Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM

Lens Summary

Brand: Sigma

Also Known As: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA

Release Date: 2008-01-31

MSRP Price: $1019

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 is ultra telephoto zoom designed for Full Frame sensors but may also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 255mm to 850mm on the Sigma SD format. An Optical Stabilizer (OS) allows for handheld photography even in low light scenarios, while a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet, high speed, and accurate autofocusing. This unique lens is an excellent optical performer featuring three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements for optimum color correction and sharpness throughout the entire zoom range, rear focusing system corrects for fluctuation of aberration due to focusing. It compact size of a mere 10 inches and weight of only 4 pounds for its focal length make it a must have for any camera bag.

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length150–500mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Nikon FX/35mm Film, Nikon DX,35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Zoom Ratio3.33x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:5.2
Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/5-6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)16.4°- 5°
Optical Information
Lens Elements21
Lens Groups15
Diaphragm Blades9
Aspherical Elements3 SLD glass elements
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)Yes
Rear FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance2.20m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size86mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions95 x 252mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM lens construction

MTF Chart

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM chart


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Al Floer

I love this lens. I shoot car races, that have lots of varying speed and angles. I get rock solid pictures with this lens. I have had to learn the focusing features of the camera body that once I learned this the photos are great. I use a Canon 7D MKII and a 6D bodies. It took a little time to figure out the combination of the body and the lens working together. It has helped me sell many photos and enlargements to many customers. Sure there are many great lenes and many much better than this, but I’ll put my photos up against many others and win. IT can get heavy and I need a mono pod to use it, but I can still take some photos without it, but not suggested. I would like to have the 150-600 sports as I could only dream of the shots I can get with that one. Don’t use the 150 and 500 end points.