Is Nikon D50 and Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM compatible?

Below you will find your chosen camera and lens. Click on the product name for more information.

Nikon D50

Nikon D50
Released: 2005
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: DX / APS-C (1.5x)
6 Megapixels
3008 x 2000 pixels

Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM

Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM
Released: 2005
Telephoto Lens (prime)
Focal Length: 300 mm
Aperture: f/2,8

Can you combine these two?

This is the short answer:

Yes! This combination is compatible

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together. Here is a longer answer:

Lens is available with Nikon mount

This lens is manufactured by Sigma but is available with a Nikon mount.
This lens is also available for Canon cameras, so before you buy the lens - make sure you get the right version.

Versitale lens

Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM is constructed to work with all sorts of camera sensors including the one of Nikon D50.

Focal Length

The Canon camera has a sensor of type DX, a smaller version compared to a Full frame sensor, which means that your experienced Focal length will be multiplied by 1.5x.

Actual Focal Length for this lens:
300 mm

Experienced Focal Length with this camera:
450 mm

Read more about Crop factor on Nikon cameras

Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Nikon D50
620 gram

Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM
2400 gram

Together they have a total weight of 3020 gram (equal to 6,66 lb).

Please note that Sigma EX 300mm f/2,8 APO DG HSM has a tripod mount which is great.

Read more about Tripod mount