|Sigma EX 135-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG APO|
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2004.
The lens belongs to the category
telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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|Compability, auto focus and focal length|
|The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.|
|This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.|
Here it is the only Canon version of the lens that has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
|The lens has a focal length of 135-400 mm.
Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
|A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.|
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|Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part|
|Lens brightness and image stabilizer|
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4,5-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
|One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 135 mm the lens brightness is f/4,5 and at 400 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
|The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds.
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|Filter and Lens Hood|
|The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
Together with the lens there is a lens hood included but we have unfortunately no further information on model etc so feel free to contact us if you know more.
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|This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.|
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|Different versions of the lens|
|This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.|
|Sigma EX 135-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG APO (2004) << The lens you are currently viewing|
|Sigma 120-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG APO HSM OS (2008)|
|Pictures (product and sample images)|
|In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.|
|Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.|
|Images of Sigma EX 135-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG APO|
|Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 135-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG APO|
|Things to consider before buying|
|Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.|
|Long focal length with its 400 mm|
|An impressive focal range|
|Works on all sensor types|
|A lens hood is included|
|A tripod mount is included|
|No built-in auto focus motor (the Nikon version)|
|No built-in image stabilizer|
|Poor aperture value with its f/5,6|
|A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths|
|This lens has been replaced by a newer version|
|The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust|
|Heavy (1245 gr)|