300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)*

Defining High Performance
Telephoto
Travel, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Action
  • Large aperture, high speed ideal in low light 
  • Inner focusing system technology
  • *HSM is not available for the Sony and Pentax
  • 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.

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Price: $3,399.00

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Overview

The Sigma APO 300mm F2.8 EX DG is a high performance telephoto lens and, for the professional photographer, is an absolute requirement. With a fast telephoto lens suitable for capturing the fastest action, whether that is a local soccer game, high school basketball in a dimly lit gym or sports cars racing. This lens also does double duty isolating single faces at a news conference or catching the bride in a candid moment at the wedding reception. Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction and sharpness throughout the entire zoom range and a new multi-layer lens coating technology and lens design formula reduce flare & ghosting. Simply adding an APO teleconverter (optional extra), means that this lens can be used as a 420mm F4 AF ultra-telephoto lens with a 1.4X EX teleconverter, or a 600mm F5.6 AF ultra-telephoto lens with a 2X teleconverter. For the professional or advanced amateur looking for such a lens at a value price there is no other choice than the Sigma 300mm F2.8. Equipped with all of the latest technology to compete with the camera manufacturer’s products and produces tack sharp end result images.

Lone Elk

Canon 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/640 F4 5000

Shot with the 1.4x Teleconverter.

Mr & Mrs Painted Bunting

Nikon/Fuji 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/250 f4 400

painted buntings

Ruffed Grouse drumming

Nikon/Fuji 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 6.3 800

Shot from a tent blind in Pine County, Minnesota. Spring drumming in Mn begins in late March and is heard til mid-may.

Finland Bush

Nikon/Fuji 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/1250 2.8 220

I love getting lost in the forest and and observe nature.

Sharp Turn!

Nikon/Fuji 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/320 f4.0 640

Cloverdale Rodeo 2014, BC, Canada

Hiding

Canon 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/1000 3.2 800

Found this fawn hiding behind the grass while mom checked me out. Image was captured during a December hike in the foothills.

Gastown Grand Prix 2013, Vancouver, BC

Nikon/Fuji 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/200 f4.5 400

Gastown Grand Prix 2013, Vancouver, BC

Nikon/Fuji 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/160 f3.5 400

Love those colorful jerseys.

Getting Away

Pentax 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/320 f/5.6 100

Captured while out fishing, we have an abundance of Blue Heron in the summer.....

Lawrence Jones

Canon 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 30 seconds 2.5 400

The stars were amazing that night.

Felix Arellano

Nikon/Fuji 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/800 f/4 100

FIA WTCC Valencia, Spain

www.romeocolombo.com

Nikon/Fuji 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/500 f/8 200

Bret Mulligan

300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/800 6.3 100

Alexander Jung

Canon 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/250 8,0 3200

Sigma 300mm 2,8 + 2x Sigma TC + 1,4x Kenko dgx 300 pro ( Wide open )

Photo'd by Don

Nikon/Fuji 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/640 5.6 1400

I've always been fascinated by owls but have never been lucky enough to catch one in the while. On this cold Spring day, I managed to find this Barred Owl hanging out and waiting for some lunch to come within view.

Jan Cermenius

Nikon/Fuji 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/250 6,3 200

nycko

Nikon/Fuji 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/400s f/5 400

...

RyanChow.Ming

300mm F2.8 EX APO DG (HSM)* 1/2000s F4 400

Sports day, Helped my shool to take photo

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Lens Construction11 Elements in 9 Groups
Angle of View8.2º
Number of Diaphragm Blades9
Mininum Aperturef32
Minimum Focusing Distance250 cm / 98.4 in
Filter Size (mm)46 (Rear)
Maximum Magnifications1:7.5
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
119 x 214 mm/4.7 x 8.4 in
Weight2400g / 84.7oz.
Corresponding Mounts
SigmaHSM
EX
CONV 
NikonHSM
EX
CONV
CanonHSM
EX
CONV
Sony/MinoltaEX
CONV
PentaxEX
CONV
HSM - Hyper-Sonic Motor
CONV - APO Teleconverter EX
D - Distance Information Function

*Sony/Minolta & Pentax Mount: Does not have HSM
 
* 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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