150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

Reinventing Telephoto Zooms
OS Lenses
Travel, Nature & Wildlife
  • Affordable long range telephoto zoom lens
  • Optical stabilization compensates for camera shake (not available on Sony & Pentax mounts)
  • Carrying case, lens hood, front & rear caps
  • *Item is DISCONTINUED but still available in Sigma mount*
APO
APOApochromatic

In order to attain the highest quality images, the APO lens has been made using special low-dispersion (SLD) glass and is designed to minimize color aberration.

CONV
CONVTeleconverter Compatible

This lens can be used with the APO Teleconverter EX. It can increase the focal length and will interface with the camera's AE (automatic exposure) function.

DG
DGDG for Digital

Designed to deliver the ultimate in performance on full-frame digital SLRs, Sigma DG lenses also bring out the best in 35mm SLR film cameras and APS-C size DLSRs.

HSM
HSMQuiet & Fast Autofocusing

This lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, high-speed AF.

OS
OSOptical Stabilizer

This function utilizes a built-in mechanism that compensates for camera shake. It dramatically expands photographic possibilities by alleviating camera movement when shooting by hand held camera.

RF
RFRear Focus

A rear focus system that prevents focus-dependent variation in aberration, making high-level image quality possible throughout the entire image. With their unchanging barrel length, these lenses also enhance balance and stability for the photographer.

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Overview

The Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 is ultra telephoto zoom designed for Full Frame sensors but may also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 255mm to 850mm on the Sigma SD format. An Optical Stabilizer (OS) allows for handheld photography even in low light scenarios, while a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet, high speed, and accurate autofocusing. This unique lens is an excellent optical performer featuring three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements for optimum color correction and sharpness throughout the entire zoom range, rear focusing system corrects for fluctuation of aberration due to focusing. It compact size of a mere 10 inches and weight of only 4 pounds for its focal length make it a must have for any camera bag.

Seb Winning Moment

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/60 sec. f/6.3 800

Singapore Formula One Gran Prix taken last 20 Sep 2015

After Glow

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2,000 f/8 ISO 400

My passion for flight and the Blue Angels.

My First Ruby

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 f/6.3 3200

My love of birds and flight.

My First Ruby

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 f/6.3 3200

My love of birds and flight.

Simply Fierce

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f/5.6 280

Jaguar

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 F10 2400

Gentle Flow

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 F/6.3 800

The gentle flow of water over her body as she paddled away.

Tail Feathers

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 f/6.3 800

Embracing the fall migration of local birds.

Stand and Deliver

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1,000 f/6.3 800

Grace and Movement of Birds.

Drake

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f/6.3 900

Love of Birds

Drake

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f/6.3 900

Love of Birds

Shiawassee

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2500 f/6.3 400

Nature and Birds

Shiawassee Fawn

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/600 f/6.3 400

The young deer of our state.

The web

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f8 1600

Country Walk

Foogy start!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 f8 1600

Early morning shoot.

Water-rail

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f8 800

Early morning walk.

First Rain

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/60 f8 400

Saw rain drops hanging on a twig. (0ff balcony at State line Nevada)

Flight of the Eagle

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 640 6.3 100

Flight of a Bald Eagle at Clinton, Iowa; January, 2015.

Red Bellied Woodpecker in Autumn

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 f 10 2200

Red bellied woodpecker on Autumn day

Eclipse of the moon, September 27, 2015

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 f 8.0 3200

Full moon just before eclipse began on 9/27/2015. The moon appeared yellow just before the eclipse began.

Sequence of Images of eclipse of the moon

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM various, all about 1/800 f 8.0 3200

Sequence of images taken with Sigma 150 - 500 mm, 5 - 6.3; images assembled in Photoshop express from individual images.

Quiet Meditation

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/60 f/5.6 560

The combination of her beauty and the beautiful music she plays.

The Man

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 f/6.3 1600

The joy of watching deer in the wild.

Autumn Goose

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f/6.3 800

Birds in flight.

Little Buckaroo

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f/5.6 1250

The pure light in this little man's eyes.

Look up at me!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/60 sec f8 200

Opportunity to take photograph as the clouds open up for a few minutes.

Sweet Ginger

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 f/6.3 1600

The charm and magic of this little boy's smile.

New Love

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f/5.6 1800

The love captured between two friends.

Ryan

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/125 f/5.6 200

Simple charm.

