Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Sony A Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to 22
  • Three Special Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Lens Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Autofocus Motor
  • 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 HSM Lens is for DSLR cameras with a Sony A 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.

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 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 HSM Lens for Sony A Mount
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • TS-31 Tripod Collar
  • Case
  • Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension
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    Sigma 150-500mm f/5.0-6.3 Specs

    Lens Mount Sony A
    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
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.7 x 9.9" / 9.40 x 25.1 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.2 x 7.7 x 7.2"

    Sigma 150-500mm f/5.0-6.3 Reviews

    150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens for Sony A Mount is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am sorry I didn't buy this sooner. I just took my new Sigma 150-500mm lens to Rocky Mtn. Natl. Park to break it in and I just love it. I have a Sony A77 and it takes clear pictures. I got some great elk pictures. I took a picture of a snow covered Mtn. with my 50 mm lens, then put the Sigma lens on and used the 150mm for a picture and the zoomed to 500 mm. All 3 were crystle clear. It will be excellent for wildlife. It is just a little heavy but I just love it. I can't wait to go out again, I have a million things I want to do with it. I would recomend the Sigma 150 to 500mm lens to anyone who wants to take birds and wildlife pictures.
    Date published: 2013-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First impressions I use this lens on a Sony a77 with a Vello battery grip. Because of some rather cold and rainy weather I have not been able to experiment with it very much. But I have taken a few pictures just to get a feel for it. I purchased this lens based on the many positive reviews and am not disappointed. It is not as heavy as I thought but would be a problem to carry for long periods. But I have a Vanguard tripod to use with it. The lens is easy to attach and use. The focus is quick and it mates well with my Sony a77. I look forward to being able to get out to our local bird and nature areas and really put all this equipment to work, especially the Sigma 150-500 lens.
    Date published: 2013-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with my purchase After reading tons of reviews and comparisions between Tamron 200-500 and this lens I decided to buy this one, especially because of the $ rebate which brought it to almost the same price as the Tamron. The purchasing process was very easy with B&H and I received it in New Jersey with no Tax surcharge! (Others charge $ !!)Lens fits my Sony A390 perfectly, great auto focus. Sharpness diminishes slightly between 400-500mm but a little post processing and all the pictures are good to keep. As I live in Saudi Arabia I have more than enough light and F8 seems to be the best aperture for consistent sharp images.Mechanically it is very well made, operates smoothly, and though heavy enough it is easily handheld by an average person.It seems this is the best option for those of us who cannot afford the high cost prime lenses but want good quality at an affordable price.
    Date published: 2012-07-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from NICE LENS After much research I chose the Sigma 150-500 for my outdoor wildlife photos. After just a short time I am quite pleased. I can't understand why anyone would pick the 50-500 and spend over $700 more. This lens will do everything you need. It is tack sharp. It focuses very fast and the colors are really good. I bought it for wildlife photography but have found a second use for it. I now can take nice close up pictures of my grandchildren and they don't even know their picture is being taken. Nice candid shots. This lens is a keeper!
    Date published: 2012-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid lens! I purchased this lens to replace an older model Sigma, with the same zoom capability. However, the only thing to compare is the name and weight. The new lens is outstanding. It's fast-action focus causes no delay in panning to keep your subject in view. And it's super quiet. You dont even know it's working until the picture pops clear. I like that I can switch between stability modes on the lens or use the camera body's built in stability/anti-shake. A common complaint I read about was the weight. Since my previous lens was already large and heavy, the weight of this lens is no factor. It is actually easier to handle since it comes with a larger carrier handle and is balanced well. Sigma did not disappoint with this lens!
