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Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM SLD Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital DSLR Camera
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- Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras; 3 Years Warranty
- 10x high zoom ration ultra telephoto zoom lens
- Offers Sigma's OS System allowing handheld photography even in low-light situation
- HSM ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus,3 year warranty
- Four SLD glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom rangeSpecifications
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Image Stabilization||4 stops claimed^normal and panning modes|
|Included Components||Petal Lens Hood, Front & Rear Lens Caps, Carry Cas|
|Item Dimensions||4.09 x 4.09 x 8.62 inches|
|Item Display Weight||2,000 grams|
|Item Weight||4.34 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||1.80 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||3 Years Warranty|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.5 - F6.3|
|Maximum Focal Length||500 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm FF|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||50 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||22|
|Number of Groups||16|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||95 mm|
|Shipping Weight||6.8 pounds|
|Style Name||Nikon Digital DSLR Camera|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
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|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon (DX)|
|Dimensions||4.09 inches x 8.62 inches x 4.09 inches||3.58 inches x 6.73 inches x 3.58 inches||3.15 inches x 5.67 inches x 3.15 inches||5 inches x 10.1 inches x 5 inches|
|Item Weight||4.34 pounds||2.95 pounds||1.64 pounds||4.3 pounds|
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|Maximum Aperture||4.5||4.5||4.5||5 f|
|Max Focal Length||500 mm||400 mm||300 mm||600|
|Min Focal Length||50 mm||80 mm||70 mm||150|
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Sigmas APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is an advanced optical design of this 10x power high-performance zoom lens that covers the standard-to-super-telephoto range, now with the added advantage of Sigmas own Optical Stabilization which offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Sigma is the only one to offer OS for Sony and Pentax mount where the image is stabilized in the viewfinder if chosen.
For many photographers, having an "all-in-one" lens is an absolute dream. Especially for nature photographers, the idea of a lens suitable for landscape photography at the short end of the zoom range, while still having enough reach for wildlife is a great option. Add to that, the ability to close focus on small objects in the field such as flowers and its the perfect backpackers lens. Four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom range and super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. With no need to change lenses, there is less chance of dirt or moisture entering the camera and fouling the imaging sensor.
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50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Sigma’s APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is an advanced optical design of this 10x power high-performance zoom lens that covers the standard-to-super-telephoto range, now with the added advantage of Sigma’s own Optical Stabilization which offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Sigma is the only one to offer OS for Sony and Pentax mount where the image is stabilized in the viewfinder if chosen.
For many photographers, having an “all-in-one” lens is an absolute dream. Especially for nature photographers, the idea of a lens suitable for landscape photography at the short end of the zoom range, while still having enough reach for wildlife is a great option. Add to that, the ability to close focus on small objects in the field such as flowers and it’s the perfect backpackers’ lens. Four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom range and Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. With no need to change lenses, there is less chance of dirt or moisture entering the camera and fouling the imaging sensor.
The filter size of this lens is diameter 95mm and the lens is supplied with a step down ring enabling digital cameras with an APS-c size image sensor to use an diameter 86mm filter.
*It is not possible to use a Polarizing filter with the step down ring. If you attach a Polarizing filter, you may not be able to remove it from the lens again.
Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 104.4x219 mm/4.1x8.6 in
Weight: 1970g / 69.5oz.
Since 1961, and with the recent introduction of Sigma Global Vision, we have worked toward one single, simple goal: To hold ourselves to the highest standard of design & manufacturing of imaging products. Photography is all we do. And it’s all we’ve done. So you can rest assured that it’s something we know extensively and care deeply about. You have a vision. We’ve made it our mission.
- High powered ultra-telephoto zoom lens
- Optical stabilization compensates for camera shake
- Carrying case, lens hood, front & rear caps
Top Customer Reviews
- Sturdy feel to the lens
- Impressive focal length range.
- Good picture quality throughout the range (speaking as a non-pro)
- OS pretty good. Taking acceptable quality hand-held shots at full extension in bright sun.
