Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Nikon F

Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Nikon F
$4,999
500 mm
autofocus prime lens
f/4.5
  • Sigma HSM Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"This lens is extremely sharp, I have photographed everything from grizzly bears to prairie dogs without any complaints."

bhphotovideo.com

"This is an excellent lens. Extremely sharp focus, fairly lightweight for an F4.5."

bhphotovideo.com

"Will not autofocus with the sigma 1.4 EX teleconverter"

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Nikon D5.

Nikon D5
4.1°
horizontal angle of view
500mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D3400, Nikon D7200 and Nikon D5600.

Nikon D3400
2.7°
horizontal angle of view
766mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Max focal length Excellent telephoto lens Help
500 mm
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32

The Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp

Cons

The Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/4.5
Length Quite long Help
351 mm
Min focal length Very poor wide angle lens Help
500 mm
Diameter Quite large diameter Help
122 mm
Lowest price Very expensive Help
$4,999.00
Weight Quite heavy Help
3.1 kg

The Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
1x

Specifications

General

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

Aperture

Wide maximum
Help
f/4.5
below average below average
Wide minimum
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f/32
unique unique
Tele maximum
Help
f/4.5
below average below average
Tele minimum
Help
f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
Help
Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
Help
Sigma HSM
Image stabilization
Help
None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
Help
351 mm
below average below average
Diameter
Help
122 mm
below average below average
Filter size
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46 mm
Weight
Help
3.1 kg
below average below average

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
Help
4.1°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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4.1°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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2.7°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
Help
2.7°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
Help
5°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
Help
5°
above average above average

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

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

Competitors

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Avatar for harrywinston harrywinston (10:14 PM, October 24, 2012)
cqn i have one