Sigma 8-16mm ultrawide wide-angle lens

Sigma 8-16mm wide-angle lens announced

Sigma 8-16mm ultrawide lens is widest focal length available for APS-C sensor dSLRs

 

Sigma announced it's new Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM lens is now for sale. This ultra-wide lens gives cropped sensor (APS-C) dSLR users a new wide-angle lens to consider for both landscape photography and underwater photography. 

 

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I've owned a sigma 10-20mm for quite a while, it is an excellent lens for the price, and I consider that lens a must have for all of my nature photography trips, so I had high expectations. Read my review of the Sigma 8-16mm.

 

Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens possibly being discontinued

Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens possibly being discontinued

Not good for underwater photographers

 

I've been hearing rumors that the Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens is being discontinued. First from the owner of an underwater camera shop, then someone posted the same info as a comment on my website, saying a camera shop told them in was being discontinued.

Diving with a new lens

Underwater Photography - trying out a new lens and creative techniques

 

Diving on the dive boat Giant Stride out of Marina rey dey for 3 dives, I thought to myself, macro, super-macro or wide-angle? Those are usually my only three choices, but today I decided for something out of the ordinary - mid-range!

 

I brought out my $100 nikon 18-55mm lens, large dome port, +2 hoya diopter, and my zoom ring from my tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens. The zoom ring was a little large for the 18-55mm lens, but after putting a little velcro on the lens, the zoom ring fit fairly well.

 

You can read my Nikon 18-55mm lens review.

 

A mid-range zoom lens gave me the perfect chance to try out some more creative underwater photography techniques. I used a dSLR camera, but many of these techniques like panning and slow shutter speed can work with a compact camera also.

 

blacksmith fish, panning technique

Blacksmith fish in motion. F11, 1/5th shutter speed

 

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