Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D

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  • 1Description

The Sigma APO 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM lens is an ultra compact Apochromatic telephoto lens with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, and incorporates two Extraordinary Low Dispersion glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum. It incorporates internal focusing which enables responsive and fast autofocus speed. A detachable tripod socket and rotatable drop in filter holder are also included.

The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance while 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.

With the use of the optional Sigma APO teleconverters, this lens can be used as a 420mm f/4 AF ultra-telephoto lens with a 1.4X EX teleconverter, or a 600mm f/5.6 AF ultra-telephoto lens with a 2X teleconverter.

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.

Hyper Sonic Motor for quiet & smooth AF with fulltime manual focus override
Two ELD glass elements reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum and also ensure sharp, quality images of high contrast
Internal focusing with a non-rotating front
A drop-in 46mm filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel can be rotated to facilitate the use of filters, including a polarizing filter
Removable tripod collar
Built in front protective filter
The rounded 9-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
In the Box
Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D
  • Front Cover
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Carry Case with Strap
  • 46mm UV Filter
  • 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    • 1Description
    Performance
    Focal Length 300mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/32
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 8.2°
    Minimum Focus Distance 8.20' / 2.50 m
    Magnification 0.01x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Rear: 46 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 4.7 x 8.4" / 11.94 x 21.34 cm
    Weight 5.28 lb / 2.39 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.15 lb
    300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D 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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