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Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Sony A Mount Lens/Full-Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to 22
  • Three Special Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Lens Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Autofocus Motor
  • 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 HSM Lens for Sony A Mount is for DSLR cameras with a Sony A 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.

A 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.

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 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 APS-C Format Focal Length: 225 - 750 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
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 No
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 HSM Lens for Sony A Mount
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • TS-31 Tripod Collar
  • Case
  • Strap
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Sigma150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount
     
    4.6

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (24)
    • Easily interchangeable (16)
    • Consistent output (15)
    • Strong construction (15)
    • Durable (10)

    Cons

    • Heavy (16)
    • Poor in low light (5)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (24)
    • Sports/action (19)
    • Landscape/scenery (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Great lens, great price

    By Glenn

    from Olympia, WA

    Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

    The lens is heavy, but it's a big lens. Easy to handle on my tripod but cumbersome to use handheld. I am please with photo results so far. The price from BHP was great, making this a really good value in my opinion. Would recommend the lens to others.

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    5.0

    Fast shipping

    By GT

    from Montreal

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

    animals pictures

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    5.0

    Amazing DEAL !!!

    By Gareth the Reaper

    from New York City

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

    I bought this lens to give myself a little more distance, how I was blown away ... This Sigma 150-500mm has exceeded my expectations, I recently used it to capture the Statue of Liberty from the Brooklyn Promenade and I found the stability was amazing as well as picture quality. I thought I even saw the old girl smile. Amazing product at an amazing price , very chuffed.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Choice for Sony E-mount Cameras

    By ALF

    from Seattle

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Great Image Stabilization
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

    If you want image stabilization and autofocus in a long telephoto zoom lens, this is one of the very few choices available to Sony E-mount camera users. Of course, you will also have to purchase an expensive LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 to adapt this A-mount lens to the E-mount. The result is a gigantic package that is tough to tote around, particularly if you are used to compact E-mount cameras and lenses. However, the whole thing is surprisingly well-balanced when shooting.

    So far, I have taken some nice sharp shots of wildlife from a range of about 100 yards. You see some softness around the edges when wide open at the longest focal lengths, but everything else is as sharp as I've seen from a long telephoto zoom.

    Autofocus is quick, which is in part attributable to the LA-EA2 adapter. Image stabilization is quite effective as well, allowing me to take sharp hand-held shots, even when fully zoomed out and with medium-length shutter speeds.

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    great lens very happy

    By none

    from upper marlboro md

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

      i the lens wildlife and it is great.i really like the speed and pictures.really don't have thing to say negative about the lens

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fantastic reach

      By Airailimages

      from The Mountain West

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Aviation
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

      This lens is wonderful for distant aircraft, birds, wildlife, trains -- any time the reach is needed. Sure, it is a bit hefty, but the results I am getting justify the weight and the expenditure.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good value

      By Bob

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

      I use this lens for sports and bird photography. Works well and is a good value. Price was a selling point for me.

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      • No

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      5.0

      sigma really long lens

      By JAG photographer

      from bellevue WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

        for travel, landscapes and wildlife photos. Focuses really fast and even though it is really long, it is not too heavy and has a nice balance, although need to use a monopod or tripod most of the time.

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        5.0

        First impressions

        By rclanger

        from Suffolk, Va.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

          I use this lens on a Sony a77 with a Vello battery grip. Because of some rather cold and rainy weather I have not been able to experiment with it very much. But I have taken a few pictures just to get a feel for it. I purchased this lens based on the many positive reviews and am not disappointed. It is not as heavy as I thought but would be a problem to carry for long periods. But I have a Vanguard tripod to use with it. The lens is easy to attach and use. The focus is quick and it mates well with my Sony a77. I look forward to being able to get out to our local bird and nature areas and really put all this equipment to work, especially the Sigma 150-500 lens.

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          5.0

          Love this lens

          By Nortonpics

          from Union City, Michigan

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Heavy

          Cons

          • Weak Casing

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

          I have been using this for mainly wildlife. And for the money it does a wonderful job. I really like the heavy feel. I read it did not do well in low light or at 500mm but it does well for me.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Love this lens

          By Cathy

          from Sebastian FL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

          I use this for wildlife photos. I love the fact it has such a wide range and I can use it for near and far without switching lenses. Having a separate strap is a welcome convenience. The focus is very quiet. It takes clear shots without a tripod, with a steady hand. The case is very protective.

