September 11, 2007

Sigma 600/8 for Canon EF



This is the latest of Sigmas Mirror lenses. This was the only Mirror lens born with a Canon EF mount. That is - you don't need any adapter to mount this on your Canon EOS body.

This lens does work with newer Canon bodies like the EOS 30/33 and any of the new digital bodies. I do know that some older Sigma lenses (before 2001) needs a chip upgrade (it's free - or almost) to work on the newer bodies. So better check this if you want to buy a used older Sigma lens at eBay - you digital EOS might display Error99 when using it.

The new version (this one) has a focusing rubber grip with inclined lines. The older lens has straight lines.

The eBay prices are somewhere between 200 to 400 Euros. But be carefull, some photos of the lens are "stolen" from other sellers. They are easy to detect due to lines of the rubber grip. Sometimes, funny enough, the "fake" sellers at ebay are using images of two different lenses to sell one lens.

Technical Data

Released year-
Discontinued year-
Minimum aperture8
Elements/groups7/4
Minimum focus distance200 cm
Maximum magnification1:2.9
Minimum length121.0 mm
Maximum length134.5
Diameter99.0 mm
Weight0.830 kg
Front Filter diameter95
Rear Filter diameter30.5
Hood mount-
Autofocus (AF)no


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3 comments:

lense said...

You should remove the boiler plate about the chip upgrade this only applies to AF lens not manual focus versions

lense said...

You should remove the boiler plate about the chip upgrade this only applies to AF lens not manual focus versions

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