Thank you very much for purchas
ing a Sigma Lens. In order to get th e
maximum performance and enjoyment out
of your Sigma lens, please
read this instruction booklet thoroughly before you start to use the lens.
ACKAGE CONTENTS / ACCESSORIES
Please make sure that the following standard accessories are included
with your lens. If any of them is missing, contact th
e retailer from whom
you purchased your lens immediately
1. Lens body
(Lens Hood, Filter Holder
, DG UV Filter and Rear Cap supplied)
2. 400-1000mm F5.6
(Front Cap and Rear Cap supplied)
3. Safety S
4. Dedicated Circular Polarizing (C-PL) Filter
5. Li-ion Battery BP-21
（ Battery Cover is included ）
tery Char ger BC- 21
tery Char ger Cab le
8. Carrying Case
9. Instruction Manual
1. SIGMA Limited W arranty & Service Network
DESCRIPTION OF THE P
ART S (fig.1)
1. Lens Hood
2. Safety S
3. Carrying Handle
5. Focus Mode Switch
6. m/ft Switch Button
7. LCD Panel
8. Rear Barrel Fixing Knob
9. Filter Holder
10. Filter Holder Fixing Knob
1. Focus Limiter
12. Battery Compartment Cover
13. Battery Compartment Cover Fixing Knob
14. Zoom Ring
15. Filter Rotator Ring
16. Focus Ring
400-1000mm F5.6 A
18. Mount (For attaching to the lens body )
19. Lens Detachment Lever
20. Mount (For attaching to the camera body)
APO lenses use high refl
ective index and low dispersion glass in som e
This special glass normally has some tiny air bubbles
but it does not affect the optical performance of your lens.
This lens functions in the same way as a G T ype auto-focus Nikon
lens (without an aperture ring).
Functions may be restricted
depending on the lens/camera combinat
ion. For more details, please
refer to the camera’s instruction manual.
The AF function of this lens can be used with cameras that support
built-in lens motors.
W arning !!
Using the prod
uct and disrega rding this warn ing sign may cause serious
other dang erous resu lts.
Using the pr
oduct disrega rding this ca ution sign may cause inju ry or
arning !! (Lens and Attachment)
g a lens, do not look directl y at the sun, throug h the
. Doing so can c ause damage to the eye or loss of
Do not loo
k at the sun with th e lens of your camera; ot herwise you
can lose y
The weight of t
his lens is v ery heavy . When using the safety strap,
oid causing any injury to your b ody .
!! (Lens and Att achment)
Do not aim your l
ens or camera & len s combinations tow ard the
sun; light ente
ring through t he lens could ca use damage to ey es or
t part of the lens is co mplica ted. Impro per usage ma y
ct a sturdy tripod that i s capable of supportin g this lens.
If the tripod i
s not sturdy eno ugh, it may caus e the lens t o fall.
ing the lens body while the camera body is attac hed,
the lens from its carry ing handle. If you carry the lens
the camera body only , the mount p art of the le ns or the
arning !! (Battery and Battery Charge r)
in a safe place out o f children’s reach. If a battery is
l for emergency medical aid immediately .
Do not use
any battery ot her than the designated battery types.
Doing so may
cause battery explosion, battery leak age, lems
Do not use
any battery ot her than that specified in t his booklet.
might cause battery explosion, battery leakage, l ens
ny shock, shak e and drop. Ign oring this warni ng may cause
on, or battery leakage, resulting in inj ury or fire.
e, short circuit, heat, batt eries or put batteries
into fire. Ignori
ng this warning m ay cause battery explosion, battery
e, injury or fire.
use charger with dedicated battery . Charging othe r
pes causes bat tery explosion, battery leaka ge, lens
If for so
me reason, th e camera , lens or batteries emit smok e, or if
the smell of burning is dete cted, remove the
aking care to avoid being b urned, T ake th e camera and
the lens to
the ret ailer where y ou bought it, or to an authorized
Sigma service st
all guideline s, rules and regu lations of your
y regarding t he disposal of batteries .
If you do not
use the lens fo r a long period of time, remov e the
Do not atte
mpt to modif y or disassembl e this prod uct. Doing so can
cause fire or
If water or
a foreign ob ject gets into th e batter y charger, unplug
AC outlet immediately . It could c ause fire or el ectric shock.
Do not place any
heavy objects on the power cord, or pul l it, bend it
, or heat it. It could damage the cord, and coul d cause fire or
Do not use this p
roduct with AC volt age other t han the specified
voltage (A C100V - 240V). D oing so could cau se fire
or electric shock.
Use a safety
approved AC power cord a s is specifi ed by each
(Battery and Battery Charger)
Do not pull the
AC power cord, when disconnect ing the battery
charger from the AC outlet. I
t could cause fire or electric sh ock due
cord. Alw ays take ho ld of the mol ded AC plug, when
from the outl et.
Do not cover th
e Battery Char ger with clo th, cushion s, etc. It coul d
sive heat, d eform the case, and cause f ire.
Battery Charger i s not used unpl ug it from the AC outlet.
TO CHARGE THE BA
lithium ion battery BP-21 is provided with this lens. Charge the
, befor e using the camera first time. Please charge the batter y
by the supplied battery charger BC-21, when no charge remains.
Connect the power cable to the
charger and insert the plug into
the wall outlet.
Attach the battery , by sliding it in
the direction of the arrow
shown in the diagram.
Charge lamp will be on during
It t akes about 150 minutes to
recharge the battery
Required time for recharging the
battery depends on the ambient
temperature and status of
When the charge lamp goes out,
charging is completed.
Remove the battery from the charger and remove the power cable
plug from the wall outlet.
We recommend charging the battery before using the camera agai n.
If it is not used for several days, battery performance decreases.
In the case that the number of possible shots will decrease
extremely after charging, it may indicate the end of battery life.
Please purchase a new battery
LOADING THE BA
T o open the battery compartment cover , turn the battery
compartment cover fixing knob coun
ter-clockwise, as shown in the
Insert the battery until it reaches the contact points of the lens as
shown in the illustration.
Insert the batte ry until it locks into place.
Close the battery compartment cover and then turn the batter y
compartment cover fixing knob clockwise t
o fix the battery
compartment cover in place.
If the battery compartment cover is turned in its improper position, the
battery compartment cover may brake.
Inserting the battery will “reset” the lens. Resetting the lens will set
the zoom position to the wide focal length and set the focusing to the
, automati cally . In addition, all icons in the LCD panel will blink
and shooting will not be possible.
It will be possible to take a picture
once the lens is reset.
TO REMOVE THE BA
Eject the battery by sliding the battery
compartment cover latch in the direction of
, as shown in the illustrati on.
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