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  • Optimized for digital SLR cameras
  • Multi-layer lens cloaking as well as lens pattern reduces light as well as ghosting
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ELD) potion elements revoke chromatic misconception to the minimum
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) for ultra-quiet shooting
  • Features the drop-in 46 millimeter filter holder

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The Sigma APO 300-800mm f5.6 EX DG HSM Lens for Sigma Digital SLR Cameras provides the consistent quick limit orifice via the complete wizz operation as well as is optimized for digital SLR cameras. By invariably varying the point of perspective of perspective from 8.2 degrees to 3.1 degrees, the lens takes the lot of the footwork out of pattern composition.

The multi-layer lens cloaking as well as lens pattern revoke light as well as ghosting, that is the usual complaint with digital cameras, as well as it additionally creates an best tone balance. Two Extra Low Dispersion (ELD) potion elements in the front lens elements revoke chromatic misconception to the smallest as well as additionally safeguard sharp, peculiarity images of tall contrast. The lens’ Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) yield silent, high-speed as well as accurate auto-focusing with full time primer concentration override. The lens additionally facilities the drop-in 46 millimeter filter hilt in the back partial of the lens barrel, that can be rotated to promote the make make use of of of filters, together with the polarizing filter. Since focusing as well as zooming do not shift the altogether length, this lens is easy to reason as well as use. In addition, given the front of the lens does not rotate, the round polarizing filter can be simply trustworthy as well as used. This lens accepts both 1.4x as well as 2x APO EX Tele-Converters (sold separately).

Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM APO IF Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sigma SLR Cameras



2 Reviews

  1. David E. Carter says:

    I bought this product with high hopes. I saw the price, saw the length of the lens, then hoped to be able to get some great nature photos. I used this produce only 5-6 times, all with some difficulty, as the weight of the lens alone is around 15 pounds. Add a heavy Nikon D1 camera, and the tripod has to support nearly 20 pounds.

    Getting a good photo was difficult, even with a remote shutter control. Just getting the camera/lens to stay focused on the subject was tough, as the heavy lens kept falling, slowly falling forward. The real disappointment came when i downloaded the photos to my computer. I got a few shots of eagles nesting close to where I live, but they were nowhere near as good as I had hoped for.

    I paid about $7,000 for this lens, including shipping. I would have never have paid that much for the results I got, had I knows in advance. $2,500? Yes. Over $7,000. No. Save your money.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. Michael A. Hays says:

    This is an awesome lens and is a real must-have for birdwatching and other nature photography. The zoom range is extremely flexible and the f-stop reasonably fast, but keep in mind that this is a very, very specialized lens. First of all, yes, it is gigantic! This is not something you’ll be carrying around day-to-day. It can be very challenging to get sharp pictures at focal lengths beyond 400mm or so. You MUST MUST MUST use a sturdy, high-end tripod and gimbal head. This will also preclude the “downward fall” described in another review. The lens alone is very heavy, and once you toss in a sturdy tripod you’re talking 25+ pounds of equipment at a minimum; this is really going to limit your mobility and affect the way you shoot. It takes a lot of forethought to use this lens, but I prefer to think of that as an advantage.

    When used properly, this lens has fantastic image quality — very sharp, excellent contrast. When I say sharp, I am talking L-series sharp, even wide open. The HSM focus speed is fast, perhaps slightly slower than Canon’s USM but not appreciably so. The only thing it’s really missing is image stabilization (or optical stabilization, as Sigma calls it), which would really help out on those long shots. This is a minor limitation, though, to a great lens. If you have the discipline to learn how to use this lens properly (and if you can afford it!), you’ll reap some great rewards.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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