Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens for Nikon F

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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 12-24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/22
  • Four FLD Elements, One SLD Element
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Built-In Lens Hood
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Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Overview

  • 1Description

Well-suited for landscape, architectural, and interior photography, the Nikon F-mount 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM from Sigma is a sleek ultra-wide zoom featuring quick focusing performance and impressive optics. The optical layout incorporates a series of low dispersion glass elements, which reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing, along with three aspherical elements to minimize distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness. Individual elements also feature a Super Multi-Layer Coating that controls ghosting and flare to better suit working in bright and backlit conditions. Complementing the lens design is a Hyper Sonic Motor, which promotes fast, quiet, and precise autofocus, along with full-time manual focus override, and a built-in lens hood is also incorporated to further protect the front lens element and guard against flare.

Wide-angle zoom is designed for use with DX-format Nikon F-mount cameras and provides a 12-24mm equivalent focal length range.
Four F Low Dispersion (FLD) elements and one Special Low Dispersion (SLD) element are featured in the optical design, and help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
One aspherical element is used to help limit distortion and spherical aberrations and also contributes to greater overall sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) realizes quick and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Built-in lens hood helps to prevent stray light from causing flare or ghosting and also guards the front element from accidental impacts.
UPC: 085126203559
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Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens for Nikon F
  • Cover Lens Cap for 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM & 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Fisheye
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Nikon F Mount Lenses
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Warranty Extension
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    Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Specs

    Focal Length 8 to 16mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 12 to 24mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/4.5 to 5.6
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 121.2 to 83.2
    Maximum Magnification 0.128x
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.45" / 24 cm
    Optical Design 15 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size None
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.95 x 4.2" / 75 x 105.7 mm
    Weight 1.2 lb / 555 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 4.9 x 4.8"

