50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

Powerful Distance
OS Lenses, Telephoto Lenses
Travel, Nature & Wildlife
  • High powered ultra-telephoto zoom lens
  • Optical stabilization compensates for camera shake 
  • Carrying case, lens hood, front & rear caps
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

Sigma’s APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is an advanced optical design of this 10x power high-performance zoom lens that covers the standard-to-super-telephoto range, now with the added advantage of Sigma’s own Optical Stabilization which offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Sigma is the only one to offer OS for Sony and Pentax mount where the image is stabilized in the viewfinder if chosen.

For many photographers, having an “all-in-one” lens is an absolute dream. Especially for nature photographers, the idea of a lens suitable for landscape photography at the short end of the zoom range, while still having enough reach for wildlife is a great option. Add to that, the ability to close focus on small objects in the field such as flowers and it’s the perfect backpackers’ lens. Four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom range and Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. With no need to change lenses, there is less chance of dirt or moisture entering the camera and fouling the imaging sensor.

The filter size of this lens is diameter 95mm and the lens is supplied with a step down ring enabling digital cameras with an APS-c size image sensor to use an diameter 86mm filter.
*It is not possible to use a Polarizing filter with the step down ring. If you attach a Polarizing filter, you may not be able to remove it from the lens again.

little bird

Stara Zagora Bulgaria

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 400 7.1 1600

Super Moon

Aditya Kunal

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 F13 400

“The moon is friend for the lonesome to talk to.”

This Bird is at the San Diego Zoo

Jerry Soto

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/50 5.6 200

So Beautiful!

500mm

kenneth williams

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/125 6.3 125

ducks in Florida

Brown Bears of Alaska

John Pruitt

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f8 800

Wildlife search

Dinner time

DARRELL STEWART

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM F/8 800

Eagle fishing

SPADE YOUR WINGS

ddStewart

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM F/8 800

The love for Eagles

"Super Moon"

John Davidson

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 F/7.1 100

HDR of five 1 stop images processed by Photomatix using extreme contrast to emphasise colours.

the 7:05

Jim Roy

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500th 332mm 100

suddenly there it was

Landscae

Zakir Khan

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 30 sec f13 100

Beautiful Landscape view in the middle of City. I call it beauty in the sky, the kind of colour combination that has emerged from this scenic view is truly majestic

Nature Beauty

Zakir Khan

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/60 f11 100

Truly Majestic!! Many would find different perspective in this picture but I see Just Natural Culmination...

11August moon

Dale Bennett

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM unknown unknown unknown

This was using no tripod at night on my deck in Hampton Va on 11 Aug 2014

Moon Up Close and Personal

Rene Martens

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 6.3 200

I do like to get close to the moon with some good clarity

Eagle on the Skaget River

Josh Emmel

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f/6.3 800

Vivid color and no flares at 500mm

Buddy at 500mm

kenneth williams

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 6.3 100

Buddy in open shade, shot a little underexposed at 500mm

Dragon Fly in Florida

kenneth williams

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/350 6 200

I'm checking out this 50-500mm to see image quality for close up work'Very impressive

Sugar Hollow Park, Bristol, VA 4-2014

Paul Moore

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/100 F6.3 200

Wetland Nature Walk, Freehand 500mm

4th of July Fireworks Celebration 2014

Herb Pryhuber Jr

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/30 6.3 800

Love fireworks!

A Giant water monitor lizard

Avijit Ghosh

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM F5.8 100

when i visit chintamanikar bird sanctuary i found a Giant water monitor lizard.

Lev 62 Lukas Cingel gets his Goal

Mary C Legg

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 f6.3 1250

Lev 62 Lukas Cingel gets his Goal while 95 Jakub Matai celebrates his Assist. Canadian Goalie Michael Leighton in net for Donbass Donetsk. Prague TipSport Arena.

Lev 15 Justin Azevedo in Face-off

Mary C Legg

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 f/6.3 1250

levPraha is huge inspiration as the Czech Underdogs of the predominantly Russian KHL. Justin Azevedo stands a whole 5'7' tall and is invaluable skater to the Lev team. He can take down Nik Antropov.

Lev 26 Michal Repik

Mary C Legg

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/125 f/7.1 1250

Lev 26 Michal Repik in Face-off circle against Lokomotiv Yaroslav in Opening game series for the Western Conference Title. MIchal repik also scored the first gaol in the fifth and final game of the series, winning the Western Conference Title for Lev Praha and sending them into the Gagarin Cup Final against Metallurg Magnigorsk. Repik is on the Czech National Team and once, a Florida Panther but missed the OG 2010 games due to late injury.

