Sigma APO 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens for Nikon F

Sigma APO 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens for Nikon F

Sigma APO 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens for Nikon F

B&H # SI30028DGNAF MFR # 195306
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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Removable, Rotating Tripod Collar
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Rear Drop-In Filters, Included CP Filter
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Lens Mount: Nikon F

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Nikon F
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Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Overview

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Combining reach and speed, the Nikon F-mount Sigma APO 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM is a super-telephoto prime also characterized by its advanced optical and physical design. Its fast f/2.8 maximum aperture aids in isolating subjects using depth of field and also supports working in low-light conditions. Designated an apochromat, this lens uses a pair of extra-low dispersion elements to effectively eliminate color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color accuracy throughout the aperture range. A multi-layer coating has also been applied to lens elements to control flare and ghosting for improved contrast and clarity.

Benefitting the optical attributes is a Hyper Sonic Motor, which provides quick, smooth, and quiet autofocus performance with full-time manual focus override. The physical design also incorporates a removable, rotating tripod collar for easy attachment to a tripod or monopod, and a drop-in filter slot permits working with rear 46mm filters, such as the included circular polarizer filter.

Super telephoto prime is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 450mm equivalent focal length.
Impressively bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in available light conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field.
Apochromatic optical design utilizes two extra-low dispersion elements to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
Multi-layer coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) realizes quick and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Internal focusing design maintains the overall length of the lens during use and also promotes faster performance.
Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
A removable, rotating tripod collar offers well-balanced support for photographing atop a tripod or monopod with either vertical or horizontal shooting orientations.
Rear drop-in 46mm filters can be used and a circular polarizer filter is included for reducing reflections and increasing contrast and saturation.
Compatible with optional APO 1.4x EX DG and APO 2x EX DG teleconverters.
UPC: 085126195557

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Specs

Focal Length 300mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/32
Lens Mount Nikon F
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Angle of View 8.2
Maximum Magnification 0.133x
Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:7.5
Minimum Focus Distance 8.2' / 2.5 m
Optical Design 11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization None
Tripod Collar Removable and Rotating
Filter Size 46 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions ( x L) 4.685 x 8.4" / 119 x 214.5 mm
Weight 5.3 lb / 2400 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 9.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.5 x 10.3 x 10.3"

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Reviews

APO 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens for Nikon F is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good lens! I use this lens mainly for photographing wildlife, mainly birds so far. I could not afford the Nikon VR lens which is almost twice as much. I often use it with the Sigma 2X TC which is about $200 cheaper than the New Nikon 2X TC. Cheaper is one thing but I am getting some very good images and feel that I am limited more by the mediocre AF on my D90 than lack of image stabilization. I have not used it in low light but suspect I will. Autofocus is fast when the camera locks on. I wish it was a bit lighter and it had OS but it is more than satisfactory till I can get 500mm f4 VR.
Date published: 2010-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens Great bokeh sharp focus. includes 2 filters for the drop in. Focuses quickly and with precision. great for the sports photographer on a budget. Items I Recommend: tripod as there is no stabilization
Date published: 2007-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome lens, great bang for the buck! I bought this lens about 8 years ago and use it mainly for nature and wildlife. It's sharp and stays sharp even with the 1.4 Sigma teleconverter. It looses a little bit with the 2.0 Sigma teleconverter but if you're able to shoot at f8 it's pretty darn sharp. Focus speed is fast, slows down a bit with the 2.0 tc but all lenses slow down with 2.0 tc's. I use the lens with the Sigma TS-41 which helps with stability when used on a heavy Induro tripdo, BDH-3 ballhead and a Induro BHDA Gimbal Head. The pictures wide open are very, very sharp and loses nothing with the 1.4 tc. Best of all, I bought the lens used from B&H and saved a $ for a LN- lens!
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens I was skeptical about getting this lens but I decided to bite the bullet and see how it performed. To say I was blown away by the results would be an understatement. Image quality has been on par with both the Canon and Nikon equivalents. The copy I have has no issues with back focusing and is tack sharp wide open. The lens itself is a little heavy but it's easily hand holdable. Drawbacks are I have found that the lens hood sometimes falls off even though I screwed it on tight. Im very impressed with the quality of the lens I received.
Date published: 2012-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very solid lens I just made the switch to Nikon from Canon so I had to purchase a telephoto. After much research I went for a Sigma 300mm because of the solid reviews the lens has received online. To a happy camper it was all that and then some after I received it and used it. Sharp, quick and built great. I would recommend this lens to anyone.
Date published: 2008-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 300mm Sigma Lens Strong construction; very durable and sleek. Great clarity and focus. Only con is its heavy weight, so I would not recommend this lens to someone who isn't using it on a tripod. My main purpose for using this lens is for surf photography so I will always be using a tripod which negates the weight factor. Great lens for the price compared to Nikon and Canon super telephoto lenses.
Date published: 2011-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lense at reasonable price I use this lens a lot for bikini models and have produced excellent results.
Date published: 2008-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT LENS! SUPER SHARP! WOW! what a beautiful lens! built like a tank. super sharp. fast focus. manual focus ring has a solid smooth well damped quality feel. the whole lens says quality. i use it for wildlife. i can get down on one knee and hand hold it. works great with the sigma teleconverters. only thing missing is os. i added the sigma ts-41 tripod collar and it was a big improvement.
Date published: 2012-11-05
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Has anyone used this for Astrophotography?
Asked by: isaiah
This is a good quality lens. And like any good quality lens you can use it for astrophotography. Most likely you will see better optical performance (i.e. minimizing coma) if you stop down two stops but that is true for most any lens.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is the manual focus mechanical (i.e. the focus ...

Is the manual focus mechanical (i.e. the focus ring is physically linked to the moving lens elements), or is it focus-by-wire (moving the ring tells a motor how to move the elements)?
Asked by: Jacob
The lens uses a Hyper Sonic Motor to move the elements. It is focus by wire.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-05-24

Does this lens have a manual aperture ring?

Does this lens have a manual aperture ring?
Asked by: Jacob
This lens does not have a manual aperture ring.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-05-24


Is this compatable with d5200?
Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your interest in Sigma products. The Sigma 300 F2.8 EX DG HSM for Nikon is compatible with D5200 Nikon camera.
Answered by: Ebi J. Sigma Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can you hand hold it?
Asked by: Maria R.
You could shoot this lens hand held if you had to. Though, the best results would come from using a monopod or tripod.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


When used with an APS-C camera, does it change the zoom length of this lens?
Asked by: Raymond A.
Answered by: ajin s.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will this fit on the Nikon d7200?
Asked by: isaiah
The Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens is compatible with the Nikon D7200.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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Designed For Use With:

  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D3400
  • Nikon D3500
  • Nikon D4s
  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D500
  • Nikon D5200
  • Nikon D5300
  • Nikon D5500
  • Nikon D5600
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon D7200
  • Nikon D750
  • Nikon D7500
  • Nikon D800E
  • Nikon D810
  • Nikon D810A
  • Nikon D850
  • Nikon Df