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

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f
$869
150-500 mm
autofocus 3.3x zoom lens
f/5-6.3
variable aperture
  • Sigma OS Image stabilized
  • Sigma HSM Built in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"It makes a very pleasing to the ear clicking sound when twisted into the camera mount and the zoomer zooms with the smooth elegance of a finely crafted zoomer."

"I use it a lot for wildlife photography and this allows me to capture features of wild animals from a safe distance without losing quality. I'm very impressed with the Bokeh it produces."

"Hiking with it for extended periods of time fouls the autofocus and optical stabilization. I have to remove the lens and put it back on to make work again"

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Nikon D750, Nikon D610 and Nikon D810.

Nikon D750
13.6 - 4.1°
horizontal angle of view
150-500mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.6x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.6x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D3200, Nikon D5300 and Nikon D3300.

Nikon D3200
8.8 - 2.7°
horizontal angle of view
233-776mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f vs other Nikon FX lenses

Max focal length Excellent telephoto lens Help
500 mm
Zoom range Above average zoom range Help
3.3x
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Sigma OS
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use

The Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f vs other Nikon FX wildlife lenses

Weight Very light Help
1.9 kg
Min focal length Great wide angle lens Help
150 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$869.00

Cons

The Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f vs other Nikon FX lenses

Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths
Weight Quite heavy Help
1.9 kg
Min focal length Poor wide angle lens Help
150 mm
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/5

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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150 mm
below average below average
Max focal length
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500 mm
unique unique
Zoom range
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3.3x
Magnification
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1:5.3 (0.2x)

Aperture

Wide minimum
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f/5
below average below average
Wide maximum
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Unknown
Tele minimum
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f/6.3
below average below average
Tele maximum
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Unknown

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
Focus motor
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Sigma HSM
Image stabilization
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Sigma OS
above average above average
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
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Unknown
Diameter
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Unknown
Filter size
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Unknown
Weight
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1.9 kg
below average below average

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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13.7°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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4.1°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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9.1°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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2.7°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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16.4°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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above average above average

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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2.7°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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1.8°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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10.8°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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3.3°
above average above average

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f lens?

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cb (3:41 AM, June 25, 2013)
Exactly try searching for prime macro lenses. The zoom ones, that say they are macro, are not actually very worth it. Try tamron 90mm macro. I have used it. And its a really cool lens.
 
MatiasG (4:24 PM, November 15, 2012)
Hello, I'm not an expert, but you should look for MACRO LENS to focus closely on small things.
 
Mehdi (3:53 AM, November 11, 2012)
Hi I wont to knew which lenses l can buy for fucus very small things