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

  • DX coverage
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), internal focus
  • 15 elements in 11 groups, 3 aspherical, 4 FLD elements
  • 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 
  • no filter ring
  • 9.4" (0.24m) minimum focus; 1:7.8 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 4.2 x 3" (105.7 x 75mm) long, diameter
  • 19.6 ounces (555g) weight
  • included built-in lens hood, soft case, caps
  • US$1100
  • Model Number 203


Thom's Note: I haven't used this lens, but the MTF charts I've seen from it look good, and I've heard good things from others that have used it. Note that it's getting a bit specialized, though. 10mm DX is very hard to compose well as it is; extending that to 8mm is pushing even pro photographers to the limit in managing perspective. The 16mm top end also starts to be limiting for some, though it's close enough to the mid-range zooms that you won't have much of a gap.

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