Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Auto Focus Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS Cameras - USA Warranty

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About Sigma 500mm F/4.5

The Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Auto Focus Telephoto Lens is a ultra-telephoto lens that has a fast maximum aperture and also features a super multi-layer coating, which optimizes the characteristics of digital SLR cameras. Two ELD glass elements in the front lens elements reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum and also ensure sharp, quality images of high contrast.

The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing, ensuring convenient handling and ease of use.

The AF drive for Canon SLR cameras features Sigma's ultra-quiet and high-speed Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM). It also features a drop-in 46mm filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel, which can be rotated to facilitate the use of filters, including a polarizing filter.

By adding an APO teleconverter (optional extra), you can use this lens as a 700mm F6.3 MF ultra-telephoto lens with a 1.4X EX teleconverter, or as a 1000mm F9 MF ultra-telephoto lens with a 2X teleconverter.

Sigma 500mm F/4.5 Features

  • Fast maximum aperture telephoto lens optimized for digital SLR cameras.
  • Most effective coating for minimizing flare and ghost.
  • Two Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) glass elements produce excellent image quality.
  • Accepts both 1.4X and 2X APO EX Tele-Converters. The lens can be used as a 700mm MF or a 1000mm MF ultra-telephoto lens.

Sigma 500mm F/4.5 Specifications

9 Groups/ 12 Elements
Angle of view
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
400cm / 157.5"
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
46mm (Drop In Style)
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
123 x 350mm / 4.8 x 13.8"
3,150g / 111.7oz.
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OK, so it is not the Canon f4.L lens, but it is less than 1/2 the cost. I use this lens to shoot wildlife, mainly BIF. Tracking with this lens took a while to get use to because of its size and weight. Now that I have used it for a while I love it! The difference in the aperture is so little it basically makes no difference. It is a great lens for the money, and it handles a 1.4X TC very well, making it a 700mm lens. In fact, I hardly ever take the TC off of it. I use a Tamron TC (NOT the Pro version) and it works well for me, and AF's nicely in decent light.

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