Sigma EX 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG OS


Sigma EX 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG OS


Sigma EX 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG OS
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2004.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 80-400 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4,5-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 80 mm the lens brightness is f/4,5 and at 400 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
Read more about changing brightness at different focal lengths
Read more about how an image stabilizer works
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
Together with the lens there is a lens hood included but we have unfortunately no further information on model etc so feel free to contact us if you know more.
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Tripod Mount
This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG OS
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG OS
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Long focal length with its 400 mm
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
A tripod mount is included
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (1750 gr)
Specification
Product Name:Sigma EX 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG OS  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2004
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4,5-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/4,5 at 80 mm
f/5,6 at 400 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 80-400 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  80-400 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  104-520 mmon Canon APS-H
  128-640 mmon Canon APS-C
  80-400 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  120-600 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 20 elements / 14 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, OS
Closest Focusing Distance:180 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood:
Included, but no info available
Tripod mount:
Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):95 x 192 mm
Vikt:1750 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Sigma): There are no product links available.
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
bhphotovideo.com (reviews by users)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=NavBar&A=getItemDetail&Q=&sku=389507&is=REG&si=rev#anchorToReadReviews
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sigma-80-400mm-f45-56-EX-APO-OS-DG
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=223&sort=7&cat=37&page=3
 
shutterbug.com
http://shutterbug.com/equipmentreviews/lenses/1104sb_sigma/
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/sigma-slr-lenses-41/telephoto-zoom-slr-lenses-74/183-sigma-apo-80-400mm-f45-56-ex-os.html
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-80-400mm-f-4.5-5.6-EX-DG-OS-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG OS
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG OS
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