Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM

Announced Jan 31, 2008 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha
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I used this lens for about 18 months with a Nikon D90 and had some pretty good results particularly for wildlife. It manages to lock on to fast moving wildlife pretty quickly and together with the stabliser produces some sharp images. It does take a bit of practice to get used to the weight of the lens+camera when you not using it with a tripod, as I usually do. My main issue, and I still haven't confirmed if it's the lens or the camera is this. Randomly the display on the D90 starts flashing ...

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I have never used a lens that went out to 500mm in either film or digital so when I rented a Sigma 150-500mm last week I had nothing to go on other than various reviews and comments. Like many people I have been intrigued by what a Nikon mount Tamron 150-600 might be able to deliver, but that looks to be a couple of months away. So when a snap decision to take a week's holiday in Tofino on Vancouver Island presented itself I decided to rent the Bigma. I truly am impressed. The capabilities of ...

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I have used this lens for about four months now for shooting wildlife, events, architecture and people. Pros: (1) Does what it says on the cover: you get very reasonable clarity and 500mm zoom without breaking the bank. (2) Excellent for wildlife if you don't have to walk too far or need some wrist exercise, and an adequate bokeh for medium range natural portrature and event photography.

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Klindar
 
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Have had this lens since shortly after it was introduced and really cannot fault it apart from speed. Your technique will prove a challenge before any limitations of the optics. I have some exotic Nikkors and this unit comes surprisingly close over most of the FX frame with just a bit more fall-off from that in the corners where it seldom matters. If there's sample variation in quality then I certainly have one of the good ones. Even at 500 mm wide open it's very sharp and no CA. Wildlife ...

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I have used the lens for a couple of years at airshows and auto racing events. Consistent picture quality every time. Like a previous review, using it at these events is a work out. After 6 hours of shooting, you can feel it in your arms and shoulders. But the images it captures is well worth the still muscles the next day.

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Teru Kage
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Review of the Nikon mount version. I've had this lens for 3 years and use it mostly for birds and lunar photography and it's given me some very satisfying photos. It performs pretty well for the price that you pay for it. OS generally gives 2~3 stops of leeway and HSM is accurate (but can't compete with AF-S). The f/6.3 max at 500mm requires more light, but then you need to take into consideration that f/4 tele lenses cost at least 3 times as much as what you pay for the Sigma. Plus, I shoot ...

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I have had this lens now through 2 airshow seasons and it has been a workhorse. I use this lens mostly for airshows and wildlife and birds. It has worked perfectly with no issues at all. The reach is incredible and produced solid shots one after another. I shoot handheld and the OS comes in handy for that reason alone. Turn off the OS when panning and shooting pictures of fighter jets going 600MPH. I am a large 6 foot 1 male and 200 pounds, this lens will wear me out by the very ...

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è circa un anno che uso questo obbiettivo con ottimi risultati, la stabilizzatore funziona benissimo e non serve quasi il cavalletto, anche se l'obbiettivo è abbastanza pesante, la messa a fuoco è sufficientemente veloce e precisa. Unica pecca dell'obbiettivo è l'alto consumo delle batterie, che durano relativamente poco con lo stabilizzatore d'immagine attivo

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