Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Canon Lens Telephoto Zoom Lens
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- Angle of View 12.3 - 5 degrees
- Minimum Focusing Distance 200-500cm
- Maximum Magnification 1:7.7
- Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 Blades
- Filter Size 72mm
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Telephoto Zoom Lens 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG Large aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens offers a large aperture of F2.8 at the 500mm focal length and F5.6 at the 1000mm focal length. This is the first large-aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens that has an F2.8 aperture at the 500mm focal length. With its specially designed attachment mounted, the lens becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 ultra-telephoto zoom lens capable of auto-focus shooting. It gives the photographer brand new powers of expression in all kinds of photography such as sports, portrait and nature photography. ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations and the superior image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Sigma's own revolving filter ring mechanism makes it easy to use a circular polarizing filter. The first large-aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens of its type The first ultra telephoto zoom lens to provide an aperture of F2.8 at the 500mm focal length. This lens can be used to create amazing image expression with various types of photography such astrophotography, portraits, wildlife and sports. A dedicated attachment With the dedicated attachment mounted, the lens becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 ultra-telephoto zoom lens capable of auto-focus shooting. Superior image quality With Super Multi-Layer Coating No Super Multi-Layer Coating One SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and three ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements are employed for effective compensation of color aberration. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range. Circular polarizing filter A drop-in 72mm filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel can be rotated to facilitate the use of filters, including a polarizing filter. Li-ion battery BP-21 The dedicated Li-ion battery BP-21 is used to power the zooming and AF operation.
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Top Customer Reviews
Alot of good he was, as he'd already strained his back, after carrying the heavy end into the shop, with a passing weightlifter.
Sigma has incorporated many weight saving materials into this lens, so making it easier to lift onto the back of a Pickfords low loader, with the help of a medium sized crane.
Sigma to their credit, have very good after sales service too, and sent a crew of five to stay for the weekend, 4 to move it around, while the other one removed the rear element, and climbed inside to remove a fox, that had managed to crawl into the body, during manufacture.
Sigmas tech boys were really good though, and had the fox up and running within a few hours, which was quite impressive, he'd even bought a dead rat along in his toolbox, for just such an occasion, so Sigma have all possibilities covered.
I've read other reviews of this lens, and thought I better add my own, as none of the others had mentioned a fox, which is what Sigma must have meant when they mentioned it was good for capturing wildlife.
I'm glad I bought it now, otherwise I'd had to have left the money to the kids, and their father, whoever he is.
Perhaps the most astonishing feature, is the ability to photograph flowers two months into the future.
I have excellent snaps of my daffodils in full bloom, whereas on a standard lens the shoots are only just on show.
To get a zoom that performs pin sharp at this range between 200mm and 500mm is amazing. You put the camera on the lens and place the lens on a sturdy tripod. It performs very well for what it does. It also has a matched 2x adaptor giving 400mm-1000mm at f5.6. Excellent for fixed position sports coverage.
Sigma's after sales is amazing too. I brought mine in to Sigma UK having had a problem with the doubler and they sorted it out very quickly and without fuss.
I would suggest professional or hire use for specific projects.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read some of the other reviews and I'm quite literally pi**ing my self! not just because they are funny, but also, I sold a kidney to buy this lens and I have just finished... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mr. R. J. Crossley
This product is absolutely the best buy I have ever made. It not only allows you zoom light-years away, but on it's maximum settings it allows you to see the future and the past. Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2013 by Osama bin Laden