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This kit is presented by B&H as the ideal solution for the outdoor enthusiast buying a new Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon AF Lens. In addition to the lens, this kit includes a dedicated LensCoat Lens Cover in the Realtree Max4 HD camouflage pattern. This pattern offers maximum effectiveness in open terrain. It covers the lens with a 100% closed-cell neoprene coat, also offering protection from bumps, jars and nicks. The cover is used to protect the lens when in use. Also included is the Hoodie (in same color), which is a neoprene hood cover that fits easily and snugly around your lens hood in either the shooting position or reversed.
The Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens is an Apochromatic ultra-telephoto lens with a fast f/4.5 maximum aperture. It incorporates two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum. Internal focus enables responsive and fast autofocus speed.
Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens for Canon EF
A truly long-reaching lens designed for Canon EF-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 full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, and can also be used on APS-C models where it provides an 800mm 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.
LensCoat Lens Cover for the Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens (Realtree Max4)
The Realtree Max4 Lens Cover for the Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens from LensCoat is a 100% closed-cell neoprene coat that protects the lens from bumps and scratches. It is useful for nature and outdoor photographers, as well as sports shooters and photojournalists. It provides a thermal barrier, protecting your hands from cold lens surfaces in low temperatures. The cover is waterproof, providing protection to your lens in wet conditions.
A LensCoat Lens Cover is easy to install and remove, leaving no residue on the lens. This cover can help you preserve the resale value of the lens by protecting it from dust, dirt and other contaminants. The Realtree Max4 pattern offers effectiveness in open terrain. The pattern features cattails, millet, milo, corn stalks, sunflowers, oak and maple leaves, cedar and oak limbs, plus a variety of other plant life.
100% water-proof close-cell neoprene lens cover
Protects the lens from bumps and scratches
Easy to install and remove, leaving no residue on the lens
Clear plastic windows over the auto focus and focus limiter controls, and the distance scale
Compatible with Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM lens
Help protect your lens hood from dirt, dust, moisture and bumps with the Realtree Max4 HD, neoprene, X-Large LensCoat Hoodie Lens Hood Cover. The cover fits a lens with a 4.75 to 5.25" diameter, provides a thermal barrier, and is easy to install or remove. The Hoodie features a reinforced removable front lens element protection disc made from rigid plastic and foam. Use this made in the USA hoodie to complement the LenCoat cover of the same color on your lens.
The Realtree Advantage Max4 HD camouflage pattern offers maximum effectiveness in open terrain. The pattern features cattails, millet, milo, corn stalks, sunflowers, oak and maple leaves, cedar and oak limbs, plus a variety of other plant life.