Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
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Sigma 150–500mm f/5–6.3 APO DG OS HSM
16 December 2014
Excerpt: Sigma continues to innovate with their 150–500mm f/5–6.3 APO DG OS HSM ultra-telephoto lens. While designed for full-frame sensors, it’s equally at home when used with smaller APS-C sensors. That’s a lot of flexibility for one lens.
Excerpt: The Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM is a stabilized super-telephoto zoom lens; indeed it's one of only two stabilized telephoto zoom lenses reaching 500mm focal length, the other being Sigma's own 50-500mm 4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM.
Excerpt: Sigmaniacs and assorted bloggers have, over the years, dubbed Sigma's longer tele zooms with nicknames that seem to have stuck. The 50-500mm f/4-6.3, for example, is known as "the Bigma." The 300-800mm f/5.6 is the Sigmazilla.
Sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens; A Long Range Zoom with Image Stabilization
28 April 2010
Excerpt: The Sigma APO 150-50mm lens is a moderately fast, super-telephoto zoom designed to work with both APS-C and full-frame DSLR cameras. It offers quite useful close focusing (7.2 ft) and two modes of what they deem "optical stabilization" (OS.
Excerpt: The focal range of this optic will generally appeal to budding wildlife photographers after that extra bit of reach, without the expense of manufacturers own offerings, or the inconvenience of prime lenses.
Excerpt: The Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM is the company's latest offering in the extreme telephoto zoom budget marketplace and it kicks in with a few eyebrow raising surprises! Replacing the 170-500mm model that is now quite long in the tooth the new lens has a good specification for its price.
Pros: Fast focusing, Good stabilisation system, Excellent value for money, Relatively compact
Cons: OS system slightly noisy, Tripod foot could be half inch longer to make more comfortable handle.
Excerpt: A super-telephoto zoom lens with optical stabilisation ideally suited to wildlife photography. This super-telephoto zoom lens costs around £695 and sports a silent Hyper Sonic focusing motor and optical stabilisation.
Conclusion: It is really difficult to sum up this lens’s performance in a objective way as there is practically nothing you can compare it to. The only rival in its class is the Tamron 200-500 mm and we haven’t had the opportunity to test it so far.
Cons: weak frame edge picture quality at wide aperture,, too low picture quality at 500 mm focal length,, f/6.3 already from 290 mm,, average work against the bright light,, huge filters diameter.