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Sigma AF 300-800mm f/5.6 Apo EX DG HSM for Canon

by Sigma

RRP: £6,999.99
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  • Versatile Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Internal, High Speed Focusing
  • Use Of ELD and APO Glass Elements
  • Internal Zooming For Convenient Handling
  • 2 year Extended UK warranty On official UK Imports
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Product Description

Product Description

The Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM lens covers a huge focal length range from 300mm to the ultra-telephoto focus length of 800mm. By continuously varying the angle of view from 8.2º to 3.1º, the lens takes a lot of the footwork out of picture composition. This lens is perfectly suited to wildlife and sports photographers where a powerful focal length is essential.

Built to Sigma’s professional EX standards, this lens is designed to provide superior image and build quality. Two Extraordinary Low Dispersion glass elements reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum and ensure sharp, quality images from the centre to the edge of the frame. In order to attain the highest quality images, the APO lens has been incorporated using special low-dispersion (SLD) glass. The effect of which minimises colour aberration throughout the image. This digitally optimised ultra-telephoto lens is equipped with a Sigma’s Multi-Layer Coating technology that reduces both flare and ghosting. This also ensures an accurate colour balance and high contrast images.

The internal focusing system ensures the overall length of the lens does not change during focusing, ensuring convenient handling and ease of use. The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures an ultra-quiet, high-speed autofocus as well as full-time manual focusing capability, making it possible to manually focus without leaving AF mode.

A 46mm filter can be inserted near the rear of the lens, and a circular polarising filter (included) can be used in situ. A heavy duty tripod bush is included as standard for use with tripods and monopods. Multiple threaded holes allow accurate balancing of lens and camera body. This is also designed as an easy grip when carrying the lens.

Box Contains

  • 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM
    Lens Hood
    Circular Polarising Filter
    Fitted Padded Case
    Shoulder Strap
    Front and Rear Caps
    Instruction Manual
    1 Year Warranty Card

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    Amazon.com: 16 reviews
    81 of 87 people found the following review helpful
    The SIGMONSTER 1 April 2008
    By Michael A. Hays - Published on Amazon.com
    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.
    37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
    Perfect Lens In The Super Telephoto Zoom Range 8 Feb. 2011
    By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
    First off, this lens is no toy. It is a serious tool. One of the reviews here is not taking into account the persons ability to know how to use a lens like this. If you do not know how to use the lens, the lens can be no better than the photographer.

    This lens requires support. That can be in the form of a heavy tripod and gimbal head, or it can be in the form of bean bags. Bags over the lens and well as under it.

    A 800mm lens can see the effects of a 3 mph wind going gently by. Would not doubt it would see the effects of a bug landing on it. This lens needs substantial support. It could also benefit from mirror lock up, and a remote shutter, or a delayed timer.

    If you are not going to take the time to learn how to use it, and then take the time to set it up, do not bother getting this lens. It will do you no good at all. Stick with the kit lens that came with your camera.

    However, if you are a pro, this is a serious pro lens. It will knock your socks off! No other lens on the planet will do what this lens will do. 300-800mm Zoom in a constant f/1:5.6. Simply a dream lens!

    As for that other reviewer, enjoy your kit lenses.
    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    Whole lot of lens. But watch your back! 5 May 2013
    By Justaddwata - Published on Amazon.com
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    Was as big as I anticipated though a little heavier. Takes a little extra effort to maneuver onto the tripod. Also not nearly as easy to pan and swing to chase an object. Also at 18 pounds - plus another 18 pounds for tripod/gymbal - this rig is not going to be going as many places as other combinations. Could probably walk and hand hold a smaller combination much closer to a subject than this lens would permit. But it will depend on what and how you are shooting!

    the 300-800 zoom was not as awe inspiring as I had expected. The focus is fast and reasonably accurate - not as accurate as some intermediate zooms but near enough.

    Not super impressed with the case - the velcro attachments to secure the lens inside are not very solid - they attach to loose fitting fabric which realistically could allow the lens to move around.

    Image quality is good - but not $8000 good. For most shots you would be hard pressed to pick a difference between shots taken with a smaller lens and extender (or crop body).

    I was VERY disappointed at the level of protection AMAZON used to package this lens. Sure the box they packed it in was huge - but the Sigma box was flopping around inside with little protection. Also Amazon missed the next day delivery by 4 DAYS (not the effort they said they would make for this transaction).
    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    Awsome Lense!!!!!!! 25 Dec. 2012
    By KKeesy - Published on Amazon.com
    I bought the Nikon version of this lens when it first came out.It started out on an F5.D1 D1X D2Xs and now a D7000.I have had it from Alaska to Florida in all kinds of conditions.A few years after, I had it I sold my Nikon 600 f4.It would be the last lens that I would ever get rid of.The sharpness is amazing.I have stacked 2 Sigma 2x's for moon and other astro shots and they are tack sharp.True it is heavy and requires a sturdy tripod.Use long lens techniques,I think it is one on the finest lenses out there.I've been a photographer for over forty years and don't comment a lot,but this is one time I did.
    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    Perfection!! 27 Dec. 2012
    By Jonathan Smithers - Published on Amazon.com
    I have been using the Canon version of this lens & it is sharp wide open!! No stop down required unless you need DOF! Focus is fast & accurate. The first thing I did was do a true test of it's sharpness wide open & it's sharp. It does take some practice & wow it is not soft at 300 or 800mm in anyway. I use it with a Manfrotto Wilderness Tripod mounted to a Jobu J3 3 Gimbal kit ..... absolutely perfect. On the Jr 3 I Had to remove the drop down & mount the RRS quick release direct. I have been shooting warblers, chickadees, junkos, eagles & pileated woodpeckers. Sometimes I have to back off down to 500mm to frame a bird right .... try that with a 600-800mm prime. Also do video with an EF 2x II converter attached & still tack sharp! Had this lens for 7 months now & it will have to be pryed from my cold dead hands! I carry it attached to the tripod over the shoulder. I bought this lens used & use it with my 7D. I also use a Sigma 120-300mm OS .... another superb sharp lens!

    Cheers, Jon
    Pileated video with 7D & Sigmonster. Do a search on YouTube for it : )
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