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Sigma 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 EX OS APO RF Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon SLR Cameras

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  • Fixed F4 aperture throughout the entire zoom range
  • Ideal for digital and 35mm SLR cameras
  • Features SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements for superior correction of chromatic aberration
  • Capable of full-time manual focus
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An ultra-telephoto zoom lens, which overcomes image blur caused by camera shake. A function that compensates for camera movement employing Sigma s own technology. Using Sigma s original OS (Optical Stabilizer) function, two types of sensors inside the lens detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera. By moving a portion of the optical system to compensate for movement, this function delivers outstanding results in compensating for shaking of the camera. Two types of camera-shake compensation modes to handle all types of shooting conditions. In Mode 1, the system detects and compensates for vertical and horizontal movement of the camera ideal for still-image photography. And in Mode 2, the system detects and compensates for vertical movement of the camera ideal for motor sports and other situations where panning may be desired. And, with two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements in the front lens group and one in the rear lens group, the lens has excellent correction of chromatic aberration and delivers high-definition performance. Full-time manual focus is also available. Rear focus, zoom lock switch and other features. A circular polarizing filter can easily be used because of our rear-focusing system, in which the front lens group does not rotate during focusing. A zoom lock switch is built in to prevent the lens from extending due to its own weight, and the lens is easier to use. With the addition of an APO Teleconverter EX (sold separately), the lens becomes a 112-560mm F6.3-8 telephoto zoom lens with the 1.4x EX and a 160-800mm F9-11 telephoto zoom lens with the 2x EX This lens is not equipped with an aperture ring, therefore depending on the camera model some functions may not work.

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The Sigma APO 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG OS Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras is a telephoto zoom lens with an F4 aperture throughout the entire zoom range. It also has performance features that are perfect for digital and 35mm SLR cameras. Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements are used in the front lens group and two in the rear lens group for superior correction of chromatic aberration. Because its length does not change during focusing or zooming, the lens is easy to hold and use. The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) makes fast AF speeds and quiet shooting a reality, and it is also capable of full-time manual focus.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000CD6B80
  • Item model number: B000CD6B80
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 17, 2005

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Joe S. on July 29, 2006
I disagree with the below user's review. He could of possibly gotten a bad one. I agree that out of the box the rings are a bit stiff but with time and use they became much smoother.

Also, this lens does not have Sigma's HSM motor but it DOES have a focusing motor which the Nikon 80-400 VR does not. Thusly it focuses a tad faster.

It took me a little while to get used to using this lens. At first most of my pictures would not come out as good as I would like them to. Lots of them were very blurry. As time went by and I improved my technique, my pictures are getting better and better. Many pictures are starting to come out excellently. They make you say - "Wow! Look at the color". I believe this to be true for the Nikon 80-400 VR also.

This lens is a bit heavier than the Nikon however, it was still designed to be hand-held (thusly the OS). It is also several hundred dollars cheaper.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By R. M. W. on June 22, 2006
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I have had my Sigma 80-400mm for about 6 weeks now. On the surface the Sigma 80-400mm lens looks like a great bargin over the more expensive Nikon version (a few hundred bucks cheaper). However, after having used both the Sigma and Nikon versions there are differences in other areas besides the price.

Goods:

- The Optics are fine on this Sigma lens. You get an 80-400mm lens. If you like to get close to a subject then the lens does the job.

Others:

- The Vibration Reduction works pretty good on this lens. It will facilitate better pictures if you are taking pictures with out a tripod or if you are not using a remote shutter release. However, I have also used the Nikon lense and it's Optical Stabilization system is better.

- The Sigma VR tends to drift over time as you hold the shutter release (even when you are using a tripod).

Bads:

- When using the adjustment rings for the zoom and manual focus I was not satisfied. Unlike the smooth movement on the Nikon lens the Sigma tends to stick as you adjust (to me this is the mark of inferior craftmanship). This is the primary reason that I will stick to Nikon Nikor lenses from now on.

- I am not impressed with the clarity of the lens as well however some of this may be atmospherics during the times that I have used this lens.

Bottom Line: You get what you pay for. If you can afford it, stick with the Nikon 80-400mm lens. If you can't afford it, save your money until you can purchase the Nikon. Trust me you will be 100% satisfied in the end.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ben on July 30, 2007
I was really impressed while hand holding I was able to get every photo taken quickly of jumping horses. I also had the same success with tracking flying birds ( cranes, other water birds) . All the images were sharp at the widest f stops. It is an amazing lens, the OS is great- no need for a tripod. I also got some great flower photos. I highly recomend the innovative lens.
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