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Amazon: Sigma 8-16 NEW!!
Posted By: Kozlok, 04-07-2016, 04:07 PM

I recently saw an ad on Amazon for a Sigma 8-16, listed as NEW, from japan. Current price is listed at $545.43. I paid $524 when I ordered.

I took a chance, and got my lens today. It took about a week and a half for it to arrive, but it is brand new, perfect copy.

I used the seller Kawaii Japan. Buying Choices: Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM FLD AF Ultra Wide Zoom Lens for APS-C sized Pentax Digital DSLR Camera

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04-08-2016, 06:52 AM   #16
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I've had this lens a couple of years now. I think I've used it twice - I keep forgetting I have it!
Tess, took mine out the other day and just loved it.

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---------- Post added 04-08-2016 at 07:47 AM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by alcorymizar Quote
I also like this lens for astrophotography. It is rectilinear; not fisheye. Here I posted a comparison.
it said "invalid album specified" when I tried to click the link.
I find the 8-16 to be too wide for astro (using astrotracer) since the edges will exhibit streaking well before the central field. At the wider end anyhow.
For 12-16mm, I tend to lean toward the 10-20 and the DA16 respectively.
For non astrotracer, shorter exposures, it should not matter too much, i guess.

here is an example:

ISS it a Bird?
K3II (Astrotracer) & Sigma 8-16 (at 8mm)

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