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Sigma APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG /HSM
8.4 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 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

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 10
10

Exceptional value for money!

Steve Tracy, Amazon
18 October 2012
  • Summary: Having used the Canon Ef 500mm f/4.5L USM for many years, I decided it was time for an upgrade, as this lens had certainly seen better days. My first inclination was to go for Canon's latest incarnation, the EF 500mm f/4L IS 11 USM, but the price was way out of my current budget range, having just...
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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.
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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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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