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

    8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens for Nikon F is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 66.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultra Super Wide I use this lens for the ultra wide shots. I use it in low light, tight spaces, and large areas. Very versatile lens. It has a manual focus override, and is built solid. Image quality is sharp from 8mm to 16mm at f/5.6, and diffraction is not noticeable until f/14. Hand held is easy with the ultra wide in low light even at f/5.6 1/8second. AF is accurate, fast, and quiet. The bad: it is a ultra wide, and requires ultra wide angle skills to make the lens perform in many ways. ISO performance is on par with any DX lens. Also, this lens is compact but heavy. The Sigma 8-16mm is one of the best ultra wide angles for DX, and I use it way more than I would like. I also purchased a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 to complement this lens. They are a great pair.
    Date published: 2014-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sweet ultra-wide At 8mm the Sigma 8-16mm has complex barrel that I have been unable to fully correct in Photoshop. Which means straight line are never going to be straight in the final image Having said that, I find myself using this lens in place of my 11-16mm Tokina for those outdoor shots that require an ultra-wide. The extra 3mm makes a noticeable difference. If you need and ultra-wide for a DX camera this lens gives you approximately the same field of view as a 12mm on a full frame. And I find the focus to be fast and accurate and the ca to be well controlled. Now if someone would only invent a way to put a polarizer on it.
    Date published: 2010-08-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Super wide, great price Before I knew the difference between crop and full frame lenses, I picked this up to use with my Nikon D60. It's a great lens for bright, handheld landscapes, but in low light, even the ISO sensitivity of my D7000 struggles. If it's dusk or later, I find myself needing a tripod. In bright light, however, this is fantastic, and being able to have 114 degrees at 8mm is amazing, especially for the price. This camera is also rugged, having taking a small fall onto a floor with a minimal dent to the built-in lens hood.
    Date published: 2013-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from UWA update This is an update for my last post. of all my lenses, this one has dead on accurate exposure in low light and bright light. Also, lens glare/flare performance is one of the best. I can shoot into the sun without much glare. The Lens also has the ability to allow your camera to maximize the dynamic range of the image. Ideal for DX cameras with high dynamic range sensors. Great for landscape and night photography. IMO this lens is worth the money.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it! 8mm for the win! I've used for photos of construction equipment and landscapes, as well as indoor architecture. As with any ultra wide lens, you have to be careful what you're shooting and how you do it - results may be ugly or unique. (You won't get any good portraits with this ;) I haven't been bothered by any lens imperfections yet, except for some potential softness around the corners - but not bad at all. Autofocus works well, but f4.5 is a tad slow... however at such wide angles it's usually not a problem. So far it's held up great shooting in -30*F snowy conditions.. as opposed to some reviews I read, it focuses smooth and seems mechanically sound in every way. It's a bit of a tight fit onto the camera, but not enough to worry me. I am very happy that I bought this lens!
    Date published: 2010-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp And Wide Solid, well built lens. Bulbous front element well protected by an integral lens hood and supplied storage sleeve. Coverage at 8mm on the Nikon D7100 is amazing. Very pleased with the overall sharpness of the lens.
    Date published: 2014-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than expected! Used mainly for outdoor and landscape/architectural photography. I can say that when I received the lens I was already impressed by the build quality, and after checking the optics, all I can say is WOW! This is a VERY SHARP lens even wide open and even at widest angle. Totally impressed and no regrets at all. After using the Nikon 16 85, I wanted a wider lens. At 16mm equivalents, the SIGMA is much sharper than the Nikons 16mm!
    Date published: 2014-06-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Image Quality After using this lens for a couple of years on my Canon bodies, I had to get a copy for my Nikon bodies. With lens correction postprocessing, it'll produce up close poster size prints. Distortion free, vignet free, CA free, corner-to-corner sharp at f/10-f/11 apertures. Even wide open, you get good central sharpness with only a bit of corner softness visible at gallery print size. So why only 4 stars? Like many of my Sigma lenses, I notice a soft spot off center that appears to be symptomatic of slight decentering or possibly a molded lens element fault. But only on this Nikon mount copy, not the Canon mount one. It almost disappears at f/8. And, in general for the current generation of high resolution DSLR's, focus accuracy is a challenge. This seems to be the case especially for ultrawide angle lenses. So, as expected, I have to either use live view AF or manually focus. The good news is that once you determine the correct focus setting, the DOF makes it almost unnecessary to move it for any situation other than macro. Set and forget.
    Date published: 2014-03-11
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    Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D3200 as well as the D5200? Does this lens show a square frame through out the entire zoom range or is it a fisheye around the 8mm mark? Thanks
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Nikon DSLRs is compatible with the Nikon D3200 and the D5200. All Sigma HSM lenses with a Nikon mount are compatible with these cameras. Even at 8mm this lens covers the full image frame.
    Answered by: Lawrence C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Just to confirm - Is this Lens compatible with Nikon D800?
    Asked by: Paul S.
    This lens is designed for DX format Nikon cameras and will not be compatible with the Nikon D800.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2019-02-08


    is this lens compatible with a Nikon D-90?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Olympus 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Nikon DSLRs is fully compatible for use with the Nikon D90 DSLR camera.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this lens compatible with the Sigma USB dock?
    Asked by: Charles S.
    Not that I'm aware of. According to Sigma, the USB doc only works with the Art series, and a very few other lenses. It would be great if Sigma took their idea further and made firmware updates for all their higher end consumer lenses.
    Answered by: Lyle M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Is there any way to improvise the attachment of a ...

    Is there any way to improvise the attachment of a circular polarizer filter on such a 'buxom' front element?
    Asked by: John


    Will this work with D7100? And will the auto-focus work?
    Asked by: Al
    Yes & Yes, I have used this lens with both the D7100 & the D7200 with great results.On these bodies the focal length equivalent is 12mm to 24mm. A well built compact lens.
    Answered by: Donald L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this compatible with the Nikon D7000 and will the auto focus work with this camera?
    Asked by: Gordon C.
    yes, it works with D7000, with auto focus, great ultra wide angle lense, good depth of field.
    Answered by: George Y.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is there a rear filter holder of any kind on this lens (drop in or gel)?
    Asked by: David
    Answered by: David R.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D3500
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D7500