Chetahs at the National Zoo

Eduardo Castro

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 6.3 1250

Looking for a Big Cats photo at the National Zoo, I came across the "toddler" chetahs after their afternoon meal and found them showing some love and playing.

Anjani Kumar - Black Buck

Anjani Kumar

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 7.1 800

Black buck - Jump

Anjani - Tiger

Anjani Kumar

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 7.1 1000

Tiger Head on

and than it was too late...

Thomas Sztanek

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 9 400

the air was full of energy, power - the race was on!

and the race was on....

Thomas Sztanek

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2500 6.3 400

the small, the noise, the action just give me the goose bumps

American Bittern

Wayne Schmidt

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 6.3 1600

This bird was very hard to see with the naked eye. I was told that a strange bird was seen earlier at this spot, so I grabbed a chair and waited. Had my tripod this time as well.

Cardinal Couple

Tim Swan

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 sec. f/6.3 ISO-400

Backyard Birds

Cheetah Brothers

Mike Mackow

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 F6.3 100

Cheetahs on a dead tree in the Serengeti, Tanzania

Courting Mourning Doves

Tim Swan

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 sec. f/6.3 ISO-320

Backyard Bird Watching

Courtship of the Zenaida Doves

Tim Swan

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 sec. f/6.3 ISO-320

Backyard Wildlife

Cypress Tunnel

Naldo P.

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/40 F8 250

Travelling along the California coast I paid a visit to Point Reyes in search of elephant seals. Along the way you pass this beautiful historic radio station. The air the serenity adds to the beautiful cypress trees that make a tunnel as you look towards the station.

Air show

Jbubba

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 sec F6.3 100

A day of celebration in Louisville Ky

Slávik červienka

Digitálna

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/25 F 8 400

Fotené z ruky

Bird over the lake

Nandika

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1600s F/11 2500

Bird over the “Nuwarawewa” lake in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Green Heron

Fred Redman.

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2500 f11 3200

I had been watching the Green Heron interact with turtles on the log when it decided to fly.

Love

Priyesh Singh

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 F-6.3 560

Taken at Mikumi National Park, Tanzania

Booted Eagle

Anand Israel

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 7.1 640

http://www.indianaturewatch.net/view_cat.php?tag=Anand%20Israel

Supermoon in Pacific Northwest - July 2014

Jenna Kearns

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 f/8 320

Supermoon

Bee?

Jack Tan

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM F8 900

Without editing~ Nikon D7000, Sigma 50-500 APO DG OS HSM @500mm (Equivalent to 750mm), ISO a bit high as forgotten to readjust; however, still a nice one.

Lotus

Jack Tan

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM F8 100

Without editing~ Nikon D7000, Sigma 50-500 APO DG OS HSM @420mm (Equivalent to 630mm)

Dragonfly

Mack Womack

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 f 16 400

Dragonfly at Sugar Land Memorial Park in Sugar Land, Texas USA.

Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron

Mack Womack

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/100 f 13 400

Photographed at Cullinan Park in Sugar Land, Texas USA.

Cardinal

Karl Scharf

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 7.1 500

handheld with in-lens OS

Cardinal

Karl Scharf

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 7.1 500

handheld with in-lens OS

Cardinal

Karl Scharf

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 7.1 500

handheld with in-lens OS

Bluejay

Andy Fay

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 6.3 1250

500mm. Blue Jay on our deck railing.

Rice Fields in Angkor

Alhadi Almusawi

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Auto Auto Auto

Balloon view on the fields near Angkor Wat

On The Moon

Christian Valeri

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/125 sec. f/18 640

Non riuscivo a dormire.

Groundhog

Stephen Robinson

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 6.3 100

Up close and Personal

Relaxation

Stephen Robinson

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 6.3 100

460 MM w. Sony A57

Bird in the morning

Andy Fay

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 6.7 1250

I love taking pictures of natures - especially in the morning and near sunset with the light effects - works great with Sony A7

White on white

john fredeen

Sony E-mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/125 f 5.6 400

alberta winter sights

Scaup

john fredeen

Sony E-mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 7.1 200

The movement of the water and the ducks that winter in the area.

Fishing Off San Simeon

Ronald Marvin

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f/10 200

It was twilight and I saw tghese 2 fishing boats off shore.