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          5.0

          Pleasantly surprised

          By Mia

          from Boulder, CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

          I have been very please with the results from the Sigma 150-500mm lens. I read that the lens wouldn't perform well at 500mm or in low light conditions but I have not seen poor results. So far I've only used the lens with a tripod. We'll see how it performs hand-held.

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          5.0

          I am sorry I didn't buy this sooner.

          By Steve

          from Cheyenne, Wy.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Poor in Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

          I just took my new Sigma 150-500mm lens to Rocky Mtn. Natl. Park to break it in and I just love it. I have a Sony A77 and it takes clear pictures. I got some great elk pictures. I took a picture of a snow covered Mtn. with my 50 mm lens, then put the Sigma lens on and used the 150mm for a picture and the zoomed to 500 mm. All 3 were crystle clear. It will be excellent for wildlife. It is just a little heavy but I just love it. I can't wait to go out again, I have a million things I want to do with it. I would recomend the Sigma 150 to 500mm lens to anyone who wants to take birds and wildlife pictures.

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          5.0

          Quiet as a church mouse focusing

          By Joeu the Dentist

          from Palos Heights, Il

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

          I cannot believe how fast and quietly this lens focuses. Very happy with the stabilization as well. I would recommend this for all birding enthusiasts. Makes you look like a pro.

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          4.0

          great lens for the money

          By Determined Dave

          from Westerville, OH

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

            My wife is a birder and I was frustrated with the 300 mm lens I have but I didn't want to spend several thousand dollors for a 2.8. This lens with the appropriate iso has given me great shots.

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            5.0

            For that much money

            By NanosecPeterS

            from Chatsworth, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

              Excellent lens, works like a charm.
              The only complain, like other people are saying the zoom is a little sticky - not ideal doing a video of a moving subject. As far as the weight, people are complaining about that too. Well I wouldn't carry it for an 8 hours photo session, but it is not bad.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Solid lens!

              By ST0RM

              from Altus, Ok

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Aviation
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

                I purchased this lens to replace an older model Sigma, with the same zoom capability. However, the only thing to compare is the name and weight. The new lens is outstanding. It's fast-action focus causes no delay in panning to keep your subject in view. And it's super quiet. You dont even know it's working until the picture pops clear. I like that I can switch between stability modes on the lens or use the camera body's built in stability/anti-shake. A common complaint I read about was the weight. Since my previous lens was already large and heavy, the weight of this lens is no factor. It is actually easier to handle since it comes with a larger carrier handle and is balanced well. Sigma did not disappoint with this lens!

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                4.0

                Superb lens for the non-professional

                By Barney37

                from Middle East

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

                I brought this for a safari in Kenya, I go in 2 days, however I have taken it out for trial and I am very impressed. This should yeild great results. Everything is working and I have no issue. It is heavy would be my one notable point at this stage. But the delivery and service and packaging was great and I had in delivered to the Middle East.

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                5.0

                Very happy with my purchase

                By Gopi

                from Dammam, Saudi Arabia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

                After reading tons of reviews and comparisions between Tamron 200-500 and this lens I decided to buy this one, especially because of the $ rebate which brought it to almost the same price as the Tamron. The purchasing process was very easy with B&H and I received it in New Jersey with no Tax surcharge! (Others charge $ !!)Lens fits my Sony A390 perfectly, great auto focus. Sharpness diminishes slightly between 400-500mm but a little post processing and all the pictures are good to keep. As I live in Saudi Arabia I have more than enough light and F8 seems to be the best aperture for consistent sharp images.Mechanically it is very well made, operates smoothly, and though heavy enough it is easily handheld by an average person.It seems this is the best option for those of us who cannot afford the high cost prime lenses but want good quality at an affordable price.

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                4.0

                I would buy this lense again

                By Steve

                from Alabama

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount:

                Using this product for wildlife and outdoor shooting Works great

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