120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM

High Action Zoom
Telephoto, USB Dock Compatible
Landscape, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Action
  • Large aperture & optically stabilized 
  • FLD glass, performance equal to fluorite 
  • Carrying case, lens hood, front & rear caps
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.

OS
OSOptical Stabilizer

This function utilizes a built-in mechanism that compensates for camera shake. It dramatically expands photographic possibilities by alleviating camera movement when shooting by hand held camera.

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Overview

The Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM is a unique lens in the photo industry. Its design is based around high speed superior optical performance. Created for Full Frame sensors, it may also be used with APS-C sized sensors as well. It has an array of technology to guarantee the highest level of image quality. This technology includes a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), an Optical Stabilizer, Inner Focusing and Zooming System, SLD and FLD Glass Elements (FLD has a performance equal to fluorite). The HSM ensures quiet, high speed, accurate autofocusing while the OS allows for use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Super Multi-Layer coating reduces flare and ghosting working together with the SLD and FLD glass elements for maximum correction of chromatic aberrations. An inner focusing and zooming system produces sharper images throughout the entire zoom range. With a large fixed aperture of F2.8 the 120-300 is capable of handling any lighting scenario.

Baboon at the Riverbanks Zoo

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/200 f4 200

Just got the new 120-300 and wanted to try it out under "controlled" conditions. No flash.

Parangu Mountains - Romania

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/4000 f2.8 100

Parangu Mountains - Romania (unedited, resized)

United States Air Force Association Cycling Classic

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/500 6.3 200

Riders negotiating a turn.

Baby's day out

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/6400 3 400

Captured at Club Palm Bay - Sri Lanka

One Man Band With Steel Drums

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/125 F11 200

The guy was playing great reggae music alone......He looked up as I snapped his picture

Newmarket Hurricanes Hockey Club

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/800 f/2.8 2500

Newmarket Hurricanes vs Whitby Fury in the Quarter Final Playoffs 2013. Exposure compensation of +1 2/3 stops to get the whites right

The moon photographed in Thika, Kenya, 2013-03-25

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/8000 1/3.2 250

The moon, at almost full moon, at an altitude of 1,600 m. The sky was very clear. I needed that good lense for it.

Waterbucks in Kenya

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/2000 s f/3.5 250

A love scene between waterbucks in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya

Ravenna - Verrucchio 5-0

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/500 f 3,5 640

one action of Ravenna-Verrucchio soccer match Ravenna-ITALY

NZ All Blacks

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/500 2.8 3200

Shooting the All Blacks in torrential rain, no rain protection and I didn't miss a single shot.

A Symbol of Freedom

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/8000 f/2.8 640

An American Bald Eagle glides over second base during July 4th celebrations at Phil Welch Stadium located in St. Joseph, MO.

Black bear Cub

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/100 f 9.0 450

Smoky Mountains, Apr 2012

Black shouldered kite

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/320 F4 100

Taken with 2x Teleconverter Black shouldered kites just after mating one drifts off.

The Midnight Feast

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/500 f/11 250

My wife wanted some nice pics of her horse.

Arena Football Workout

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 2.8 1600

Cleveland Gladiators Arena Football workout

Cottontail

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/160 f 8 200

600mm with Sigma 2x converter. l use Sigma converters most of the time with this lens with very good results.

Summer Stroll

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/200s f/10 800

A herd of Impala heading to the waterhole against the backdrop of an African sunset. The rich backlight colour and flareless image from this lens are superb. Lens also had a Sigma MC-UV 105mm Filter on.

Singing Rufous-Naped Lark (Mirafra africana)

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1000 f/8 400

Image taken with a Sigma 2x TC

Calling - Northern Black Korhaan

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1000 f/8 400

Image taken with a Sigma 2x TC attached at an effective 600mm. Very sharp.

"Airborne"

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/2500 f/5.6 800

There were quite a few around but they were fairly shy. Getting on the upwind side of them is near impossible in the marshes. Fortunately this time the wind favored us. www.photocommission.com

"Hello Operator"

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/3200 f/4 800

To anticipate when and hen capture motion in a stills image.

Yellow Mongoos in field of wildlfowers

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/6400 f/4 800

A wild Yellow Mongoose pops his head up from the burrow. Lens was hand-held and OS active but not needed at this shutter speed. Crisp, clear, colourful optics. © Harvey Grohmann. Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Amur Falcom in flight

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1000 f/10 800

Capturing wild birds in flight allows one to glimpse feather and tail detail generally not visible and allows accurate identification of many eagle and other species.

African Cliff Swallow with catch

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/2000 f/6.3 800

Professional BiF photography can only be achieved with professional glass.

Airshow and Aegean

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1600s f/7.1 320

+ 2.0X Teleconverter EX APO DG (Nikon D7100)

Airshow and Aegean

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1600s f/7.1 320

+ Sigma 2.0x APO DG Teleconverter (Nikon D7100)

Flying Grass

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/3000 4 800

#52 is my son during a high school football game.

Serious Caddy behind Fredrik Jacobson in 2013 Northern Trust Open

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1000 F/3.2 125

Fredrik Jacobson was one of the leaders on final day. On 10th hole caddy was also leading the putting lie behind his master Fredrik Jacobson. Even galleries were so quite to watch his putting...

Pair of Flamingos

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/3200 5.6 800

I liked the way each flamingo was looking in the direction opposite the other

The Prince

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/200 f/2.8 800

With the first summer showers I just had to test this new lens in what I believe to be ideal conditions for nature, wildlife photograph; overcast (filtered light) and raining (crisp and clean air). The lens excelled.

