Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens Review

DxOMark has posted their test results for the Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lens which is currently priced for $1,509.

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lens scored 20 point when tested with the Nikon D600 DSLR camera. It has also scored a point of 13 for Nikon mount when tested on Nikon D800 DSLR camera.

The Sigma APO 50-500mm f4.5-6.3 performs very well on the Nikon D600, while it is one of the sharpest of its type measured on the 36-megapixel Nikon D800.

The Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens is a zoom lens for digital SLR cameras. The lens has a standard to ultra telephoto zoom range that is ideal for nature, wildlife, or sports photography.

The range translates into an equivalent 75-750mm when used with digital SLR cameras with an APS size chip. The lens is also compatible with full frame cameras. You can even increase you telephoto range by using the Sigma APO teleconverters.

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens Review

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From DxOMark Conclusion :

The Sigma might not have the build and outright image quality at the longer end of the zoom range of the premium marques, with Nikon’s own offering being recently redesigned and improved in lots of meaningful ways. But, given the extra versatility from the wider zoom and the savings of around $1,000 over the Nikon badged lens, the Sigma is hard to ignore.

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens Availability
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM [Canon] $1,509 Amazon | Adorama
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM [Nikon] $1,509 Amazon | Adorama

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens Specifications

Construction 16 Groups /22 Elements
Angle of view 46.8° – 5°
F stop range 22
Closest Focusing Distance 19.7-70.9 in./ 50-180cm
Maximum Magnification 1:3.1 (f=200mm)
Filter Size 95 with 86mm step down adapter
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 8.6″ x 4.1″ / 219mm x 104.4mm
Weight 19702g / 69.5oz.