APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM

Digitally optimized ultra telephoto lens is equipped with a new multi-layer coating technology that reduces both flare and ghosting

800mm ultra telephoto lens optimized for digital SLR cameras. New multi-layer lens coating and lens design reduce flare and ghosting. Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) glass elements produce excellent image quality and ensure sharp, quality images for film and digital SLR cameras. It enables to see the far subjects in more detail than is possible with the naked eye.

Reduction of flare and ghosting

This digitally optimized ultra telephoto lens is equipped with a new multi-layer coating technology that reduces both flare and ghosting. This also ensures an accurate color balance and high definition results.

ELD Glass elements ensure high quality images

Incorporating two Extraordinary Low Dispersion glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum and ensure sharp, quality images.

Hyper sonic motor

This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring.

It features a drop-in filter

It also features a drop-in 46mm filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel, which can be rotated to facilitate the use of filters, including a polarizing filter.

Inner focusing

Inner focusing retains external dimensions for ease of handling.

Optional Sigma tele-converter

By adding Sigma’s dedicated APO EX Tele Converter 1.4x and 2x, you can use this lens as a 1120mm F8 MF, or a 1600mm F11 MF lens respectively.

Digitally optimized ultra telephoto lens is equipped with a new multi-layer coating technology that reduces both flare and ghosting

Lens construction

Specifications

Others

APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM

Lens Construction 12 elements in 9 groups
Angle of View (for SD1) 3.1 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 Blades (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F32
Minimum Focusing Distance 700cm / 275.6in
Maximum Magnification 1:8.8
Filter Size 46mm (drop-in type)
Dimensions Diameter 156.5mm x Length 521mm / 6.2in. x 20.5in.
Weight 4,900g/ 172.8oz.

Corresponding AF Mounts

Barcode No.

Sigma 00-85126-152567
Canon 00-85126-152543
Nikon 00-85126-152550

Digitally optimized ultra telephoto lens is equipped with a new multi-layer coating technology that reduces both flare and ghosting

MTF chart

800mm

Distortion

800mm

Vignetting

800mm

Digitally optimized ultra telephoto lens is equipped with a new multi-layer coating technology that reduces both flare and ghosting

In the news

‘Overall this lens performs extremely well and produces some excellent shots. In the specialist areas where it would be used, such as Wildlife and sports, it proves easy to handle and, just as importantly, carry. It’s supplied in one of Sigma’s semi-hard pouches, this time with a sturdy shoulder strap and is much easier to transport than a metal carry case.’ ‘…if you have a genuine need for this type of lens, you won’t be disappointed.’

‘The hypersonic motor focusing is great – really smooth, fast and quiet – and with a massive manual focus ring you can easily do it yourself too. It’s not like using a cheaper telephoto lens, you’ll be able to lock-on really quickly with the minimum of searching and virtually no audible sound at all.’ ‘If you need top level performance and long focal length then this is the lens for you.’

‘With an HSM autofocus system, focusing proved extremely quiet and almost as fast as the Canon 500mm in out tests, and the lens features the same full-time manual override capability. Another neat inclusion is a drop-in filter holder at the rear of the lens for fitting specialist filters. This is useful because the diameter of the front elements of super-telephoto lenses are far too large for front-mounting filters to be practical. Optical performance is extremely good all round, as long as you’ve got a firm platform to shoot from.’

‘First impressions of the lens were good: it has a compact solid feel, it’s well designed, nice to hold, sturdily constructed, and yet fairly lightweight.’ ‘The lens features a Hypersonic Motor (HSM) for fast an quiet autofocus, and I can confirm that it worked as described – it was very fast and very quiet.’ ‘Colour rendition, contrast and sharpness were all excellent when I viewed the images on screen later.’ ‘When you consider it’s around £2,000 cheaper thn similar ‘named’ models it is a serious contender.’

Digitally optimized ultra telephoto lens is equipped with a new multi-layer coating technology that reduces both flare and ghosting

Accessories

Padded Case for 800mm Macro EX DG

Part No. 151520

£199.99

Front Lens Protector for 800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM

Part No. CS0143

£32.99

Front Lens Protector

Part No. CS0143

£32.99

Lens Hood for 800mm F5.6 APO EX DG

Part No. 151001

£529.99