African Olvie Pigeon in flight

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/4000 f/5 800

Getting close to birds in the wild with solid and reliable gear allows me to create images that hopefully allow the viewer an enjoyable insight into their world.

Pied Kingfisher Portrait

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/800 f/8 800

Getting close to birds in the wild with solid and reliable gear allows me to create images that hopefully allow the viewer an enjoyable insight into their world.

Héron Gris

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/2000 f5 125

Héron des bords de Loire

One on One Lacrosse Action

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1600 sec. f/6.3 400

Sports Photography needs a lens like this in order to be able catch the best shots.

Praying for Peace

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/500s F8 1600

Praying for Peace

Héron cendré

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1250 6,3 100

Héron cendré des bords de Loire.

Flying Bull

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 500 sec. 2.8 5000

Kenneth Rogers riding a 4L and Diamond Stock Company Bull at Indiantown Rodeo, Indiantown Florida

Low flight!

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1600 7.1 200

Amazing low flight during an aerial event

JUMPER

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1250 f/4.0 100

JUMPER PRACTICE FOR EVENT AND JUST A FUN TEST OF MY NEW 120-300

battlefield

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1250 f4 100

Motocross is one of the hardest sports that exist, and each pilot is like a warrior on the battlefield

Tag on 2nd Base

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1,600 sec Manual exposure, f/2.8 400

Great Tag by 2nd Baseman

"Preening for Flight"

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/250 sec. f/5.6 800

I like Raptors. Snowy Owl sighted at Rye Harbor in Rye, NH.

"Peek A Boo"

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1250 sec. f/11 800

Snowy Owl on a roof looking out at marsh in Rye, NH.

"I'm watching you."

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/320 sec. f/8 800

Snowy Owl on top of utility pole in Rye, NH.

Sung Lee's the photo says it all

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1000 F/2.8 400

This was taken in Dec of 2012 at World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods Foundation. Bo Van Pelt was opponent and tiger's caddy was walking with the flag stick on 18th green. Photo shows Tiger Woods behind the flag. It was rainy day but this picture kind of show well who Bo Van Pelt play with at what tournament...

Jeff Wilson

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 320 F10 200

Love if Aircraft !!!!

Jeff Wilson

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 400 F8 200

Love of Aircraft !!!!

Patrick Lundgren

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/800 F/2.8 500

Andre Brink

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/800s F2.8 640

Mountains passes of South Africa

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120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 240 67 2000

Gene M Carter

Pentax 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/45 f8 200

Testing my first Sigma lens.

The eye

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 500 5.6 1100

The eye

Tony Wong

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/4000 f/2.8 100

Adult White Morph of Southern Giant Petrel. Love wildlife and photography.

Mario Olmos

120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/3200 s @ 420mm (Sigma 1.4 TC) f/4 250

Blue throated Hummingbird, during field research in Sierra Vista AZ.

Brent Landreth

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/800 5.6 200

Wildlife is my inspiration. Capturing it keeps it with me.

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Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/200 sec F5.6 200

Andrew Ku

Sony/Minolta 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/320 5.6 12800

Beautiful small cat. Cheetah Plains just outside Kruger NP South Africa

Mike Seamons

120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/200 6.3 400

Love of wildlife

Ian Robinson

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/640 f5.6 125

Love Birds of all types and wildlife in general.

Patrick Lundgren

Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/400 F4 640

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Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/3200 f2.8 800

Black bears and the new 120-300/2.8 Sigma lens.

Nigel Bolton

120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/250 F/4.0 125

Love Big Cats!

Alex Nicholas

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/640 F/4 200

Taken with 120-300 F/2.8 EX DG OS APO OSM with 1.4x EX Teleconverter

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Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM f 4 400

A member of Professional Nature Photogrpahers of Finland

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1000 sec F5

Birds and sport

Alex Nicholas

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/3200 sec F/4 ISO200

Osprey In Flight taken with Sigma 120-300 F/2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM and Sigma EX 1.4x Teleconverter.

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Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/250 f2.8 640

ManciniPhotos

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/640 f/4 5000

US Equestrian Olympic Trials 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival.

David Jensen

120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/2000 f5 400

Polo is inspriation enough

Robin Grauff

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM f/3,2 Jan-00 400

I love showjumping

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Canon 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM

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Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/200 f2.8 400

Japanese Snow Monkey

New Submission

Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/1600 F5.6 400

Captured the FA18 Hornet as it flew by my house.

New Submission

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 1/800 2.8 360

Taken at Safari Park Lahore, Pakistan.

New Submission

Nikon/Fuji 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 200 2.8 400

Breaking the assist record

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction23 Elements in 18 Groups
Angle of View20.4-8.2 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades9
Mininum Aperturef22
Minimum Focusing Distance150-250cm cm / 59.1-98.4in in
Filter Size (mm)105mm
Maximum Magnifications1:8.1 (at 200mm focal length)
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
114.4mm x 289.2mm mm/4.5in. x 11.4in. in
Weight2950g / 104oz.
Corresponding Mounts
Sigma OS 
HSM 
APO 
EX 
DG 
Nikon OS 
HSM 
APO 
EX 
DG 
Canon OS 
HSM 
APO 
EX 
DG 
OS - Optical Stabilizer Function
HSM - Hyper-Sonic Motor
APO - Apochromatic 
EX - EX Lens
DG - DG for Digital

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

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