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

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

Code: 00ZSG816F4556DC    Brand: Sigma   
  • Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups
  • Angle of view(DC): 121.2 - 83.2°
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 7 Blades
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 24cm / 9.4in.
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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.

ASP | HSM | IF

The 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 sensor. Sigma’s new FLD glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, compensate for color aberration. One hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mold elements give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism.

An inner focusing system produces high definition images throughout the entire zoom range and the Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting while superior peripheral brightness ensures high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range. HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. It has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4 inches throughout the entire zoom range which allows photographers to emphasize the subject by creating exaggerated perspectives.

This lens has a compact construction with an overall length of 4.2 inches and a maximum diameter of 2.9 inches and is perfect for shooting landscape photography, architecture, building interiors, photojournalism, wedding photography, group pictures and more.

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

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 view and exaggerated perspective enables the photographer to emphasize the subject. Four FLD glass elements and three aspherical lenses provide high image quality. 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 APS-C size image sensors. 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 color aberration. Two glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism. Incorporating an inner focusing system, the lens produces high definition images throughout the entire zoom range.

* 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.

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 (9.4")

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

Sample Photos


 
 
 
     

Performance Data

MTF

Distortion

Vignetting

Lens construction

Lens construction 15 elements in 11 groups
Angle of view(DC) 121.2 - 83.2°
Number of diaphragm blades 7 Blades
Minimum aperture F22
Minimum focusing distance 24cm / 9.4in.
Maximum magnification ratio 1:7.8
Dimensions (diameter × length) ⌀75mm×105.7mm / 3.0in. x 4.2in.
Weight 555g / 19.6oz.
Corresponding AF Mounts

SIGMA / SONY / NIKON / PENTAX / CANON

DC lenses have an image circle that covers APS-C size image sensors. Not for use on digital cameras having image sensors larger than APS-C size or on 35mm or APS film cameras, as vignetting will occur. The angle of view varies depending on which camera the lens is mounted on. To find the 35mm camera-equivalent focal length, multiply the DC lens focal length by the crop factor (digital multiplier) of 1.5, 1.6, or 1.7, depending on the brand of DSLR camera on which the lens will be used. To find which DC lens is equivalent to a full-frame lens, divide the focal length of the full frame lens by the same crop factor.
AF will not function with Pentax ist* series and K100D DSLR cameras that do not support HSM.
Filters cannot be attached to this lens.
The appearance and specification are subject to change without notice.

What's in the box:

  • Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens
  • Case
  • Cover Lens Cap LC735-01
  • Rear Cap LCR II

 

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OVERVIEW

ASP | HSM | IF

The 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 sensor. Sigma’s new FLD glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, compensate for color aberration. One hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mold elements give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism.

An inner focusing system produces high definition images throughout the entire zoom range and the Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting while superior peripheral brightness ensures high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range. HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. It has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4 inches throughout the entire zoom range which allows photographers to emphasize the subject by creating exaggerated perspectives.

This lens has a compact construction with an overall length of 4.2 inches and a maximum diameter of 2.9 inches and is perfect for shooting landscape photography, architecture, building interiors, photojournalism, wedding photography, group pictures and more.

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

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 view and exaggerated perspective enables the photographer to emphasize the subject. Four FLD glass elements and three aspherical lenses provide high image quality. 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 APS-C size image sensors. 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 color aberration. Two glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism. Incorporating an inner focusing system, the lens produces high definition images throughout the entire zoom range.

* 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.

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 (9.4")

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

Sample Photos


 
 
 
     

Performance Data

MTF

Distortion

Vignetting

FEATURES

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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens construction

Lens construction 15 elements in 11 groups
Angle of view(DC) 121.2 - 83.2°
Number of diaphragm blades 7 Blades
Minimum aperture F22
Minimum focusing distance 24cm / 9.4in.
Maximum magnification ratio 1:7.8
Dimensions (diameter × length) ⌀75mm×105.7mm / 3.0in. x 4.2in.
Weight 555g / 19.6oz.
Corresponding AF Mounts

SIGMA / SONY / NIKON / PENTAX / CANON

DC lenses have an image circle that covers APS-C size image sensors. Not for use on digital cameras having image sensors larger than APS-C size or on 35mm or APS film cameras, as vignetting will occur. The angle of view varies depending on which camera the lens is mounted on. To find the 35mm camera-equivalent focal length, multiply the DC lens focal length by the crop factor (digital multiplier) of 1.5, 1.6, or 1.7, depending on the brand of DSLR camera on which the lens will be used. To find which DC lens is equivalent to a full-frame lens, divide the focal length of the full frame lens by the same crop factor.
AF will not function with Pentax ist* series and K100D DSLR cameras that do not support HSM.
Filters cannot be attached to this lens.
The appearance and specification are subject to change without notice.

IN THE BOX

What's in the box:

  • Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens
  • Case
  • Cover Lens Cap LC735-01
  • Rear Cap LCR II