Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Canon EF

Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Canon EF
200-500 mm
autofocus 2.5x zoom lens
f/2.8
fixed aperture
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

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compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark IV.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
10.3 - 4.1°
horizontal angle of view
200-500mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Max focal length Excellent telephoto lens Help
500 mm
Fixed aperture Fixed aperture Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths

Cons

The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Diameter Quite large diameter Help
236 mm
Min focal length Poor wide angle lens Help
200 mm
Weight Quite heavy Help
15.7 kg
Length Quite long Help
726 mm
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/22

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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200 mm
below average below average
Max focal length
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500 mm
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Zoom range
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2.5x
Magnification
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1:8.3 (0.1)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/22

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame)
Length
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726 mm
below average below average
Diameter
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236 mm
below average below average
Filter size
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72 mm
Weight
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15.7 kg
below average below average

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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10.3°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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4.1°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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6.9°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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2.7°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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12.3°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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5°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Canon EF-S APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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6.8°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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2.7°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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4.5°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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1.8°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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8.1°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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3.3°
above average above average

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