Thank you very much for pur
chasing a Sigma Lens. In order t o get the maximu m
performance and enjoyment
out of your Sigma lens, please read this instruc tion
booklet thoroughly before you start to use
DESCRIPTION OF THE P
NIKON AF TYPE
This lens functions in the same
way as a G Type auto-focus Nikon lens (without
an aperture ring). Functions ma
y be restricted depending o n the lens/camera
combination. For more details, please refe
r to the camera’s instruction manual.
AX AF TYPE CAMERAS
This Lens functions same as a FAJ T
ype (type without Aperture) auto-focus
Pentax lens. Depending on the combination
with camera some restrictions with
its functions may result. For more details, please refer to instruction m
the camera in use etc.
TT ACHI NG T O CA MERA BODY
When this lens
is attached to t he camera body it wi ll automaticall y function i n the
same way as the
camera manufac turer ’s lens. Please refer to the instructi on
booklet for your came
ra body .
On the lens mount surface, there are a number of couplers and electrical
Please keep them clean to ensure prop er connection.
g the lens, be sur e to place it f ront end down to avoid d amaging t he
SETTING THE EXPOSURE MODE
The Sigma lens functions
automatically once attached to the camera. Please
refer to the camera instruction boo
A ND ZOOMING
This lens features Sigma’s built-in Hyper Son
ic Motor (HSM). The H SM
enables quick and quiet autofocusing.
A F and CANON AF
For autofocus operation, s
et the focus mode switch on the lens to the “ AF ”
position (fig.2). If you wish to focus manually
, set the focus mode switch on the
lens to the “
M” position. Y ou can adjust th e focus by turning the focus ring.
, P ENT AX AF , and SONY
For autofocus operation, set the camera
to AF mode and set the fo cus mode
switch on the lens to
the “ AF ” position (fig.2). If you wish to focus manua lly , set
the focus mode switch on t
he lens to the “ M” position. Y ou can adjust the focus
by turning the focus ring.
Please refer to camera’s instruction manual for details on changing the
camera’s focusing mode.
For Nikon, Pentax and Sony mounts, it is only possible to use AF with camer a
bodies which support motors driven by ultrasonic
waves such as HSM. AF
will not function if the camera bod
y does not support this type of motor.
This lens also permits manual focusing even in the autofocus mode. W ith
the camera set to the One-Shot AF
(AF-S) mode, it is possi ble to manually
override the autofocus while th
e shutter release button is pressed halfway .
When operating this lens in manual focus mode, it is reco mmended that
correct focus be confirmed
visually in the viewfinde r rather than relying on t he
distance scale. This is due to possible
focus shift resulting from extreme
changes in temperature which caus
e various components in the len s to
expand and contract. Special allowance is made for this at th
Rotate the Rubber grip on the zoom ring t
o the desired position.
ZOOM LOCK SWITCH
This lens is also equipped with Zo
om Lock Switch to elimin ate the zoom creep
when the lens is tilted do
wn. Please set zoomi ng ring to 120mm and set th e
zoom lock switch to
the “ LOCK ” position, (fig.3), however, please slide the lens
to the “
UNLOCK ” position from “ LOCK ” position, before taking the picture.
ABOUT OS (OPTICAL ST
ABILIZER) FEA TURES
A F and SONY mount)
lens effectively co
mpensate s for image blurri ng
With this lens, you can take pictures at shutter spe
eds approx 4 steps slower
than you could without usi
ng the OS fu nction of this lens and can get sh arp
OS （ Optical Stabilizer） switch to Mod e 1 (fig. 4). Press the shutter butt on
halfway down, confirm the image in the viewfinder is s
table then take the picture.
(It takes approxi
mately 1 se cond to pr oduce a stable i mage, after pressing t he
n halfway ). Mode
, detects the vert
ical came ra shake, and
urring. I t is effective on subjects movin g horizontal t o the camera.
The blurring compensation func tion of Optical Stabilizer is effective for
hand-held shooting. In
the following co nditions, Optical Stabilizer may not
Shots from the a moving vehicle ▪ If there is a considerab le camera motion
Please do not use Optical Stabilizer in the following situations.
