Is Nikon D3200 and Sigma EX 300-800mm f/5,6 DG APO HSM compatible?

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Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
Released: 2012
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: DX / APS-C (1.5x)
24,2 Megapixels
6016 x 4000 pixels

Sigma EX 300-800mm f/5,6 DG APO HSM

Sigma EX 300-800mm f/5,6 DG APO HSM
Released: 2003
Telephoto Lens (zoom)
Focal Length: 300-800 mm
Aperture: f/5,6

Can you combine these two?

Last updated: December 2023

This is the short answer:

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 300-800mm f/5,6 DG APO HSM is constructed to work with all sorts of camera sensors including the one of Nikon D3200.

Autofocus in lens

To obtain autofocus there has to be an Autofocus motor in either the camera or the lens. This specific lens, Sigma EX 300-800mm f/5,6 DG APO HSM has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor and in this case this is critical since Nikon D3200 does not have a built-in autofocus (AF) motor. In this case, the autofocus (AF) motor in the lens is what makes it possible to use autofocus.

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Focal Length

The Nikon 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:
300-800 mm

Experienced Focal Length with this camera:
450-1200 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 D3200
505 gram

Sigma EX 300-800mm f/5,6 DG APO HSM
5880 gram

Together they have a total weight of 6385 gram (equal to 14,08 lb).

Please note that Sigma EX 300-800mm f/5,6 DG APO HSM has a tripod mount which is great.

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