Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG APO OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF Cameras - USA Warranty

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About Sigma 150-500mm

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This ultra-telephoto zoom lens covers a telephoto range up to 500mm and allows photographers to bring the subject close and short perspective. Sigma's original OS (Optical Stabilizer) function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower. 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 minimizes 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 asfull-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 F7-9 MF ultra-telephoto zoom lens or a 300-1000mm F10-13 MF ultra-telephoto zoom lens respectively. A removable tripod socket (TS-31) is included as a standard component.

Please Note:
Nikon Mount Does not have aperture ring
Built in motor lens: compatible with D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D5000

The Sigma 150-500mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Sports/action, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Sigma 150-500mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Sigma 150-500mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sigma 150-500mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (82),Strong construction (69),Consistent output (56),Easily interchangeable (50),Durable (47),Rugged (46),Nice bokeh (14),Lightweight (6)
Cons:
Heavy (73),Poor in low light (20),Lens creep (16),Slow focus (13),Blurry focus (7),Tough to attach (3)
Best Uses:
Wildlife photos (90),Sports/action (50),Landscape/scenery (38),Wildlife (20),General purpose (4),Night photography (4),Landscape photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (50),Semi-pro photographer (36),Enthusiast (15),Casual photographer (6),Semi-professional (3),Pro photographer (3)

Sigma 150-500mm Features

  • Incorporating Sigma's original OS (Optical Stabilizer) function.
  • An ultra-telephoto zoom lens covers a telephoto range up to 500mm and allows short perspective.
  • Three SLD glass elements and a rear focus system provide optimum image quality throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting.
  • HSM ensures quiet and high-speed autofocus.

Sigma 150-500mm Specifications

Construction
21 Elements in 15 Groups
Angle of view
16.4°-5.0°
F stop range
5 - 22
Closest Focusing Distance
220cm / 86.6 in
Maximum Magnification
1:5.2
Filter Size
86mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
9.9" x 3.7" - 252mm x 94.7mm
Weight
1,910g / 67.4 oz.

Sigma 150-500mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 118 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG APO OS

I am into aircraft photography: Spotting at airports and attending airshows. Until this lens, my longest glass was a Sigma 70-310 DG APO, which was great for the price but not long enough for what I needed and not sharp enough. 400-500mm is ideal, and I only had $1,000 to spend, which made this new Sigma lens my main option for a Nikon D200. After using it for a couple of months, I am very pleased with the results. Images at 500mm are sharper than expected and the autofocus is not as slow as ...

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I am into aircraft photography: Spotting at airports and attending airshows. Until this lens, my longest glass was a Sigma 70-310 DG APO, which was great for the price but not long enough for what I needed and not sharp enough. 400-500mm is ideal, and I only had $1,000 to spend, which made this new Sigma lens my main option for a Nikon D200. After using it for a couple of months, I am very pleased with the results. Images at 500mm are sharper than expected and the autofocus is not as slow as I had feared. My only real worry is that the lens does not have the solid construction of more expensive lenses, and even the older Sigma 50-500. So I am worried about it's long term durability. There are reports of bad copies of the lens out there that are not as sharp as they should be, so test the lens thoroughly before your return period is up. One of the reasons I bought from adorama is the ability to try it for 30 days. I was not disappointed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor image quality and Bad company

I have purchased SIGMA 150-500 lens with lots of hope after their claims of excellant image quality and thought SIGMA being a multinational company thought will care for their customers. But after using for last 6 months i am totally disappointed. I feel money and time wasted using this lens. Quality of pictures is terrible even after following some suggestions to improve quality while using this lens. Images come very soft and the autofocus keeps hunting especially if you tilt the lens upwar...

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I have purchased SIGMA 150-500 lens with lots of hope after their claims of excellant image quality and thought SIGMA being a multinational company thought will care for their customers. But after using for last 6 months i am totally disappointed. I feel money and time wasted using this lens. Quality of pictures is terrible even after following some suggestions to improve quality while using this lens. Images come very soft and the autofocus keeps hunting especially if you tilt the lens upwards from horizontal position. Images are so soft even at few meters away from the subject. I have used the lens even at apertures 7, 8, 9, 10 also without much improvement. Always there is problem with autofocus mechanism. I don't know whether i got defective piece. But once i started checking photography forums, found so many complaints about this lens. The next issue is about "SIGMA COMPANY". The least said is better. I am from Indian and consumer interests are not protected that well by law. Recently my lens autofocus system totally failed and it was not focussing at all. I contacted SIGMA and told my issues with lens and its quality. Since my lens is still in warranty i requested them to change the lens or give a good alternative new piece. But they did not answer any of my concerns. I had to hunt around service center, make innumerable phone calls and many emails to them. I requested so many times to change the piece, for which there was no reply. They kept the piece for 15 days and then returned saying that they rectified the defect. After that gave so many emails to SIGMA JAPAN from where there is no reply. Hence I suggest if anyone is trying to buy this lens especially from developing countries, please do not buy. Sigma does not care for you in these countries inspite of selling defective and substandard pieces

