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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 Nikon AF Lens. In addition to the lens, this kit includes a dedicated LensCoat Lens Cover in the Forest Green Camo camouflage pattern. This pattern is ideal for general use in wooded areas. 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.
LensCoat Lens Cover For the Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens (Forest Green)
The forest green 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 ideal for nature, outdoor photographers, sports shooters and photojournalists. It also provides a thermal barrier, protecting your hands from cold lenses in lower temperatures. The cover is waterproof, providing protection in inclement weather.
A LensCoat Lens Cover also provides a thermal barrier, protecting your hands from cold lenses in lower temperatures. It is easy to install and remove, leaving no residue on the lens. LensCoat Lens Covers are waterproof, providing protection in harsh conditions. This cover will also help you preserve the resale value of the lens by protecting it from dust, dirt and other contaminants. This classic Forest Green Camouflage pattern is ideal for general use in wooded areas.
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, Forest Green Camo)
The Forest Green Camo X-Large LensCoat Hoodie Lens Hood Cover is a neoprene hood cover that fits easily and snugly around your lens hood in either the shooting position or reversed. This variation on a lens cap can help to protect the front element of your lens from dirt, dust, moisture and impact. The Hoodie features a reinforced removable front element protection disc made from rigid plastic and firm foam to further protect your lens from damage.
In addition, the Hoodie can be used to complement an existing LensCoat lens cover in the same color or camouflage finish.
Will fit lens hoods with a diameter of 4.75 to 5.25".
This classic Forest Green Camo pattern is ideal for general use in wooded areas.