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Sigma 8

Sigma 8
alaAverage 4.3

288 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and value for money also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the usability.

value for money, design, size, reliability

usability

On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sigma 8

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 16 user reviews of Sigma 8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 DC Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras with APS-C SensorsSigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 DC Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras with APS-C SensorsSigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 DC Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras with APS-C Sensors

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Amazon.com review summary for Sigma 8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Sigma 8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

value for money, design, size, usability, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Lens for Canon SLR CamerasSigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Lens for Nikon SLR CamerasSigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Lens for Sigma SLR Cameras

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

 

The Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DS HSM ($1,100 list) is a lens that either speaks directly to your soul or you find nearly impossible to use effectively. It's available for Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony/Minolta, and Pentax APS-C cameras, where it produces a...

Very, very wide. One-of-a-kind lens

Extreme distortion on the wide end. Relatively slow aperture. Softer at wide angles

The Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DS HSM is one of the widest zoom lenses available for APS-C camera systems. It's not the sharpest or fastest optic in the world, but will satisfy the needs of shooters who are seeking a uniquely wide perspective.

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Quick look: Sigma 8-16mm lens for Canon

 

Sigma's 8-16mm f/4.0-5.6 HSM lens is a strange and wonderful beast that I was lucky enough to be able to test over the last few days. It's super wide (the widest APS-C lens that I know of) and it was made to work with these small sensor cameras while...

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Lens Test: Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG AF

 

An updated version of Sigma's 8mm f/4 spherical fisheye, this is the field's widest circular fisheye with autofocus. It's also among the last Sigma film-era lenses to be upgraded with coatings that suppress reflections from digital sensors ("DG"). It...

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Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye

 

This circular fisheye lens from Sigma is the world's only 8mm lens with full autofocus capability. With some speciality uses as well as the novelty images it can produce, we take a look at it's capabilities.

High optical resolution; Good control of aberrations; Compact size and weight

Expensive if only being used for the fun element

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Sigma 8mm F4 EX DG Circular Fisheye Lens

 

Digitally optimized circular fisheye auto-focus lens - 8mm F4 EX DG CIRCULAR FISHEYE This circular fisheye lens is used to produce circular images, creating vast distortion with an angle of view of 180° when attached to a full-frame digital or 35mm...

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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.

Outstanding sharpness in the centre; Excellent build; Unique wide angle field of view for APS-C cameras; Compact dimensions; Silent focusing; Low distortion

CA towards edges of the frame at 8mm; Falloff at 8mm; No way to attach filters

Having such a wide field of view, coupled with the close minimum focus distance of only 24cm, makes this lens a lot of fun to use. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, especially if you like to use filters on your wide lenses, and a lens as wide as...

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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 the...

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Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DC HSM

 

The Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DC HSM is a dedicated APS-C ultra wide-angle lens offering a full-frame equivalent focal length of 12-24mm, and a staggering 121-degree angle-of-view at its widest setting... Landscapers take note!

This lens isn’t a looker, and could quite easily be mistaken for a medium zoom when the lens cap is on. But don’t be fooled – image quality is very good, the lens is available in most of the main lens mounts and the price is a reasonable £610. The main...

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REVIEW: Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye

 

This circular fisheye lens from Sigma is the world's only 8mm lens with full autofocus capability. With some speciality uses as well as the novelty images it can produce, we take a look at it's capabilities.

High optical resolution; Good control of aberrations; Compact size and weight

Restricted uses (but it is a specialised lens); Expensive if only being used for the fun element

For those needing this type of lens, for example when using software to create panoramics or for those involved in the scientific measurement of angles, where the output from this lens is quantifiable, this lens is an excellent tool. For those who just...

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awesom

 

good lens, excellent results.

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast / accurate auto-focus","Lightweight","Rugged

Camcorder could not read","Poor Interface","Stuck in camcorder","Unreliable Storage

Product Specifications

This large aperture F3.5 circular fisheye lens with close up capability is optimized for use with digital SLR cameras. The advent of digital SLR's requires optimum lens performance and therefore the very latest optical technology has been incorporated in the production of the medium telephoto macro lens. The 70mm focal length gives an equivalent field of view to Sigma's popular 105mm macro lens when used on digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor. The design of this lens makes it suitable for taking pictures in all situations both with natural light conditions or flash.

Configuration

Autofocus:No / Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Nikon/Fujifilm / Pentax/Samsung / Sigma / Sony / Konica-Minolta / Unknown
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens / Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Usage:Analogue Cameras / Digital + Analogue Cameras / Digital Cameras
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