Horned Grebe

Sigurjón Einarsson

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 f/6,3 400

Image taken 06.00 in the morning at Lake Myvatn north Iceland, temperature -2 °C Lake Myvatn is the best place in Iceland for birding and bird photography.

GBH

Mike Dressel

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/60 f2.8 disc

just shooting

Glacier Calving

Kevin Wixted

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 sec. 5.6 100

Hubbard Glacier calves automotive-size boulders.

Canadian Harvard

Wayne Schmidt

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 F8 100

I love air shows. A lens for an air show must have reach, and must be hand holdable at shutter speeds in the 1/320-1/250 to get decent prop blur.

Turtle

Thomas Olson

Micro FourThirds 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/80 6.3 400

Turtle

Hold On Tight...

Loralea Kirby

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320s f/7.1 200

Seeing the tiny feet clinging onto the stick, and the intricate webbing structure of the wings struck me as a remarkable image to behold. Shot handheld. Minor adjustments in Lightroom.

Purple Sandpiper

Loralea Kirby

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 5.3 100

The Sigma 50-500mm allows me to get up close and personal with the birds that I love so much, without possibly endangering or scaring them away.

Full Moon

Alan

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM F8 400

Full moon view

Cutting blade

Brenda Liz

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/4000 sec. f8 800

Flying Low

Ostrich in South Africa

Brendan Puderbach

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 6.4 100

Ostriches are even weirder looking creatures close up!

Penguins in South Africa? WHO KNEW!

Brendan Puderbach

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 9 800

These little guys were too cool and apparently this one was taking a nap standing up, Glad I had a long lens and didn't wake him.

Bighorn sheep

Robert Hall

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f/13 1250

The Sheep are eating salt.

Close Call

Brenda Liz Collazo

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/4000 sec. f8 800

Cleveland Air Show 2014

Baby Rhino and Mom in South Africa

Brendan Puderbach

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 7.1 1600

Probably the only time in my life that I'll get to see a baby rhino in the wild. These amazing animals need protection desperately. Let's hope this baby grows up.

Tennage Hunter

Bhavya Joshi

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/80s 8 400

It was great to see Juvenile peregrine falcon eating Collard dove in evening at Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat-INDIA

harikalar diyarı

ÅŸenol

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f/8 250

Ankara/beypazarı

dressed to impress in breeding plumage

Mark Broomhall

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 f/8 800

I am an amature birder and getting my 50 -500 lens has been wonderfull

Crested Caracara

Cecil Lindsey Jr.

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800th f/7.1 200

Pair of Crested Caracara's at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Texas.

Seagull

Larry Navarro

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f8 200

Seagull at Legg Lake, Rosemead, CA

Powder...

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 F/9 800

Mustela vison - American Mink www.ogunturkay.com

Juvenile Europen Robin

Ian Keel

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1600 f8 640

Snapshot taken when the Robin landed a few feet from my position

Chesapeake Bay Puppy

Sam Wright

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 3.5 250

Kate at 17 weeks.

Lion on the tree

Thomas Sztanek

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/50 6.3 500

There was this lion we looking for - driving up and down on the track and than we looked up and there he was....

MOON

fernando berrelleza

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM F11 160

FIRST MOON

First photo

Tammy Hendrickson

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f/8 100

I saw this crane looking at a pond and thought this would be a good test for my new 50-500 mm lens.

Rain or Shine This Rock is Mine

N. Pena

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f7.1 400

The waters off NY are now cleaner than ever and host a variety of marine life. Here we finally have seals in NY harbor.

No Trespass

Joseph Parisi

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 F 13 400

Taken on Tiger tail beach, Marco Island Fl. was walking beach near roped off area that was used for nesting. Osprey landed on sign. And I senced it was a waring do not trespass in this protected area.

Going to hunt for fish

Darrell STEWART

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM F/8 800

This Osprey had been sitting in the tree's watching his young one of the young was calling out so he have to go hunt for food.

