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Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF

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Product Highlights
  • Zoom Super Telephoto
  • Compatible w/Sigma APO Teleconverters

This Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens is an ultra telephoto zoom lens ideal for nature, wildlife, or sports photography. This zoom range translates into an equivalent range of 225-750mm when used with a Nikon DX digital SLR camera with an APS-C size sensor.

The OS (Optical Stabilizer) system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 3-4 stops faster. This allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions.

The use of the OS (Optical Stabilizer) system, HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), APO apochromatic design, three elements of SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass, and multicoated optics all enable this lens to provide a high level of performance throughout its entire zoom range, as well as versatility. A rear focus system insures quick, convenient manual focus and a non-rotating front barrel.

The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance, while 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 210-700mm f/7-9 manual focus ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a 1.4X EX teleconverter, or as a 300-1000mm f/10-13 manual focus ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a 2X teleconverter.

Note! HSM lenses, while able to manually focus with all Nikon F-mount cameras, will not autofocus with certain older film AF cameras. This is the same limitation as with Nikon's own AF-S lenses. Incompatible models are: N60, N55, N8008/s, N6006, N5005, N4004 & N2020.

The OS system uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera. It works by moving an optical image stabilizing lens group, to effectively compensate for camera shake. It automatically detects movement of the camera and compensates for camera shake when shooting a moving subject such as motor sports.
The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) system ensures quiet and high-speed auto focusing with full time manual focus override.
Three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements provide excellent correction for chromatic aberration.
Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces ghost and flare.
Performance
Focal Length 150 - 500mm
Comparable DX Focal Length: 225 - 750 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 16.4° - 5°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.22' (2.20 m)
Magnification 0.19x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 21/15
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 86 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.7 x 9.9" (9.40 x 25.15 cm)
Weight 4.19 lb (1.90 kg)
Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • TS-31 Tripod Collar
  • Case
  • Strap
  • 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.
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Sigma150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF
     
    4.4

    (based on 254 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (124)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (112)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (187)
    • Strong construction (146)
    • Consistent output (125)
    • Easily interchangeable (110)
    • Durable (96)

    Cons

    • Heavy (147)
    • Poor in low light (36)
    • Lens creep (33)
    • Slow focus (19)
    • Blurry focus (5)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (172)
    • Sports/action (115)
    • Landscape/scenery (76)
    • Wildlife (50)
    • General purpose (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (117), Semi-pro photographer (48), Enthusiast (36), Pro photographer (14), Semi-professional (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (145), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Far exceeded expectations

    The one star reviews had me worried. Having used the lens for over a month I am extremely pleased with the results. I do hand-held shots of birds perched and in flight, and...Read complete review

    The one star reviews had me worried. Having used the lens for over a month I am extremely pleased with the results. I do hand-held shots of birds perched and in flight, and of the 500 photos I have taken only a couple have been rejected due to lens limitations. Good lighting is required. This lens gives me results that I could not have obtained with my Nikon 18-200 mm lens. One photo has an Eastern Phoebe with a bug in its bill and is crystal sharp. In good lighting I usually shoot at 1/1000 second to stop action in flight.. The very fast focus makes it possible to find and photograph birds in flight. The price is more than "right". Of course, other wildlife has been photographed with the same results. The lens is obviously heavy, and I recommend an extra support strap.

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    Sigma 150mm-500mm lens review

    Nice lens at a nice price. Focus not as sharpe as I would like. Auto focus a little slow especially shooting moving animals.

    Nice lens at a nice price. Focus not as sharpe as I would like. Auto focus a little slow especially shooting moving animals.

    Reviewed by 254 customers

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    4.0

    very good and very heavy

    By Cesar Gaiotto

    from Salto, São Paulo, Brasil

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

          its for birdwatching
          its the rigth choice
          its so heavy

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          5.0

          Telephoto

          By FMS

          from Virginia

          Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

          Love it, period.

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          4.0

          I would purchase this lens again

          By Harold

          from Rincon, Ga

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

          I read a lot of reviews on this lens before I purchased it. This is a very good lens even zoomed out to 500 if you set the aperture at f11. others have stated it is soft at 500 but mine is very sharp. It is heavy, i carried it for a 1 1/2 miles . The follow day I received my Lowepro 400 AW which I purchased from B&H also. I highly recommend B&H to anyone looking to purchase photo gear. Thanks B&H for the good prices and service.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very pleased with this lens

          By Bret

          from Dayton Ohio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Lens Creep
          • Poor in Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

          In nice bright light....this lens will kick butt!!..very nice piece of equipment.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Very good product

          By Norman

          from Stockton, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

            for enthusiastic photography mainly natures and wildlife.

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            • No

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            4.0

            bigger than it looks

            By frankie benka

            from spokane, wa

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                I've wanted this lens for a long time because I was shooting a lot of wildlife/nature but after I got it I realized it was just too much lens for my particular purposes.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excelente custo benefício

                By Lucas

                from Santa Catarina, Brasil

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                    Comprei esta lente para uso amador para fotografia de natureza e surf. É uma lente com ótimo custo benefício, tem uma qualidade de imagem muito boa e um excelente sistema anti-vibração.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Lens

                    By Daniel

                    from Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                    Great lens to have, for the money you won`t do better. Very good for wildlife, moon shots. AF is good, stabiliser is very good. Close up shots also very good.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Big Lens

                    By Deirdre

                    from Grand Rapids MI

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output

                    Cons

                    • Heavy
                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                    It took me a while to decide to purchase this lens. I take a number of pictures that require a reach and I was hoping this lens would be the one.

                    It is a great lens. I am happy with the quality of the pictures it takes.

                    The drawbacks have been outlined in previous reviews. It's really big. It's really heavy. And it's a little slow.

                    I will use it 90% of the time on my tripod. Glad I purchased it. A lot of the money.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Lens works well

                    By Steve

                    from Tennessee

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                      The image stabilization feature is great.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great lens, great price

                      By Brianb

                      from Massachusetts

                      Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                      After trying a few times to get a 2x teleconverter for my Nikon D5300 I was advised by a sales rep at B&H that a teleconverter would not work with my Nikon camera and lens set up. I contacted Nikon next and was told that was true, but they would gladly send me a list of Nikon lenses I could buy for a teleconverter or a Nikon 400 mm lens I could buy. I read reviews and decided on the Sigma 150 - 500 mm lens. Although the lens is to big for my camera bag it comes with a great case to hold it in. I have tried the lens in low light (dusk) handheld and photo's of the moon (tripod) and am greatly impressed pictures are clear and sharp. I have always bought Nikon camera's and lenses but I would not hesitate to buy a Sigma lens in the future for a lot less than a similar Nikon lens. And as for Nikon camera's after this episode I am not sure. B&H was great to deal with on returning my teleconverters and when I ordered my Sigma lens.

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                      5.0

                      Big lens does a big job

                      By Denny

                      from Nature Coast of Florida, USA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                      If you've never used a big lens before then the size is a bit startling. Once you get used to handling a large lens it handles well and looks very well put together.
                      I'm using it with a Nikon D5300 and it mates up easily and takes very nice pictures out to the full 500mm (on my crop sensor it's a 750mm equivalent) Focus is quick and accurate and the lens is sharp.

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                      5.0

                      Amazing lens!!

                      By JMP

                      from Boise

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                      This is a great lens! Although a bit on the heavy side - the added strap that comes with the lens truly helps off set the weight. I am happy with the results for both outdoor vistas, birds, and macro.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Nice Lens for the price

                      By Jon

                      from Baltimore, MD.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable

                      Cons

                      • Not Always Consistent
                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                      I enjoy taking photos of wildlife and wanted to get a little closer to my subjects, but didn't have the money for a prime lens from Nikon so I purchased this one.
                      Although it does get me closer to my subjects I find it must be used with a monopod or tripod for best results.
                      I would recommend this lens for someone on a budget, but if you can wait I'd save up for the comparable Nikon 80-400.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic lens for wildlife

                      By Picture lady

                      from Beckley, WV

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                        I purchased this lens to photograph wildlife, and I love to photograph birds. Great lens allows me to get sharp images without getting to close.

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                        5.0

                        Sigma 150 to 500mm Moon shot

                        By TGG

                        from Southern Pines, NC

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Price

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                        I use the lens for scenery pictures as we have been traveling frequently. The lens, for me, takes sharp pictures zoomed out to 500mm. It is heavy and I have been using a monopod where possible

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                        5.0

                        Great for Capturing Wildlife

                        By Jen in Colorado

                        from Parker, CO

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                        This is a good lens for bringing objects in closer. I took a wildlife cruise and got some great shots of bears and eagles with this lens.

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                        5.0

                        Great

                        By Big Jake

                        from Anaconda, MT

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                        So far the lens is great. I have taken some Sport Pictures and Wildlife and I am more than pleased with the results. I would recommend this lens to everyone looking for a large zoom.

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                        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Note for Nikon D5300 Owners

                        By Eric

                        from South Florida

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Lens Creep
                        • Slow Focus

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                        Be sure to contact B&H when ordering to make sure you're shipped a lens with the newest firmware from Sigma. Those lenses with the newest firmware have a sticker on the box saying it's "D5300 Compatible." Without the newest firmware the autofocus and OS will not work properly with the D5300. Sigma will provide the firmware update for free, you just have to pay to ship the lens to them in NY. You can read more about the firmware issue here: http://www.sigmaphoto.com/article/information-regarding-the-nikon-d5300-cameras.

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                        5.0

                        Great Lens for the price

                        By Photoray

                        from Sacramento, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Heavy
                        • Poor in Low Light

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF:

                        Great for shoting birds and wildlife. A lttle heavy, but still managible.

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