLRs
with APS-C size image sensors. This lens is constructed with 15
elements in 11 groups which help deliver incredibly sharp image
captures. Sigma's FLD glass elements, equal to fluorite glass, correct
for color aberrations and aid in delivering beautiful high contrast
The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4" (24cm)
allowing you to emphasize the subject by creating exaggerated
perspectives. It features a compact construction with an overall length
of 4.2" (105.7mm) and a maximum diameter of 3.0" (75mm).
8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 super wide angle zoom is perfect for shooting landscape
photography, architecture, building interiors, photojournalism, wedding
photography, group pictures and a wide variety of other shooting
opportunities you may encounter.
Note: Due to the curved shape of the front element, filters cannot be attached to this lens.
Note! Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.
This is a DC series lens designed exclusively for use with Sony/Minolta DSLRs with APS-C size sensors.
The lens features FLD glass elements with performance equal to fluorite glass to compensate for color aberration.
The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting while
superior peripheral brightness ensures high contrast images throughout
the entire zoom range.
One hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mold elements give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism.
It produces images with exaggerated perspective with its wide angle view.
The HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capabilities.