Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF

Lens Summary

Brand: Sigma

Also Known As: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8

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: $25999

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Sigma’s APO 200-500mm F2.8/400-1000mm f/5.6 EX DG, is the first large-aperture ultra telephoto lens to have an f/2.8 aperture at 500mm. With its specially designed attachment mounted becomes a 400-1000mm f/5.6 ultra telephoto lens capable of auto-focus shooting. It has ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass for maximum correction of aberrations. Perfect fast moving nature subjects and sports such as surfing, polo and soccer and as it excels at tracking fast moving objects it is a great surveillance lens. Here, Sigma’s achievement is unsurpassed and stands alone.

Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length200-500mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon, Nikon (APS-C)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio2.5x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:7.7
Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)12.3° - 5°
Optical Information
Lens Elements17
Lens Groups13
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements3
Aspherical Elements1 SLD glass element
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance5.00m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size72 mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions236 x 726 mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsGreen

Lens Construction

Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 MTF Chart 200m
Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 MTF Chart 500mm


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More practical to get a 200/2 and 1.4, 1.7, and 2x teleconverters.

And still have money left for a 600/4 + Nikon D4 or Canon 1DX