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05-20-2010, 02:10 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried the new Sigma 8-16mm? Seems a hell of a lens...

Photozone gave it their rare "Highly Recommended" accolade:

Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM - Lab Test / Review

Nice looking lens, too.

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Looks to be an impressive addition to the UWA lens family - only I won't be trying it until it comes out in a Pentax mount...
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They have them advetised here $899- Sigma Lens 8-16 mm F/4.5-5.6 DC HSM - Digital Camera Warehouse Australia

I read a review yesterday on it, it stated that it gets barrell distortion at 8mm.

Would like to hear from some members once they get it.
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i tried it at a shop but its hard to tell from the tiny LCD on digicams. looks wide as hell tho just like a 12-24 on d700. but not looking to shell $700 on a single lens anyways.

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It's optically based on the fundamentals of Nikon's amazing 14-24 (the lens that made me switch to Pentax).

If you want UWA at a fairly decent price, this is the one. It's no surprise that there is some distortion at the widest of the wide end. I'm interested in this lens.

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This UWA looks like a serious contender.
I was a bit dismayed with the Photozone review only for this part:

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" Unfortunately we need to report that the centering quality of the tested sample was less than stellar. "Therefore ... highly recommended (if you can find a good sample)!"

This would be a serious consideration from my part, however, further tests are required to find out if this "less-than-stellar" contering will have been corrected.

Nonetheless, one very impressive UWA lens. Hopefully, they will have it in Pentax mount too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Hopefully, they will have it in Pentax mount too.

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The Pentax version is on the 2010 price list for distributors already ($CAN):

http://catalogue.gentec-intl.com/B2Cpdf/02_B014.pdf
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Pentax mount is available in the UK.

Here in Hong Kong I've been having a little trouble locating it.

One shop quoted US$625 for Canon, and they'll try and find me a K mount.

This lens has leap-frogged all of my LBA contenders!

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some people here have pre-ordered it from Adorama in Pentax mount.
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Sigma 8-16 mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM - sample images - Lenstip.com
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
Impressive, to say the least.
I thought this would be rather stretching the limits with a rectilinear of that focal range, but I see that it is very possible and real.
Thank for the link.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
The Pentax version is on the 2010 price list for distributors already ($CAN):

http://catalogue.gentec-intl.com/B2Cpdf/02_B014.pdf
Thanks, I got the site, and your link which did not provide info on the 8-16mm. The Gentec site does though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
It's optically based on the fundamentals of Nikon's amazing 14-24 (the lens that made me switch to Pentax).
sounds like you found a better Pentax equivalent of that 14-24 !
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I hate to be nit picky, but they say it's the widest rectangular lens on the market, with a 35mm equivalent of 12.8-25.6mm, but Voigtlander has had a rectangular 12mm 5.6 lens available for several years.

Also, I am very impressed with it's distortion control.
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