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Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

50-500mm f4.5-6.3 apo dg

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. 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.

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Lens Category: Super Tele
Purchase Link: Buy Now at B&H Photo!
In Production: Yes
Year Launched: 2010
Format: FX (Full-Frame)
Optical Construction: 22 elements in 16 groups
Min. Focusing Distance (cm): 50
Max. Magnification (x): 0.32
Zoom/Magnification Ratio (x): 10
Coating Type: Super Integrated
Special Optical Elements: Super ED Element(s)
Max. Aperture: F4.5
Min. Aperture: F22
Number of Aperture Blades: 9
Rounded Aperture Blades: Yes
Aperture Ring: No
Focus Type: AF-S (Silent wave motor)
Focusing Modes: AF
Full-Time AF Override: Yes
Macro: No
Stabilization: Yes
Weather Sealing: No
Tripod Collar: Yes
Filter Size (mm): 95
Max. Barrel Diameter (mm): 104
Collapsed Length (mm): 219
Weight (g): 1,970
In the Box: Hood, Hard Case, Strap, Monopod Collar
Available Colors: Black
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61 Reviews

This is my go to lens. It is extremely versatile and provides very clear photos with very little aberration, even at the extreme ends of the magnification. I would highly recommend this lens.