If you are like me and love to shoot landscapes in Infrared, when it comes to lenses, the wider the better. Wide angle, no lets go Ultra wide.
Yesterday I took advantage of the end of the year sales and picked a Sigma 8-16mm lens.
Now let me say up front I bought this lens, Sigma did not provide it, so I am going to give you my straight out feelings.
I walked out early this morning to test this lens and discovered that winter was definitely here; it was 8 degrees. I went to the only place I knew would look good for test shots, the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Wrapped up in the same gear I used to hike on a Glacier I went for a walk with the new lens attached to my Super Color converted Canon SL1.
My first concern was what all of us shooting Infrared face; was there going to be a Hotspot?
Please,.. No. And there wasn’t! YES!
Once I started shooting I was impressed with the speed and silence of the autofocus. In this weather I was happy it didn’t just freeze up, literally.
The lens functioned perfectly and I’m sure once Spring arrives I will be putting it to great use.
If you are considering a wide angle lens, . . . . go Ultra wide.
If you want to check out the full specs on this lens, you can click here.