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Sigma 8

Sigma 8
alaAverage 4.3

256 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The size and design also get good comments.

value for money, design, size, usability, reliability

On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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(Based on 256 reviews)

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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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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

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You should try it!

 

This is a great lens and exceeded my expectations. It is V E R Y wide!

Durable ; Easily Interchangeable ; Fast / accurate auto-focus ; Strong Construction

Heavy

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You should try it!

 

This is a great lens and exceeded my expectations. It is V E R Y wide!

Durable ; Easily Interchangeable ; Fast / accurate auto-focus ; Strong Construction

Heavy

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Lots of fun, lots of variety

 

Adds a flexibility to a wedding photographers kit. Have used successfully with a rayflash ring flash adapter to produce "Jarvie Window" images (look it up) at weddings and parties.

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Lightweight","Sharp Focus

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Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM

 

Owning a Olympus E5 I have always wanted the Zuiko 7-14mm but the price was just to high. I have recently moved to Sony and picked up this lens for less than half the cost of the 7-14mm. With the crop factor it is actually 2mm wider than the Zuiko. The...

Build quality, Sharp, nice smooth focus ring, price

Can't use an ND grad, Can flare easily

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A New view on the World

 

For my Nikon full-frame D700 and with Nikon no longer offering their own equivalent, this brilliant little Sigma remained the only choice for me. Being semi-pro, I didn\'t want to resort to using an attachment on the front of another lens. This lens...

Consistent Output","Exclusivity","Flare control","Lightweight","Quick Focus","Rear fitting filters","Sharp Focus","Specialist","Strong Construction

Costly","Vulnerable front element

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Endless DOF and interesting perspectives

 

Using for landscape, in tight indoor situations and for different perspective on subjects. Love the lens hood being no wider then the lens. My old wide angle had a bulky hood. This hood in effect adjusts to zoom with lens being closest to end at 8mm....

Compact Lens Hood ; Easily Interchangeable ; Endless DOF ; Fast / accurate auto-focus ; Strong Construction

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
Usage:Analogue Cameras / Digital + Analogue Cameras / Digital Cameras
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