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Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG 35mm Zoom

5 star rating
                      5 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $589.00

  • Camera FormatDigital SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length135mm - 400mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4.5-f/5.6
    Min Aperturef/32
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance78.7 in
    Diaphragm Blades9 Blades
    Picture Angle6.2 - 18.2 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size77 mm
    Groups / Elements13 Elements in 11 Groups
    Designed for Digital CameraYes
    Diameter3.4 in
    Length7.2 in
    Weight43.9 oz
    Product ID29106110

Product Description

This compact ultra-telephoto zoom lens is optimized for digital SLR cameras. It is ideal for sports, nature, wildlife, and landscape photography. The new multi layer lens coating and lens design reduce flare and ghost, and also creates an optimum color balance and better picture quality through the entire zoom range. This lens uses one aspherical lens and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glasses for excellent correction of various chromatic aberrations. It provides excellent image quality for digital and film SLR cameras.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gilliamhome a Professional

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2008

Strengths:    Heavy duty construction, super fast auto focus with the Olympus E3. Lens comes in a nice travel case, with lens caps and shade. Sharp and dependable throughout the zoom range from 135 to 400mm. Critical focusing is easily achieved through MF feature and eyepiece. Sharp focus able to make craters on the Moon seem so very close. Bottom line is I really like this lens.

Weaknesses:    Not so much a weakness - but an element to consider, if you are weak in forearm strength, you might find this lens too heavy for backpacking or travel shooting. I am not bothered by this factor and have become very creative in finding platforms to gain a firm, steady shot of my subjects.

Bottom Line:   
Zoom Telephoto 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG Aspherical Autofocus Lens for Olympus Digital Cameras (Four Thirds System). A great lens for the money. I know that to be a purist, a fixed 400mm would be better to use than a zoom. However, as a traveler and backpacker - this lens proves to be the best choice. Sharp throughout the the full zoom span, not so heavy it can't be handheld at ISO 200-320. I do look for a brace point when using whenever possible. A mono-pod is recommended for long shooting sessions. Coupled with the Olympus LIVE VIEW, and Image Stabilization, this lens has become a favorite.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $589.00

Purchased At:   B&H Photo

Similar Products Used:   NA

Type of photography:   Other

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