Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Lens

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Key Features

  • 120-300mm focal length
  • 180-450mm equivalent focal length on APS-C
  • F2.8 constant maximum aperture; F22 minimum
  • 105mm filters
  • 1.50m/59.06" minimum focus
  • Dust and splash proof
  • Includes lens case, hood, and tripod mount
  • Available in Canon EF, Nikon F Mount, and Sigma SA mounts
  • Compatible with Sigma's USB Dock for firmware updates and focus calibration

Product Description

The Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG HSM OS is the first lens introduced into Sigma's Sports category. Designed for full frame cameras but can work with APS-C sized sensors as well, the 120-300 F2.8 has a large aperture and versatile focal length, ideal for a wide range of photography. Equipped with state of the art technology such as a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), an Optical Stabilizer (OS) and inner focusing and zooming. The HSM allows for a quiet, fast, and accurate autofocusing while the OS compensates for camera shake while shooting by hand. Two FLD glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite, are incorporated with one SLD element to reduce color aberration at the highest degree. The Sports category offers not only a higher level of customization through the Sigma USB dock, but also has a dust and splash proof design.


Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 120–300 mm
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA Bayonet
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22.0
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Aperture notes rounded
Elements 23
Groups 18
Minimum focus 1.50 m (59.06)
Autofocus Yes
Full time manual Unknown
Weight 2950 g (6.50 lb)
Diameter 124 mm (4.88)
Length 291 mm (11.46)
Sealing Yes
Filter thread 105 mm
Tripod collar Yes


User Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars
  • metaphore, Nov 7, 2013 GMT:
    Best Tele-Zoom I ever had

    This fast, sharp and very useful lens is a dream for every fotographer, which like to take photos of animals an sports. Pricing is also very interesting. Great lens!

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  • MichaelVadon, Feb 9, 2014 GMT:
    Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM SPORTS at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City

    I decided to bring the lens to fashion week and use it almost exclusively. Usually I will use the Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS II, but I thought I needed to change things up. I did my post processing with DXO Optics 9 converting from raw to jpg. I did not do any re-touching on the faces. All I did was fix the white balance which I had determined by meter to be at about 2700 kelvin. I process all photos through DXO Optics 9 with the "Prime" noise reduction setting. I do just a tad bit of sharpening. ...

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  • Jack Preston, Mar 20, 2014 GMT:
    Excellent lens

    Purchased this lens for wildlife photography in a dusty location. It did not disappoint. Used it with my 5D MIII and a canon 1.4X v2 tele extender. Focus was fast and accurate. Zoom was smooth and most helpful when we were able to get close to large animals. Got some great shots. (If interested check my recent web page folders for Kenya and Tanzania. Web site is at The lens is heavy, but it was easy to use in a safari vehicle as its balance point with my camera was at the ...

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Questions & Answers


Has any news of a release date been posted for the third generation 120-300 f2.8?
Yukonica asked
2 years ago




Hi guys i am thinking about buying a sigma 120-300mm f2.8 lens for my nikon d7000 body.Will they work well together?I will be using this set up for fast moving sports.

1 year ago


The OS is pretty good on that lens so it should work well.  But you are really a lot better off asking in the Nikon forum as they can answer how it behaves on a Nikon body, most here will have used the Sigma lens on a Sigma body. Continue Reading

1 year ago Continue Reading

bloomheartsinfo answered
1 year ago

They should work well together, but consider the crop sensor magnification, as this a full-frame lens. Continue Reading

CanonForLyf answered
1 year ago

Warranty Information

"Beginning July 1, 2013, all brand new Sigma Products purchased from authorized Sigma dealers are covered under the 1 year America warranty (North and South America) and U.S.A. extended warranties for a period of three (3) years against defects in manufacturing and workmanship only. Your warranty period begins the day you purchase your Sigma camera, lens and/or flash and runs for a total period of four years from that date (please refer to the warranty policy included with your product)."

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