Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount

B&H # SI150500C MFR # 737101
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Product Highlights

  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to 22
  • Three Special Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Lens Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Autofocus Motor
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Rear Focus System
  • Filter Diameter: 86mm
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Sigma 150-500mm f/5.0-6.3 Overview

  • 1Description

This Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens is for DSLR cameras with a Canon EF 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.

The OS (Optical Stabilizer) system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 3-4 stops faster. This allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions.

For such a long telephoto zoom lens, this is a compact and lightweight option with an included rotating tripod collar. It also includes 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 OS system uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera. It works by moving an optical image stabilizing lens group, to effectively compensate for camera shake. It automatically detects movement of the camera and compensates for camera shake when shooting a moving subject such as motor sports.
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.
In the Box
Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • TS-31 Tripod Collar
  • Case
  • Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sigma 150-500mm f/5.0-6.3 Specs

    Performance
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Angle of View 16.4 to 5
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.22' / 2.2 m
    Maximum Magnification 0.19x
    Optical Design 21 Elements in 15 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
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    Image Stabilization Yes
    Physical
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.7 x 9.9" / 9.40 x 25.1 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.1 x 7.8 x 7.2"

    Sigma 150-500mm f/5.0-6.3 Reviews

    150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 202.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alot of Zoom for so few Dollers Wow the day after purchasing this incredibable Zoom lens the Sigma 150-500mm f/5.5 DG OS HMS APO AF Lens for my Canon30D I was presented with the perfect opertunity to test it out, one of the greatest achievements by the US completed four fly pasts while i was stood on the deck of the WWII arcraft carrier the Intrepid, this was the space shuttle Enterprise piggy backing a 747 and as expected my recent purchase lived up to standards with its super fast auto focus and image stableising at 800th of a second on full Zoom every shot was pin sharp catching a moment in American history. I am now looking forward to trying it out on further outings
    Date published: 2012-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Affordable 500mm There isn't any other lens that reaches 500mm for this price, it's a useful zoom range and the OS works great (one of it's strong points over the 400 f/5.6L I had tried before). There are better lenses out there, but to get even a bit better image quality or speed at this focal length your talking $$$$$$$. It's not the sharpest lens I own, but very acceptable even wide open. It's handholdable, but can get heavy after walking around with it for a while. Focusing is quick and accurate and zoom ring is smooth and easy to use. If you can afford Canon L go for it, but if you're looking for a versatile and reasonably priced super-telephoto look no further.
    Date published: 2009-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Zoom I am no photography expert. I am a father trying to take pictures of my children on their school's crew team; i.e., out on a river and far away. So far (2 regattas), the Sigma 150-500 has performed wonderfully. The good: it's easy to use and takes very nice pictures. The bad (if you can call it that), is I'm a little surprised that even though I can get close, it does not seem so close for such a large lens. I'm sure this is no fault of the lens, and only due to my over expectations, but it is still a little disappointing that I can't zoom right up to their nostril hairs!!! Overall, however, for the price, this is a terrific lens.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent bang for the buck I use telephotos primarily for wildlife photography. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we see everything from small birds (pheasants, hawks, jays, etc.) to large birds (owls, eagles), bears, elk, Rocky Mountain goats, and mountain lions. With few exceptions, you can't get really close to them, and the unpredictability of their distance makes a fixed lens impractical. The optical stabilization let me take postcard-quality images of some bald eagles without a tripod at 500mm, sharp enough to see the pupils in their eyes and the strands of their feathers. This was a good investment.
    Date published: 2011-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from New lens purchase Just purchased the Sigma 150-500mm lens for my Canon T1i camera,and I must say this lens has worked perfectly for my needs.I enjoy taking both outdoor and sports photos and I can only say that so far this lens has done everything that I hoped it would.This lens has gotten me as close as possible and the photos have been sharp and clear any mistakes I'm sure are my doing.The lens is a little heavy at first but you have to realize it's a big lens when you purchase it.Being new to photography this lens does as much as some other lens costing almost twice as much.So with that being said I think I made a great purchase of a really nice lens which meet all my needs.
    Date published: 2010-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprizing Lens: I have been doing nature photography for a few years, and have wanted a larger telephoto lens. I read that this lens was not that great for birds in flight. Well, there wrong. I took a picture of an eagle by my home that was in flight, just to see if this lens could do this. I'm not afraid to experiment. And the picture was really good. You could see detail of the eagle. I'm going to keep experimenting with this lens, and see what kind of results I get. Execellent lens, can't wait for our weather to get better, so I can get out and use it more. Jackie
    Date published: 2009-03-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great distance, heavy I shoot surf films/videos with Canon 7D, needed greater distance for spots like Sunset Beach, Oahu than my 300mm+1.4x could offer, for a reasonable price. When coupled with the 1.4x extender, this lens offers some great distance shots. The weight is something to learn to work with, but you get used to it. Sturdy build, quality glass with crystal clear images. Better quality than some of my Canon lenses for a fraction of the cost. This lens with the 1.4x extender makes for 700mm total. Extremely cheap and perfect for low budget. Definitely recommend it.
    Date published: 2012-03-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing lens for the price I have had this lens for almost 6 months and absolutely love it! As a professional-amateur nature photographer it is a dream lens to start out with. I keep it on my Canon camera most of the time. Sure, I would love a $16,000 zoom lens someday with razor sharp photos but until that day comes, this lens takes amazing shots. As for the weight, I have built up some pretty good abs. Sometimes I am out hand-shooting for 2 - 4 hours. Since most of my photography are action shots of birds, I don't have time to set up a tripod and deal with all that. I have hundreds of fabulous shots with this lens. I would definitely recommend this lens. I'm having a ball with it and can hardly wait until the next time I can go out and take more pictures!
    Date published: 2013-01-16
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    question

    Does this lens work with Canon 7 D ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS is compatible with the Canon 7D.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Will this lense work for canon sl1? Is there a differnce between EF mount and EOS?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, with the Canon EOS-M adapter, which also has a small extension effect so in effect it is greater than 150-500mm. The difference is a smaller flange and shorter distance between lens and photocell, but I use all my lenses on my other Canon cameras, in my opinion the adapter is way overpriced but what else can you due? Canon has you by the b****.
    Answered by: Art F.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Is this lens compatible with a Nikon D80 ? Thanks, Jman
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS listed above is designed to fit Canon cameras that have the Canon EF lens mount. As such, it would not be compatible with the Nikon D80 DSLR camera. For the correct lens for your needs, you would have to purchase the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF, B&H # SI150500N. The link to the Nikon version of the lens is listed below. http://bhpho.to/7IcTx
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    will this work with Canon 70D
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 is compatible with the Canon 70D.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Is the tri-pod collar removable?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the tripod collar on the Sigma 150-500 is removable.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    is this lens compatible with the canon teleconverters as well?
    Asked by: bernard d.
    I think so but I've found that the image quality is much better without a teleconverter and the teleconverter forces you to focus manually.
    Answered by: John H.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    will this work with the Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    yes!
    Answered by: Michael T.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    is it compatible with the Canon extender ef 2x II?
    Asked by: John S.
    Yes, don't forget 'it'll 1/2 f stop or shutter speed if that is a consideration, so make sure it's big enough for your application, you don't get 2x without 1/2 the light.
    Answered by: Art F.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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