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Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens (Sony E)

BH #SI50056SS • MFR #186965
Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens (Sony E)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/5.6 to f/32
  • Light and Compact Ultra-Telephoto Prime
  • Optimized for Handheld Action Capture
  • High-Response Linear Actuator AF System
A compact and lightweight ultra-telephoto prime, the Sony E-mount Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens leverages a robust construction and advances in optical design and optical stabilization to deliver professional-grade performance when used handheld and in the most challenging environments. The lens' quiet and precise high-speed autofocus complements its optical performance, allowing shooters to freeze action and produce compelling images in sports, wildlife, and aviation applications.
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Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Handheld Action, Rugged Performance
  • 3
  • 4Body and Optical Design
  • 5OS2 Optical Stabilizer Algorithm
  • 6HLA Autofocus System
  • 7Additional Benefits
  • 8
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Handheld Action, Rugged Performance
A compact and lightweight ultra-telephoto prime, the Sony E-mount Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens leverages a robust construction and advances in optical design and optical stabilization to deliver professional-grade performance when used handheld and in the most challenging environments. The lens' quiet and precise high-speed autofocus complements its optical performance, allowing shooters to freeze action and produce compelling images in sports, wildlife, and aviation applications.
Body and Optical Design
Sigma's improved optical design situates exclusive low-dispersion convex elements at the front of the lens to achieve both a compact and lightweight lens construction and high optical performance with excellent aberration correction. With 20 lens elements in total arranged in 14 groups, including three FLD elements and two SLD elements, the lens effectively prevents flare and ghosting and promotes image clarity. The lens body is built from Thermally Stable Composite and magnesium for a robust, dust- and splash-resistant construction. The front element also sports a water- and oil-repellent coating to protect the lens from debris.
OS2 Optical Stabilizer Algorithm
Sigma's OS2 optical stabilization algorithm provides up to 5 stops of image stabilization. Combined with the compact form factor, the OS makes the lens well-suited for handheld usage and gives users the luxury of shooting at slower shutter speeds without sacrificing image sharpness. Two stabilization modes are available, Mode 1 for general shooting and Mode 2, which features Sigma's Intelligent OS algorithm. Ideal for panning shots and sports capturing, the Intelligent OS provides effective image stabilization even when the camera is moved vertically or diagonally irrespective of the horizontal and vertical orientation.
HLA Autofocus System
The HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) focusing motor introduces unprecedented speed, precision, and silence into the Sigma autofocus system. The HLA also offers improved focus following performance for sports photography and other subjects in motion such as cars, planes, or birds in flight, ensuring that the decisive moment is not missed.
Additional Benefits
  • Aperture ring with click and lock switches
  • Tripod socket to distribute weight evenly
  • Carbon fiber-reinforced plastic lens hood
  • Custom buttons and switches: three AFL buttons, focus mode switch, focus limiter switch, OS switch, custom mode switch, aperture ring click switch

Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
500mm
Maximum Aperture
f/5.6
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
95 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/32
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
10.5' / 320 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.17x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:6
Optical Design
20 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Tripod Collar
Removable
Filter Size
95 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
4.2 x 9.3" / 107.6 x 236.6 mm
Weight
48.1 oz / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.525 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
16.4 x 8.6 x 6.3"

Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Reviews

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So what is the deal with TCs? It sounds like it ...

So what is the deal with TCs? It sounds like it isn’t optically compatible with Sony native TCs. What about Sigma TCs?
Asked by: Max
No teleconverter is compatible with the Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens (Sony E).
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2024-04-05

Can the Sony teleconverters be used with manual ...

Can the Sony teleconverters be used with manual focus?
Asked by: vincent
Sony teleconverters will not work even in manual focus mode on the Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens (Sony E). The teleconverter's optical design does not allow it to fit the lens.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2024-03-27

Will this lens work on a Fujifilm x-h2s with an ...

Will this lens work on a Fujifilm x-h2s with an adapter?
Asked by: Thomas
Currently, there is no adapter for the Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens (Sony E) to the FUJIFILM X-H2S Mirrorless Camera.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2024-03-08

Can the tripod foot be removed?

Can the tripod foot be removed?
Asked by: Amanda
Yes, the tripod collar on the Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens (Sony E) can be removed.
Answered by: Michelle F
Date published: 2024-02-27

Will the E-mount version be compatible with the ...

Will the E-mount version be compatible with the Sony teleconverters?
Asked by: Michael
The Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens (Sony E) is incompatible with Sony teleconverters.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2024-02-28

Is the tripod foot Arca-Swiss compatible?

Is the tripod foot Arca-Swiss compatible?
Asked by: Louis
Yes, the Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens tripod foot is Arca-Swiss compatible.
Answered by: Davidb
Date published: 2024-03-20

Recommended Accessories show "Sigma TC-2011 2x ...

Recommended Accessories show "Sigma TC-2011 2x Teleconverter for Leica L". Is that correct?
Asked by: Rajnesh
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