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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Overview

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.


Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4.5

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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
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    • 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • 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
  • 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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