Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM is an Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Nikon F (FX) mount cameras.
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM is compatible with cameras that have Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM is also available in Sigma SA and Canon EF mounts.
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM has a focal range of 300-800mm and 2.7X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 450 - 1200mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.14x and has a minimum focusing distance of 6m. 0.14x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f5.6 from 300mm all the way to the 800mm .
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM's optical formula consists of 18 elements in 16 groups . Special elements used in this design is 2 ELD glass elements.
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
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