Thank you very much for purchasing a Sigma Lens. In o
rder to get the
maximum performance and enjo
yment out of your Sigma lens, pleas e read
this instruction booklet thoroughl
y before you start to use the lens.
DESCRIPTION OF THE P
NIKON AF TYPE
This lens functions in the same
way as a G T ype auto-f ocus Nikon lens
(without an aperture ring).
Functions may be restr icted depending on the
lens/camera combination. For mor
e details, please refer to the camera’s
AX AF TYPE CAMERAS
This Lens functions same as a FAJ T
ype (t ype 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
manual of the camera in use etc.
TT ACHI NG T O CA MERA BODY
When this len
s is attached to the camer a body it will aut omatically functio n in the
same way as the ca
mera manufacturer ’s lens. Please refer to the in struction
booklet for your came
ra body .
On the lens mount s urface, there are a number of couplers and electrical
Please keep them clean to ensure proper con nection.
g the lens, be sure to place it front end down to avoid damagi ng
the rear mount.
SETTING THE EXPOSURE MODE
The Sigma lens functions a
utomatically once attached to the camera. Please
refer to the camera instruction boo
A ND ZOOMING
This lens features Sigma’s built-in Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM). The HSM
enables quick and quiet autofocusing.
A F and CANON AF
For autofocus operation, s
et the focus mode s witch on the lens to the “ AF ”
position (fig.2). If you wish to
focus manually , set t he focus mode switch on t he
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 ca
mera to AF mode and set the focus mode
switch on the lens to the “
AF ” position (fig.2). If you wish to foc us manually , set
the focus mode switc
h on the lens to the “ M ” position. Y ou can adjust the focus
by turning the focus ring.
Please refer to camera’s instruction manual for d etails on changing the
camera’s focusing mode.
For Nikon, Pentax and Sony mounts, it is only possible to use AF with
camera bodies which support motors driven b
y ultrasonic waves such as
AF will not function if the camera body does not support this type of
This lens also permits manual focusing even in the autofocus mode. With
the camera set to the One-Shot A
F (AF-S) mode, it is possible to man ually
override the autofocus while th
e shutter release button is press ed halfway .
When operating this lens in manual focus mo de, it is recommended th at
correct focus be confirmed
visually in the viewfinder ra ther than relying on
the distance scale. This is due t
o possible focus shift resulting fro m
extreme changes in temperature
which cause various components in the
lens to expand and contract.
S p ecial allowance is made for this at the
Rotate the Rubber grip on the zoom ring t
o the desired position.
ZOOM LOCK SWITCH
This lens is also equipped wit
h Zoom Lock Switch to eliminate the zoo m creep
when the lens is tilted down. Pleas
e set zooming ring to 150 and set the mm
zoom lock switch to the
“ LOCK ” positi on, (f ig.3), howeve r, pl ease s lide the
lens to the “
UNLOCK ” position from “ LOCK ” position, before taking the
ABOUT OS (OPTICAL ST
ABILIZER) FEA TURES
A F and SONY mount)
lens effectively com
pensates for image blurring
With this lens, you can take pictures at shutter spe
eds approx 4 steps slower
than you could without using the
OS function of this lens and can get sharp
OSOptical Stabilizer （ ）switch to Mode 1 (fig. 4). Press th e shutter
button halfway down, confirm the image in the vie
wfinder is stable then take
(It takes appr
oximately 1 sec ond to produ ce a stable image, aft er
pressing the s
hutter butt on halfway). M ode
, detects the
vertical cam era
shake, and o
vercomes bl urring. It i s effective on subje cts moving horizo ntal to
The blurring compensation functi on of Optical Stabilizer is effective for
hand-held shooting. In the following con
ditions, Optical St abi lizer may not
Shots from the a moving vehicle ▪ If there is a considerable camera
motion or shake.
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 function is powered fr om the camera. If the OS lens is
attached to your camera and
activated, shooting ca pacity of your camera
will be lower than with con
ventional lenses used with the same camera. If
you are not using Optical Stabilizer
, pleas e turn OFF the OS switch, in order
to prevent consumption of a batter
Be sure to turn of OS switch to OFF position, bef ore attaching or detaching
the lens to the camera.
The Optical St abilizer continues to o perate after you release your finge r
from the shutter button,
as long as the e xposure meter displ ays the
exposure value. Never remo
ve the lens or remo ve the camera’s battery
while the image stabilizer is operating,
you could damage the lens.
Although the viewfi
nder image may appear t o shake immediatel y after
shooting and at the start of the flash cha
rge cycle of the built- in flash of the
camera etc., it will n
ot cause any e ffect on pictures.
If the camera power is t urned off or lens is detached whil e the Optical
tabilizer fu nction is in operation, the len s may emit a chattering nois e, but
this is not a malfunction.
Optical St abilizer fea ture can work with the Nikon AF cameras sho wn in the
following table. When using this lens
with other camera model s not listed in
the following table, please set the
OS position Switch to OFF to cancel the
abilizer fu nction.
Digital SLR Cameras and F6, F5, F
100, F80/N80, U (F65/N65), U 2
From our homepage, you can check the latest informatio n regarding the
camera models, which can be used
with Optical Stabilizer function.
TRIPOD SOCKET A
This lens is equi
pped with a tripod socket. When you loosen the loc king knob on
the collar, the lens and camera can rotate freely to easily p
osition the camera
horizontally or vertically (fig
REMOVE THE TRIPOD COLLAR
It is possible to remo ve the lens’ tripod socket, for more convenien t
, if desired. T o d o so, first loosen the tripod c ollar
locking knob, and, align the inde
x mark of the collar , with the ▼ REMOVE
Then, pull the tripod collar straight back, as shown in Fig.7, removing th e
When you wish to re
-attach the tripod collar to the lens, pleas e reverse the
Please, do not set the tripod collar to the ▼ position, REMOVE except when
you are removing, or a
ttaching, the tripod collar, as the lens may
inadvertently detach from the coll
ar and fall. Also, please remember to
tighten the locking knob to pr
event the lens from rotating uninte ntionally .
When the lens is mounted o
n the camera, the tripod collar cann ot 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 used with Sigma’s 1.4x EX or 2.0x EX Apo T
(optional), becoming a 210-700
mm F7-9 telephoto zoom lens or a
300-1000mm F10-13 telephoto zoom lens
respectively （ both can be used in
manual focus only
Do not use other manufactur ers’ teleconverter’s, only those list ed 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 using with DSLR
bayonet t ype detachable `hood is provided with the lens. T his lens hood
helps to prevent flare and ghosted images caused b
y extraneous light.
Attach the hood and turn clockwise until it stop
s rotating. (fig.9)
Zoom Lock Switch
pt Pent ax AF and SONY mount)
Filter Attachment T hread
Focus Index Line
Mode S witch