Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO

Lens Summary

Brand: Sigma

Also Known As: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 OS

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony Alpha

Release Date: 2010-02-20

MSRP Price: $1509

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Sigma's APO 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 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.

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length50-500mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony Alpha
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Nikon FX/35mm Film, Nikon DX, 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio10x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:3.1
Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/4.5-6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)46.8°-5.0°
Optical Information
Lens Elements22
Lens Groups6
Diaphragm Blades9
Aspherical Elements4 SLD glass elements
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance1.80m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size95mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions10.41 x 21.84cm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO diagram

MTF Chart

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO chart 50mm Sigma 50-500mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO chart 500mm


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Lisa Greenhalgh

has anyone done a review of this lens yet? Just bought one but I have an APS-C camera and want to understand how bad the distortion gets and whether to order something else? Complete beginner and need a lens for a safari I am going on at the end of the month and only have a budget of £850. As I am a beginner I don’t understand all the technical jargon. Decision, decisions, thanks

Tushar Joshi


Are there any Black Friday deals for Sigma Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO


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