you very much f or purchasi ng a Si gma LensIn order t . o get the ma ximum
nce and enj oyment o ut of your Sigm a lens, pl ease read t his inst ruction
thoroug hly befo re you start to use the lens.
ON OF THE P A RTS (fig.1)
ese are special lenses that are designated for digi tal cameras because the lens im age
circle is desi
gnated to correspond to t he size of the image se nsors of most di gital SLR
cameras. The speciali
zed design gives these l enses the ideal properti es for digita l cameras.
An image sensor element l arger than those corresponding to AP S -C cannot be used in
digital cameras or 35mm SLR
cameras. If s uch an element is used vi gnetting will occur
on the picture surface.
If you use SD 14 / SD10 sponding angle of vi / SD9 di gital cameras, corre ew will be
TT A CHI NG TO CA ME RA BODY
When this lens is attached to the camera body it will automatically function in the same way
as your normal lens.
Please refer to the instructi on booklet for your camera body .
On the lens mount s urface, there are a number of couplers and ele ctrical contacts.
Please keep t
hem clean to ensure pro per co nnection. T o avoid damaging the l ens, be
y sure to place the lens with its front end do wn while changing t he lens.
Many accessories s uc h as rear mo unted teleconverters, e xtension tubes, etc., are
y made for designated l enses. Before yo u purchase s uch accessories, pl ease
check your Sigma lens to determine that i
t is compatible an d that the accessori es will
function properly with it.
ING THE E XPOSURE MODE
The sigma lens functi
ons automatically after mounting to yo ur camera. Please, refer to the
camera instruction book.
NG A ND ZOOMING
AF and CANON AF
For autofocus operati
on, set the foc us mode switch on t he lens to the“ AF” positi on (fig.2). If
you wish to focus ma
nually , set the focus mode switch on the lens to the “ M” posi tion. Y ou
dj ust the fo c us by tur ni ng t he f oc us r ing .
NIKON AF and
For autofocus operati
on, set the camera to AF mode and se t t he focus mode switch on t he
lens to the
“ AF” positi on (fig.2). If you wish to focus ma nually , set the focus mode s witch on
e ns t o t he “ M” positi on. Y ou can adjust the foc us by turning the focus ring. (I n the case
Fo ur - Third s cameras it is necessary to swi tch the camera to MF mode as well )
F and PENTA X AF
For autofocus operati
on, set the camera ’ s foc us mode to AF . If you wish to foc us manually ,
set the camera’s focus mode to “M”
a nd a dj ust the foc us b y t ur ning th e fo cus ri ng.
Please refer to camera ’ s inst ruct ion ma nua l for detailn s o changing t’s he camera
The viewfinder of some Nikon AF cameras have indicators to di splay the focus status.
● ” symbol“ indicates that correct focus has been set,
” indicates that focus is
set in front of the subject, and “
” indicate s that focus is set behind the subject. W hen
this AF lens is used with Nikon AF cameras in MF mode, please adj
ust th e lens’ focus
l the “ ● ” symbo l is vis ible .
T o avoid damagi ng AF mech a nism , please do not turn the focus ring manuall y while in
the autofocus mode.
When operating this lens in manual focus mode, it is recommen d ed that correct focus be
y in the viewfinder rathe r than relyi ng on the distance scale. Thi s is
due to possi
ble focus shift resul ting from extreme c hanges in temperwhich c at ure ause
nt s in the lens to expand and contact. S peci al allow ance is made for
this at the infinity setting.
In the case of Four Thirds l enses, t heS fu ncti o n of AF - mode wi th MF override is no t
Rotate the Rubber grip on t
he zoom ring to the desi red position.
Z》 ooL m ock Switch
This lens is al
so equipped with Zoom Lock Swi tch to eliminate the zoom creep w hen the
lens is tilted down. Please set zoomi
ng ring to 18 mm and set the zoom l ock switch to the
” positi. ( on fig.3)
NIFICA T ION
e indication of the lens as “ 1:xx” o n a focusing distance scale represent the magni fication
(commonly called the reprod
uction ratio). For e xample when you are in focus at t he “ 1:3”
ti o n on t he s ca le, a subject with an actual si ze of 3 cm will have an i mage size of 1cm
on the firm.
(fi g. 4)
bayonet type detachabl e hood is provided with the lens. This l ens h ood helps to prevent
flare and g
hosted images caused by bright ill umination from outside the pi cture area.
Attach the hood and turn clockwi
se until it stops rot ati on. (fig.5)
When taking pho
tographs usi ng the bui lt -in flash, it is advisabl e to remove the lens hood so
as to avoi
d cutting o ff any of the flash ou tput, which could cause a shadow i n the pictur e.
In order to pl ace the lens and hood into t he storage case, you m ust first remove the
hood, then replace i
t on the lens in the rev erse position. (fig. 6)
I LT E R
Only one filter should be used at the time. Two or more filters and/or sp eci al thicker
filters, like a polarizing fil
ter , may cause vignett i ng.
W hen us ing a pol arizing filter wi th AF camera, use the “ cir cular ” type.
AS I C C AR E AND S TO R AG E
Avoid any shocks or exposure to e xtreme high or l ow temperatures or to humidity .
For exten ded storag e, choose a cool and dry place, prefera bly with good v entilation. T o
avoid damage to t
he lens coating, keep a way from mothballs or naphthalene gas.
Do not use
thinner , benz ine or other or ganic clean ing agents to r emove dirt or finger pri nts
the lens element s. Clean by using a s oft, mo i stened lens cloth or lens tissu e.
This lens is not waterproof. When you use t he lens in the rain or near water , ke ep it
from getting wet.
It is often impractical to repair the internal mechanism, l ens e lements
c component s d amaged by wat er .
Sudden temperature changes may cause condensation or fog to appear o n the su r face
of the lens.
W hen entering a warm room from the cold out doors, i t is advisable to keep
the lens in the case
until the temperature of the lens approaches room temperature.
Minimum Focusing Distance
d weight include the S IGMA mount.
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Filter Attachment T hread
Dist ance Scale
Focus Index Line
SA / CANON AF / NIKON / F OUR THIRDS)
Lens Ho od
Zoom Lock Switch