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

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

Product Summary

Overview

For those who are looking for a single lens to carry at all times to cover everything from standard angle to telephoto then the Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO is a lens that is simply irreplaceable. It has a fantastic 10x optical zoom range (50-500mm) and comes with a number of Sigma’s optical technologies to ensure it is a winner all the way. The lens is ideally suitable for a wildlife photographer who wants a single lens that he can use in all situations. At the same time the lens is also suitable for standard everyday photography. Optimized for the large image circle of a full frame DSLR the lens can also be used with APS-C DSLRs with a crop factor of 1.5x. This gives the lens an effective focal length of 750mm on a 35m format equivalent.

Optical Stabilization is beyond doubt a critical component of a lens that goes from standard to a super telephoto range. Sigma claims that the new OS technology provides up to four stops of image stabilization for the lens. If you’re a Sony or Pentax user the image that you see in the viewfinder is optically stabilized providing ease and comfort of composing. Additionally the lens also has Sigma’s silent auto-focusing technology known as HSM (Hyper-sonic Motor). The lens can be used with Sigma’s 1.4X MF and 2X MF tele converters which further give it a further focal length reach.

The lens has a total of 22 elements arranged in 6 groups and the diaphragm of the lens is composed of 9 rounded blades. It has an external dimension of 4.1×8.6”. The weight of the lens is 1970 grams. Also check Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sample Images by Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS on Flickr

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

Lens Construction 16 Groups /22 Elements
Angle of view 46.8° – 5°
F stop range 22
Closest Focusing Distance 19.7-70.9 in./ 50-180cm
Max Magnification 1:3.1 (f=200mm)
Filter Size 95 with 86mm step down adapter
Dimensions (Le x D) 8.6″ x 4.1″ / 219mm x 104.4mm
Weight 19702g / 69.5oz.

 

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