500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S

A New Telephoto Flagship 

OS Lenses, Telephoto Lenses, USB Dock Compatible, MC-11 Compatible
Sports
Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Action
  • Exceptional image quality
  • Magnesium Alloy components
  • Dust and Splash Proof
  • Included accessories: LH1388-01Carbon Fiber Hood, Filter holder with 46mm WR Protector, caps, case

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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.

Sport Lens
SSport Lens

Engineered for dynamic capture and split-second timing, our Sports line delivers sophisticated optical performance to get you closer to those powerful action shots you’re after.

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Price: $5,999.00

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Overview

The Sigma 500mm F4 DG HSM OS Sports lens is the first prime telephoto DSLR lens in Sigma's critically acclaimed Sports line. Designed for professional photographers, the 500mm F4 Sports is a rugged dust and splash proof lens created to weather the harsh conditions that many photographers find themselves in when shooting outdoors. Exceptional image quality is achieved through rigorous optical design testing while autofocus and quality is maintained when paired with the Sigma TC-1401 1.4X and TC-2001 2X teleconverter. An advanced Optical Stabilizer (OS) touts a two mode switch, #1 for handheld photography, #2 for panning and tracking vertically and horizontally. The new Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) touts 1.3X the torque of previous models for fast and snappy focusing while the state-of-the-art electromagnetic diaphragm is included for Nikon mounts and provides a new degree of performance for high speed shooting. USB Lens Dock and Sigma Optimization Pro allow for lens customization including personalized focus limiters, 4 zone micro focus tuning, OS preview behavior, AF performance enhancement. Transverse chromatic aberration is greatly controlled through optical design and 500mm F4 Art allows for rear filters to be used.

First Time Out

Don Richardson

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/2000 f/4.0 800

I captured this image as a test shot just minutes after unboxing and mounting the new Sigma 500mm Sport on my camera body

Woodstork at sunset

Don Richardson

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/5000 f/5.0 400

This image of a Woodstork was taken in a South Florida wetland at sunset

Double Trouble

Don Richardson

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/125 f/8.0 800

I shot this pair of hawks sitting on a snag just after sunset. The performance of the 500mm Sport is simply outstanding. The OS is excellent allowing me to take this image handheld at 1/125s!

Great Blue Heron

Don Richardson

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/4000 f/5.0 640

Image of a Great Blue Heron flying over a South Florida wetland at sunrise. This was taken with a Nikon D810 handheld.

Black Crowned Night Heron

Anthony Clements

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/1250 f/4.5 100

Scared five off setting up at site ... This one came back around later

Gedizden

Ertan das

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/320 f8 320

Sahin

Sarı Kuyruksallayan

Ertan Das

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 320 8 320

Bahar göçü fotoğrafları...

Carolina Wren

Stan Kaslusky

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1250 7.3 640

Gorilla Headshot

Gary Mc Alea

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 800 4.0 1600

Boelen's Python

Gary McAlea

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1000 6.3 400

Bullforg Reflection Texas

Gary Mc Alea

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 640 4.0 250

Gator Calling

Gary Mc Alea

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 500 4.0 200

White Throated Sparrow

Stan Kaslusky

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1250/sec 7.3 650

I've been getting some wonderful results with my new 500mm f4 sport. Birds images are very sharp and have almost a 3-D prime quality to them. This common bird turned very special when a shaft of afternoon sunlight lit up his crown.

çinte

ertan das

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 200 7.1 320

Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM + tc1401

Lake Monticello Osprey

Stan Kaslusky

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1600/sec 7.1 640

Taken with the 1.4 global vision teleconverter attached to the 500mm sport - Taken from boat near the shore

Companion Mockingbird

Anthony Clements

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/1600 F/5.6 320

I was waiting for flycatchers which were mostly absent. This mocking bird provided company and wonderful music. Sigma 500 mm w/ tc 1401

TEsT DO NOT POST LIVE

Me!

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/10000 F8 25

Testing testing testing Do

Roseates in flight

Anthony Clements

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/2000 5.6 320

These were spooked from a pond. They started going away but turned back towards me. No cropping or color other than exp / brt/ cnt.

A vert Moist Mourning Dove

Stan Kaslusky

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 500/sec 4.5 2500

It was a rainy day but I had to test the focus adjustment I made to my 500mm using the Sigma dock. A slight adjustment for front forcing and BAM spot on focus- even in the rain.

Iguana

James Evans

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 3200 7.1 1000

Hugh Taylor Birch Park /Handheld / 1.4x Tel / 700mm / D500

Killdeer Portrait

Anthony Clements

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/640 f 6.3 250

Handheld 500mm w 1.4 TC.

Osprey fishing on the James River, Virginia

Stan Kaslusky

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1600/sec 7.1 800

Hie photographing eagles on the James river, this fellow came swooping down to pick up a fish resulting in a nice series of shots. The 500mm focus was spot on using a 9 focal point grid selection in camera.

Osprey fishing on the James River, Virginia

Stan Kaslusky

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1600/sec 7.1 800

Hie photographing eagles on the James river, this fellow came swooping down to pick up a fish resulting in a nice series of shots. The 500mm focus was spot on using a 9 focal point grid selection in camera.

Two's a crowd

Andy O'Brien

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/500 7.1 1600

Two wild juvenile Little Owl's perched on their favourite stone cross in a cemetery

Great Blue

Anthony Clements

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/2000 6.3 200

Shooting my favorite pond which is 1/4 normal size due to drought. I had to keep re- locating my tripod due to a large and very active dog choosing to act as my assistant. Caught this leaning way to the right and panning left.