- Autofocus not working out-of-the-box. Of note that this lens was NOT in the serial number range specified by SIGMA's customer alert.
- Very poor response time on queries to SIGMA's tech service.
- Some (minor) vignetting noticable at longer focal lengths.
- Does not work with my TAMRON teleconverter even though this TC does function with my Cannon lens.
Returning the lense for replacement through AMAZON due to the autofocus issue. Will see how well the next one does.
Received replacement lense from AMAZON with working autofocus. Took it out today for extensive testing and am well pleased so far. Focal range is impressive and am getting good shots throughout the range. OS function gives reasonable good shots even when hand held at 500MM. Normally use with a monopod however.
Tempted to upgrade my rating from 2 to 4 stars however will leave it at 3 for time being. Issues:
- Continued poor SIGMA customer service. My email requesting Tech assistance after first lens' failure is now 5 days old with no response from SIGMA. In same period I returned original lens to AMAZON, got a replacement and tested it (kudos to AMAZON Customer Service). Had similar poor response experience with SIGMA when I was originally researching the lens.
- Some residual caution about reliability of the autofocus function. Seems to be a fairly common issue with this lense.Read more ›
Image color is great, with vivid contrast. I had a few bird shots at fully extended 500mm and they turned out to be great pictures. CA is minimum too, only slightly visible when fully zoomed in, and no worse than my 70-200+1.7 combo. Focus is fast, even though it has always been a challenge for me when shooting sports and moving animals. Build is very solid. It's about the same length as the Nikon 70-200mm VRII without the hood, and about 20% wider. Maybe I am already used to the 70-200mm, this lens is not as heavy as I expected, maybe just a little heavier, and certainly handheldable. The OS certainly helps, and I can shoot handheld 500mm at 1/30sec with good image quality. The OS can be turned to 'off', '1', or '2'. When not shooting at high shutter speed, I used '1' only and I suppose '2' is for shooting from moving car on a bumpy road. I haven't tried manual focus yet. Zoom in and out is a little tight, and that might be the only negative I can find with this lens so far.Read more ›
Both Lenses were adequately sharp, but I would have to agree with others who have commented, I really think that the 50-500 is the slightly sharper of the two. Teamed with my D7000, Color and contrast has also been very good.
After taking this lens to Alaska and shooting nearly 5,000 shots with it... I am truly impressed. Build quality is impressive & this lens has a solid feel in your hands. Most of my shots were free-hand of Eagles, Bears, and such... Only a few times was I disappointed in a shot, and they were ALL in very dark situations. A tribute to their OS, and a knowledge of what you can accomplish with it.
This lens IS my "walk around lens" I do most of my shooting outdoors. Birds, mammals, butterflies, or whatever catches my eye. I have also used this lens quite a bit with a 12mm extension ring for macro shots. Setting my f-stop to 14-20, I am able to get GOOD quality macro shots using this lens/extension tube combination.
I am truly a fan of the versatility this lens delivers. Literally from the moment I stepped off of the plane in Alaska, I began taking pictures of Windflowers & wild Foxglove. From there I backed off the zoom and took scenery pictures, and EVERYTHING in between. Sure a f1.8 50mm may have taken better scenery shots, but if you are like me, I HATE CHANGING LENSES, and the shots that I did get were completely acceptable.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this lens here on Amazon LFI camera lens does not work autofocus, did not know that there was a recall of sigma on the poor function of this lens, the LFI camera should... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
You can make some great shots with this lens that is a fact and is a lot of fun to use because of its range. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert Weller
I already had a Sigma 150-500 mm, which I was very happy with. But a lightning deal came up for this 50-500mm, and I had a trip booked for Alaska to Brooks Lodge/Falls in July... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jim
Seems to be working fine but came with the hood broken. I guess packing and almost $800 leen with just some plastic is good enough for them.Published 6 months ago by Guillermo Saborio V
the lens probably was fine, but it was huge. Much larger than i anticipated. it was way out of my league. I don't know what i expected, but it was not this. i sent it back. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dale