Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens for Nikon F

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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to 32
  • One SLD and Two FLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Optical Stabilizer; Drop-In Filter Slot
  • Magensium-Alloy Barrel & Brass Mount
  • Dust- and Splash-Proof Construction
  • Rotatable Tripod Collar with Click Stops
  • Compatible with Sigma Teleconverters
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Mount: Nikon F

Canon EF Nikon F Sigma SA

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Sigma 500mm f/4.0 overview

  • 1Description

Loaded with almost every piece of technology in Sigma's Global Vision arsenal, the 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Lens takes its spot as the flagship in the speedy Sports line. Available here with a Nikon F mount, this super telephoto lens lets you capture distant subjects, and with a speedy Hyper Sonic AF motor users will be able to easily track fast action. A relatively fast maximum aperture of f/4 furthers your imaging potential with excellent illumination for a lens of this class. One SLD and two FLD elements help ensure outstanding optical performance by minimizing aberrations and distortion while a Super Multi-Layer coating combats flare and ghosting. Also, this lens is equipped with an Optical Stabilizer system that compensates for up to 4 stops of shutter speed.

This large lens is designed to be used in some of the most trying conditions and is made from a durable and lightweight magnesium alloy. It is protected from dust and water and uses a brass bayonet mount. Filter users will appreciate a 46mm drop-in filter system while a rotating tripod collar is available for using the lens on a tripod or monopod. Additionally, the 500mm lens is fully compatible with Sigma's Global Vision teleconverter for getting an extended reach.

As part of the Sports line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens' is designed to offer excellent optical performance, speed, and other customizable features that make it an ideal choice for wildlife, sports, action, and other fast-moving subjects.
This super telephoto 500mm f/4 prime lens is designed for full-frame format Nikon F-mount cameras, and can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 750mm equivalent focal length.
A relatively fast f/4 maximum aperture provides excellent illumination for a lens of this focal length.
One SLD and two FLD elements have been incorporated within the lens design to correct for chromatic aberrations throughout the entire focusing range and help to ensure high image sharpness, clarity, and contrast regardless of focus point or aperture setting. This optical design also helps to control distortion and limit vignetting.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
The integrated HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) realizes quick and quiet autofocusing, which is further complemented by an optimized AF algorithm to produce smoother focusing performance. A dedicated switch on the barrel of the lens provides multiple AF modes, including a focus recall setting and AF off. The HSM also permits full-time manual focus control simply by rotating the focus ring at any time. Two manual focus modes are available, the standard AF/MF option and an MO setting that switches the lens into manual even during continuous AF.
Optical Stabilizer system can compensate for approximately 4 stops of shutter speed for sharper images. Two modes are available, one for general use and one for panning, which uses Intelligent OS for more effective panning in any direction.
Compatible with Sigma Global Vision Teleconverters, this lens can be extended into a 700mm f/5.6 lens with the 1.4x teleconverter or a 1000mm f/8 lens with the 2x teleconverter.
A rounded nine-blade diaphragm helps to produce an attractive out-of-focus quality.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
Drop-in filter system works with 46mm filters. An optional RCP-11 Circular Polarizer filter is designed specifically for the lens and can be rotated while it is inserted.
The lens barrel is constructed using a magnesium alloy that is lightweight and durable, which allows this lens to perform in a wide range of situations.
The bayonet mount is constructed from brass for ensured accuracy and durability.
The lens hood is made of carbon fiber, a lightweight but strong material that will perform in tough conditions.
A rotating tripod foot helps keep this lens secure during shoots and features antistatic nickel plating to improve durability. It features click stops every 90° and can be turned off with a de-clicking switch for smooth movement. The lens also comes with a dedicated strap for the tripod foot which limits strain on the camera mount.
Dust- and splash-proof construction with rubber sealing to protect the mount and a water- and oil-repellent coating on the front and rear elements.
This lens is compatible with the optional Sigma USB Dock for fine-tuning different lens characteristics and updating its firmware.
UPC: 085126185558
In the Box
Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens for Nikon F
  • WR Protector
  • LH1388-01 Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sigma 500mm f/4.0 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 500mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4
    Minimum: f/32
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.48' / 3.5 m
    Magnification 0.15x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.5
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar Yes Fixed - rotating
    Physical
    Filter Thread Drop-In: 46 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 5.70 x 14.97" / 144.8 x 380.3 mm
    Weight 7.30 lb / 3.31 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 20.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.7 x 14.3 x 12.8"

    Sigma 500mm f/4.0 reviews

    500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens for Nikon F is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving it so far! I'm only a very amateur bird photographer. So far I've taken a couple hundred pictures with the lens at a Florida rookery. The pictures are amazing compared to my old Sigma 50 - 500 zoom. The best part about this lens is how the pictures stay sharp after a lot of cropping. I've tried hand holding the lens/D800 for some birds in flight and gotten some good pictures with some luck. But, the lens is lot to hold and I can't recommend using it without a tripod, except for an occasional snap. My tripod and gimbal make it a breeze to use. My monopod and ball head, with the ball pretty much locked in place, for me is a pretty good substitute for hand holding. I could have never afforded the Nikon version of this lens. So, thank you very much Sigma!
    Date published: 2017-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Couldn't afford to go with Nikon's newest 500 - but had to settle for the Sigma. Well, there's no settling... this thing is just as good in my book. Love the color, clarity and sharpness. Good AF on my D500. Very pleased.
    Date published: 2017-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptionally brilliant telephoto lens This Sigma lens is one of the best telephoto lenses out there.� I'd rank it on par with the 400mm/2.8 and 800mm/5.6 Nikon FL.� It is slightly better than the 150-600mm Sigma Sport lens, which is also very good, and it is as good as many of the excellent Sigma macro lenses, e.g. the 180mm/2.8.�� The only caveat I should mention is the need for the use of the Sigma Optimization dock.� I had to adjust both for backfocusing issues and the focus speed.� While I adjusted focus distance correction right away, it took me quite a while to realize that some of the trouble I had when photographing birds was due to the focusing speed set to normal.� There is also a fast focusing speed that can be assigned to either the C1 or C2 custom setting via the adjustment dock, which is highly recommended.�� Once properly adjusted, this is one of the best long telephoto options out there.� A brilliant lens even at F4.
    Date published: 2018-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Lens I am a avid bird shooter I lean towards action/flight shots, I have used all the big guns from mainly Canon and a little Nikon and I see no difference in quality I only see a difference in price, I am truly happy with this purchase and would recommend this to anyone. Cant wait to see a 600mm from them. Pros Quick Focus Great Bokeh Sharp Price
    Date published: 2018-06-11
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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