|APO||The lens incorporates one or several low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|EX||Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.|
|DG||The lens is designed for full-frame SLR cameras but can be also used on APS-C SLR cameras.|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||12.3°-5° (35mm full frame)
9.7°-3.9° (Canon APS-H)
7.8°-3.1° (Canon APS-C)
8.1°-3.2° (Nikon APS-C)
7.1°-2.8° (Sigma APS-C)
|Lens construction:||17 elements in 13 groups, including 1 SLD, 3 ELD|
|Closest focusing distance:||200mm: 200 cm
500mm: 500 cm
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Micromotor (Canon EF)
No motor (Nikon F)
No motor (Sigma SA)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Weight:||SA: 15700 g|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||SA: Ø236.5 x 726 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||72 mm (rear)|
The lens barrel is large, heavy, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/M focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
The lens features focusing distance range limiter which allows to choose between the following focusing distance ranges:
|FULL||Full range of focusing distances.|
|5 m - ∞||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting distant subjects.|
|10 m - ∞||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting distant subjects.|
By setting the suitable focusing distance range, the actual autofocusing time can be shorter.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
- The autofocus will not be available with Nikon D40, D40X, D60, D3000-D3400, D5000-D5600 SLR cameras.
The lens does not feature optical image stabilizer. It is a significant disadvantage for a lens of such class - the need for image stabilization only grows with increasing of focal length. In order to obtain sharp images with this lens, you will need to use a tripod or shutter speeds not longer than 1/500 second (at focal length of 500 mm) which may require in some cases increasing the ISO setting and will lead to noisy images.
Typical Application1) Distant landscapes with perspective compression effect
2) On a tripod
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 516 KB|
|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|