Sigma’s APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is an advanced optical design of this 10x power high-performance zoom lens that covers the standard-to-super-telephoto range, now with the added advantage of Sigma’s own Optical Stabilization which offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Sigma is the only one to offer OS for Sony and Pentax mount where the image is stabilized in the viewfinder if chosen.
For many photographers, having an “all-in-one” lens is an absolute dream. Especially for nature photographers, the idea of a lens suitable for landscape photography at the short end of the zoom range, while still having enough reach for wildlife is a great option. Add to that, the ability to close focus on small objects in the field such as flowers and it’s the perfect backpackers’ lens. Four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom range and Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. With no need to change lenses, there is less chance of dirt or moisture entering the camera and fouling the imaging sensor.
The filter size of this lens is diameter 95mm and the lens is supplied with a step down ring enabling digital cameras with an APS-c size image sensor to use an diameter 86mm filter.
*It is not possible to use a Polarizing filter with the step down ring. If you attach a Polarizing filter, you may not be able to remove it from the lens again.
- Tech Specs
Lens Construction 22 Elements in 16 Groups Angle of View 46.8º-5.0º Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 Mininum Aperture f22 Minimum Focusing Distance 50-180 cm / 19.7-70.9 in Filter Size (mm) 95mm Maximum Magnifications 1:3.1 Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 104.4x219 mm/4.1x8.6 in Weight 1970g / 69.5oz. Corresponding Mounts Sigma OS
OS - Optical Stabilizer Function
HSM - Hyper-Sonic Motor
APO - Apochromatic
CONV - APO Teleconverter EX
DG - DG for Digital
*The Pentax mount Tele Converter cannot be used with this particular lens.
*It is not possible to use a Polarizing filter with the step down ring.
If you attach a Polarizing filter, you may not be able to remove it from the lens again.
*Nikon and Pentax mounts do not have an aperture ring. Some functions may not work depending on the camera model.
*For Nikon and Canon mounts, Optical Stabilizer (OS) function will not work with film SLR cameras except Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1V.
*For Pentax and Sony mounts, it is not possible to use the AF and the built-in OS function of this lens when attaching it to film SLR cameras as well as Pentax *ist series and K100D.
*When using the OS function of a lens with a camera which incorporates a stabilizer unit, please turn the camera’s stabilizer unit off.
* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.
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