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The Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM is a 10x telephoto zoom lens designed for full frame digital SLR cameras.

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Pros

huge 10x zoom focal range - 50 to 500mm

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step down filter ring for use with crop sensors

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full frame

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very heavy and large - difficult to carry around, requires a solid, heavy tripod

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slow - already at F/6.3 by 220mm

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great build quality - equivalent to any EX series lens

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respectable image quality considering the wide focal range

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zoom lock for safe transportation when not in use

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includes optical image stabilization - extremely important at the long end

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Cons

poor edge detail at the long end of the zoom range

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not officially an EX series lens (highest Sigma line)

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massive 95mm front element

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The Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM is a 10x telephoto zoom lens designed for full frame digital SLR cameras. This can also work with smaller cameras that have APS-c sized sensors, which changes the effective focal length depending on the camera build. Optical stabilization is used to enable handheld shooting, and a Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM) is used to keep noise from the lens as low as possible. Light-gathering is handled by 4 Special Low Dispersion glass elements, which provide optimum color correction and sharpness from one end of the zoom range to another. Light is further focused by 22 lens elements in 6 groups, which work with the light to prevent distortion. The entire lens is 1970 grams.

Features
  • Designed for full frame digital SLR cameras
  • May be used with smaller APS-c size sensors (corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 75 to 750mm)
  • 10x telephoto zoom lens
  • Sigma’s OS System (Optical Stabilization)
  • HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor)
  • 4 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements
  • Lens hood, hood adapter, front & rear lens caps and carrying case are included
  • Lens Construction: 22 Elements in 6 Groups
  • Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Mininum Aperture: f22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 50-180 cm / 19.7-70.9 in
  • Filter Size: 95mm
  • Maximum Magnifications: 1:3.1
  • Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 104.4 x 219 mm, 4.1 x 8.6 in
  • Weight: 1970g, 69.5oz
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