Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens Sample Pictures

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens Sample Pictures
Car Close-up Picture Car Close-up Picture
Zoom out to 8mm, move in close and get low to give your car a new look. Perhaps a cartoon look.
 
8mm  f/8.0  1/100s  ISO 100
House Perspective Distortion House Perspective Distortion
The straight lines of architecture show the 8mm perspective very clearly. Architecture also shows barrel and pincushion distortion readily. The barrel distortion is not too dramatic in this shot, but I'll show a tighter-framed shot below that makes this issue more clear.
 
8mm  f/8.0  1/500s  ISO 100
Horses and Riders Horses and Riders
Sometimes the background makes the picture. I was taking a silhouette shot of the front two horses and their girls and timed a frame so that the third horse would be framed in the background.
 
8mm  f/8.0  1/100s  ISO 320
14 MPH Speed Limit 14 MPH Speed Limit
Zoom out, move in close and shoot upward for a new look at a sign.
 
8mm  f/8.0  1/160s  ISO 100
Background Blur at 16mm Background Blur at 16mm
This image shows the extent of the background blur this lens can produce. The longest focal length (16mm) and widest aperture at that focal length (f/5.6) were selected and a close subject was focused on.
 
16mm  f/5.6  1/80s  ISO 200
Horse and Rider Horse and Rider
A rider and her horse stand at the edge of a field. This picture was taken at the long end of the Sigma 8-16mm Lens' zoom range. I could have used a lower ISO setting and a longer shutter speed, but ... the horse was not still a moment before this shot.
 
16mm  f/5.6  1/400s  ISO 400
Car Mirror Car Mirror
An ultra-wide angle lens can fuel your creativity. Move in close and try new angles. Here, the lines of a car and the driver's side mirror along with a street line and its reflection in the car's paint flow through the picture.
 
8mm  f/8.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Big-Head Dog Big-Head Dog
A wide angle focal length will emphasize a foreground subject. This dog's head in this case. The paws appear tiny compared to this dog's head at 8mm and a short focus distance. Also note the lack of strong background blur.
 
8mm  f/5.6  1/125s  ISO 100
Parking Lot Light Picture Parking Lot Light Picture
For a unique view of a parking lot light and pole, I held the camera directly against the bottom of the pole and framed the light so that the pole ran through the lower right corner of the frame and the lights were positioned toward the top left.
 
16mm  f/8.0  1/160s  ISO 100
Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Dodge Ram 2500 Truck
Shooting a tough truck wheel up close with a wide angle lens can make it look huge relative to the similarly-sized back wheel on the same truck.
 
8mm  f/8.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Watching Your Back Watching Your Back
A Golden Retriever looks over its back. By shooting from a more straight-on position, the ultra-wide 8mm focal length does not distort the size of the dog's head as significantly as head-close positions.
 
I was trying to keep the background trees away from the dogs face in this shot. I should also note that 1/50 is a very long exposure setting for always-moving dogs. It worked this time as the dog was intently studying something.
 
8mm  f/8.0  1/50s  ISO 100
The Stone Barn The Stone Barn
The Canon EOS 60D's Vari-Angle LCD makes it easy to shoot from right on the ground. In this case, shooting from the ground allows the grass to add interest in front of the concrete entry to the stone barn.
 
8mm  f/8.0  1/60s  ISO 100
Play Ball With Me Play Ball With Me
A dog stands by her ball waiting for someone to play with her. Perspective renders the background barn uniquely.
 
8mm  f/8.0  1/125s  ISO 400
Riding an American Quarter Horse Riding an American Quarter Horse
A close focus distance and a wide angle focal length render the horse's head large in relation to the rest of the animal.
 
8mm  f/5.6  1/250s  ISO 800
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