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
Filter Att achment Thread ⑤ Focus Ind ex Line
Focus Ring ⑥ Focus Mode Switch
Distance Scale ⑦ Mount
Depth of Fiel d Read Out Ind ex ⑧ Lens Hoo d
F TYPE C AMERAS
functions in the same way as a G T ype auto-foc us Nikon le ns
(without an ap
erture ring). Fun ctions may be rest ricted depen ding on the
bination. For more det ails, please refer to the cam era’s
AX AF TYPE CAMERAS
This Lens fun
ctions same as a F AJ Ty pe (type without Aperture)
entax le ns. Depending on the combinat ion with camer a some
ith its f unctions may res ult. For more det ails, plea se refer to
nual of the came ra in use etc.
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 mount surface, there ar e a number of cou plers and
acts. Please kee p them clean to ensu re proper connec tion.
o avoid damagi ng the lens, be e specially sure to place the le ns with its
front end down while ch
anging the lens.
Many accessorie s such as rear mounted telecon verters, extensio n
are specially made for desi gnated lens es. Before y ou
h accessories, please check y our Sigma lens to determine
that it is comp
atible and tha t the accessori es will function p roperly with
SETTING THE EXPOSURE MODE
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 (HS M). The HSM
k and quiet a utofocusing.
SI》 G M A AF a n d C AN O 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
NIKON A F , PENT AX AF , SONY and FOUR THIRDS 》
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 t
he focus by turning the focus ring. ( In the case o f Four-Thirds
cameras it is n
ecessary to sw itch the camera to MF m ode as well)
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
AF will not function if the camera body does not supp ort 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 autofocus w hile the shutter rele ase 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 t
o expand and con tract. Special allowanc e is made for th is at
DEPTH OF FIELD SCALE
The depth of fie
ld scale help s you to chec k the depth of fi eld (the zone of
ess) of your c ompositi on. For exam ple in figu re (3), the de pth of
field zone is show
n when the aperture F16 is us ed.
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
When ta king photogra phs using the bui lt-in flash, it is advisable t o
remove the len
s hood so as to avoid cutting o ff any of the flash outp ut,
cause a shad ow in the pi cture.
In order t o place the le ns and hood into the storag e case, you m ust first
remove the ho
od, then replace it on the lens in the revers e position.
Only one filte r should be us ed at the time. T wo or more filt ers 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.
AND STORA GE
Avoid any shocks or exposure t o extreme hig h or low tempe ratures or to
For extended storage, choo se a cool an d dry place, p referably w ith
ion. T o avoid damage to the le ns coating, ke ep away from
mothballs or naph
Do not use t hinner , benzine or ot her organic cleaning agent s to remove
dirt or finger p
rints from th e lens element s. Clean by using a sof t,
cloth or lens ti ssue.
This lens i s not water proof. Whe n you use the lens in the rai n or near
, keep it fr om getting wet. It is oft en impractical to repai r the
hanism, lens element s and electric compo nents damag ed
Sudden tem perature chang es may cause c ondensation or fog to appe ar
on the surface
of the lens. When entering a warm r oom from the cold
, it is advi sable to keep the lens in the case u ntil the
temperature of the
lens approaches room temperature.
6 – 8
Angle of View
Minimum Focusing Dist
ance 45cm (1.48 f t)
× 68.2mm (3.33 ×
505g (17.8 oz)
Dimensions and weight include th
e SIGMA mount.