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Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta A Mount USA

B&H # SI50045DGMAF MFR # 184205
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  • For Sony/Minolta A Mount

This Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta A Mount lens is an Apochromatic ultra-telephoto lens for Sony or Minolta cameras with an A-mount. It has 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.

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.
Performance
Focal Length 500mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
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
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Environmental
Physical
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 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta A Mount
  • 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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    Sigma500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta A Mount
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Perfect Tele-Lens and affordable

    By alaskalars

    from Bern, Switzerland

    About Me Semi-Professional

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    Pros

    • Fast autofocus
    • Reliable
    • Sharp crispy pix

    Cons

    • Not weather sealed

    Best Uses

    • Low light
    • Wildlife Photography

    Comments about Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta A Mount:

    Use the lense mostly to tke pix of wildlife in the Alps. With the Sony A77 (steady shot inside on) and the sigma 500mm f4.5 you can take perfect pictures without a tripod down to 1/320 sec. Okay, it needs a little bizeps but with a little training you can manage that. It's a great lense for dawn and dusk. I do not like the bag. I expected something more useful. Also would have been willing to pay some more, but have a long lense case, like the ones from [@]. Fast and presise autofocus.

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