500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)*

Distance Is No Problem
Telephoto Lenses
Travel, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Action, Specialty
  • Large aperture, high speed super telephoto lens
  • Inner focusing system technology
  • *HSM is not available in Sony and Pentax
  • Carrying case, hood, circular polarizer, rear cap
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Price: CA$6,899.95
Price: CA$6,899.95
Where to buy
*Authorized dealer prices may vary
Overview

The Sigma 500mm F4.5 DG APO HSM is a ultra telephoto prime lens designed for Full Frame sensors but may also be used with smaller APS-C size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 750 with most cameras. The 500mm is a unique focal length and its large fixed aperture of 4.5 makes it great for photographing wildlife. A Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensure quiet, accurate and high speed autofocusing working together with an Inner Focusing system which enables additional speed and responsiveness while, the overall length does not change during focusing. Surprisingly compact for its focal length, the 500mm is approximately 14 inches long and weighs slightly less than 7 pounds. Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction and sharpness throughout the entire zoom range and a new multi-layer lens coating technology and lens design formula reduce flare and ghosting. Rear insertion 46mm filters with provision for easy rotation of polarizing filters. Also, compatible with the Sigma APO Tele Converters to provide additional focal length as a 700mm F8 or 1000mm F11 lens.

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction11 Elements in 8 Groups
Angle of View
Number of Diaphragm Blades9
Mininum Aperturef32
Minimum Focusing Distance400cm / 157.5in.
Filter Size (mm)46mm (drop-in type)
Maximum Magnifications1:7.7
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
123mm x Length 350mm / 4.8in. x 13.8in.
Weight3,150g / 111.1oz.
Corresponding Mounts
SigmaHSM
EX
DG
NikonHSM
EX
DG
CanonHSM
EX
DG

Sony/Minolta
Pentax 

EX
DG

HSM -Hyper-Sonic Motor
EX - EX Lens
DG- Designed for Full frame DSLRs and APS-C sized sensors 

HSM is not available for Pentax or Sony.

* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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