Ostrich

Ian Keel

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250th f9 640

Ostrich at Dartmoor Zoo

Osprey at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Douglas Osorio

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 f 6.5 200

I love the BIF photography

Osprey at Occoquan National Wildlife refuge

Douglas Osorio

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 F 6.3 200

I love BIF Photography

Occoquan river, VA

Douglas Osorio

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 F 6.3 100

Wildlife

bubo bubo

senol uzunoglu

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f/7.1 400

Ankara/Türkiye

Weare, NH High School Cross Country

Len Van Hirtum

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/60 5.6 360

Grandson's Cross Country Meet

Spoonbill Wing Span

Mike Smeets

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 F13 320

The Roseate Spoonbill is one of the most beautiful birds I have the privilege to photograph here in Florida

Rufous Sibia

ANIRBAN BERA

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/40s f/9 ISO 400

This was taken during a downhill trek at the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary just after sunrise with the sun was looking right at me. This shot was taken at 460mm and came out sharp, thanks to Sigma OS.

F-86 Sabre Jet

Wayne Schmidt

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/6400 sec f8 1600

I like airplanes and air shows. To have the reach and the image stabilization and the photo quality in this lens is awesome. This photo is not cropped.

Sacred Kingfisher

Errik Larsen

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 sec f6.3 200

The beautiful elusive Sacred Kingfisher

Folktail in Thailand

Jerasak Sriratana

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 6.3 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Foveon provide stunted image and I love it.

Coppersmith Barbet bird

Jerasak Sriratana

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 6.3 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Coppersmith Barbet is one of a region bird of Thailand.

NYC Marine Life

N Pena

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM f9 6400

Marine wildlife in our backyards

Seat of Pants

Rene Martens

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/60 f/10 200

Have been trying to get pics of racing cars at slow shutter speed to show off the blurring of the track while still allowing sharpness on cars or in this case Karts.

In my back yard

Jbubba

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 sec F13.0 1600

This is one of the shot I waited for so long to look a hawk in his eye

Artic Snow Owl

Thomas Olson

Micro FourThirds 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/4000 7.1 400

Artic Snow owls migrate to Ocean SHores Wa.

egret bad hair day

Mike Smeets

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1600 f2.8 400

My 50-500 is fast and precise. Love it

Storm A Commin'

Rene Martens

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 F/5 400

This is the cloudy start to the day near Tam,inick

The Bronx Zoo N.Y.

Pablo Toledo

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 second F/5.6 200

Nature

Epic-photographs.com

Ambrose Bregg

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2500 second F/6.3 1000

A tiger from the local zoo. Shot through a fence @500mm

Two Friends

Thomas Sztanek

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 5.6 400

These two giraffes were on the road, the sun was low, may be only 5 minutes before disappear below the horizon.....

Vintage Car Show

Andries Willemse

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 f5.6 250

Reflection in car door seen at vintage car show

Burnout!

Andries Willemse

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 f6.3 400

Dragster burnout at Atlanta Dragway

NATURE AT IT'S BEST

DHILIP DE ALWIS

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 9 1600 (Auto)

PURPLE SUNBIRD OF SRI LANKA

Loralea Kirby's Vanity

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

The Fan Photo of the Week for April 30th was captured by Loralea Kirby with a Sigma 50-500mm on a Canon EOS 7D at the Cape May Zoo. She tells us:This photo was captured at the Cape May Zoo here in New Jersey. I was wearing a skirt that this gorgeous male thought was quite attractive, and he was intent on letting me know that he was the most beautiful Peacock at the zoo. Every time I thought I had taken enough photos and went to leave, he would strut in front of me and display for yet another shot. Needless to say with the combination of the size of the Sigma lens I was shooting and his displays, we drew quite the crowd!I did very little post processing on this photo. The afternoon light filtered through the trees hitting the plumage at just the right angle to show off the shimmer without making it too harsh. The awesome focal range of the lens allowed me to stand back far enough to capture the shot without shadowing the subject or losing the catchlight in the eye, then zoom in further to capture the intricate details of the feathering.I have been shooting for about five years now, two of those years have been with a DSLR. My focus is mostly nature photography, with a deep passion for capturing birds in their natural habitat. Visit Loralea Kirby’s website for more great shots made with Sigma lenses!

The Moon by Sigma

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 sec f/5.6 100

Reaching the moon with sigma

Felipe Braga

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/20 6,3 100

Nature and wildlife

Gareth Mercieca

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500sec f9 200

The sharpness of the full 500mm sigma!

dragonfly_sigma50-500mm.jpg

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500th f/6.3 200

J.R.Sabuni

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM !/800 f 14 1250

J.R.Sabuni

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM !/800 f 11 450

Suleyman Direr

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 f/6,3 400

that fhoto one of my first macros, may be the first. :) It's on hand and without OS. Because I generaly taken birds photos. Camera set up was non touched with out iso speed.

