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

Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF Lens Kit A

Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF Lens Kit A

B&H # SI50045DGNAK (B&H Kit)
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  • With LensCoat Realtree Max4 HD Lens Cover & Hoodie
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Sigma 500mm f/4.5 overview

  • 1Description

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 Nikon 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 Nikon F

    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.
    UPC: 085126184551
  • 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
  • LensCoat Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (X-Large, Realtree Max4 HD)

    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 hood 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 LensCoat 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.

In the Box
  • 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 North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    • Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens for Nikon F
      Performance
      Focal Length 500mm
      Aperture Maximum: f/4.5
      Minimum: f/32
      Camera Mount Type Nikon F
      Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
      Nikon DX
      Angle of View
      Minimum Focus Distance 13.12' / 4 m
      Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.7
      Optical Design 11 Elements in 8 Groups
      Diaphragm Blades 9
      Features
      Image Stabilization No
      Autofocus Yes
      Tripod Collar Yes Fixed - rotating
      Physical
      Filter Thread Drop-In: 46 mm
      Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 4.84 x 13.78" / 123 x 350 mm
      Weight 6.93 lb / 3150 g
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 11.0 x 10.0"
    • LensCoat Lens Cover for the Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens (Realtree Max4)
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 5.35 x 1.2"
    • LensCoat Hoodie Lens Hood Cover (X-Large, Realtree Max4 HD)
      Material Neoprene
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.5 x 8.9 x 3.5"

    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 Sigma 500mm Good sturdy construction. Very clear and perfect focus pictures. Excellent bokeh. Going on polar bear shoot soon and confident this lens will deliver.
    Date published: 2018-07-13
    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
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    Sigma 500mm f/4.5 Q&A

    Sigma 500mm f/4.5 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D3200
    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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