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Sigma - 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Nikon DX DSLR Cameras - Black

Designed for use with most Nikon DSLR cameras with an APS-C-size sensor, this Sigma 203306 wide-angle zoom lens features a multilayer coating to minimize flare and ghosting and HSM technology for fast, quiet autofocus.

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    What's Included


    • Front and rear lens caps
    • Front cap adapter, carrying case
    • Owner's manual
    • Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Nikon DX DSLR Cameras

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Features


    Compatible with most Nikon DSLR cameras

    With an APS-C-size image sensor for wide-ranging use.

    HSM technology

    Delivers high-speed autofocus with minimal operational noise. Full-time manual focus capability allows precise adjustments.

    Multilayer lens coating

    Minimizes flare and ghosting. Enhanced peripheral brightness ensures high-contrast images throughout the entire zoom range.

    8-16mm focal length

    Helps you take clear shots.

    114.5°-75.7° angle of view

    Offers wide-angle coverage and produces images with an exaggerated perspective for photojournalism and shooting landscapes, architecture, building interiors, weddings, group pictures and more.

    1:7.8 maximum magnification

    For capturing up-close detail from far away.

    f/5.6 minimum aperture and f/4.5 maximum aperture

    For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear, detailed images.

    15 elements in 11 groups with 7 diaphragm blades

    FLD glass elements compensate for color aberration for rich, natural tones. One hybrid aspherical lens and 2 glass mold elements help correct distortion and astigmatism.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      little bit dark - f/4.5 - 5.6 ...

      Posted
      jarekw
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was using this lens with Nikon D7000. Your view is from 122 to 83 degree angle. Great to have that tool in tide spots like e.g. lighthouse. It suffers chromatic aberration on 8mm the same with vignetting and astigmatism but from 12mm and up is just good or very good. Koma is in trouble too when shooting stars on the sky... Unfortunately for me the range 8-16mm for my use is not very desirable, I switched back to Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5. Similar problems on lowest focal but much more light and you can photograph some faces as well - distortion is much better managed in Canon.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great for real estate!

      Posted
      DougWW
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      We got this lens to pair with our Nikon for taking wide angle shots of building exteriors and interiors. We often are cramped for space (even outside between buildings), and this lens perfectly met the need. Great lens and the pictures look great! Note that it isn't the fastest lens, but for our purpose (no action scenes) it works great!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great image quality!

      Posted
      KWTt
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      The lens is very sturdy and the image is great in day light. The images are very sharp but its not that great for night photography. If you are looking to buy this lens, I suggest you check out the real item or silmilar items because 8-16mm is really wide. Its not exactly very expensive for a ultra wide angle, but you might want to see if you really need such wide lens.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must have lens

      Posted
      Hearty
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a great lens to have for shooting real state and taking stunning landscape photos. The lens is sharp and produces vivid colors.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great lens for certain effects

      Posted
      Petey
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The lens like all ikon lenses is made very well. Snaps onto my 5500 easily and gives me great pictures.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice Lens

      Posted
      Realtor1
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This lens is great! I love the ultra wide perspective!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Practical Photography (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5November 28, 2011
      Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM
      Designed specifically for D-SLRs with APS-C sized sensors, the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 12-24mm on a D-SLR with a 1.5x crop factor (13-26mm on a Canon D-SLR with a 1.6x crop factor), which makes it theFull Review
    • photodo.comRating, 4 out of 5photodo.com on April 8, 2011
      REVIEW: Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM
      Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at this unique lens, which is currently the widest rectilinear lens available for APS-C sensor cameras.Full Review
    • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 4.5 out of 5August 26, 2010
      Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Review
      Optimized to work where you'll probably be using it, there's not much more to say here that the review doesn't cover. If you need ultra, ultra-wide, you won't go wrong with the Sigma 8-16mm, and at present, there's not a whole lot else to chooseFull Review
    • photoreview.com.auRating, 4.5 out of 5PhotoReview on July 1, 2010
      Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens
      A capable ultra-wide lens for DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors.Announced at PMA 2010 in February, the new Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM lens is designed specifically for DSLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors and boasts the widestFull Review
    • LensTip.com (UK)Szymon Starczewski on May 25, 2010
      Sigma 8-16 mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM
      When the market was swamped by digital reflex cameras with sensors smaller than a 35 mm film frame for the first time, all the manufacturers faced the lack of ultra wide angle lenses. 16(17)–35(40) mm lenses, used so far for that purpose on smallFull Review


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