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Sigma APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG /HSM
8.3 out of 10

Sigma APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG /HSM

This Sigma APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG is a large aperture telephoto 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 at a Great Price.

ellisphotos, B&H Photo
18 December 2015
  • Excerpt: I use this lens professionally to cover the presidential campaign and for fun shooting wildlife and find it to be every bit as good as my old Canon 500mm f/4 but at a big savings. The focus is fast, accurate and quiet and the lens quality is amazing but much lighter than the Canon.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Well justified expense. Excellent product.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 July 2015
  • Summary: Changed from my previous trusty Sigma 50-500, to the slightly heftier 500 EX DG IF APO. Even at these weights, there is a strengthening curve, where you can shoot with it for up to 15 seconds before starting to shake, to extending it to a minute.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Buy. Worth the Investment. Good Travel Lens.

Marty, Amazon
30 April 2015
  • Summary: This is a fantastic lens for the price. Tack sharp at f/5.6. Relatively short length so it will fit in most full size camera backpacks. Because the version I bought and use is the Sony/Minolta Mount version it has a screw drive motor that is noisy and hunts in low light.
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Overall 10
10

Best Big Glass Bang for the Buck

LindasOldMan, B&H Photo
9 February 2015
  • Excerpt: 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
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens!

Pentax Shooter, B&H Photo
15 December 2014
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

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!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

oldtool2, Adorama
25 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!
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