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Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

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Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM review: specs and price

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
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Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

Why is Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM better than the average?

  • Minimum focal length
    ?

    8mmvs51.11mm
  • Minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.24mvs0.56m
  • Weight
    555gvs655.31g
  • Maximum angle of view
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    114.5°vs58.2°
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs21.7f

Price comparison

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

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Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM AmazonSigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM FLD AF Ult...Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM FLD AF Ultra Wide Zoom Lens for APS-C sized Canon Digital DSLR Camera
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$449.00
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM AmazonSigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for...Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
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$299.00
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM AmazonSigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary DC ...Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Sony
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$388.35
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM AmazonSigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD As...Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD Aspherical Super Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
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$329.00
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM AmazonSigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM ...Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
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$268.83
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM AmazonSigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Lar...Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens for Canon Digital DSLR Camera
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$302.00
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM AmazonSigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens for P...Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens for Pentax
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$639.00
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM AmazonSigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM, Black (212954...Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM, Black (212954) for Canon
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$1,199.00
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM AmazonSigma 24-105mm F4.0 Art DG OS HSM Lens f...Sigma 24-105mm F4.0 Art DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon
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$699.89
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM AmazonSigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 Contemporary DC Mac...Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 Contemporary DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Nikon
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$328.99

General info

1.Has a metal mount
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A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
2.minimum focal length
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A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

8mm

3.maximum focal length
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A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

16mm

4.weight
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Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

555g

5.Includes lens hood
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It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
6.Is a wide angle lens
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A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

Optics

1.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

2x

2.maximum angle of view
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At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

114.5°

3.magnification
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A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.13x

4.minimum angle of view
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At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

75.7°

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/4.50

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

5.6f

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

22f

4.aperture blades
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The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

7

5.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

22f

Focus

1.Has focus motor
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Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
2.Can focus to infinity
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Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
3.minimum focus distance
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This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.24m

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
5.Has full-time manual focus
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With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

Benchmarks

1.sharpness result
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The sharpness result from the DxOMark set of metrics. This result is based on the MTF (modulation transfer function) measurement, and gives an overall indication of the sharpness of images produced by the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

22P-MPix

7P-MPix

2.transmission
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The transmission result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Transmission refers to the amount of light that reaches the sensor through all of the glass elements of a lens, with a lower TStop signifying more light. This is important as less light reaching the sensor can lead to the requirement of higher ISOs or slower shutter speeds. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM

1.4TStop

5.4TStop

3.chromatic aberration
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The lateral chromatic aberration result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Chromatic aberration is a type of distortion which results in color fringing along edges within the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm F/4D IF-ED

1µm

14µm

4.DxOMark score
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DxOMark is a set of tests to measure the performance and quality of lenses and cameras. The DxOMark score is the overall score given to the lens. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Zeiss Batis 25mm F2

39

11

5.distortion
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The distortion result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Distortion in the lens refers to the variation of magnification throughout the image. More distortion will result in straight lines being recorded incorrectly in the image. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Zeiss Otus 85mm F/1.4 ZF

0%

0.9%

6.vignetting
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The vignetting result from the DxOMark set of metrics. Vignetting refers to when the brightness of an image changes from the center towards the edges, resulting in darkened corners. A result of 0 is perfect and the image will have no vignetting. Tested with Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Canon EF 24mm F/2.8 IS USM

2

-1.1

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