A Father's Love

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/100 f/5.6 400

The sweetness and warmth of a Father's love.

Lemur - Monkey (Mysore, India)

Sony/Minolta 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/100 9 1600

I am Photographer from Bangalore, India (An enthusiast from 1967). I use Sony A7Rii, Sony RX10ii & Sony A6000 This shot was taken with Sony A6000 Camera - Hand-held shot. Focal Length 500 mm. Day light / Cloudy. Thanks to you all. Namboodiri

Waiting for dinner

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 f8 400

Watermead Country Park, Leicestershire UK.

Any-one fancy a paddle!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 f8 400

Watermead Country Park on a freezing cold November day.

Dinnertime !

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1600 f8 640

While photographing at the wetlands I happened to catch this one with the frog !

Union Pacific Train

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f/13 800

Train rolling the tracks in Abilene TX. Tracks divide North and South Abilene geographically.

Freedom!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 f5 1600

Walk in the Park!

Out for a walk with my ball!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 f8 1600

A passing dog!

Robin taking a rest!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 f8 1600

Encountered on a forest walk!

Walking the Dog!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 f8 1600

Spotted carrying his ball on a forest walk!

bright moon

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 10 1600

bright moon

Partial moon

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/4000 6.3 6400

Partial moon

Air Evac Helicopter

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f/13 400

Air-Evac helicopter on return to helipad @ Hendricks Hospital, Abilene Texas.

Downy Woodpecker

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f6.3 400

Two-Tone Fins

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 s f/6.3 140

A boogie-border rides a shore-break wave near Sunny Cove in Santa Cruz, California.

A panning photo of truck

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/60 7.1 640

Capturing a still clear image of a truck with a slow shutter speed, while truck is in motion, that blurs anything other than moving object. Using camera panning to achieve the image.

Osprey with lunch

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 f/7.1 200

Osprey holding lunch tight

Brahmini Kite

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1200 F8 640

Brahmini Kite

Sparkling Duck

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f/25 800

Sparkles shine off water of a pond near this white duck.

Sparkling Duck

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f/25 800

Reflections off pond near this white duck causes the bright light to sparkle and create a rim light as well.

Brrr!

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/5000 6.3 1000

I took advantage of below freezing temps to photograph songbirds. In the cold they "fluff" up creating air pockets between their feathers. This behavior helps keep them warm and ups their cute factor. I was able to capture a few species on this trip but this Yellow-rumped Warbler takes the cake.

Caspian Tern

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 2000 6 800

Hovering over pond at Anahuac Wildlife refuge

Night Flight!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 f6.3 800

Owl in Flight!

Night Flight 2

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 f6.3 800

Hunting for lunch!

Hide and seek

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 6.3 200

Perfectly camouflaged owl hiding in tree hole (dead tree) was accidentally spotted while photographing squirrels playing on top of the same tree.

Locking claws

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 8 400

Loud shriek alerted me to find these two birds on the grass. I am not sure if they were playing or fighting.

Riding the waves

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 11 200

When I planned for this photo a small bird happened to cross right in front of the giant wave adding spice to the photo.

Hard working men and bulls

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 10 200

A tribute to hard working villagers in the paddy field, and their equally hard working bulls.

Beauty queen

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 11 200

Intentionally focused and exposed on the water Lilly away from me (and not on the one near me) in order to create better visual appeal and a striking image..

Bird

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 400 6.3 800

Boredom got me out shooting today. This is what I come back with.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 800 6.3 400

Boredom got me out shooting today. Also playing with light leak processing.

Short Eared Owl

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f5.6 400

The Beauty of Owls

in Flight

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1600 ( 800

Bluejay

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 500 16 400

Tusk

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 f29 100

Waited for an hour in the cold, but when the clouds rolled underneath the peak and turned gold, it was worth every second

Robin and Friend!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f8 500

Walk in the local Reserve!

Clean up time!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f8 320

Walk in the Local Reserve!

Red Kite

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 f8 320

Red Kite at Fineshades Woods Leicestershire

Long Tailed Tits Feeding

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 f8 4000

Fineshades Wood Leicestershire.

Birds of badipur

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 5 200

Peacock being the national bird of India is delight to capture in rainy seasons in India.

Great Blue at dusk

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 f6.3 640

Never caught a Great Blue Heron on a fishing dock. The sun just faded behind clouds, it was dim, but warm color, and super low light made the image weak.