Steve Hirst

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 20" f9 100

Its taken 3 years to get a shot of this plane, on this night the temp was -22 and I had to wait an hour in knee-deep snow before i could capture this shot.

Carlos Bernardo

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f8 800

I saw a ray o sun spotting over this flower and decided it would give a nice contrast. Taken hand held at 300mm.

Paul Flores - MohFlo Photography

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/125 f/13.0 200

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 6.3 320

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Luca Forti

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f/10 200

Gareth Mercieca

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 sec f/6.3 200

closeup @ full 500mm digital. very good color and sharpness from this lens

Walter Stein

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 F/9 400

Inspired by Mother nature

Walter Stein

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 f/6,3 200

Inspired by Mother nature

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 F8 400

Alcedo atthis - Kingfisher

Matthew Fernie

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 6.3 400

Was shooting near the some cliffs and happened to see the Falcon. Moments later another Falcon flew in, I wish I was zoomed out a bit but it all happened so quick I am just glad I got the shot of the 2 of them.

brown falcon in Queensland

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 f10

brown falcon in Queensland

Charles Morris

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 320 f10 3200

Chuck Morris

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 640 f10 3200

Just overcast day at the Zoo

Walter Stein

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 f/16 320

Hennie Prinsloo

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250SEC F6.7 400

I LOVE NATURE IN ALL ITS FORMS

Craig Douglas Gephart

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 6.3 640

Bryan Stone

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f8 2500

ilene hoffman

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 6.3 640

Blue heron fishing at local dam in MA. S/he eats around 4pm. NO CORRECTIONS applied, cropped only. Used a Nikon D90 with Sigma APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM.

I love the 50-500mm OS lens. This shot I was able to capture handheld due to the high magnification, but also thanks to the built-in OS that allowed me in a awkward standing position to capture a crisp and sharp photograph for the portfolio.

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250mm F6.3 800

I love the 50-500mm OS lens. This shot I was able to capture handheld due to the high magnification, but also thanks to the built-in OS that allowed me in a awkward standing position to capture a crisp and sharp photograph for the portfolio.

Michael R. Duncan

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/125 F/10 200

Rose-ringed Parakeet

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Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

Nuno Agonia

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f/5.6 200

Stan Sienicki

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320th f9 400

I have been trying to snap fairly close shots of swans during the bedding season this 50-500mm allows that without alarming the swans to scatter.

F. Aydin Yunusoglu

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 f/6.3 200

Shot during the testing of the lens for Photo Digital Magazine (TR).

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 F8 160

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 F8 160

Circus aeruginosus - Western marsh-harrier Taken with PENTAX K-5.

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 F8 160

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 F8 80

Mark Trenery

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/4000 f6.3 1600

J.R.Sabuni

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM !/800 f 11 1000

Suleyman Direr

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 f/8 400

photo taken on hand without OS. This rare kind birds living in Turkey. Nature protection is working good; which mean population increasing. And some rare kinds are seem too.

Damon Widynowski

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 5.3 250

A coyote had been causing trouble for some deer but this one got away.

Dilshan Mahdi Hussainmiya

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 6.3 720

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Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

Scott Bumps

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM ? ? ? ? f8 640

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50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

Boyd Robertson

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 6.3 400

Taken at Healseville Sanctuary, Victoria Australia. I used a monopod for support.

Taken at the Healesville Sanctuary using the Sigma 50-500mm OS lens at 373mm.

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 sec f6.3 800

Taken at the Healesville Sanctuary using the Sigma 50-500mm OS lens at 373mm.

Jimmy Sarmiento

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 sec f / 8 400

Taken in central Victoria. Hand held on a very dull day indeed. I am very happy with the stabilization of the lens.

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 6.3 800

Taken in central Victoria. Hand held on a very dull day indeed. I am very happy with the stabilization of the lens.

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 6.3 80

Motacilla alba - Pied wagtail Taken with PENTAX K-5.

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/180 8 320

Egretta garzetta - Little egret Taken with PENTAX K-5.

