Is Sigma 150 500 any good?

Is Sigma 150 500 any good?

The Sigma 150-500 OS is a good long tele-zoom – indeed it’s the least costly way to get a zoom reaching 500mm at f6. 3 with image stabilization. The performance on the short side up to 300mm is very good even wide open but you need to stop down to f8 or even f11 for sharp results at longer focal lengths.

How much does the Sigma 150 600 weight?

4.25 lb.
Sigma designed the Contemporary to be the lightweight option of the 150-600mm lenses, and it tips the scales at 4.25 lb. This is not a light lens, but the Sport version adds more than 2 lb of additional ballast to your camera bag, weighing over 6.3 lb.

Is the Sigma 150-600mm worth?

At just over $1K and a total weight of 1930 grams (4.25 pounds), the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary is a very attractive lens for sports and wildlife photographers.

Is the Sigma 150 600 A sharp lens?

It’s also a very sharp lens that’s really not as bulky or expensive as you might expect for its focal range and maximum aperture. And while it’s a bit flare-prone and its bokeh isn’t perfect, it can deliver luscious, creamy backgrounds for many subjects both near and far.

What is a 150 600mm lens good for?

The best 150-600mm lenses allow you to get right into the thick of the action. Beloved of sports and motorsports photographers, these high-quality zooms provide a broad range of telephoto perspectives. For subjects you simply can’t get close to, from wildlife to aircraft, a 150-600mm lens is the ideal companion.

Is the Sigma 150-500mm a good lens?

Trusted Score The Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM superzoom has the most important aspect of any modern long-focus lens – an efficient AF drive system. This is very much the Sigma superzoom’s forte.

What does the Sigma 150-500mm APO DG OS HSM mean?

Sigma calls this the Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM. APO: Better optics. Doesn’t really mean apochromatic. DG:Last-decade marketing fluff implying these work on digital cameras – duh. OS: Optical (Image) Stabilization. Same as Nikon’s VR and Canon’s IS. HSM:Hyper-Sonic Motor: quiet internal AF motor. Same as Nikon’s SWM and Canon’s USM.

Does the Sigma 150-500mm have chromatic aberration?

The Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6. 3 DG APO OS exhibits low distortion and chromatic aberration is well controlled, especially at shorter focal length settings. Even zoomed out all the way to 500mm, chromatic aberration is not really problematic and if it really bothers you, digital correction can remove most of it.

What is the sharpness of a 500mm?

Sharpness at 500mm is a notch lower wide open at f6.3, but stopping down (by 2/3 stop) to f8 brings the sharpness back up close to that observed at shorter focal lengths. Here’s an example of the sharpness that the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM is capable of at 400mm and f8. First the whole image (EOS 7D):