When the lens is mounted ▪ on a tripod. Bulb (long time exposure).
Optical St abilizer fu nction is powered from the c amera. If the OS lens i s
attached to your camera and acti
vated, shooting capacity of your camera will
be lower than with conventional le
nses used with the same c amera. If you ar e
not using Optical St
a bilizer , ple ase turn OFF the OS switch, in order to prevent
consumption of a batter
Be sure to turn of OS switch to OFF position, be fore attaching or detaching
the lens to the camera.
The Optical St abilizer continues to o perate after you release your fing er from
the shutter button, as long
as the exposure meter displays the exposur e value.
remov e the lens o r remov e the c amer a’s battery whil e the image
stabilizer is operating, you could damage
Although the viewfind
er image may appear to shak e immediately after shootin g
and at the start of the flash charge cycle of
the built-in flash of the camera e tc., it
will not cause any
effect on pictures.
If the camera power is t urned off or lens is detached while th e Optical
tabilizer fu nction is in operation, the lens may emit a chattering noise, bu t this
is not a malfunction.
Optical St a bilizer feature can work with the Nikon AF cameras shown i n the
following table. When using this lens
with other camera models not list ed in
the following table, please set the
OS position to cancel Switch to OFF the
abilizer fu nction.
Digital SLR Cameras and F6, F5, F100, F
80/N80, U (F65/N65), U2 (F75 /N75)
From our homepage, you can check the lates t information regardin g the
camera models, which can be used
with Optical Stabilizer function.
TRIPOD SOCKET A
This lens is equipped with a tripod socket. Whe
n you loosen the locking knob on the
, the le ns and camera can rotate freely to ea sily position the ca mera
horizontally or vertically (fig
REMOVE THE TRIPOD COLLAR
It is possible to remove the lens’ tripod socket, for more convenient hand-held
, if desir ed. T o do so, first loosen the tripod colla r locking knob,
and, align the index mark of the coll
ar , with the ▼ REMOVE position (fig.6).
Then, pull the tripod collar straight back, as shown in Fig.7, rem oving the
When you wish to r
e-attach t he tripod c ollar to the len s, please reverse the
Please, do not set the tripod collar to the ▼ position, except when REM OVE
you are removing, or
attaching, the tripod collar, as the lens may inadvertently
detach from the collar and fall.
Al so, please remember to tighten the locki ng
knob to prevent the lens from rotating unintentionally
When the lens is mo
unted on the camera, the tripod collar cannot be removed
from the lens.
Please attach the shoulder strap to the sli
ng as described in figure 8.
SH PHOT OGRA PHY
The camera’s built-in flash will cause barrel shado
w if used with this lens. For
best results, please only use an external fl
ABOUT TELE CONVERTERS
The lens can be us
ed with Sigma’s 1.4x EX or 2.0x EX A po T ele Converters
(optional), becoming a 168-560mm
F6.3-8 telephoto zoom len s or a 240-800m m
1 telephoto zoom lens respectively （ both can be used in manual focus
Do not use other manufacturers’ teleconverter ’s, only those listed above are
The Pentax mount T ele Converter is not c ompatible with this particular lens.
We recommend the DG APO T ele-Converters when usi ng with DSLR
bayonet t ype detachable `hood is pr ovided with the lens. T his lens hood
helps to prevent flare and ghosted imag
es caused by extraneous ligh t. Attach
the hood and turn clock
wise until it stops rotating. (fig.9)
In order to place the lens and hood into the storag e case, you must first
remove the hood, then replace it o
n the lens in the reverse p osition. (fig.10)
Only one filter should be used at a time. Two or more filters and/or special,
thicker filters, such as a polarizing fil
ter , m ay cause vignetting.
When using a polarizing filter with a n AF c amera, use the “circular” t ype.
BASIC CARE AND ST
Avoid any shocks or exposure to e xtreme high or lo w temperatures or t o
Zoom Lock Switch
pt Pent ax AF and SONY mount)
Filter Attachment T hread
Focus Index Line
Mode S witch