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Sigma150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony
 
4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

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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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5.0

Fast shipping

By GT

from Montreal

Verified Buyer

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

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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

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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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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

    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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

    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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

    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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

      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

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      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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

        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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

        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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

        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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

        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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

        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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

        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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

          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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

            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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

              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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              • No
              • Similar:
              • Sigma EX DG 28-70mm

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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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

              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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              • No

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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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

              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 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Sony:

              Using this product for wildlife and outdoor shooting Works great

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              • No

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              4.0

              NICE LENS

              By Sheshe

              from Colorado

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife Photos

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

              After much research I chose the Sigma 150-500 for my outdoor wildlife photos. After just a short time I am quite pleased. I can't understand why anyone would pick the 50-500 and spend over $700 more. This lens will do everything you need. It is tack sharp. It focuses very fast and the colors are really good. I bought it for wildlife photography but have found a second use for it. I now can take nice close up pictures of my grandchildren and they don't even know their picture is being taken. Nice candid shots. This lens is a keeper!

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