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Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs

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Product Highlights
  • For APS-C Format Digital SLR Cameras
  • Equiv. to Aproxx. 12-24mm in 35mm Format
  • 75.5-114° Angle of View
  • 9.4" (24cm) Minimum Focus Distance
  • Well Corrected for Distortions
  • FLD Elements Correct Color Aberrations

The Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM is an ultra-wide zoom that has a 35mm equivalent angle of view of a 12-24mm lens when used on DSLRs with APS-C size image sensors. Sigma's FLD glass elements, equal to fluorite glass, correct for distortions and color aberrations to deliver beautiful high contrast images.

The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4" (24cm) allowing you to get in close to a subject to create exaggerated perspectives. This super wide angle zoom is perfect for shooting landscape photography, architecture, building interiors, photojournalism, wedding photography, group pictures and a wide variety of other shooting opportunities you may encounter.

For a chart of compatible cameras click compatibility chart

Note: Due to the curved shape of the front element, filters cannot be attached to this lens.

Note! Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.

This is a DC series lens designed exclusively for use with Canon EOS DSLRs with APS-C size sensors.
The lens features FLD glass elements with performance equal to fluorite glass to compensate for color aberration.
The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting while superior peripheral brightness ensures high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range.
One hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mold elements give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism.
It produces images with exaggerated perspective with its wide angle view.
The HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capabilities.
Performance
Focal Length 8 - 16mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 114.5° - 75.7°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.4" (23.88 cm)
Magnification 0.12x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
Elements/Groups 15/11
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 4.2" (7.62 x 10.67 cm)
Weight 1.22 lb (555 g)
Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs
     
    4.7

    (based on 106 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (78)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (66)
    • Strong construction (59)
    • Consistent output (52)
    • Durable (47)
    • Easily interchangeable (47)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (21)
    • Difficult to clean (19)
    • Heavy (16)
    • Slow focus (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (92)
    • Weddings (33)
    • Video (17)
    • Low light (16)
    • Night photography (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (51), Semi-pro photographer (26), Pro photographer (15), Casual photographer (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (90), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing color and sharpness

    I choose this ultra-wide zoom lens after doing a lot of research and reading many comments. I took it out to San Francisco and came back with some amazing photos. The distortion of the...Read complete review

    I choose this ultra-wide zoom lens after doing a lot of research and reading many comments. I took it out to San Francisco and came back with some amazing photos. The distortion of the picture is minimal for such a wide angle, it is incredibly sharp and the colors are vivid. I have read some complaints about not being able to put on a UV filter to protect it. Because of the wide angle it is physically impossible, the cut-outs in the lens hood are there to accommodate the wide angle, covering them would allow you see the hood as well as the ring of the filter. In my opinion the lens is sufficiently deep into the hood for normal protection, just be a little careful as you would with any lens. The auto-focus is fast and accurate. All-in-all I think that anyone who wants to take photos of architecture and/or make some creative images should definitely consider this lens.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    great lens... if you get a good one

    [...]When you have a sharp copy with a good AF motor, it's a beautiful thing... and of course 8mm is ridiculously wide.

    [...]When you have a sharp copy with a good AF motor, it's a beautiful thing... and of course 8mm is ridiculously wide.

    Reviewed by 106 customers

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    5.0

    Great Wide Angle

    By rebeccasconz

    from New York City, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • It Is A Great Wide Angle

    Cons

    • Difficult to Clean
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

    great lens! I used this lens when I went to Canada and it worked very well!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Don't judge a book by its cover

    By gleztj

    from San Diego CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

      excellent cost-benefit

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      So far so good works well

      By mrs happy

      from pittsburgh pa

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

      Gave this as a gift and it got rave reviews.
      Amateur photographer loves the lens and gets great photo angles
      no complaints so far

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Nice lens

      By Pete

      from Alamo, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

          Just like my fish eye without the curve, I love it. Going to try it diving for the side angle shots.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Long and slightly heavy, but it works

          By Bowserb

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Only Lens In Its Class
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Long And Heavy-ish
          • Soft When Wide Open

          Best Uses

          • Architecture
          • Arty Closewide Shots
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

          I've thought about this lens since it first came out, and I'm glad I finally bought it, as now my crop sensor bodies (7D, Rebel SL1) can shoot ultrawide, when my wife is using the 5D2.

          This is the ultra wide you need, if you have only a crop sensor camera. Nothing else is close. In short, this lens makes a crop body back into a complete camera.

          Slightly soft wide open, by F:5.6 it's OK, and at F:8, it is pretty good. As with Sigma lenses generally, your experience may be different. I did a comparison with my wife's Canon 14mm F2.8, with both at 14mm and F:8, and guess what? The Canon was better--but not by much. Of course at focal lengths wider than 14 on a crop body, the Sigma wins by default. I gave it 4 stars, but it deserves 4.5.

          Out of curiosity, I put the lens on a Canon 5DMk2 and shot an 8mm image. Of course it did not fill the frame, and the top and bottom petals of the hood protruded into the image. However, it did, when cropped to just the usable portion of the image, make a wider angle shot than could be achieved on the crop camera. Not something I'd need often, but good to know for that rare case.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Lens

          By johnnyreno

          from Reno, Nevada

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Difficult to Clean
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

          As sharp as the Canon 10-22 but much wider. I have both and use them for architectural interiors. I use the Sigma 90% of the time. The auto focus is instantaneous and precise. The Sigma 8-16mm is heavier than the canon 10-22 and has no provision for filters. Aside from that the Sigma is the clear winner.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Lens for Underwater Wide-Angle

          By Bob

          from Mexico Beach, FL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Underwater
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

            Works great on Canon DSLR inside an Ikelite underwater housing with 8-inch dome.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love this lens!

