Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM UWA Lens at Night…

Last night I took my new Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM UWA Lens for spin down on Sydney Harbour – and this time I took my Manfrotto tripod with me for some decent support with these very long exposures. It also allowed me to make use of my ML-L3 wireless remote control.

I grabbed this first shot on the way down to the harbour – some light trails work above the freeway heading towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge near North Sydney.

15 sec at f/16, ISO 200, 12mm equiv

This first shot is a straight single shot long exposure (123 seconds!) – the massively wide angle of view allowed me to take in both the Sydney Harbour Bridge as well as the Sydney city skyline around to the Sydney Opera House on the left.

123 sec at f/11, ISO 200, 12mm equiv

and now for an HDR version which was processed from the merging of four separate manual exposures. All were taken at ISO 200 and f/8 @ 8mm (12mm equiv) but with manual bulb shutter speeds of 16, 29, 57 and 112 seconds.

16-112 sec at f/8, ISO 200, 12mm equiv

the following is another HDR taken from just in front of Luna Park and is one of my favourites from the evening and is composed of three exposures taken at ISO 200 and f/9 @ 8mm (12mm equiv) but with manual bulb shutter speeds of 16, 32 and 61 seconds.

16-61 sec at f/9, ISO 200, 12mm equiv

Another HDR taken practically under the bridge and is composed of three exposures taken at ISO 200 and f/9 @ 8mm (12mm equiv) but with manual bulb shutter speeds of 16, 31 and 76 seconds.

16-76 sec at f/9, ISO 200, 12mm equiv

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  1. Beautiful night photography.

    From your samples I think I’ll go try the 8-16 once it hits Manila shores. Pretty convinced about this purchase and this will only be my second Sigma lens since 1989. Thanks again for all the time you spent on the write up.

  2. Hey, where did u find this lens? I want to try out one, see if it has AF variations like the 10-20

  3. Hi Rodney and great pics. Sorry for the late post but I am in Hong Kong at the moment and was wondering where you bought this lens from