Reviewed by 118 customers

 
4.0

Good Value

By

from Eastern Shore, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this lens for wildlife photography as we live on a creek with a salt marsh and there are many birds and waterfowl to photograph. My eye isn't critical enough to detect some of the optical deficiencies others have noted about this lens so to my eye the results are very pleasing. I bumped my ISO to 800 to ensure a faster shutter speed and help reduce possible camera shake. That, coupled with the image stabilization, has allowed hand-held shooting at full zoom. I was pleasantly surprised. As one would expect, the combination of this lens and my Nikon D7000 is pretty heavy. Long walks in the woods could be pretty tiring but the ability to photograph an eagle without having to do massive enlargement is worth the trade-off. Extra care handling this lens is necessary due to its weight and size. I don't know it would take being bumped around and don't want to find out the hard way. The cushioned case that comes with the lens is a necessity.

 
4.0

Good lens for the money.

By

from Enola, pa.  -  Casual Photographer

only had it a month,shooting birds on the river. No problem hand held, with vibration reduction on. Focus not bad.I'm no pro so this is good enough for me.

 
4.0

Beautiful -- but HEAVY

By

from N.Georgia USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

First of all let me state that they have a sort of decieving picture of this lens that makes it look sort of smaller than it is in real life -- READ the SPECS!!! It arrived and the box size right away made me face facts that this was not a smaller lightweight Tele Lens. It weighs 5 lbs! And it is 12 inches long without the hood. That being said --- I purchased a chest assisted mono pod, and fell in love! I the motor is smooth,,,it is quiet, and it is rather fast to focus at least for me. I'm a hummingbird fanatic and capturing those little sweeties, is not always easy! But this lens does the job that I was hoping for! And, for the price you get a lot for the money! The lens hood, a mounting strap to help any accidents, and a beautiful carry case that NEEDS to be used if you do not have it on your camera!

 
4.0

Good Lens At A Good Price

By

from Montana  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The Sigma 150-500 is a very good lens for the most part. It's at its best focusing within 100ft/30m. Very sharp images within that range and the stabilization works very well too. It's not as good at extreme distances or in poor light. It has a zoom lock to prevent lens creep when carrying the lens on a camera.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Pleased

By

from Arizona  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Nature shots, AF works well, like the O/S and the construction of the lens seems very well made. A learning curve and getting used to the weight of a larger lens. Overall, very pleased and the price fits my budget.

 
4.0

Pleasant Surprise

By

from Show Low, AZ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

As a photographer who specializes in Nature shots, I was nervous and cautious about purchasing this lens and after my first photo run, I think I will like it. It will take a little learning curve and getting used to the extra weight but the auto focus worked very well. I look forward to giving this lens a heavy workout soon. Hand held is possible and a heavy duty tripod is also a good backup for using this lens.

 
5.0

Like the Lens

By

from Crystal Lake Il.  -  Photo Enthusiast

Works for me like the size have no problem hand holding this lens

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

sigma 150-500

By

from il  -  Photo Enthusiast

i am happy with lens. picture quality is better than i have read about. uses are wild life, focus is ok,but does hunt a little.for the money go for it ,and understand short comming.low light,creep.in good light have taken hand held photo when ihave to

 
4.0

Great Value

By

from Central, WI, USA  -  Pro Photographer

I have used this lens for both nature and portraits. It is a great value in that it is very sharp even at f/7.1 @ 500mm. Small birds, like an American Redstart have very good feather detail at 30 feet from the camera. The hair of a chipmunk is also well defined. Both of those subjects were shot hand held with the OS turned on. The bokeh is ok and the zoom ring is a bit on the stiff side. Otherwise, I would give the lens 5 stars.

 
5.0

Excellent lens!

By

from Anaheim, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I got this lens since I didn't have anything in this length. I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality and ease of use. I used the lens to get the red moon eclipse the other night. I used a tripod but also took a few hand-held shots which came out sharp. I had to turn off the auto-focus at the height of the eclipse (when the moon was very dark) as the lens kept hunting and not finding the right focus. All in all, a great lens!

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LAWRENCE L  Great reports on it from users on a WEB site I subscribe to. I am delighted with it...fabulous machine.
Donna C  Would this lens fit on my D7000?
HAROLD H  Yes, I use mine on a D7100 which has the same Nikon mount.
Shopper  I have a very modest D300, can this lens be used on this camera?
ROGER B  Yes worked well. Lens is too heavy for all occasions.
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