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Sigma-apo-500mm-f4-5-ex-dg-hsm.28989968
8.5 out of 10

Sigma APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG /HSM

This Sigma APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG is a large aperture telephoto le Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG /HSM

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Overall 10
10

Great Lens!

Pentax Shooter, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I've testing this lens for a week now and I cannot find any faults with it. I use it on my Pentax K-3 for wildlife photography. The lens is tack sharp at f4.5 through f11. On Pentax equipment,the lens does not have Sigma's HSM technology but autofocuses using the older screw-drive technology. I don't know the reason for this but I found the autofocus to be fast and accurate. I believe it's as fast as my Pentax DA lenses.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product

Mike, B&H Photo
24 July 2014
  • Excerpt: High quality, great pricing
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Awsome lens

Jerry, B&H Photo
26 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is everything I expected. I'll have a great time shooting birds and wildlife. Also, the service is always top notch from B&H.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 500mm f/4.5

oldtool2, Adorama
26 March 2014
  • Excerpt: OK, so it is not the Canon f4.L lens, but it is less than 1/2 the cost. I use this lens to shoot wildlife, mainly BIF. Tracking with this lens took a while to get use to because of its size and weight. Now that I have used it for a while I love it! The difference in the aperture is so little it basically makes no difference. It is a great lens for the money, and it handles a 1.4X TC very well, making it a 700mm lens. In fact, I hardly ever take the TC off of it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Used on an airborne camera platform,

James D. Huggins, Amazon
18 January 2013
  • Summary: Worked well....until the unmanned aircraft crashed...no fault of the lens. It met the needs of the system and the customer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Value for money

Ram, Amazon
7 August 2012
  • Summary: I am an amateur photographer owning this lens for last 3 months, spending every weekend for bird and wild life photography. This is a very good,solid lens. It produces good image in f4.5, and step down to f5.6 very good, f.6 -f8 tack sharp image. I got some excellent shots. Handheld, If you are upgrading from IS/OS/VR lenses. Some learning curve and handheld shooting technique required to get adjusted.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a sharp lens

Matt J., B&H Photo
28 July 2012
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 10
10

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY

Jippie5735, B&H Photo
18 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Really glad I bought this lens. Super sharp and very fast focus. Really good for wildlife and nature work.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

This a WOW Lens

Jippie5735, B&H Photo
17 July 2012
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Sigma 500mm .... a real game changer!

aeronik, Ebay
2 July 2012
  • Summary: The lens was bought to feed the insatiable addiction that is photography, those of you who have this debilitating habit will know what I am talking about, I previously used a Canon 400mm 5.6, however found that the reach was just not quite enough for the birds/wildlife which were my subjects.
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