Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens for Nikon F

B&H # SI50045DGNAF MFR # 184306
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Product Highlights

  • Nikon F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/32
  • 2 Extraordinary Low Dispersion Elements
  • Apochromatic Optical Design
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Clutch
  • Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Accepts Rear Drop-In 46mm Filters
  • Nine-Blade Diaphragm
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Sigma 500mm f/4.5 Overview

  • 1Description

A truly long-reaching lens designed for Nikon F-mount cameras, the 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM from Sigma is a super telephoto characterized by its relatively fast maximum aperture and apochromatic optical design. Employing a pair of Extraordinary Low Dispersion glass elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing, this lens produces notable clarity and color fidelity throughout the aperture range. A Super Multi-Layer Coating has also been applied to realize greater contrast when working in backlit or difficult lighting conditions.

Complementing the optical attributes, this lens also sports an internal focusing design, along with a Hyper Sonic Motor, to deliver fast and quiet autofocus performance, and a manual focus clutch allows for quick switching between auto and manual focusing positions. Benefitting handling and use, a rotating tripod collar is featured for increased stability and easier switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations. Additionally, this lens accepts 46mm drop-in style filters via the included holder, and both UV and circular polarizer filters are included.

Prime super telephoto 500mm f/4.5 lens is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, and can also be used on DX models where it provides a 750mm equivalent focal length.
Sporting an apochromatic design, two Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) glass elements are used to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the aperture range in order to produce greater clarity and color fidelity.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to minimize ghosting and flare when working in strong lighting 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.
Internal focusing design limits the overall length of the lens during operation for more intuitive, controlled handling as well as faster performance.
A manual focus clutch lets you slide the focusing ring back or forth to quickly switch between manual and autofocus modes.
Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
A fixed, rotating tripod collar offers increased stability when working from a tripod as well as intuitive switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations.
A rear drop-in slot enables the use of 46mm drop-in filters via the included filter holder, and both UV and circular polarizer filters are included.
Compatible with optional APO Tele Converters to further extend the reach of this super telephoto lens.
In the Box
Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens for Nikon F
  • Front Lens Cover
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood for 500mm f/4.5 EX Digital APO HSM Lens
  • A00090 Rear Filter Holder for Select Sigma Lenses
  • A00531 46mm Normal Rear UV Filter
  • A00530 46mm Rear Circular Polarizing Filter
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    • 1Description

    Sigma 500mm f/4.5 Specs

    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Angle of View 5
    Minimum Focus Distance 13.12' / 4 m
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Dimensions ( x L) 4.843 x 13.780" / 123 x 350 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 11.0 x 10.0"

    Sigma 500mm f/4.5 Reviews

    500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens for Nikon F is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent wildlife lens at about 1/2 the cost This lens is extremely sharp, I have photographed everything from grizzly bears to prairie dogs without any complaints. I have photographed wolves in the Lamar Valley at 1/30 sec, with extremely sharp results. This lens is extremely well designed, with the rotating filter drawer. Very lightweight for such a large glass. Extremely fast focus. I would not be without this lens on any trip. Expertise: Advanced Amateur Problems Encountered: No problems encountered Items I Recommend: Wimberly head II
    Date published: 2007-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens at 2/3rds the price This is an excellent lens. Extremely sharp focus, fairly lightweight for an F4.5. Will not autofocus with the sigma 1.4 EX teleconverter but no big problem. About 2/3 the price of a Nikor lens. Rotating filter drawer works well with a polarizing filter. I have used this lens to photograph big game in the west and it has been a real workhorse for the $$$$$
    Date published: 2008-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product! I'm using it on my safari in africa. Really great results, lower costs than nikor lenses, but real good investment, I'm very happy with this lense....
    Date published: 2010-04-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a sharp lens This lens simply isn't very sharp unless it is stopped way down. I felt it was terrible below f/8. If it's soft wide open, why carry around such a huge lens? For about the same price, I picked up a Nikon AF-S 500mm F/4 and it is super-sharp wide open, but is a little bigger. The Nikon is sharper at f/4.5 than this lens was at any aperture and works wonderfully for tracking birds in flight. I returned my Sigma.
    Date published: 2012-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Big Glass Bang for the Buck The d800 tells all. The photos posted with this review show the full frame shot and cropped in on the duck. Water drops are visible on the body of the duck. Taken at f/5.6
    Date published: 2015-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This a WOW Lens I must admit that when I bought this lens, rather than the NIKON 500 f4.5, my expectations were somewhat low. I was greatly suprized at the high quality of this glass. Better than my older 400 f/3.5 EDIF. Get this lens.
    Date published: 2012-07-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product High quality, great pricing
    Date published: 2014-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY Really glad I bought this lens. Super sharp and very fast focus. Really good for wildlife and nature work.
    Date published: 2012-07-18
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    I am looking for 1.4x tele converter with AF for this lens. I looked at the compatibility chart from Sigma, but couldn't find anything specific to this one. Can someone please recommend which ones are compatible? thanks
    Asked by: Bodhisatva D.
    Take a look at The Sigma TC-1401 1.4x Teleconverter for Sigma SA B&H # SITC1401S MFR # 879110
    Answered by: Craig R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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