Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM is a high magnification zoom lens, with 10x zoom ratio from 50mm to 500mm, which is optimized for Digital. The lens employs a seven-group zoom system, which provides a high zoom magnification of 10x. Triple-cam Rear Focusing System ensures high precision throughout the whole focus range.
Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM also equipped with a zoom lock device to eliminate “Zoom Creep” when the lens is tilted down. The tripod mount is composed of magnesium, to minimize total weight and also it is easy to grip and carry the lens due to ergonomic design of the tripod mount.
REVIEWS (last update: 25.01.06)
ePhotozine reviewed the Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM and wrote:
“The ability of this lens to frame subjects with all their surroundings as well as an ability to pick out distant objects without moving your feet or changing lenses does have its attractions. The enormous standard to ultra-telephoto range of the lens, along with a decent performance and almost total lack of distortion makes this one well worth considering. If you are travelling and don’t want a sack-full of lenses it becomes almost indispensable!
The pros are built quality, focal range, well controlled distortion and CA, and price. While the Cons are the weight, slightly softer at shorter zooms with only a single socket on the tripod mount”
LoneStarDigital reviewed the Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM and wrote:
“For the price*, it can’t be beaten. High quality, high performance, crystal clear, sharp from edge to edge, lightning fast zoom & sure-footed autofocus lock. Because of its considerable size and weight, consider it as a 500mm telephoto that can zoom ‘backwards’ all the way down to 50mm. What huge flexibility! And what fun to use…”
VividLight reviewed the Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM and wrote:
“But what about the images? The discussion coming back up the Atlantic coast was that the lens had performed admirably in the field, but the quality of the images would be telling. Frankly we were very happy with the images. The were sharp and contrasty with good color saturation and no signs of color fringing when examined with a 22x loupe on a light table. Subsequent 13×19 prints confirmed these initial impressions.”
- Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM samples at Pbase
• Focal Length : 50-500mm
• Minimum Aperture : F22
• Lens Construction : 20 Elements in 16 Groups
• Angle of View : 46.8°- 5°
• Number of Diaphragm Blades : 9pcs
• Minimum Focusing Distance : 100cm –300cm(39.3”-118.1”)
• Maximum Magnification : 1:5.2
• Filter Size : 86mm
• Lens Hood : Petal Hood
• Dimensions : Diameter 95mm (3.7”) x Length 218.5mm (8.6”)
• Weight : 1842gr/64.9oz
• Fittings : Sigma, Canon and Nikon-D, (Konica/Minolta and Pentax TBA)
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