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/100 6.3 200

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/180 6.3 320

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Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/180 8 160

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Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/180 8 160

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Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 6.3 250

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Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 6.3 100

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/180 6.3 100

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2000 6.3 400

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Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 6.3 250

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Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 F8 160

jmh 2010

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f11 280

Gary Morris

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 400 10 400

Albuquerque Zoo

Joe Lambert

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 5.3 200

Jared Wolgemuth

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640th F6.3 100

Stan Sienicki

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320th f9 400

Mark Trenery

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/750 f6.3 400

Australian Book "Storm Boy" featuring Pelican pet 'Percival", taken at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, ACT, Australia

Rick Fansler

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 7.1

Les Lenchner

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1500 5.6 400

With my kids at a Detroit Tigers Baseball Game, Labor Day, September, 2010 the day before their first day at Andover High School, as 9th Grad Freshmen!

The amount of birds surrounding the man and the rugged textures of his face just caught my eye.

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 250 f/8 640

The amount of birds surrounding the man and the rugged textures of his face just caught my eye.

Stanley Sienicki

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 f10 640

President Obamas Labor Day speech in Detroit 2011

Mark Parren

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 6 200

Parade

Ogun Caglayan Turkay

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 10 400

www.ogunturkay.com

Felipe Braga

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/13 F4.5 100

Urban Nature

photo.brittonrobbins.com

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/6s f/16 50

Oil Paintings

Dalmatian Pelican changing direction with a bank turn, Northern Greece.

Robert O’Toole

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2000 sec f/8 1600

Early this year I had the pleasure of exploring, setting up and co-leading a workshop for 8 people to northern Greece to photograph the Dalmatian Pelican. With a wingspan greater than 10 foot these amazing birds would dwarf the brown pelicans found in most of the US (in fact the Dalmatian Pelican is the heaviest bird on the planet on average). Making images like this of one of these birds executing a hard ninety degree bank is even more than I expected. The Sigma APO 50-500mm OS HSM worked perfectly during the entire trip and allowed me to shoot all day without changing a lens or having to use a teleconverter once.

Dalmatian Pelican portrait with peak breeding colors, Northern Greece.

Robert O’Toole

50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 sec f/8 500

On a recent trip to Greece to photograph the Dalmatian Pelican I was able to field test the Sigma APO 50-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens. This was my first time using this lens and the ability to go from distant images of pelicans in flight to tight portraits like this with a twist of the wrist was nothing short of amazing! What looks like a bad hair day is actually just fine feathers drying into a cool looking hair like wave. The attractive red bill pouch is caused by hormonal changes during their breeding season.

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Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1600 sec. 5.6 3200

Beautiful black bear, hopefully not exceeding hungry.

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Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/4000 f/14 ISO 3200

The Bald Eagle had left its perch in a fir tree and flew to the other side of the lake (Lake Washington) caught the fish and came to the Osprey platform to eat it.

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Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/20 F29 200

Arctic Fox (Captive)

New Submission

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 f9 400

Inspired by aggressiveness of little cub..

New Submission

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 sec. f/8 ISO-500

O.S. mode 1 engaged. Shot handheld while kneeling. Resting arm and camera on knee.

New Submission

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/125 f 5.6 100

aprendiendo

New Submission

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 640 f13 500

78mm (117 a 35mm)

New Submission

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/4000 F9 1600

Feeding time for the gang. Taken from the Boardwalk at Gatorland Park in Kissimmee Florida

The Resting Spot

Bob Osterholt

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 F-11 1000

A gathering or Greater White Egrets, in a back pool of the Clarence Cannon Wildlife Refuge. (actually the older Sigma 150-500 APO DG OS lens was used).

Little Iron Horse

Paul Daz

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640s 6.3 160

Little Iron Horse

flamingos

roberto morgenstern

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1125 11 800

Early morning flamingos in Celestun

Bird nirvana

Stara Zagora Bulgaria

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/640 7.1 250

nature and wildlife

Ying Tang

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM P P 800-3200

Nature is full of excitement

Luna llena

FBT

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 f 13 200

un dia antes de la luna de sangre

Luna llena

FBT

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 f 13 200

un dia antes de la luna de sangre

Silent Beauty

N Pena

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/13 f6.3 400

The appearance of incandescent colors on the snake's skin was worth capturing.

Black-capped Chikadee

Roy McCann

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/60 s f/8.0 400

Handheld OS

DowHill

Thomas Sztanek

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2000 6.3 200

Lzzy Halle of 'Halestorm'

Roland Wilhelm

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 5.6 1000

Very poor lighting conditions. I borrowed this lens to try it out at this concert for the first time. Within the week I had purchased one. This lens is so incredibly versatile.

