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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM lens
 

Full frame sized image

Lenses that create APS-C sized image are designed for digital only. They cannot be used on cameras that have image sensor larger than the APS-C format. These lenses are not suitable for film cameras either.

 

Ultrasonic AF

Lenses with ultrasonic focusing mechanism tend to be quiter and faster than traditionally focusing lenses.

 

No stepping motor AF

Lenses with stepping motor focusing mechanism are better for contrast based focusing, and are quiter and faster than traditionally focusing lenses.

 

One or more Low Dispersion lens element is used

Low Dispersion lens elements help to reduce chromatic aberration.

 

Not stabilized

Image stabilization helps to reduce blur caused by hand shake, especially at high focal length or in low light situations. Image stabilization can give 1 to 3 stop advantage over none stabilized lens, based on the reciprocal rule.

 

Metal mount

Cheaper lenses are usually equipped with plastic mount, while more expensive, professional lenses have metal mount. In general, metal mounts are more durable, and a good thing to have when lenses are changed a lot. When a camera is used mainly with one lens, the material of the lens mount is not that important.

 

Internal Focusing

Internally focusing lenses don't change their size while setting focus.

 

The front lens is fixed

The fixed front lens is not rotating during zoom and/or focusing. This allows the photographer to use petal shaped lens hood. Fixed front lenses also make the use of polarization filters a lot easier.

 

No drop-in filter support

Drop-in filters are used in those lenses where either the front lens is too large, or the field of view doesn't permit the use of traditional filters at the front of the lens. Usually bright tele and ultra-wide angle lenses support this filter type.

This lens represents a revolutionary leap forward in ease of use. Ideal for digital and 35 mm SLR cameras, the lens has two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements in the front lens group and one in the rear lens group for excellent correction of chromatic aberration. And it is equipped with HSM for fast AF speeds and quiet shototing. By adding an optional APO 1.4X Tele converter, you can use this lens as a 168-240 mm F4 AF lens, or with a 2X Telen Converter, as a 240-600 mm F5.6 lens.

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Specification

Available mount(s) Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma
Application(s) Portrait, Sports, Wildlife
Category(s) Tele zoom
Multiplier
Stabilizer no
Focal length 120 - 300 mm (2.5× zoom)
Lens construction 18 elements in 16 groups
Angle of view 35mm: 20.4-802.°
digital: 11.8-4.7°
Number of blades 9
Maximum aperture wide: f/2.8 tele: f/2.8
Minimum aperture wide: f/32 tele: f/32
Minimum focusing distance 150 cm
Magnification 0.13×
Filter size 105 mm
Size ∅ 112.8 × 271 mm
Weight 2600 g
Notes
AF speed N/A
AF sound
Internal focusing yes
Internal zoom N/A
Fix front lens yes
Mount type metal
Weather sealed N/A
Drop in filter no
Ultrasonic AF yes
Stepping motor AF no
APS-C sized circle no
Low dispersion lens element yes
Hard case N/A
Soft case N/A
Lens hood LH1134-01 (not included)
printable lens hood
Tripod adapter N/A
Discontinued yes
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