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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • Nikon F Mount/FX 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

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This Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens is for DSLR cameras with a Nikon F 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 Nikon F Mount
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • TS-31 Tripod Collar
  • Case
  • Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sigma 150-500mm f/5.0-6.3 Specs

    Performance
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    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
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Physical
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.7 x 9.9" / 9.40 x 25.15 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.1 x 7.9 x 7.2"

    Sigma 150-500mm f/5.0-6.3 Reviews

    150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F Mount is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 284.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will recommend this lens to my friends I am a hobbyist and purchased this lens for an African photo safari next year. I have been using the lens in order to become familiar with it before i shoot the big three. I am surprised that I can take pics at 500 mm, hand-held, w/o blurring. The autofocus is extremely fast and quiet. I have not yet used it with a tripod, but I'm sure it will do the job better than any lens I have ever owned. I use it with a D200 Nikon but I plan to buy the D300s before I leave for the photo safari. I would recommend this lens to anyone. It does the job better than I expected and at a very reasonable price compared to comparable Nikon lenses. No cons.
    Date published: 2010-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SIgma 150-500mm lens was right choice I picked this lens based on several weeks of review and comparison and I am glad I bought it. While I've taken only about 250 pictures (all outdoors in bright light) with it I can already tell this lens is a keeper. I use it for nature and sports photography on my D300s body. The pictures are clear/sharp - even when hand-held - and the colors look fine. The auto-focus is fast and the accurate. The lens lock works fine. It is for sure a big, heavy lens, so it is by no means an everyday walk around lens. They need to add a 'dot' on the lens to help line it up with the body. The instructions are pretty basic.
    Date published: 2012-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sigma 150-500 I use a Nikon D5100 primarily for nature and birding. I have used a Nikon 55-300 for the past few years and wanted a lens with greater reach. I did a good deal of research into the Sigma and Tamron 150-600s, but found many commenters had issues, including the cost of the Sigma, which otherwise would be great for me. I took a chance on the older Sigma 150-500 for $$at B&H. I received the lens in three days, as promised, and am ecstatic. It's cheaper, easily hand-held, sharp, and with the included case and hood, a great deal. Having many megapixels to work with in cropping, I don't miss the extra 100mm.
    Date published: 2015-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad! I have been looking for a 500mm lens for awhile, so I was pretty excited when Sigma came out with this one. HSM motor, OS... all work as advertised. I shoot birds mostly, and I have always wanted to be able to take good clear flight shots. I had the 80-400 nikon VR, but with the regular focus, the birds were gone before the camera had a chance to focus. This one isn't perfect, but much better. Good contrast, sharpness, no noticable abberations. This isn't a 500mm f2.8, of course, but a great lens for the money. I am giving it 4 stars only because I am stll practicing with it. Once I'm ahead of the learning curve I'm sure this could score higher.
    Date published: 2008-09-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good!!! I have the 70-300mm from Nikkor, not the DX one, I liked it very much. Despite the rewiew of another owner of these lenses, saying that just need to cut, I decided to buy. LUCKY ME!!! The lens are very heavy and big, and I cant take it everywhere I go, but is very SHARP, almost like a 50mm f/1.8. Took a few pictures from butterflies with both lenses and with the 150-500mm, I could see its face. The ones that I took with my 70-300 where not sharp enough. Fast and accurate autofocus, if you aim for the eye, you get the eye, even from a distance (and you get a sharp eye). 4 stars because it is difficult to use because of the weight!
    Date published: 2011-06-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice for what it tries to be If you realize that this is not a Nikon 500mm f4 lens and will not produce that kind of quality, it really is pretty nice for what it costs. I have a Nikon 300mm f2.8 and with the TC-17E, it is a 500mm f4.8 lens. The Nikon combination will produce better IQ every time. However, I bought the Sigma for a light weight small lens that I could take on a hike with me. It does that job nicely while the Nikon stuff stays close to the tripod. It also produces decent images in good light. The os will allow you to shoot 500mm @ 1/200sec or so. Not the 4 EV they claim. The HSM focus is pretty fast even in poor light. It is a nice lens and it preforms as I expected.
    Date published: 2008-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for the price I'm a novice bird/wildlife photographer. I rented several long lens, including some high-end (and expensive!) Nikons, before buying the Sigma. It's obviously not as a sharp and fast as a 300mm f/2 VR, but at a fifth the price I couldn't be happier with it. Vignetting is acceptable, corners pretty good and sharpness quite decent in good light. It's a huge lens fully extended, but not all that heavy really - can be used hand-held if necessary. AF is quite good on my D7000. Here's some photos I've shot with it in the past couple of weeks (all hand-held):
    Date published: 2012-05-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great price/performance ratio I like this lens a lot; I also have a Nikkor 500mm f/4 lens, which is a little sharper but MUCH heavier and more awkward to use (and cost about 4 times as much). You have to use a tripod with the Nikkor at all times (or at least a sturdy post or boulder to lean it on.) The Sigma can be hand-held thanks to the OS system, 250th at 500mm is possible. Wonderful to carry around (though some will call it heavy.) So it's much better for candids, hiking, birds, etc. It's not as sharp as I wish it could be, but by f/8 it does compare favorably to the Nikon, really almost indistinguishable. And you CAN shoot wide open (f/6.3 at 500mm), but it seems that subjects at center are sharper than those at the edges. Also this lens seems sharper at 400mm and less than at 500mm but it's great to have that extra reach.
    Date published: 2010-04-13
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D3s
    • Nikon D3x
    • Nikon D700
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