Honolua Bay Kona HI

Me

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 800 5,6 100

wishfull dream

winter colors

dzhoka

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 5,6 800 100

salted wind

Hamala Sunset

Ali Zubari

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 11 200

The Winter Dream

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/3 2.8 100

dp3 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

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Solar Impulse

Christopher Amendola

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 4.5 100

This is Solar Impulse landing at Kalaeloa Field on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii at sunrise, it had just finished its longest leg of its journey around the world, making it from Japan in 5 days solely under the power of the sun. It was a powerful experience to witness such an amazing piece of history.

Titmouse on a tree branch

Michael Goyberg

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320s f/6.3 2000

Ibis

brett mackey

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 f6.3 400

Neotropical Hummingbird

Jorge Enrique Garcia Melo

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1600 5.6 1600

YAWN!

Rich Shelby

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 9 auto

After a 16 hour sleep, I caught this female Leopard awakening that was on a tree. She was yawning and stretching before she jumped off the limb to go hunting.

wind in your feathers

joel cook

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/350 f/5.6 1600

clear lake spartansburg pa

Power Stroke

Arnim Preuss

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 F8 400

We watched a group of eagles feed on a school of herring

Gaining Height

Arnim Preuss

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 F8 400

We watched a group of eagles feed on a school of herring

Success

Arnim Preuss

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 F8 400

We were watching a group of eagles feeding on a school of herring

Take-off

Arnim Preuss

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 F8 400

we were watching a group of eagles feed on a school of herring

The Grab

Arnim Preuss

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 F8 400

We were watching a group of eagles feeding on a school of herring

The Grab

Arnim Preuss

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 F8 400

We were watching a group of eagles feeding on a school of herring

The Swoop

Arnim Preuss

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 F8 400

We were watching a group of eagles feed on a school of herring

Concentration

Arnim Preuss

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 F8 400

We were watching a group of eagles feed on a group of herring.

The Approach

Arnim Preuss

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 F8 400

We were watching a group of eagles feed on a school of herring

Long-billed Thrush (Zoothera monticola)

Dr. Anil Kumar

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/30 6.3 800

Wiseface

Federico Jakimowicz

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 8 640

Martin Pescador

Federico Jakimowicz

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 10 1250

Art in the Wetlands

Rene Martens

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Variou 6.3 200

This is the water tank in the heart of Winton Wetlands painted by Guido Van Helton. And I had to see what he was looking at. Selfie with timed shot.

BK-5

Clinton White

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 6.3 200

Test flight of British BK-5 /F35

Hovering like a bee

Mastok Noeryanto

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 160 11 auto

My primary lens for all my photo shot

On short final into CGK

Mastok Noeryanto

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 9 Auto

My primary les for my all photoshot

COYOTE

HILLU R.G.

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 f/6.3 200

COYOTE EARLY IN THE MORNING

Fox Kits

Damion Strommer

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f6.3 1600

Found a fox den in Colorado with 5 kits and an adult female. Shot this in very poor light on a cloudy evening.

Daredevil stunt

Manny Fajutag

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 3200 6.3 400

photo taken during the World Air games 2015 held on Dubai, UAE

Birdlife

Rene Martens

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 f6.3 400

I walk through Winton Wetlands and every so often I am able to see a few of these Golden-headed Cristicola in the reed928121172s.

bird

Arne Olsen

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2000 f/6.3 640

city love

geoffery hess

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM ???? ?? ?

just at the right place at the right time

Dragonfly

Phoenix Aguilar

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f/5.6 400

Sometimes just sitting and watching is the best way to get great shots. This was taken with the older version of this lens.

Amazing Sky

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f 4.5 400

I almost couldn't believe what I saw, SUCH a sky.

SaddleBillStork

Ben Burger

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 10 400

Just another day in the Kruger National Park ! Sitting at a waterhole and shooting away at whatever nature happens to produce :)

CrocFest

Ben Burger

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/400 10 400

Sitting at a waterhole in the Kruger National park South Africa... this croc grabbed a barbel... this was one of the images I grabbed... Pin sharp the OS worked! Nikon D300 ... it does not perform as well on the D7200... no OS AF is also not up to speed

Kingbird

Hillu R. Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 250 f/14 1250

He evaded me for such a long time.

Naermynd

G Johannesson

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1600 6,0 2000

Bird

Just Chilling

Will manning

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM No idea No idea No idea

The Gardens Nassau Bahamas

HS Women's soccer

John Turner

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/500 5.6 200

Give you all...no fear

Baby Egyptian Goose

Roy Fisher

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 6.3 320

enjoying the sun.

