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Sigma Telephoto 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS USA

You Pay: $4,999.00

This Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM lens is an Apochromatic ultra-telephoto lens with a fast f/4.5 maximum aperture, and it incorporates two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum. Internal focus enables responsive and fast autofocus speed.

The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras.

By adding the optional Sigma APO teleconverter, you can use this lens as a 700mm f/6.3 MF ultra-telephoto lens with a 1.4x EX teleconverter, or as a 1000mm f/9 MF ultra-telephoto lens with a 2x teleconverter.

Powerful and silent Hyper Sonic Motor enables fulltime manual focus override.
EX lens series denotes excellence of engineering and new technology.
A rotatable 46mm drop-in filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel facilitates the use of filters including a polarizing filter.
Focal Length 500mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance 13.12' (4.00 m)
Magnification 0.12x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
Elements/Groups 11/8
Diaphragm Blades 9
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Filter Thread Rear:46 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 4.8 x 13.8" (12.19 x 35.05 cm)
Weight 6.82 lb (3.09 kg)
Sigma Telephoto 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
  • Front Slip-on Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Soft Case
  • Two 46mm Rear Drop-In Filters:
  • Circular Polarizer
  • Normal (UV)
  • Front Protective Filter
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.

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    SigmaTelephoto 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

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    Great Lens

    By tarabird

    from New York, New York

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer


    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged


      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma Telephoto 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

      I was torn being a Canon user for years and buying a non-Canon lens. The price was $1300.00 less than the Canon 500mm. Weight and size were an issue also, the lens head is smaller and fits better in traveling cases. Carrying this lens (6.9 lbs) on a monopod you will notice the difference. I have submitted photo using this lens to my mentor who has a Canon 500mm lens and he did not see a difference.

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