800mm F5.6 EX APO DG HSM

Go the Full Distance
Telephoto
Travel, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Action
  • Large aperture super telephoto lens
  • ELD glass for optimum color correction & sharpness
  • Carrying case, hood, rear cap, circular polarizer
APO
APOApochromatic

In order to attain the highest quality images, the APO lens has been made using special low-dispersion (SLD) glass and is designed to minimize color aberration.

CONV
CONVTeleconverter Compatible

This lens can be used with the APO Teleconverter EX. It can increase the focal length and will interface with the camera's AE (automatic exposure) function.

DG
DGDG for Digital

Designed to deliver the ultimate in performance on full-frame digital SLRs, Sigma DG lenses also bring out the best in 35mm SLR film cameras and APS-C size DLSRs.

EX
EXEX Lens

The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.

HSM
HSMQuiet & Fast Autofocusing

This lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, high-speed AF.

IF
IFInner Focus

To ensure stability in focusing, this lens moves the inner lens group(s) without changing the lens' physical length.

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Price: $6,699.00

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Overview

The Sigma 800mm F5.6 EX APO DG HSM is a ultra telephoto zoom designed for Full Frame Sensors but may also be used with smaller APS-C size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 1200 with most cameras. A Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet, high speed and accurate autofocusing while Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction and sharpness throughout the entire zoom range. A new multi-layer lens coating technology and lens design formula reduces flare and ghosting. Rear insertion 46mm filters with provision for easy rotation of polarizing filters. Compatible with the Sigma’s APO dedicated Tele converter 1.4x and 2x to provide additional focal length as a 1120mm F8 MF or 1600mm F11MF lens respectively. The Sigma 800mm F5.6 is a superb lens for sports and wildlife photography.

Cooper's Hawk with White-breasted Nuthatch

Nikon/Fuji 800mm F5.6 EX APO DG HSM 1/1600 6.3 1250

With the 800mm & my D600 on my Gitzo 5561 SGT tripod extended up over a 8'-0" wall I shot standing a ladder.

Moon Riseing

Canon 800mm F5.6 EX APO DG HSM 1/640 f11 1000

Just sitting on the front porch waiting for the power to come back on.

Mountain Bluebird

Nikon/Fuji 800mm F5.6 EX APO DG HSM 1/400 sec F16 320

Wildlife photographer

eurasian nutcracker

Canon 800mm F5.6 EX APO DG HSM 1/1250 8 2000

Birds

Red Fox fight

Nikon/Fuji 800mm F5.6 EX APO DG HSM 1/500 5.6 3200

I shot the fight with a bean bag on the window sill. I laid the 800mm/D600 on the bag on the window sill.

Stein ola Haugom

Canon 800mm F5.6 EX APO DG HSM 1250 8 400

Birds

Iris Martell

Nikon/Fuji 800mm F5.6 EX APO DG HSM 1/200s F:5.6 100

Love Nature!

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction12 Elements in 9 Groups
Angle of View3.1º
Number of Diaphragm Blades9
Mininum Aperturef32
Minimum Focusing Distance700 cm / 275.6 in
Filter Size (mm)46mm (rear drop in filter)
Maximum Magnifications1:8.8
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
156.5mm x 521mm / 6.2in. x 20.5in.
Weight4,900g / 172.8oz.
Corresponding Mounts
SigmaHSM
EX
DC
NikonHSM
EX
DC
CanonHSM
EX
DC
  
HSM -Hyper-Sonic Motor
EX - EX Lens
DC - DC for Digital

*Nikon Mount: Built in motor lens: compatible with D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D5000

 

* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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