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Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO EX DG HSM 35mm Zoom

4 star rating
                      4 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $1550.00

  • Camera FormatDigital SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length50mm - 500mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4-f/6.3
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeAutofocus • Manual Focus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    MountCanon EF
    Closest Focusing Distance39.37 in
    Diaphragm Blades9 Blades
    Picture Angle5 - 46.8 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size86 mm
    Groups / Elements20 Elements in 16 Groups
    Designed for Digital CameraYes
    Diameter3.74 in
    Length8.6 in
    Weight64.9 oz
    Product ID24882698

Product Description

The updated "DG" version of the Sigma's renowned 50-500mm ultra-zoom lens employs a seven-group zoom system, which provides a high magnification. This system ensures a superior level of precision from 50mm standard to 500mm ultra focal length range. The "DG" indicates that it's optimized for digital SLRs, and the HSM focusing motor ensure fast, quiet focusing. This lens is available in SIGMA, CANON, NIKON (D), PENTAX, SONY, and FOUR THIRDS mounts.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gerald Henton a Expert

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2008

Strengths:    huge range
good contrast
very sharp
low distortion
reasonably fast
great value

Weaknesses:    does weigh in a more than a camera
takes 2 plus hands to handle
draws a crowd
would be nice if it was a couple of stops faster

Bottom Line:   
yes it is a little large and heavy, not for everyday shooting, but it is the best bang for the buck when it comes to a 500mm lens. I use with my Olympus E330 and the biggest problem is camera shake at the long end. Picture that do work out are sharp with good contrast and color. There is no distortion or CA to speak of. I Would recommend a tripod or monopod but on a sunny day you can free hand it. If you want a good birding or wildlife/sports lens it is money well spent.

G Henton

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $949.00

Purchased At:   TriState

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Type of photography:   Outdoor

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