Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens for Canon EF

Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens for Canon EF

Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens for Canon EF

B&H # SI20050028C MFR # 597101

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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three ED Elements, One SLD Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Battery-Powered Zoom and Autofocus
  • Integrated LCD Shows Focus/Focal Length
  • Built-In Tripod Mount and Carry Handle
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Accepts Rear 72mm Drop-In Filters
  • Included Dedicated 2x Teleconverter
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Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Overview

  • 1Description

A lens of epic proportions, the Canon EF-mount APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG from Sigma is a no-holds-barred super telephoto zoom distinguished by its fast f/2.8 constant maximum aperture and apochromatic design. The optical layout utilizes a series of low dispersion glass elements to effectively eliminate chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range and a Super Multi-Layer Coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting.

Beyond the unique optical system, this 200-500mm f/2.8 is also characterized by its distinctive green exterior, built-in carry handle, and overall large form factor. Due to the weight and size of this impressive lens, a BP-21 lithium-ion battery is included to power the autofocus and zooming mechanisms, and a built-in LCD is featured on the rear of the lens to highlight the focus position and focal length in use. The rear of the lens has a built-in tripod mount and the rear of the lens can be rotated to accommodate shooting in either the vertical or horizontal orientation. Additionally, rear drop-in 72mm filters can be used in conjunction with the included holder.

If 200-500mm isn't enough reach, the lens is also paired with a dedicated 2x teleconverter to result in an effective 400-1000mm f/5.6 design while still retaining autofocus operation.

Super telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 320-800mm equivalent focal length range.
Truly impressive f/2.8 constant maximum aperture affords greater control over depth of field for isolating subject matter and also suits working in low-light conditions.
Apochromatic optical design utilizes two extra-low dispersion elements and one SLD element to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Due to the large size of the lens, a BP-21 lithium-ion battery is used to aid in faster autofocus and zooming operation.
Integrated LCD panel is featured at the rear of the lens and displays focus distance and focal length.
Internal focusing and zooming design maintains the overall length of the lens during use and also promotes faster performance.
Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
The lens barrel has an integrated tripod mount, which offers well-balanced support for photographing atop a tripod or monopod. Additionally, the rear of the lens barrel can be rotated, using an integrated knob, for switching between vertical and horizontal camera orientations.
Rear drop-in 72mm filters can be used and the included filter holder permits working with rotating filter types, such as polarizers and variable ND filters.
Included with the 200-500mm f/2.8 lens is a dedicated 2x teleconverter, which doubles the focal length and results in an effective 400-1000mm f/5.6 lens with autofocus support maintained.
UPC: 085126597542
In the Box
Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens for Canon EF
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Canon EF Mount Lenses
  • 400-1000mm f/5.6 Attachment/2x Teleconverter
  • BP-21 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • BC-21 Battery Charger
  • Drop-In 72mm Filter Holder
  • Lens Hood
  • Hard Case
  • Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Warranty Extension
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    Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Specs

    Focal Length 200 to 500mm
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 12.3 to 5
    Maximum Magnification 0.13x
    Minimum Focus Distance 6.56' / 2 m
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Tripod Collar Fixed
    Filter Size 72 mm (Drop-In)
    Dimensions ( x L) 9.3 x 28.583" / 236.5 x 726 mm

    Hood Included

    Weight 34.6 lb / 15.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 102.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 46.0 x 26.5 x 18.5"

    Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Reviews

    APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens for Canon EF is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST LENS EVER This lens has brought new meaning to photography, it's probably one of the best lenses ever developed, if you could put together the money, you should do it, best investment I've ever saved for. The only con I think I've ever had was carrying it around, and being pulled over by the police on my way to the airport because they thought I had a rocket launcher in my car.
    Date published: 2009-06-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost pocket sized, but a bit heavy Compared to my 1200mm Canon f/8 this is nearly compact... pocket sized even. It's a joy as the ultimate walk around lens that everyone desires. I especially like using it for intimate events like births where discretion is key. And it zooms in real close! It's a bit heavy though, kinda pulls my pants down. :(
    Date published: 2015-04-28
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    Hello.Is this lens can tack sharp on all field of view with 6.5k or 8k on Red Weapon? I saw some poor results on old lens.Thank you.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This lens can cover a full frame sensor on a camera with an EF mount. It should also give you beautiful, sharp images.
    Answered by: Joseph P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is it true this lens doubles as a bazooka? Would this be a good choice for portraiture work, especially toddlers?
    Asked by: Chad
    Unfortunately not. This lens is only a camera lens and not a bazooka. This lens would not be my recommendation for toddler portraits as it may scare them.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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