The Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX DG IF HSM telephoto zoom lens provides a large constant f/4 maximum aperture at all focal lengths. The use of Apochromatic design and 4 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements give full correction of chromatic aberration and provide a high level of optical performance.
The AF drive for the Nikon mount is equipped with the silent, responsive and high speed Hyper Sonic Motor and provides fulltime manual focus override. A removable tripod mount is provided with the lens. Handholding is easy since focusing and zooming do not change its overall length.
The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras.
It is also possible to use this lens with Sigma 1.4x EX and 2x EX APO Tele Converters to convert it to an ultra tele-zoom lens.
Note: HSM lenses, while able to manually focus with all Nikon F-mount cameras, will not autofocus with certain older film AF cameras. This is the same limitation as with Nikon's own AF-S lenses. Incompatible models are: N60, N55, N8008/s, N6006, N5005, N4004 & N2020.
EX lens series denotes excellence of engineering and technology
Internal Focusing system, which eliminates front lens rotation, allowing the use of a Perfect Hood and easy to use circular polarizing filter
Materials used in this lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.
In the Box
Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX DG IF HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D
Front & Rear Lens Caps
1-Year Worldwide Warranty + 3-Year Extended USA Warranty
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Minimum Focus Distance
5.9' (1.8 m)
Angle of View
24.4 to 8.2 Degrees
8.8" (22.7 cm)
3.6" (9.2 cm)
3.2 lb (1.445 kg)
Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX DG IF HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D Review