The first ultra wide zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 8mm,
designed especially for APS-C size image sensors.
This is the first ultra wide zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 8mm,
designed especially for APS-C size image sensors. The wide-angle view and
exaggerated perspective enables the photographer to emphasize the subject. Four
FLD glass elements and three aspherical lenses provide high image quality. The
incorporation of HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual
The wide-angle of view from 121.2 degrees
Sigma, the pioneers of wide angle zoom lenses, launched the first wide angle
zoom lens, the Zoom Gamma 21-35mm F3.5-4, in 1979. After that, we have continued
to develop and apply wide angle zoom lenses with cutting edge technology. The
8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM is the first ultra wide zoom lens with a minimum focal
length of 8mm, designed especially for APS-C size image sensors. This lens has
an equivalent angle of view of a 12-24mm lens with a 35mm SLR Camera.
The wide-angle of view produces striking images with exaggerated
perspective, enabling photographers to emphasize the subject.
Superior image quality Four FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have
the performance equal to fluorite glass, compensate for color aberration. Two
glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens give excellent correction for
distortion and astigmatism. Incorporating an inner focusing system, the lens
produces high definition images throughout the entire zoom range.
Super Multi-Layer Coating
The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. It provides sharp
and high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range.
Quiet and fast AF
This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring quiet and high
speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability.
The lens has a compact construction with a diameter of 75mm, overall length
of 105.7mm (4.2") and weight of 555g (19.6oz.). This compact and lightweight
construction makes it ideal for travel photography.
Minimum focusing distance of 9.4 Inches (24cm)
This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4 Inches (24cm) throughout
the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:7.8.