Sigma 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 EX OS APO RF
Sharp, well built, solid, good value. The stabilization (OS) works. Some vignetting on FX at the wide end. The focus motor is slow and noisy.
Rating: Ed: 75, User: - (normalized, 0=useless, 50=average, 100=excellent).
Mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SD.
Optical zoom: 5x.
Close focus distance (CFD): 180 cm / 5.91 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:5 / 0.2X.
Focus: AF (built-in, gear-type).
Filter diameter: 77 mm.
L x D, W: 190 x 95 mm, 1770 g.
Approximate street price: USD 900 (new, w/o tax).
Sigma is a family owned manufacturer of photographic equipment founded in 1961 in Japan. The company's main business is to manufacture third party lenses. However they also produce third party flash units and, since 2002, their own line of DSLR and compact cameras. Sigma's digital cameras use a special sensor, developed by Foveon, that records full color information for every pixel. In late 2008 Sigma acquired Foveon.