            By Rita P

            from Comox Valley, BC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Video

            Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

            Excellent for restricted landscape, and even better for tight spaces. Sturdy, sharp, the extra 2mm less than the usual 10-22mm lenses makes a big difference. Good choice for the price.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Ultra Wide

            By RLR Photography

            from Medford OR

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

              I use this for weddings, business and in the studio for really dramatic looks.

              This is a really nice ultra wide without the fishey.
              Minimal edge distortion.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Lens

              By Dan

              from Arizona

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

                This is my first true wide angle lens. This lens is very wide and has very little distortion for being a wide angle lens. It is very sharp with great focusing speed, even in the low light at sunrise/sunset. If you have an APS-C camera, this is the wide angle lens to get!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Amazing Lens

                By AD

                from New Brunswick

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Rugged

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

                I have owned this lens for two months now and used it extensively. Distortions are minimal, colours excellent and the AF works great. I use it for landscapes as well as architecture. It is amazing what this lens can do and it quickly became my favourite. Wish I had made the purchase years ago.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great angle!

                By Seymour

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Difficult to Clean

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

                I'm an photography amateur and I have for long been obsessed with the idea of getting an ultra-wide lens. See I really love landscape photography, and I was hoping that an ultra wide lens would give my photos a step up.

                I analyzed all the available lens and I believe this one has by far the best quality to price ratio. It is quite a heavy lens but it feels very sturdy, good quality barrel and I feel safe using it. The biggest problem is the curved lens, so that really restricts the use of filters (there are options, but rather expensive) and you need to be extra careful when using it.

                When you take images on the 8mm end, you will definitely notice that the corners are quite distorted, this can be improved to some extent after on Lightroom or photoshop. If you take only landscapes, that won't bother you. Try to avoid having focus points on the edges.

                So far I haven't had any success taking pictures of anything else but landscape, do not by any mean try to include people in your pictures as they will look deformed.

                The resolution is very good (highest MTF in its category).

                Overall I'm very happy with my investment and I'd recommend it to anybody interested in discovering the possibilities of ultra-wide angle photography.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great lens

                By Benny5455

                from Buffalo , NewYork

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

                got this for weddings and landscape. i have not used it yet for a wedding that will be this coming weekend. but i took it to Lecthworth state park and took some nice shots. and on the way to the park some windmills.you can see some samples. the lens is vary clear and man is it WIDE. I love it it is just what I hope it would be. I am using it with a Canon 60D.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Opens new doors to creative shooting

                By John

                from Voorhees, NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

                      Great for all those situations that calls for ultra-wide: landscape, architecture, artistic.
                      Good build quality, accurate autofocus, very good center sharpness and contrast - slightly warmer than my Sigma 17-50 f/2.8. Excellent rectilinear correction (straight lines stay straight)and flare control. Does exhibit extreme edge distortion (8mm )typically associated with such a wide lens. Easily correctable vignetting. Large lenscap and bulbous front lens (cannot easily accept filters) are a little odd but not a limitation for me.

                      Overall - a lot of fun to use.

                      I rated it only 4 stars for now since my copy exhibited beyond acceptable soft edges and one blurry corner. I have sent it back for exchange since I know what the lens is capable of, having seen numerous examples of edge to edge sharp images on the net. Intend to increase to 5 stars upon receipt of better copy.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Amazing lens

                      By Ygor Oliveira

                      from Belém - Brazil

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

                      Don't think twice if you're a landscaper.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Very good lens

                      By agappe

                      from Windsor,CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

                      This extra 3mm makes a huge difference.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Fun lens and high quality as well.

                      By RWoodward

                      from Chico, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Great for landscapes
                      • Sharp

                      Cons

                      • Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

                      For the price, this lens has performed beautifully - even better than expected. The distortion is there but can be dealt with to some extent. CA is kept to a minimum and sharpness is very good. One of the useful aspects of this lens is the ease of including foreground in landscape work, providing a greater sense of depth. Construction is a little plasticky.

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                      4.0

                      Lens scrapes when zooming

                      By Karvellius

                      from ontario, Canada

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Video

                        Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

                        The lens works good after i learned how to use it. One thing I noticed, and i'm not sure if it's just the lens I got or if it's like this on every lens, is when i'm zooming in and out in manual the lens makes a scraping/grinding sound.

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                        4.0

                        Good wide lens

                        By Alex

                        from São Paulo, Brazil

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to Clean
                        • Poor in Low Light

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

                        It's great to indoor and weddings. good to big buildings picutes with perpective effect.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Lens

                        By Rick

                        from Saint Lucia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Photography
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Canon EOS SLRs:

                          I have only shot a few test shots, it's sharp, well constructed, everything moves with silky smoothness and it feels strong. Distortion is well controlled, and even more so after using lens corrections in lightroom. The hood is a bit strange but works, I may glue the hood to the sleeve. I have just seen a filter system for this lens expensive but works with 165mm square filters. 1.2 seems to be the strongest Hitec ND filter available, shame would like to see an ND 3.All in all a great lens

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                          • Yes
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                          • Canon EF 16 - 35mm L, Canon EFS 17 - 135mm

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