Any experience with Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6?

BigBoyBigBoy Posts: 2Member
edited April 2014 in Nikon Lenses
I shoot primarily landscapes with a Nikkor 18-200mm on my D7100. I'm trying to fill the wide-angle gap below 18mm and was looking at the Sigma 8-16mm. Has anyone used this lens or have thoughts? Or should I just stick with a Nikkor 10-24mm?


  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,545Moderator
    OK, trying to save you money here, and your mileage may vary but I'm not sure you really want to go that wide for a landscape lens, even with a D7100. I found that I prefer to use my ultra-wide angles up close rather than to cram more in the frame with subsequent loss of detail. My landscapes are 17-24mm 99% of the time and if I really want to shoot a very wide scene, I stitch.
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,751Member
    I second spraynpray. I also use my 17-55mm 99% of the time when shooting landscape pictures. I learned a long time ago to stop trying to cram so much into a frame.
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  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,494Member
    Wide angle lenses are not really intended to be used to get more into the frame, but rather to allow the user to be closer to the subject matter. In my experience using a wide angle lens in this fashion produces far better results, than going wide simply for the sake of cramming more stuff into the frame.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
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