Thank you very much for p
urchasing a Sigma Lens . In order to get the maximum
performance and enjoyment out of your Si
gma lens, please read this instruction booklet
thoroughly before yo
u start to use the lens.
ON OF THE P A RTS (fi g.1)
Filter Attac hment Thread
Focus Index Line
Focus Mode Switch (SIGMA S/ CANON AF / NIKON A / FOUR THIRDS)
Lens Ho od
These are special
lenses that are designated for di gital cameras because the lens i mage
circle is desi
gnated to correspond to t he size of the i mage sensors of most digital SLR
cameras. The speciali
zed design gives these l enses the ideal properti es for digital cameras.
An image se nsor element larger than those correspo nding to APS -C cannot be used i n
gi ta l cameras or 35mm SLR cameras. If s uch an element is used vignetting will occur
on the picture surface.
If you use SD 14 / SD10 / SD9 digital cameras, correspo nding angle of vie w will be
TT ACHING TO CA M ERA BODY
When this l
ens is attach ed to t he ca mera 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 l ens mount surface, there are a number of coupl ers and electrica l contacts.
Please keep t
hem clean to ensure proper co nnection. T o avoid damagi ng the lens, be
y sure to place the lens with its fro nt end down while changi ng the lens.
Many access ories such as rear mounted tel econverters, exte nsion tubes, etc., are
y made for designated lenses. Before yo u purchase s uch accessories, pl ease
check your Sigma lens to determine that i
t is compatible and th at the accessori es will
function properly with it.
ING THE E XPOSUR E MODE
The sigma lens functi
ons automatically after mounting to yo ur camera. Please, refer to the
camera instruction book.
NG A ND ZOO MING
AF and CANON AF
For autofocus operati
on, set the foc us mode swi tch on the lens to t“ he AF” posi tion (fig.2). If
you wish to focus ma
nually , set the focus mode switch on the lens to the “ M” position. Y ou
can adjust the focus by turni
ng the focus rin g.
NIKON AF and
For autofocus operati
on, set the camera to AF mod e a nd set the focus mode sw itch on the
lens to the
“ AF” positi on (fig.2). If you wish to foc us manually , set the focus mod e switch on
e ns t o t he “po M” si ti on. Y o u c an a dj us t the foc us by turning the focus ri ng. (In 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 ad just t he f oc us b y t ur ning th e fo cus ri ng.
Please refer to camera ’ s in stru ctio n man ual f or details on c’s hanging the cam era
The viewfinder of some Nikon AF camer as have indicators to display the focus status.
● ” symbol i“ ndicates that correct focus has been set,
” i ndicates that focus is
set in front of the subject, and “
” i ndicates 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 v isib le.
T o avoid dam aging AF mechanism, please do not turn the focus ring manuall y while in
the autofocus mode.
W hen operating this lens in manual focus mode, it is recommended 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 res ulting from extrem e changes i n temperature w hich cause
nt s in the l ens to expand and contact. S pecial allowance is mad e for
this at the infinity settin
In the case of Four T hirds lenses, t he fS unct i on o f AF - mode with MF ove rride is not
Rotate the Rubber grip on t
he zoom ring to the desi red positi on.
bayonet type detachabl e hood is provided with the lens. T his lens hood helps to prevent
flare and g
hosted images ca used by bright il lumination from outside t he picture area.
Attach the hood and turn clockwi
se until it stops rot ati on. (fig.3)
W hen ta ki ng ph oto gra p hs usi ng t he b uil t - in flash, it is advi sable to remove t he lens hood
so as to avoid cutting off an
y of the fl ash o utput, which could cause a shadow in th e
In order t o place the l ens and hood i nto the storage case , you must fi rst remove t he
hood, then replace i
t on the lens in the rev erse positi on. (fig. 4)
I LT E R
W hen mounting or removing the fil ter , the l ens should be in the manual focus mod e, and
ul d be held by the fro nt of the lens barrel in order to avoid damagi ng the lens and
Only one fil ter should be used at the ti me. T wo or more fi lters and/or special thicker
filters, like a polarizing fil
ter , may cause vignett i ng.
W hen us ing a polari zing filter with AF camera, use the “ ci rcu lar ” type.
AS I C C ARE AN D S T OR AGE
Avoid any shocks or e xposure to extreme high or low temperat ures or to humidi ty .
For extended storage, choose a cool and dry place, preferabl y with good ve ntilation. T o
damage to t he lens coating, keep a way from mothball s or naphthalene gas.
Do not use thinner , benzi ne or other organic cleaning agents to remove dirt or finger
prints from the lens elements. Clean by usi
ng a soft, moistened lens cloth or l ens
Thi s lens is not waterproof. W hen you use the le ns in the rain or near water, keep it
from getting wet.
It i s often impractical to repair the internal mechanism, l ens elements
c components damaged by water.
Sudden temperat ure changes may cause condensati on or fog to appear on the surface
of the lens.
W hen entering a warm room from the cold outdoors, it i s advisable to keep
the lens in the case
until the temperature of the lens approac hes room temperature.
n 8 - 8
Angle of View
69.3 – 27.9 °
Minimum Focusing Distance
25cm (0.82 ft)
ia. ×L ength 67.5 × 62mm ( 2.66 × 2.44 ) in
ght 250g ( 8.8 oz)
d weight include the S IGMA mount.
The CE Mark is a Di
rective conformity mark of the European
(Deutschland) G mbH
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