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Sigma 800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM APO Ultra Telephoto Lens for Nikon SLR Cameras

by Sigma

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  • Dedicated to Nikon AF SLR cameras
  • Uses an ultraquiet hyper-sonic motor (HSM)
  • Two extraordinary low dispersion (ELD) glass elements, which help reduce chromatic aberration
  • Optic materials are lead- and arsenic-free ecological glass
  • Rear rotary filter holder for easy use of polarizing filters
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Style: Nikon

Product Description

Sigma's APO 800mm f5.6 EX is one of the EX Series lenses. It is an Apochromatic ultra-telephoto lens with a fast F5.6 maximum aperture, and incorporates two Extraordinary Low Dispersion glass elements (Abbe number 90.3), to reduce chromatic aberration to minimum limit. It also incorporates internal focusing which enables responsive and fast auto focus speed. The AF drive for Sigma SA, Canon and Nikon S.L.R. cameras features the ultra-quiet Hyper Sonic Motor (H.S.M.). This new lens also incorporates a rotary filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel, which enables the use of a polarizing filter. Sigma's dedicated APO EX Tele Converter 1.4x MF and 2x MF can be used with this lens. The lens materials used in this new lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.

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The Sigma 800mm f5.6 EX HSM APO ultratelephoto lens incorporates two extraordinary low dispersion (ELD) glass elements, which help reduce chromatic aberration to the minimum limit. With a fast f5.6 aperture, this apochromatic lens also incorporates an internal focusing system to give you fast, responsive autofocus speed. The ultraquiet hypersonic motor (HSM) lets you shoot pictures without disturbing your subjects. Polarizing filters are extremely easy to use with this lens because of its rotary filter holder, located in the rear part of the lens barrel. The optic materials are lead-free and arsenic-free ecological glass. This model is dedicated to Nikon AF SLR cameras.

Product Details

Style: Nikon
  • Product Dimensions: 521 x 157 x 6.2 inches ; 10.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 22.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000501QL
  • Item model number: B0000501QL
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 4, 2006

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Donald G. Freeman on October 2, 2013
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I gave a lot of thought to purchasing this lens to photograph birds. I've yet to get the beautiful kind of shots I expected from it. Mostly it is quite difficult to get in a position to use the lens to its best advantage and full capacity. So, I'm not blaming the lens but had expected to use it much more considering how much I invested in it.

Here are four things that matter. It is not stabilized. You will pay a price if this lens moves while you are shooting. I found out quickly my tripod and gymbol head were inadequate to support this beast. I had to spend another $1200 for a good tripod and gymbol head.

Second thing is it is not a bad weather lens. It is not sealed very well. You have to protect it.

Third thing is it is quite heavy but, of course, you knew that. You'll find yourself leaving it behind until you KNOW the bird you want to photograph is likely to present itself. It is not the kind of lens you carry along during a speculative trip.

Fourth, if you thought you were going to use this out the window of your vehicle you were wrong.
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