View Full Version : Digital Lenses Sigma 300-800 f5.6

10-09-2006, 05:23 PM
Lens Construction 18 Elements in 16 Groups
Angle of View 8.2-3.1 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9pcs
Minimum Aperture F32
Minimum Focusing Distance 600cm/236.2 in.
Maximum Magnification 1:6.9
Filter Size 46mm (drop-in type)
Dimensions 21.6 x 6.2 x 6.2
weight 13.0 LBS
Price: ~$7200
Sigma Website (http://sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3308&navigator=3)
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Below you will see the E-300 attached to this lens.

03-29-2007, 11:41 PM
Received official advice today that this lens is now available in limited stocks at some dealers
Adorama $6499

11-03-2007, 01:58 PM
I haven't heard much about this lens. Has anyone taken the plunge?


08-14-2010, 10:15 AM
I haven't heard much about this lens. Has anyone taken the plunge?

Yup. Just started shooting with it. Build quality is right up there and AF is fast enough in good light (even with EC-20) but lack of focus limiter is a bummer. The E-3's IS really works because I could handhold it for a shot or two and get sharp results indoors at 700mm. Couldn't take more because my arms had fallen off. Really robust tripod support is required. Tripod and head need to be able to withstand extrinsic elements like wind etc.

It sure brings em close but it ain't no Zuiko prime. Just good enough at 12MP is my take at the moment or is it just my copy?

Asian Glossy Starling (8" bird) at 800mm with E-620 mounted on Gitzo Series 5 and Jobu Pro head. Shot on landscape format and cropped slightly.


08-22-2010, 03:58 PM
Thanks for sharing; looking forward to more! :thumbup:


11-21-2010, 04:47 AM
Wow that dof is really shallow at /5.6! I think it's a marvelous sample, not seeing the original resolution. Are you continuing to get shots this nice with the lens wide open? I would love to see more...

11-28-2010, 02:03 AM
Amazing result:camera: