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

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  • K Mount Lens/ FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to 22
  • Three Special Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Lens Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Autofocus Motor
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Rear Focus System
  • Filter Diameter: 86mm
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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This Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F Mount is for DSLR cameras with a Nikon F lens mount. It is an ultra-telephoto zoom lens ideal for nature, wildlife, or sports photography. This lens is designed for full-frame cameras and is also compatible with APS-C format DSLRs. The zoom range translates into the approximate focal length equivalence of 225-750mm when used with APS-C cameras.

Hyper Sonic Motor enables fast, smooth and quiet auto focus and its rear focus system prevents focus-dependent variation in aberration, provides quick, convenient manual focus and a non-rotating, non-extending front barrel during focus. Its APO apochromatic design with three Special Low Dispersion glass elements virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations and the DG-system and Super Multi-Layer coated optics reduce flare and ghosting.

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.

For such a long telephoto zoom lens, this is a compact and lightweight option with an included rotating tripod collar. It also inlcludes a dedicated lens hood and carrying case. It is compatible with the optional Sigma APO teleconverter. 

Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-C size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length equivalence to about 225 to 750mm with most cameras.
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.
The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations throughout the zoom range.
Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces ghost and flare.
Performance
Focal Length 150 - 500mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format 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 1:5.2
Elements/Groups 21/15
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Physical
Filter Thread Front:86 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.7 x 9.9" (9.40 x 25.15 cm)
Weight 3.92 lb (1780 g)
Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F Mount
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • TS-31 Tripod Collar
  • Case
  • Strap
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

    (based on 263 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (129)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (115)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (192)
    • Strong construction (148)
    • Consistent output (127)
    • Easily interchangeable (111)
    • Durable (97)

    Cons

    • Heavy (151)
    • Poor in low light (38)
    • Lens creep (34)
    • Slow focus (21)
    • Blurry focus (5)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (178)
    • Sports/action (117)
    • Landscape/scenery (78)
    • Wildlife (50)
    • General purpose (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (119), Semi-pro photographer (55), Enthusiast (36), Pro photographer (14), Semi-professional (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (153), 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.

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    4.0

    Great value, sharp telephoto

    By SLS Photo Art

    from Tampa, Florida

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great value
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light
    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife Photos

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

    Can't beat the price for a full-frame sharp long range telephoto. Shot a bunch of birds already with my Nikon D750, hand-held, and sharpness was very satisfying. Focusing was a little slow in low light as one might expect with a relatively slow lens. Have not been able to catch birds in flight too well yet; perhaps better later with practice. Very glad to have this lens.

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    2.0

    Not the lens for me

    By twineman

    from brookings, oregon

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Poor in Low Light
    • Slow Focus
    • Tough To Attach

    Best Uses

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

      Lens at 4lbs was just to heavy. Most of my shots were of surfers and was shooting in the 250-300 range. Already own a lens to cover that range.

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      5.0

      Affordable Telephoto Zoom Lens

      By Mark

      from Cranberry Township Pa.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

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

            This would be my first super telephoto zoom lens with OS. My background was professional wedding photography and video. I read some of the other comments about this lens. Ok, it's a handful and has low light issues but if you read the specs you should understand why. Lets face it folk's for the money and performance you can't beat it.(Hands Down)

            The OS works fine and love the manual focus ring. The autofocus is ok for action shots and should satisfy the auto-everything crowd. Not sure if I would drag this lens through the woods for built quality. You definitely need a support or tripod to get good results. I submitted some sample photos at 500mm on a tripod mount and used manual focus. Close up picture is cropped from original with no photo magic.

            I would like to thank B&H for asking me to write this review and thank them for years of good service.

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            5.0

            Love this lens

            By Rod

            from Clarksville, TN

            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 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F Mount:

              I use this lens to shoot birds and deer. Sharp images and not as heavy as some I have used.

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              4.0

              Good for the money.

              By AcierX

              from Mechanicsburg, Pa

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Lens Creep

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              Faster in low light than I expected, but not as fast (obviously) as a fixed 2.8 or 4 would be. The lack of a lock at any range extension requires a bit more on lens concentration but isn't a killer - the hardest part is the extension portion of the lens ring turns opposite to all my Nikon lenses so some muscle memory work gets in the way at times on my end. I have used this lens very happily on a D300 and a D3200, but yet to try it on a D7000 or higher - I think I would go for the 150-600 for the extra reach and more modern hardware if I was thinking of using it on those but for the price, and other reviews I saw of this as well as my own experience - you can't beat a 500mm for this price.

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              4.0

              Very good lens

              By Jerry

              from Fort Collins, CO

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

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

                Principal use so far has been to photograph Bald Eagles here in CO. Have used it hand-held and resting on the tripod for eagles perched and in flight. Yes, it's a large lens, but it focuses quickly and I found it quite easy, even zoomed in at 400 mm plus, to track a relatively close-by (flying) eagle and get shots. Useful photos of perched eagle from 100 yards. Appears quite sharp; some vignetting evident in the viewfinder at 500 mm. Might be worthy of five stars but I won't go there without more careful testing. But can show the individual needles on a spruce tree from around 150 yards @ 500 mm. Do read the instructions about disconnecting the lens while the image stabilization is active. Great service from B&H when I accidentally (probably my fault) received the wrong mount.

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                5.0

                Excellent lens

                By Bret

                from Dayton Ohio

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    My first Sigma zoom lens....only wish I had bought it sooner.

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                    5.0

                    -A Great Buy!

                    By Carrie J

                    from Boca Raton , FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    Using this product for Nature Photography
                    Great Glass!
                    Photos are clear and crisp

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                    5.0

                    Sigma 150-500 for Nikon

                    By bwspottedcat

                    from Missoula, MT

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      I have used this lens for about a month photographing birds near my feeder. In the past I have been using an older Nikon 300mm f4 w/ 2x extender which does a great job, but there is no auto focus, no metering and no VR. The auto focus speed on this Sigma lens has been plenty fast and accurate with the result being successful captures of active birds, which would have been impossible with manual focus. I have not used any of the top end Nikon lenses to compare, but it as at least as efficient as a Nikon 55-300, and seems to do less hunting when the subject moves. The OS works well, but you need to learn to give it a second or so to settle in. It is best to maintain the focus lock on your subject continuously in order for the VR to be ready when the right moment comes. I'm sure this eats batteries, but is the price you pay for OS. It is pretty large and heavy for continuous hand holding, but you can certainly use it unsupported for short durations. I mainly use it semi-handheld,rested on a window sill or other solid object. Overall this lens is a very good buy and I would buy it again. The new 150-600 sounds interesting, but the extra weight might make it less handy and portable. Plus it is over twice the price.

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                      4.0

                      very good and very heavy

                      By Cesar Gaiotto

                      from Salto, São Paulo, Brasil

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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

                            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 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F Mount:

                            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 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F Mount:

                            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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                            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 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F Mount:

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

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                            4.0

                            Very good product

                            By Norman

                            from Stockton, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Slow Focus

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

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

                              for enthusiastic photography mainly natures and wildlife.

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                              4.0

                              bigger than it looks

                              By frankie benka

                              from spokane, wa

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Heavy
                                • Slow Focus

                                Best Uses

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

                                  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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                                  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 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F Mount:

                                      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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                                      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 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F Mount:

                                      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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                                      4.0

                                      Big Lens

                                      By Deirdre

                                      from Grand Rapids MI

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Output

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy
                                      • Slow Focus

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                                      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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                                      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 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F Mount:

                                        The image stabilization feature is great.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great lens, great price

                                        By Brianb

                                        from Massachusetts

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

                                        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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