    Date published: 2012-09-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great quality - great price! i been using the lens for a couple weeks now and really like it so far. I read a ton of reviews on line regarding this lens and the 50-500 sigma and the sony 70-400 g. After researching all the options i decided that you couldnt beat the sigma 150-500mm for the price. Sure it starts at 150mm but didnt seem worth the extra 600 bucks to get the 50mm start. I have run into situations where it would be nice to have the 50-500 zoom range but i think the 150-500 is a good compromise and again you cant beat the price! The optics are great the bokeh is nice and i have got some really nice shots so far. As the other reviews state its not a great performer in low light situations. I feel that it does a good job in decent light and even in overcast situations. Not so great at dusk. The focus speed it ok, it would be nice if it was a little faster but not too bad. The lens hunts a little, maybe because there is no focus limiter but again not a deal breaker for me. The lens is big and takes a little while to get use too. Finish is nice although i do have a couple chips around the edge of the hood where the paint chipped a little. The finish on the lens body is holding up great. Overall im satisfied with the lens and think i made a good choice. If I wasn't on a tight budget i would have gone for the sony 70-400 G lens for faster focus, focus limiter, and better in low light situations.
    Date published: 2011-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from incredible sharp lens for birds first off, I use this lens for birding, and I crop all the time. THIS IS SHARP!!!! the hsm motor really is fast and silent, so silent I have to check to make sure anything happened. f 6.3 really is ok for birds, you just make sure your angle is as bright as you can find. be prepared to shoot at iso 400-800 regularly, but on my trusty a580 this is no problem. (looking forward to a77!!) the bokeh is very nice, rather calming in a sense. in terms of sharpness, this is fantastic. you just have to make sure the camera is getting perfect focus, and WOW! the beak on a cardinal I just shot cut my thumb!!!! (no wait- that was my scissors, but still....) so yeah, don't think this isn't sharp against like the 70-400 G lens. although the 70-400 probobly is that tad sharper, this becomes irrelevent when the price comes into consideration. I mean, one grand for a 500mm lens that is razor sharp is unbelivable. one thing to note however, this lens cant safetly be held or strung from the camera body, (maybe slightly safer on magneseum alloy, but still) so carrying it is a bit difficult. I shoot with a monopod- strap connected to the nifty strap- bar, monopod and ballhead from lens mount, held from my neck with the front element facing down and the pod sticking forward. the build quality is very nice, nice and solid-feeling. any way, if money matters, or even if it doesn't, this is the lens to get.!!!!!!
    Date published: 2011-07-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this lens I use this for wildlife photos. I love the fact it has such a wide range and I can use it for near and far without switching lenses. Having a separate strap is a welcome convenience. The focus is very quiet. It takes clear shots without a tripod, with a steady hand. The case is very protective.
    Date published: 2013-05-02
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    Will this work with Sony Alpha 65? Do you have monthly payment plan if I buy this?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, this lens is compatible with the Sony A65. You can use PayPal Credit which is interest free up to six months, however we do not have any other payment plans.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I have a Sony A7 plan on using the LAEA4 adapter with this lens. Question is would the tele-converters sony SAL14TC or sony SAL20TC work with this lens?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    With the use of an adapter, you will be able to fit the teleconverters on the Sigma 150-500mm while using a Sony A7 body.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    will this lens fit on a canon eos rebel?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This particular lens is for a Sony mount and will not fit a Canon EOS camera. However, you can buy the same lens with a Canon mount, and that WILL fit your Rebel camera.
    Answered by: Albert F.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does it work with AF with sony LAEA3 and a6000?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Assuming the a in a6000 stands for alpha body, then yes the 150-500 sigma should work with your Sony body. I purchased it for my a55 and it works like a charm.
    Answered by: Tim C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this lens compatible with Sony A57 camera.?
    Asked by: Juan R.
    I used it on Sony Alpha 77 and it works very well. I am impressed by the sharp pictures, great and fast autofocus. you would need to consider purchasing a tripod to make this work best.
    Answered by: ZE'EV R.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Do you need an adapter for this to work with the Sony A7?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens for Sony has the Sony Alpha/Minolta Maxxum mount, so you would need an adapter to mount the lens on an E Mount lens such as the a7.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Did Sigma remove Image Stabilization from the A-Mount version of this lens? I know it used to be available with Stabilization but it no longer says it has it in the Specs tab. Is it just not advertised since Sony's A-mount cameras have in body digital stabilization?
    Asked by: Taylor
    Unfortunately, Sigma does not include OS in the Sony/Minolta Maxxum version of the lens, as the A-mount lenses have built-in image stabilization.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this lens fully functional on a Sony dSLR A200? I'm helping a friend by a lens and I know very little about Sony dSLRs.Thanks,Andy
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes the Sigma 150-500 lens is fully compatible with the Sony DSLR A200 camera.
    Answered by: Dan W.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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