Thank you v
ery much for pur chasing a Sigm a Lens. In orde r to get the
ance and enjoy ment out of y our Sigma len s, please
is instr uction bo oklet th oroughly b efore yo u start to use t he lens .
DESCRIPTION OF THE P
A RTS (fig.1)
Filter Att achment Thread
Focus Index Line
Focus Mode Switch (except Nikon
These are spec
ial lenses that ar e designated for di gital camer as because
the lens i
mage circl e is design ated to corr espond to the size of th e image
sensors of most d
igital SLR cam eras. The speci alized desig n gives these
lenses the idea
l properties fo r digital cameras.
An image sen sor elem ent larger than those correspon ding to APS-C
cannot be us
ed in digit al cameras or 35mm SLR cameras. If such an
element is u
sed vignetting will occur on the picture su rface.
If you use S D9, SD10 or SD14 digit al cameras, corre sponding angl e of
TT A CHING TO CAMERA BODY
When this len
s is atta ched to the c amera body it w ill automati cally function
in the same way as y
our normal lens. Ple ase refer to the instr uction
booklet for y
our camera body .
On the lens mo unt surface, the re are a number of couplers and
ntact s. Please kee p them clean t o ensure prop er
n. T o avoid damagi ng the lens, be esp ecially sure t o place the
lens with it
s front end d own while changi ng the lens.
The sigma le
ns functions a utomatically af ter mounting to your cam era.
to the camera in struction book .
This lens f
eatures Sigma’ s built-in Hyper So nic Motor (HSM ). The HSM
k and quiet a utofocusing.
G M A AF a n d C ANO N AF
operation, set th e focus mode switch o n the lens to the “ AF ”
g.2). If you wi sh to focus manu ally , set the focus m ode switch on
the lens to the “
M ” positio n. Y ou can adjust the focu s by turning th e focus
AX AF and SONY
For autofocus o
peration, set the camera to AF mode and set the focu s
mode switch on t
he lens to the “ AF ” position (fig.2). If you wish to focu s
, set the focus mode switch on the lens to the “ M ” position. Y o u
can adjust th
e focus by turning the focus ring.
us operation, set the camera ’s foc us mode to AF . If you wish t o
, set the camer a’s fo cus mode to “M” an d adjust the foc us
by turning th
e focus ring.
Please refer t o camera’s i nstruction manual for det ails on changi ng the
For Nikon, Pentax a nd Sony mount s, it is only possible to use AF with
s which support motors driv en by ultrasoni c waves suc h
as HSM. AF will not function if the
camera body does not s upport this
type of motor
This lens a lso permits manual focusing even in t he autofocus m ode.
With the camera
set to the One-Sh ot AF (AF-S) mode, it i s possible to
erride the autofo cus while the shutter releas e button is
When operati ng this lens in manual focus mode, it is recommen ded that
s be confirme d visually i n the view finder rather tha n relying
on the dist
ance scale. This i s due to possi ble focus s hift resulti ng from
es in temperature which cause vari ous component s in
the lens to ex
pand and c ontract. S pecial allowance i s made for this at
he Rubber gri p on the zoom ring to the de sired posit ion.
s built-in flas h will cause barr el shadow if us ed with this len s.
For best res
ults, please only use an external flas h unit.
ABOUT TELE CONVE
The lens ca
n be used with S igma’ s 1.4x EX or 2.0x EX A po T ele
a 100-300mm F
5.6 Autofocus tel ephoto zoom le ns
Do not use oth er manufacturers’ teleconverte r ’s, only those listed ab ove
We recommen d the DG APO T ele-Converters when using with DSLR
The Pent ax mount T ele Converter is not comp atible with this particul ar
In case of Sony AF mount, it is pos sible to use AF whe n attaching t ele
ith a serial num ber above 50000 01. AF will not w ork if the
r ’s serial number is low er than 500000 1.
bayonet type det achable hood is prov ided with the len s. This lens hood
helps to prev
ent flare and gh osted images caused b y bright illuminati on
de the pictur e area. Att ach the hoo d and turn cloc kwise unti l it
In order to place the lens and ho od into the storage case, you must first
hood, th en replace i t on the le ns in the re verse pos ition.
Only one filter should be used at the time. T wo or more filter s and/or
er filters, like a polarizin g filter , may cause vignetti ng.
When using a polarizing f ilter with AF camera, use the “circular” type.
RE A ND STO RAGE
Avoid any shocks or ex posure to extreme hig h or low temperatur es or
For extended st orage, choose a c ool and dry place, pr eferably wi th
tion. T o avoid d amage to the le ns coating, kee p away from
mothballs or naph
Do not u se thin ner , benzin e or othe r organ ic cleani ng agen ts to remove
dirt or finger p
rints from the l ens element s. Clean by using a soft,
cloth or lens ti ssue.
This lens is not wa terproof . When yo u use the lens in t he rain or near
, keep it from getting wet. I t is ofte n impractical to repair the
anism, lens e lements and electric component s damaged
Sudden temper ature change s may cause con densation or fog t o appear
on the surfa
ce of the lens . When ente ring a warm roo m from the co ld
, it is adv isable to keep the le ns in the cas e until the
temperature of the
lens approaches room temperature.
14 – 18
Angle of View
27.9 – 9.5°
Minimum Focusing Dist
ance 1m (3.28 ft)
× Length 76.5 × 140.2mm (3 × 5.52 in)
780g (27.5 oz)
Dimensions and weight include the