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)
AF TYPE CAMERA S
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, pleas e refer to the came ra’s
AX AF TYPE CAMERAS
This Lens fun
ctions same as a F AJ Ty pe (type withou t 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 ACHI NG TO CA MERA 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
cal contacts. Pleas e keep the m clean to en sure proper
n. T o av oid damaging the lens, be especial ly sure to pl ace the
lens with it
s front end d own while changi ng the lens.
This lens is pow
ered from the camera. Th e stabilizer unit will be placed to
a specific po
sition in the len s body and the n shooting will be possible
zer unit wil l switch to act ive statu s) regardles s of the OS Sw itch
active st atus will t ake approx imately a minute from turning
the camera on or depress
ing the shutter button “ha lf-way”.
The image in th e viewfinder lo oks like it is v ibrating af ter the camera is
turned on or tur
ned off. This is not a malfunction.
If you fix the c amera with the trip od or another meth od, please
he composition w hen the st abilize unit is in the active st atus.
seen through the viewfinde r will be dif ferent depe nding
on the power st
atus of the camera. If the act ive statu s is cancelled,
please press the shut
ter button “half- way”.
The sigma le
ns functions a utomatically af ter mounting t o your camer a.
to the camera in struction book .
cus operat ion, set the fo cus mode swit ch on the lens to “AF”
If you wish to fo
cus manually , set the fo cus mode switch o n the lens to the
Y ou ca n adjust the focus by turni ng the focus rin g.
For Nikon, Pentax a nd Sony mount s, it is only possible to use AF with
camera bodies w
hich support built- in motors. AF will not f unction if the
does not support this type of mot or .
T o av oid damaging A F mechanism, please d o not turn the focus ring
hile in the autofocus mode.
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 s cale. This is due to possi ble focus shif t resulting from
es in temperature which cause vari ous component s in
the lens to
expand and conta ct. S pecial allowance is made for this at
he Rubber gri p on the zoom ring to the de sired posit ion.
ABOUT OS (OPTICAL ST
ABILIZER) FEA TURES
This OS lens ef
fectively compe nsates for imag e blurring cause d by
Using the Op tical S tabilizer funct ion it is po ssible to get
s at shutter s peeds approx imately 4 stops slow er than you
t using the OS function.
OS switch to ON (fi g.2). Press the shutter butt on halfway down,
confirm the im
age in the v iewfinder is st able then take the pi cture. (It t akes
1 second to produce a st able image from the time of
depressing the sh
utter button halfway ).
Do not use t he Optical S tabilizer in t he following situations:
When the lens is mounted on a tripod. ▪ When using the camera in Bulb
The Optical S tabilizer functi on is powered from the camera. If the OS
lens is att
ached to y our camera and activated, shoot ing capa city of your
camera will be l
ower than with conventional l enses used w ith the same
camera. If you a
re not using OS, please turn OFF the OS sw itch, in
order to prev
ent unnecessary battery consumption.
Be sure to turn the OS switch to the posit OFF ion before att aching or
g the lens to th e camera.
The OS contin ues to oper ate after y ou release y our finger from the
n, as long as t he exposure met er display s the exposure
er remove the lens or r emove the camera’ s battery while the
ilizer is op erating as this could damage the lens.
Although the v iewfinder image m ay appear to sha ke immediately af ter
or at the st art of the fla sh charge cycl e of the camera’ s
sh, it will not c ause any ef fect to the pictures.
If the len s is detached from camera or the camera po wer is turn ed off
while the OS fun
ction is in operat ion, the lens m ay emit a chatterin g
noise, but this is not a malfu
For Sony and Pentax mounts, it i s only pos sible to use t he OS functio n,
ated in this lens , with came ra bodies which su pport motors
driven by ultra
sonic waves such as HSM. When using the OS func tion,
n off the optical stabi lizer funct ion of the camer a body and set
OS switch of the l ens to ON . W hen using the ca mera’s optica l
zer function, pl ease set the OS switch of the lens to OFF and turn
s optical stabili zer function on.
bayonet type detac hable hood is prov ided with the lens. T his 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 photog raphs using t he built-in fl ash, it is adv isable to
remove the lens
hood so as to av oid cutting of f any of the fl ash output,
cause a shad ow in the pi cture.
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.
DEPTH OF FIE
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 (5), the de pth of
field zone is show
n when the aperture F1 1 is used.
The depth of field scale can be used at a focal length of 70mm only .
Only one filter should be used at the time. T wo or more filters a nd/or
er filters, like a polarizin g filter , may cause vignetti ng.
When using a polarizing f ilter with AF camera, use th e “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 dama ge to the lens coating, keep 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 ge tting wet. It is ofte n impractical t o repair t he
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.
1 – 16
Angle of View
34.3 – 8.2°
76.5 x 124mm
(3.01 x 4.88 in)
Minimum Focusing Distance
Dimensions and w
eight include the SIGM A mount.
Filter Att achment Thread
Focus Index Line
Focus Mode Switch
Lens Hoo d