Nuthatch

Aamir Mughal

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 640 f4 auto

Yellowstone Bison

Stan Kaslusky

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1250 F5.6 1200

Yellowstone Bison at the Yellowstone River

Waiting for the prey

Sudhir Hasamnis

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/2000 4.5 320

This cheetah was waiting for its prey, gazelle. This is taken at Masai Mara, Kenya.

The Tank

Sudhir Hasamnis

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/4000 4 320

Black Rhino, the rare one. We saw mom and her kid, both together. It was just 5 mins timespan and I could click as many pics I can.

Captive and Captivating

James Evans

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1000 5.6 640

Flyby

James Evans

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 3200 5.6 320

The Colourful

Sudhir Hasamnis

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/400 f/7.1 320

This is one of the Big 6 birds of Africa, On my wish list for long time.

Looks hungry

Sudhir Hasamnis

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/640 f/4.5 400

This Cheetah is waiting for the prey but was not willing to move from his position.

Dual Great Blue in Flight

Anthony Clements

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/2000 7.1 320

CC Texas Hans Suter Park. Usaully do not see great blue flying in pairs

SPOTTED DOVE.

sathish senniyappan

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/800 f4 800

taken with canon 5d mark iii body

Zebras in Water in B&W

Mike Gulbraa

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/1000 5.6 200

Great Migration Safari in Tanzania

Elephant Dust Bath

Mike Gulbraa

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/2500 5.6 800

Great Migration Safari in Tanzania

Wildebeest Leap

Mike Gulbraa

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/2000 5.6 400

Great Migration Safari in Tanzania

Lion Cub Feast

Mike Gulbraa

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/500 5.6 4000

Great Migration Safari in Tanzania

Elephant Love

Mike Gulbraa

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/2000 5.6 800

Great Migration Safari in Tanzania

Mongoose Hunt

Mike Gulbraa

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/1000 5.6 800

Great Migration Safari in Tanzania

Alert Cheetah

Mike Gulbraa

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/250 4 2000

Great Migration Safari in Tanzania

Eagle on the James River

Stan Kaslusky

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1600/sec 6.3 800

Eagle after taking a dive into the river for a missed fish.

Barred Owl Watching the Grass Grow

Tom Mace

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 320 F4 160

Taken while conducting a wildlife photography workshop in Lakeland Florida.

Squirrel

Steven harman

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/180 4.8 100

Handheld photo, OS mode 1

Landing ducks in the fog

Sergey Gordienko

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/1000 f/4 800

Senior Photo Shoot with Autumn

Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey

Sony E-mount 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/500th f/4 250

It might seem crazy to use a 500mm prime lens to shoot a model or at a wedding or whatever, but bokeh comes mainly from focal length, not so much how many aperture blades are in a lens. So I often use lenses that I used for Sports Illustrated assignments on jobs when most would not. I love to clean backgrounds super telephotos offer me but often, it's the shortest distance between tow points. I use what is effective, and the 500mm f/4 Sport is wicked efficient for cleaning up whatever is behind my subjects. That I can use this optic with the MC11 and get near Sony AF speed and utilize EyeAF is a huge added bonus. I'm sold on Sigma glass for a big chunk of my work... Love the stuff!!!

Indian giant squirrel

sathish

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 640 F4 4000

Indian giant squirrel.. IN SOUTHERN INDIA..

spotted owlet

sathish senniyappan

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/1250 f7.1 640

spotted owlet in india

Mr

Balasubramanian Nagarajan

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/3200 8.0 800

Killdeer in Ottawa National wildlife Refuge

Not yet Independent

James Evans

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 2500 f9 640

Not yet Independent II

James Evans

Nikon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 2500 f9 640

American Black Duck

Anthony Clements

Canon 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S 1/1600 6.3 1250

Shooting at local pond. 500 mm f4 with 1.4 TC

Tech Specs

LENS CONSTRUCTION

Lens Construction

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction 16 elements in 11 groups
Angle of View (35mm)
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F32
Minimum Focusing Distance 350cm/137.8in.
Filter Size (mm) Φ46mm (Rear)
Maximum Magnifications 1:6.5
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
Φ144.8mm × 380.3mm/5.7in. x 15in.
Weight 3,310g
Corresponding Mounts
Sigma HSM
DG
Nikon HSM
DG
Canon

HSM
DG

HSM -Hyper-Sonic Motor
DG - DG for Digital Full Frame and APS-C

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

GEOMETRICAL MTF CHART

Geometrical MTF

DIFFRACTION MTF CHART

 Diffractional MTF

EFFECTIVE DISTORTION

 Effective Distortion

RELATIVE DISTORTION

Relative distortion

VIGNETTING

 Vignetting

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Review by Stan K
Posted on 7/13/2017
Top Prime Telephoto Quality
I've been using my 500mm f/4 for 4 months now for Wildlife and bird photography. I am extremely pleased with the sharpness of this lens and the almost 3d quality of the prime images. Build quality is excellent, features second to none but most importantly autofocus and tracking Birds in Flight excellent. 90% of my captures are tack sharp. Glass is top notch. Some minor issues with focus shifting but hopefully this will be corrected in a firmware update. Lens can be handled for a short period with OS but this lens really preforms on a tripod with Gimbal head. I've also taken it on some short hikes with a monopod. All in all I am extremely pleased. The ability to make adjustments with the dock system also is a big plus. Very easy to tweak focus rather than the laborious task of trying to do it in camera. All in all a great value that doesn't sacrifice performance.
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