Power Pole and Moon

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 f /13 800

A mix of near and far subjects, with primary focus on the foreground, the power pole. Taken at 450mm the sharply focused pole gives a strong detail, and the sky and moon were merely background which showed the comparative scale.

duck stare

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 f5.6 200

Polo at Holders Hill in Barbados

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 sec F/5.3 400

My first polo match and indeed trip to Barbados presented a unique chance for a bit of practicing with moving subjects

Fuzzy Bird

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 f6.3 200

Osprey with Prey

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2500 F6.3 400

The Goose

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1600 f6 800

A pond of geese and this one was captured @ 290mm within a few feet away.

red on the limb

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/350 f/6.7 400

Owl in Flight

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 f8 2500

Coming in to rest

Siberian Stonechat - Male

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 6.3 400

Dad is Back

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f/6.3 1600

1st time in 3 yrs the Blue Birds have returned.

Day at the Zoo!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 f8 640

Day out.

Curious Robin

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/125th f/6.3 200

SD14 Digital Camera body

The first image taken with my then new 150-500mm Sigma lens. I was sitting in my backyard and every time the robin heard the shutter he came closer, until I was able to capture this image

Double Dragons

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/125th f/5.6 400

This was taken with my Sigma SD9 and the Sigma 150-500mm f/5.3-6 lens in a local park with a man made lake. I love watching and photographing dragon fly's because they are such a challenge. Getting two at once on the same perch what a bonus!

Startled Squirrel

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/50th f/6.3 200

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

I was setting up to take pictures of a partial solar eclipse when I saw this squirrel come down the power pole less then 30 feet from me. I swung my tripod mounted camera/lens to frame him up. Then rotated the lens in the tripod mount. He just stood there waiting. When I said "Thanks, I'm done he left!

Morning Deer

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/30th f/6.3 400

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

I am always looking for wildlife even in large city/state parks. Breakfast time works well with habituated animals.

Breakfasting Deer

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/50th f/6.3 400

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Who would not be inspiered by such beautiful animals.

Early evening Moon

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 f8 4000

Early evening Moon

Sleepy Bear

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/100 f/7.1 400

I love shooting bears and this is one of my favorite shots of a sleeping bear in the Smoky Mountains.

Grey Heron at Rest!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 f8 3200

Heron at Rest!

Woody Wood Pecker (Male Red Bellied Woodpecker)

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 f/8 400

The male and female traverse my area all day long playing and feeding.

Highland Cattle

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 f8 500

Highland Cattle

Pheasant taking a stroll!

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f8 500

Out for a country walk!

Momma is Home babies.

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2000 f/8.0 4000

I love they look almost like Angels flying

Wary eye

Canon 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f/10 160

Bluebird Dad

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 6.3 1600

I have a bluebird population around my house and caught this male during the early morning

Divebombed

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1600 8 640

Divebomb

Fiery Sunrise

Pentax 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2500 f10 400

Early morning sunrise in Carencro

Half moon

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 6.3 1000

Tried out my new lens, very happy with the result

Hen about to hit the water

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2000 f/6.3 1000

Mallard hen about to hit the water

Beaver Beaver

Nikon/Fuji 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/80 6.3 6400

Beaver Beaver

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction21 Elements in 15 Groups
Angle of View16.4º-5º
Number of Diaphragm Blades9
Mininum Aperturef22
Minimum Focusing Distance220 cm / 86.6 in
Filter Size (mm)86mm
Maximum Magnifications1:5.2
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
94.7 x 252 mm/3.7 x 9.9 in
Weight1780g / 62.8oz.
Corresponding Mounts
SigmaOS 
HSM 
CONV 
DG
NikonOS 
HSM 
CONV 
DG
CanonOS 
HSM 
CONV 
DG
Sony/MinoltaHSM 
CONV 
DG
PentaxHSM 
CONV 
DG
OS - Optical Stabilizer Function
HSM - Hyper-Sonic Motor
CONV - APO Teleconverter EX
DG - DG for Digital
D - Distance Information Function

* If the camera body does not support HSM motor, AF will not work.
  
* The angle of view depends upon the camera being used.
 
* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.
 
* Nikon & Pentax Mounts: Does not have aperture ring * Nikon Mount: Built in motor lens: compatible with D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D5000

* The Pentax mount teleconverter is not compatible with this particular lens.

* This lens cannot be used with film SLR cameras with the exception of the Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1v.

* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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