Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Sony/Minolta Digital SLR

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Sony/Minolta Digital SLR

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Sony/Minolta Digital SLR

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  • For Sony/Minolta Digital SLRs with APS-C Size Sensors

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  • 1Description

The Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 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. This lens is constructed with 15 elements in 11 groups which help deliver incredibly sharp image captures. Sigma's FLD glass elements, equal to fluorite glass, correct for color aberrations and aid in delivering beautiful high contrast images.

The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4" (24cm) allowing you to emphasize the subject by creating exaggerated perspectives. It features a compact construction with an overall length of 4.2" (105.7mm) and a maximum diameter of 3.0" (75mm).

This 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 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.

This is a DC series lens designed exclusively for use with Sony/Minolta 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.
UPC: 085126203627
In the Box
Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Sony/Minolta Digital SLR
  • Lens Hood
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Carrying Case
  • 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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    Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 specs

    Focal Length 8 - 16mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4.6 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony A
    Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
    Angle of View 114.5° - 75.7°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.4" / 23.88 cm
    Magnification 0.12x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
    Optical Design 15 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread None
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.0 x 4.2" / 7.62 x 10.67 cm
    Weight 1.22 lb / 555 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 4.8 x 4.8"

    Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 reviews

    8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Sony/Minolta Digital SLR is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest UWA Lens Available I purchased the Sigma 8 - 16mm UWA lens to use on my new NEX 7 with Sony's LA-EA2 adapter for landscape and architectural photography. Truly an amazing lens with good contrast and wonderful color. There is only the very slighest hint of color abberation and not all the time. One of my early test photos was to photograph the building that I manage here in NYC which is 440 feet high from a distance of 50 feet away and see if I could fit the entire structure in the photo. From street level to the sky with clarity, sharpness and true color rendition. The building looks very impressive and twice as tall as it actually is. I knew then and there that this lens was a keeper. If I purchase the Nikon D800E at Christmas this will be the first lens for it. I cannot recommend Sigma 8-16mm highly enough. Every real estate professional and real estate photographer will love it. It makes small apartments look twice their actual size. Thanks Sigma for this beauty of a lens.
    Date published: 2012-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A remarkable piece of glass This is without a doubt, a great lens. It has great contrast and color. The images look sharp across the whole range. On a Sony a65 with the APS-C size sensor the 8mm position makes the best super-wide I have ever owned. I can't speak for a full frame camera but on the a65 APS-C size sensor the image is clean corner to corner.
    Date published: 2012-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultrasharp Ultrawide By putting this lens on my Sony A77, this gives me the ultra wide perspective of a 12-24mm lens in 35mm format. I need to use f 8 to be sharp at the corners, just like I used to do with my Voiglander 12mm on my Leica cameras in the old days. These unique perspectives can be used for interiors, architecture or landscapes or just for the distortions for creativity. Ironically, when I put my 12mm Voightlander on my Sony NEX 7 with an adapter, I get magenta artifacts towards the edges but when I put the Sigma 8-16mm lens on a Sony Alpha to Sony E adapter, I don't get the magenta artifacts. It has been a lot of creative fun to go back to old photo sites and see them with new perspectives
    Date published: 2015-09-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM on Sony SLT A77 I just mounted the lens on my new SLT A-77 and amazed of its focus speed and accuracy. I am satisfied of a lens that fits my expectations for wide view pictures. In order to get the best results you rather use the range starting at 10 to 16 and prefer f>= 8.
    Date published: 2011-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Interior Lens Having had a Sigma 10-20mm lens I knew that this would be even better. The HMS motor is so quick and silent that the first few times you look to make sure the camera is on! Architectural shots look great and the lens is very clear. Mounted on a Sony a700.
    Date published: 2011-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just phenomenal I recently received this lens from B&H, shipping was instananeous and I've come to expect nothing less from them.I moved to a west coast city, and wanted to treat myself to a lens that would take some great landscape shots and architectural stuff as well. I'm exceptionally happy with my choice, it's incredible to see what this lens can do. Crystal clear glass, great shots, and the angles are incredible, the detail that is in each photo is fantastic. Very glad I purchased this lens. I'm really looking forward to trying some tripod nighttime buildings downtown, should be interesting.
    Date published: 2013-02-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I bought the lens to use with Sony's LA-EA2 adapter on my Sony NEX 5N. I tested the lens mainly by photographing buildings accross the street at f/8 and f/11 at 8mm, 12mm and 16mm focal lengths; ISO 200,shutter speed in the range of 1/160th. In all cases, the center area of the images was acceptably sharp. Moving off-centre toward the sides, there was strong enough blur to defeat the purpose of using this lens, particularly at 8mm and 12 mm focal lengths. I also noticed that the lens produces more sharpness throughout the image when photographing depth rather than width. That is, photographing a narrow area from near the camera to further away reproduces both the near and far elements rather well; but photographing wide expanses from a distance of about thirty feet encountered the issue described above. I returned the lens to B&H.
    Date published: 2012-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing lens I bought the lens for my Sony alpha 55 which is a full-frame camera and I wanted to add an ultra wide lens along with my other lenses. I am satisfied, I planned on using it for mostly outdoor features as well as other times when I need it. I think it's well made and feels great and solid right out of the box. This lens offers a superbly corrected 13-16mm f/5.6, or an extremely wide field of view at focal lengths wider than that, but will start showing barrel distortion and corner softness. Sad that I can't add a filter to it.
    Date published: 2015-01-07
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    Designed for use with:

    • Sony Alpha A68
    • Sony Alpha A77 II
    • Sony Handycam NEX-VG20E
    • Sony Handycam NEX-VG20EH
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