This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2011.
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.|
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
|The lens has a focal length of 120-300 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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|Lens brightness and image stabilizer|
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.
This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.
|A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 120 mm or at 300 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.|
|Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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|Filter and Lens Hood|
|The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 105 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.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH1128-01".
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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 replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.|
|Sigma EX 120-300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM (2002)|
|Sigma EX 120-300mm f/2,8 DG OS APO HSM (2011) << The lens you are currently viewing|
|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 120-300mm f/2,8 DG OS APO HSM|
|Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 120-300mm f/2,8 DG OS APO HSM|
|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.|
|The lens brightness, f/2,8|
|Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length|
|Has a built-in image stabilizer|
|An impressive focal range|
|Works on all sensor types|
|Has a built-in auto focus motor|
|A lens hood is included|
|A tripod mount is included|
|The lens is sealed against dust and moisture|
|The lens is the latest among several editions|
|Heavy (2950 gr)|
|The price (more info)|