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Sigma 800mm f/5.6 APO EX DG/HSM announced

Sigma 800mm f/5.6 APO EX DG/HSM announced - Fast maximum aperture 800mm ultra telephoto lens optimised for digital SLR cameras.

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Sigma 800mm f/5,6 APO
Sigma 800mm f/5.6 APO EX DG/HSM announced
This ultra-telephoto lens is designed to optimize the characteristics of digital SLR cameras and features a new multi layer lens coating.

Incorporating two Extraordinary Low Dispersion glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum and ensure sharp, quality images. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing, ensuring convenient handling and ease of use.
The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures an ultra-quiet, high-speed AF function as well as full-time manual focusing capability for Sigma, Canon, and Nikon mount lenses. A 46mm filter can be inserted near the rear of the lens, and a circular polarising filter can be used in situ.

By adding a 1.4x EX APO teleconverter (optional extra), you can use this lens as a 1120mm f/8 MF ultra-telephoto lens or as a 1600mm f/11 MF ultra-telephoto lens with a 2.0x EX APO teleconverter.

THE SPECIFICATIONS
Focal Length 800mm
Minimum Aperture f/32
Lens Construction 12 Elements in 9 Groups
Angle of View 3.1°
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9pcs
Minimum Focusing Distance 700cm (275.6”)
Maximum Magnification 1:8.8
Filter Size 46mm (drop-in type)
Lens Hood Bayonet Hood
Dimensions Diameter 156.5mm(6.2”) x Length 521mm (20.5”)
Weight 4900gr/172.8oz
Fittings Sigma, Canon and Nikon-D (Pentax and Konica/Minolta TBA).

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daviewat 11 4.1k Scotland
6 Jul 2005 10:07AM
Hopefully it will come with 2 tri pods for support or a lifetime contract with "Bob The Builder" for crane manovers Smile

Dave

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
6 Jul 2005 1:11PM
When's Ian getting his mitts on it!?
6 Jul 2005 3:02PM
Whaaahooo Big mommas here!!
klewis 10 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2005 4:22PM
this looks just like the 300-800 f5.6. Just a repackaging job?
suleesia 10 176 Malaysia
6 Jul 2005 6:58PM
would need a turret to mount this cannon! Smile
mattw 10 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2005 1:03AM
I can see the press release now 'Easy hand-held opperation'...

Mattw
deviant 10 3.0k 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2005 1:36PM
Hubble?
randomrubble 10 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 2:12PM
Hmm, minimum focussing distance of SEVEN METRES!!!
rabidrat 10 77
13 Jul 2005 1:54AM
Does It come with removable wheels for transportation????
Morpyre e2
9 1.6k 8 Wales
18 Jul 2005 7:25AM
beautiful looking lens and one i would love to own but ouch on that price =)

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