Review Lens: Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Pentax

Lens Overview - Sigma 150-500mm F5

This Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG HSM Lens is for DSLR cameras with a Sony A lens mount. It is an ultra-telephoto zoom lens ideal for nature, wildlife, or sports photography. This lens is designed for full-frame cameras and is also compatible with APS-C format DSLRs. The zoom range translates into the approximate focal length equivalence of 225-750mm when used with APS-C cameras.

A Hyper Sonic Motor enables fast, smooth and quiet auto focus and its rear focus system prevents focus-dependent variation in aberration, provides quick, convenient manual focus and a non-rotating, non-extending front barrel during focus. Its APO apochromatic design with three Special Low Dispersion glass elements virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations and the DG-system and Super Multi-Layer coated optics reduce flare and ghosting.

For such a long telephoto zoom lens, this is a compact and lightweight option with an included rotating tripod collar. It also includes a dedicated lens hood and carrying case.

It is compatible with the optional Sigma APO teleconverter.

Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-C size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length equivalence to about 225 to 750mm with most cameras.
The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) system ensures quiet and high-speed auto focusing with full time manual focus override.
Three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements provide excellent correction for chromatic aberration.
The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations throughout the zoom range.
Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces ghost and flare.

Sigma 150-500mm F5 Latest Price



Lens MountSony A
Angle of View16.4° to 5°
Minimum Focus Distance7.22' / 2.2 m
Maximum Magnification0.19x
Optical Design21 Elements in 15 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded

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Lens Technical

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM PentaxSigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM NikonSigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Canon
Name Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM PentaxSigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM NikonSigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Canon
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/5f/5f/5
Year 200820172017
Mount Type Pentax KAFNikon F FXCanon EF
Lens Type Lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Telephoto,lens Supertelephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1069
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 150100100
Global 11.6553
Effective Mega Pixel 5.14063
Distorsion 0.152374
Vignetting -0.302739
Tstop 6.53871
Ac 9.46876
Vignetting Ranking 319
Tstop Ranking 11597
Ac Ranking 7270
Pixel Depth 20.12
Price Sensor 749
Sensor Raw 20.17
Sensor Format Sensor Apsc
Type EntryLevelDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Jan. 2008Feb. 2017Feb. 2017
Brand SigmaSigmaSigma


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