Sigma 8-16mm F4-5.6 DC HSM
Launched February 2010


8-16mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM
Ultra wide-angle zoom lens for digital SLR cameras

  • Ultra wide-angle zoom range with a 121.2° angle of view
  • FLD, Hybrid Aspherical and Glass Mold lens elements
  • Equipped with HSM ensuring quiet and high speed AF
  • Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Minimum focusing distance of 24cm throughout the zoom range

Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce that the suggested retail price of the new 8-16mm f4-5.6 DC HSM is £799.99. This new lens will be available at the end of April in Sigma, Canon and Nikon fit. Sony and Pentax will follow shortly.

This is the first ultra wide zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 8mm, designed specifically for APS-C size image sensors. This lens has an equivalent angle of view of a 12-24mm lens when used on digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor. The wide-angle of view from 121.2 degrees* produces striking images with exaggerated perspective, enabling photographers to emphasize the subject.

Four FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, compensate for colour aberration. One hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mold elements give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism. Incorporating an inner focusing system, the lens produces high definition images throughout the entire zoom range. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting while superior peripheral brightness ensures high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range.

This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. It has a minimum focusing distance of 24cm throughout the entire zoom range which allows photographers to emphasise the subject by creating exaggerated perspectives. This lens has a compact construction with an overall length of 105.7mm and a maximum diameter of 75mm.

*The angle of view varies depending on which camera the lens is mounted on.

Construction 15 Elements in 11 Groups
Focal Length 8-16mm
Maximum Aperture ƒ4-5.6
Minimum Aperture ƒ22
Field of View 114.5-75.7°
Minimum Focus Distance 24cm
Number of blades 7
Maximum Magnification 1:7.8
Zooming System N/A
Filter Size 82mm
Diameter 75mm
Length 105.7mm
Weight 545g
SRP at launch: £799.99
Available Mounts: Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF