Sigma AF 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens Pentax

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SKU: 4203961



PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8mm minimum focal distance, 114° angle of view.
  • Focusing via built-in ultrasonic motor.
  • Built-in fixed petal shaped hood.
  • Quick-shift manual focus override.

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$889.00

The Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM is presently the widest rectilinear lens out on the market: at 8mm it is field-of-view is 114°. This means that if a 1.70m (5feet 7inch) person with arms wide open sits away from it near its closest focusing distance of 24cm (9.4 in) we will see in the frame the fingertips of both hands! It is a DC lens, meaning it is for APS-C format sensors, unsuitable for full format (35mm).

It is likely a more useful lens for interior rooms, when you want to fit a large spread of people in the frame or would like to create the impression of a large ambient for realestate. Two other applications comprises creative purposes: photographing near subjects ( ~ 30 - 100 cm away) against a background with more than usual exaggerated size of the subject and the effect of converging vertical lines. It is unlikely that you will find the Sigma 8-16mm useful at its lower end of the zoom range for landscape photography since from 8-12mm it will cover a significant part of the ground close to your feet (less than 1 m away from you). Thus for landscape in its widest setting its use seems to be limited to the occasion when you are very close to the edge of a cliff. Of course, that does not stop you from using the lens at 14mm-16mm for general landscapes. But even for this zoom range an inconvenient is that the lens does not accept filters. The lens cap does not attach directly to the lens, rather you first need to slide in a plastic tube that fits around the hood. At the end of this tube you will find what looks like a 72mm filter thread, but placing the tube in front of the lens will produce a circular black halo around all pictures which is mostly pronounced at 8mm. In the gallery we present the halo for 8mm , 12mm and 16mm. Still, you might be able to use filters with an universal ring plus a holder, available from manufacturers.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8mm minimum focal distance, 114° angle of view.
  • Focusing via built-in ultrasonic motor.
  • Built-in fixed petal shaped hood.
  • Quick-shift manual focus override.

Sigma AF 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens Pentax

Lens Construction 15 Elements in 11 Groups
Angle of view 114.5°-75.7°
No. of Diapraghm blades 7
Minimum aperture f22
Minimun focusing Distance 24cm / 9.4in
Maximum Magnifications 1:7.8

Packaging Info

Product Dimensions 4.2 x 3 x 3 inches
Item Weight 1.22 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.85 pounds

SKU 4203961
Barcode # 085126203610
Brand Sigma
Unit Of Measure ea

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