The Sigma APO 300mm F2.8 EX DG is a high performance telephoto lens and, for the professional photographer, is an absolute requirement. With a fast telephoto lens suitable for capturing the fastest action, whether that is a local soccer game, high school basketball in a dimly lit gym or sports cars racing. This lens also does double duty isolating single faces at a news conference or catching the bride in a candid moment at the wedding reception. Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction and sharpness throughout the entire zoom range and a new multi-layer lens coating technology and lens design formula reduce flare & ghosting. When used with full frame cameras & Sigma’s 1.4x or 2x optional Tele Converters it becomes a 420mm F4 manual focus lens or a 600mm F5.6 manual focus lens respectively. For the professional or advanced amateur looking for such a lens at a value price there is no other choice than the Sigma 300mm F2.8. Equipped with all of the latest technology to compete with the camera manufacturer’s products and produces tack sharp end result images.
The new multi layer lens coating reduces flare and ghost, which is a common problem with digital SLR cameras. ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum and also ensure sharp, quality images of high contrast. It creates an excellent image quality with 35mm film SLR cameras as well as digital SLR cameras.
This new lens has a special coating to reduce internal reflection and minimize flare and ghost, which is a common problem with digital cameras and also creates an optimum color balance.
The HSM models (Sigma, Nikon and Canon mounts) provide fast, silent AF function as well as full- time manual focus override.
This lens uses two ELD glass elements reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum and also ensure sharp, quality images of high contrast.
It also incorporates inner focusing system, which enables responsive and fast auto focus speed. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing, ensuring convenient handling and ease of use.
It also features a drop-in 46mm filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel, which can be rotated to facilitate the use of filters, including a polarizing filter.
Simply adding an APO teleconverter (optional extra), means that this lens can be used as a 420mm F4 AF ultra-telephoto lens with a 1.4X EX teleconverter, or a 600mm F5.6 AF ultra-telephoto lens with a 2X teleconverter.
|Lens construction||11 elements in 9 groups|
|Angle of view||8.2°|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9 Blades|
|Maximum magnification ratio||1:7.5|
|Filter size||⌀46mm (drop-in type)|
|Dimensions (diameter × length)||⌀119mm×214.5mm / 4.7in. x 8.4in.|
|Weight||2,400g / 84.6oz.|
Corresponding AF Mounts
SIGMA / CANON / NIKON
Sony and Pentax mounts have been discontinued in production.
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