Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO IF HSM Canon EF

Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO IF HSM Canon EF
$7,999
300-800 mm
autofocus 2.7x zoom lens
f/5.6
fixed aperture
  • Sigma HSM Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"Quality when you have everything just right is excellent - amazing when you consider the competition is mostly primes."

bhphotovideo.com

"Things I love about this lens: 1. being able to frame my subjects, 2. being able to zoom out and find my subject in the view finder and then zoom in on them (useful for moving subjects), 3. prime like sharpness and contrast throughout the zoom range (even when shooting wide open)"

bhphotovideo.com

"this thing is really heavy. You will find reasons to avoid traveling with it. If you hike with it (I have, using the Kinesis long lens pack/harness combo) you won't be taking very much else with you."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

The Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO IF HSM Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32
Max focal length Excellent telephoto lens Help
800 mm

The Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO IF HSM Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Fixed aperture Fixed aperture Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths

Cons

The Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO IF HSM Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/5.6
Length Quite long Help
541 mm
Min focal length Very poor wide angle lens Help
300 mm
Weight Quite heavy Help
5.9 kg
Diameter Quite large diameter Help
158 mm
Lowest price Very expensive Help
$7,999.00
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

The Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO IF HSM Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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300 mm
below average below average
Max focal length
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800 mm
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Zoom range
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2.7x
Magnification
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1:7.1 (0.1)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Wide minimum
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f/32
unique unique
Tele maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Sigma HSM
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame)
Length
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541 mm
below average below average
Diameter
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158 mm
below average below average
Filter size
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46 mm
Weight
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5.9 kg
below average below average

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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6.9°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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2.6°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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4.6°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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1.7°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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8.2°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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3.1°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Canon EF-S APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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4.5°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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1.7°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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3°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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1.1°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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5.4°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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2°
above average above average

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO IF HSM Canon EF lens?

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Tc231 (4:55 AM, October 17, 2011)
I'm sure it would be nice if I could afford it. Wow. Definitely for one who makes their living at this.