Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM

Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM

This is a prime lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2005.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.

Compatibility, autofocus 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 autofocus is available for all cameras.

The lens has a focal length of 300 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.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.

This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues. Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.

Filter and Lens Hood

If you want to use filters on this lens the slot-in filters  (52 mm) would be the ones to use, which is very common at these larger telephoto lenses.

If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH1196-01 195".

Tripod Mount

This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.

Pictures (product and sample images)

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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.

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.

  • The lens brightness, f/2,8
  • Works on all sensor types
  • Has a built-in autofocus motor
  • A lens hood is included
  • A tripod mount is included
  • The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
  • Heavy (2400 gr)
  • The price (more info)

Specification

Product Name:Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2005
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 300 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:
  • 300 mm on Canon FF, Full frame
  • 390 mm on Canon APS-H
  • 480 mm on Canon APS-C
  • 300 mm on Nikon FX, Full frame
  • 450 mm on Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 11 elements / 9 groups
Image Stabilizer: No
Closest Focusing Distance: 250 cm
Filter: Drop-in Filter, 52 mm
Lens Hood: LH1196-01 195 (included)
Tripod mount: Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing: No
Dimensions (diameter x length): 119 x 214 mm
Weight: 2400 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD) 4400 USD
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Reviews

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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.

Alternatives to Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM for Canon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM . Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Canon EF 300mm f/2,8 L IS II USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2,8 L IS USM
Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM
Sigma EX 120-300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM

Alternatives to Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM for Nikon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM . Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4 G IF-ED VR II
Sigma EX 120-300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM

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