Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM telephoto zoom

Sigma have announced the launch of the 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM ultra telephoto zoom lens covering a telephoto range up to 500mm.

Press Release: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

The Sigma Corporation are pleased to announce the launch of the new APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM.

This ultra-telephoto zoom lens covers a telephoto range up to 500mm and allows photographers to bring the subject close with short perspective. Sigma’s original OS (Optical Stabiliser) function offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed approximately four stops faster. It is ideal for sports, wildlife and landscape photography with handheld shooting.

Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for chromatic aberration. This lens is equipped with a rear focus system that minimises fluctuation of aberration caused by focusing. The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.

This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focusing capability.

The addition of the (optional) 1.4x EX DG APO or 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters produce a 210-700mm F7-8.8 MF ultra-telephoto zoom lens or a 300-1000mm F10-12.6 MF ultra-telephoto zoom lens respectively. A removable tripod collar (TS-31) is included as a standard component.

 

Specifications:

  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 220cm
  • Lens Construction: 21 Elements in 15 Groups
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:5.2
  • Angle of View: 16.4°- 5°
  • Filter Size: 86mm
  • No. of Diaphragm Blades: 9 pcs
  • Lens Hood: Bayonet Type
  • Weight: 1,910g
  • SRP: £TBA
  • Dimensions: Diameter 94.7mm x Length 252mm
  • Available Fittings: Sigma AF, Canon AF, Nikon A
  • Available April 2008

For more information please visit the Sigma website.

By: denebuff 3775 days ago
If this lens is used on a E500, does it become a 300mm-1000?
By: pechichi 3770 days ago
An olympus E500 does have a 2x magnification factor so it would be 300 to 1000 however they did not announce that this lens supported 4/3's format cameras (Olympus). That usually takes a bit longer. I believe they just announced that they now supported 4/3 systems with their 50-150 and 70-200mm lenses, these have been around for over a year.
By: tompics 3072 days ago
Would the 50-500mm fit on a 4/3's format cameras (Olympus)?
By: harkirat 3006 days ago
How it will work on Canon 7D

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