Sigma 8-16mm lens
Sigma 8-16mm is the widest lens available for cropped-sensor cameras
Review by Scott Gietler
The new Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 lens ($699 in the US) is the widest available lens for cropped sensor dSLRs. I'm a big fan of ultra-wide lenses and love putting my Sigma 10-20mm lens on my camera. Let's see how I liked the Sigma 8-16mm on my Nikon D300, and look at some real-world photographs.
This photo makes the Sigma 8-16mm lens look larger than actually is!
- Find out how the lens is constructed, how the auto-focus works, what kind of build quality it was, and how the close-focus performance is
- See what other wide-angle lenses compare with the Sigma 8-16mm. See test photos taken of the same subject with the Nikon 10.5 fisheye lens and Sigma 10-20mm lens.
- Find out which apertures give the best results, and what strange exposure problem I encountered
- See how the lens actually performs out in nature
- Underwater photos taken with the sigma 8-16mm lens
- Find out if this lens is a good choice for underwater photography. Also includes comparisons with the Tokina 10-17mm fisheye
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