Water & oil repellent coating on the front and rear glass elements
Customization and flexible adjustment with Sigma USB Dock
105mm Filter Size
Designed and executed for the most demanding types of photography, the
Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 DG HSM OS Sports lens is the new standard for
telephoto zooms. Boasting 2 FLD glass elements (performance equal to
fluorite) and 3 SLD glass elements, the new Sigma 150-600mm Sport
produces incredibly sharp images y through the entire zoom range.
Chromatic aberration is controlled at the long end of the focal length
through the optimized design of the glass elements and a dust and splash
proof construction ensures a high degree of durability. An updated
optical stabilizer (OS) features an accelerometer for improved panning
photography both horizontally and vertically, essential for birding,
wildlife and motorsports photography. The Sigma 150-600 Sports also
touts a new zoom lock switch that can be locked at any focal length and a
new manual override (MO) switch is incorporated as an option which is
activated by rotating the focus ring while using the autofocus. This
state-of-the-art lens is equipped with advanced Sigma technology
including an optimized, quieter AF, water/oil repellent coating on front
and rear elements and Mount Conversion service compatibility. As with
all Sport line lenses, the Sigma 150-600 works with the Sigma USB dock
for maximum customization allowing for firmware updates and adjustments
to the focus limiter, AF speed and OS view.
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based on 1 Customer Reviews
Best medium to long focal length zoom to date, November 28, 2015 By Stan Sienicki (Lawton, MI)
After owning a Nikkor 600mm f/4 VR Prime, this new Sigma 150-600mm DG Sports Zoom is pure poetry to use, it offers excellent Chromatic Aberration control that most Zooms are plagued with, and it is very sharp across the whole range of its zoom range, granted and to be expected it is a little soft at the bottom and top end of its focal length in the corners but not like it's older brothers such as the 150-500mm and 50-500mm. Very little post processing is needed if any at all?
This lens is a little on the heavy side and I do recommend using a mono or tripod to tame this beast though hand held can achieve great results but at a price of fatigue if holding it all day long.
Be sure to use its great focal length locking features that lock the extending zoom barrel at its 150, 200, 300, 400, 500, and 600mm focal lengths to keep it from zoom creep if yo have to shoot at upward or downward angles, the Optical Stabilization(OS) is Fantastic and fast to compensate.
You will also find the Focus Limiter control very useful as well as the manual focus assist.
Construction is first rate along with its optics.
The price tag of this lens is a no brainier for the quality and offerings this lens offers, but if the just under $2,000 price tag is to steep then I suggest Sigmas Contemporary version of this lens as the optics are just about as awesome and almost non detectable in comparison.