Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens for Canon Mount

This Sigma 737101 / 737-101 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens is an ultra telephoto zoom lens ideal for nature, wildlife, or sports photography. This zoom range translates into an equivalent range of 240-800mm when used with a Canon digital SLR camera. Sigma 737-101 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM…
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4.7 9 Reviews
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By Swish n Texas

from Houston TX

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Great Lens for the money

 
4.0

PROS

  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction
  • Durable

CONS

  • Length of lens
  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

Use the lens to get real close for close up photos, sports action and wildlife photos


By Hawkeye

from Orlando, Fl

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great lens. Great price for what you get

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

  • Poor in Low Light
  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

For a big lens, I could not believe the quality of the photos I was taking right out of the box, without to much practice. Even at 500mm zoom the pictures were very impressive. The OS completes this as it is almost impossible to hold this lens steady, without a tripod. Do not like caring around the weight of this lens, but the results are fabulous.

 Images from Hawkeye
 
@150mm f5 1/400 iso100
@500mm iso100 f11 1/320

By scout

from joshua tree, ca

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extremely pleased,so much more to it.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Strong Construction
  • Rugged

CONS

BEST USES

  • Wildlife Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Macro Photography
  • Sports/Action
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Weddings/Events
  • Night Photography

Comments:

[...] i am very, very pleased with this lens. the OS and the smooth flow of focus and affect of my close-ups are amazing to me. the weight is understandable and what it came with, to me, eliminates those handicaps; eg.: the tri-pod mount and the case and all straps that came with this lens handle the load of the lens. i will never be on assignment without this lens.


By Beachcomber Joe

from SW Florida

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Canon 100-400mmL killer

 
5.0

PROS

  • Quick Focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Rugged
  • Durable
  • Strong Construction
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Wildlife Photos
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

I looked long and hard at the Canon 100-400mm L lens before choosing the Sigma 150-500mm. The Canon is slightly sharper on a bench test at 400mm but the Sigma adds 100mm of telephoto, a better image stabilization system and a faster autofocus. The real world difference is negligible on uncropped prints up to 12"x16". Plus it is 2/3rds the cost of the Canon. It ain't white, but if that is really important a 98 cent can of [...] spray paint can make it impress your neighbors. The lens is heavy and big overall which is not a surprise for something with a 500mm reach. But don't underestimate this. It is one big, heavy chunk of lens. Unless your the Terminator your not hand holding this chunk of glass all day. If you don't own a monopod, buy one. You don't see the pros shooting the big lenses without monopods, learn from what they already know.


By Havacamera

from Saranac, MI

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I would buy this telephoto again.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Sharp Focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Wildlife Photos
  • Sports/Action
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

I use this lens in landscape and wildlife photography and can reach out and touch them.


By THier

from Reisterstown MD

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Initial test photos look good

 
5.0

PROS

  • Quick Focus
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Landscape Photography
  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife

Comments:

Just got the lens, took it out, fire a couple of test shots off hand, both with the OS on and off. Conditions were overcast, there is a difference for sure. It is heavy, but what would you expect for a large lens. I like heavy, it makes it more stable for me. Tried to attach two photos of tree limbs at 500mm with my 7D APS-C, to show to difference between OS on and off but files were too large, reducing size does not do justice.


By spilunkr

from Fort Collins, CO

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

A good lens for the money.

 
4.0

PROS

  • Well built
  • Good focus ability
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Slow Focus
  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Wildlife
  • Landscape Photography

Comments:

This lens was purchased as an upgrade to an older Tamron 200-400 and to provide a longer lens than my Canon 300mm. My intended use for this lens is wildlife and landscape photography when I do not want to carry around a backpack full of lenses. Between my Canon 24-105 and the Sigma 150-500 I can pretty much cover what I am likely to run into while hiking or driving. I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this lens. Yes it is a big lens and it is heavy but that is a given for this type of lens. The lens appears to be solidly built which I'm sure contributes to the overall weight and at least for me the weight actually allows me to hold it somewhat steadier handheld. It does balance well on both my tripod and monopod when attached to my Canon 5D. Compared to my other Canon lenses, the image stabilization is noticeably slower and did take some getting used to. However, once it is locked in, I found it to do a pretty good job of keeping a focus lock on birds in flight while in AI Servo mode on my 5D. I've now had the lens out several times using it under different conditions comparing it to my other lenses; shooting offhand, using a monopod and using a tripod with remote release and mirror lock-up. It is a significant upgrade in all aspects from my old Tamron 200-400 so I won't compare it to that lens. I have made direct comparisons with my Canon EF 70-300 IS and 300mm f4L(non IS) prime. Is it as good as the prime at 300mm - no. Color rendition, contrast and sharpness are all better with the Canon prime; but that is sort of a no brainer. How do I think it compares to my prime? In general probably an 8 or 8.5 on a scale of 1-10. Contrast and color are easily tweaked in post processing. My biggest concern was sharpness. Offhand out at 400mm to 500mm sharpness was decent with the IS, given that I don't have a particularly steady hand to begin with. Using my monopod in combination with the IS gives pretty good results for me. On a tripod using remote release and mirror lock-up I would probably go a bit better than 8.5 in comparsion to the prime used the same way. In comparison to my Canon EF 70-300 IS shooting at 300mm; while there is a slight fall off in contrast and color rendition, I get comparable if not ever so slightly better results regarding sharpness. However, the slight fall off in color and contrast are far outweighed by the extra reach out to 500mm in my opinion. For the price, I don't think you can go wrong with this lens. Given the features you get I think it is an excellent value. If you are looking for a lens that will reach out to 500mm with good results and don't want to take out a home equity loan, this lens deserves serious consideration.


By PaulG

from Amherst, NY

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Worth the money

 
5.0

PROS

  • Quick Focus
  • Strong Construction
  • Rugged
  • Sharp Focus
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Wildlife

Comments:

Bought this lens to replace the slow focusing Sigma 80-400. The toss up was between the Sigma 120-400 or the Sigma 150-500. I decided to go for more reach enough it was a 1/3 stop slower. It's worth the money. Focus is much quicker then the 80-400. IS seems to be even better than the 80-400 which was good. After a spit second the IS sticks to your target. This is a very solid well made lens. Yes, it's a little heavy, but there's not way to make it lighter for the money you're paying. I get good sharp images, not as sharp all the time as the Canon 500mm prime but, I didn't pay the kind of money to get that. It's sharp enough to sell my prints from. Images are from a Canon 50D, f/6.3 and ISO of 640

 Images from PaulG
 
Cardinal 50% crop
Humming Bird

By annie t0

from davis, ca

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

this is an excellent lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife

Comments:

this is an excellent lens, a bit heavy but very sharp. Photos taken with this lens compare very favorably with those taken by Nikon 200-400. I have used it for wildlife and birds in flight and certainly recommend it.



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