Heermann's Gull

Roy Fisher

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2000 6.3 320

looking for food

Crateri lunari

Ferruccio

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/30 F 11 100

Stregato dalla Luna

Canadian goose

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 f /25 4000

I tried to give it a different look.

Albatross

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f/22 2500

On Oahu I watched an gigantic Albatross turning her egg.

Albatross on the wing

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f/32 2000

I watched this giant bird flying on Oahu.

House Finch

Matthew Cochrane

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 F11 3200

Photo taken through a glass window. Honorable Mention at the Winter Wings Festival 2017.

Common Merganser

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f/20 1250

I liked the "hairstyle"

Inachis io

Piotr Bieganski

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 f/6,3 100

Sigma SD15

and after the rain

Piotr B

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/800 7.1 100

SD15

last blooming

Piotr Bieganski

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 f/11 100

SD15

Cormorant

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 2000 6.3 3200

Cormorant is drying off in the sun.

Green Parrot

Shatish

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 5 200

Got this shot after a heavy rain

1/2 moon

Ross Dense'

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/320 F6.3 500

Water Lilly

Tony Aponick

Pentax 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 f/11 800

Sunny day, lots of light, about 50 ft away

Green Hawaiian Water Turtle

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/2000 6.3 1000

Watching this animals relaxing is just beautiful.

Wow, a Californian Condor .

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 6.3 160

To be able to watch THIS Bird in nature how it stretches one of its enormous wings is almost indescribable.

Californian Condor .

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f/7.1 160

It was a opportunity of a lifetime.

Red Tailed Hawk high in a tree

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 f/6.3 400

From high in the tree, the red tailed hawk was cool breathing and looking down on me taking this Photo.

The Sentinel

William Gordon

Sony A Mount 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1250 f/6.3 250

Rufous Hummingbird watching over and protecting his domain.

Its My You Burgler

Bhavya Joshi

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1000 8.0 1600

Two Juveniles fighting for garden lizard as i was going to home after some birding. it was screeming and angry fights snatching lizards from each other, i heard and moments was going so close if i move they will notice and can ran off or drop his food. So i silently watching and enjoying but After they know i was here still they are busy in fighting i try to captured the frame and they are with about half an hour. finally one get lizard and flew off.

I will Slap you

Bhavya Joshi

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 2500 8.0 800

Crows,Mynas,drongo are most troubles for raptors irritates Show much and make raptors to leave this places, Bikaner Is full of Moments, story and activeness one Early Morning This Griffon Vulture Basking while this Mischievous Crow Playing with This Big bird and Trying to pulls its feathers, and at last Griffon Have to Leave the Place.

Geese

Mark Callahan

Nikon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1000 F9.5 800

Cloud coverage of the Moon

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/60 6.3 200

A little Rabbit resting

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 6.3 1250

How cute is he.

Californian Condor .

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/200 11 200

Watching this amazing bird by his take-off.

Soaring Californian Condor .

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/1600 f/8 200

His soaring is just awesome, it took my breath away.

Hawaiian Monk Seal

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/250 f/10 160

Watching this Monk Seal playing in the Water was very special to me.

Canadian Wild Goose

Hillu Rutishauser-Green

Canon 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 1/160 14 200

A big splash for a bath.

Tech Specs

LENS CONSTRUCTION

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction 22 Elements in 16 Groups
Angle of View 46.8º-5.0º
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
Mininum Aperture f22
Minimum Focusing Distance 50-180 cm / 19.7-70.9 in
Filter Size (mm) 95mm
Maximum Magnifications 1:3.1
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 104.4x219 mm/4.1x8.6 in
Weight 1970g / 69.5oz.
Corresponding Mounts
Sigma OS 
HSM 
APO 
CONV
DG 
Nikon OS 
HSM 
APO 
CONV
DG 
Canon OS 
HSM 
APO 
CONV
DG 
Sony/Minolta OS 
HSM 
APO 
CONV
DG 
Pentax OS 
HSM 
APO 
DG 
OS - Optical Stabilizer Function
HSM - Hyper-Sonic Motor
APO - Apochromatic 
CONV - APO Teleconverter EX
DG - DG for Digital

*The Pentax mount Tele Converter cannot be used with this particular lens.

*It is not possible to use a Polarizing filter with the step down ring.

If you attach a Polarizing filter, you may not be able to remove it from the lens again.

*Nikon and Pentax mounts do not have an aperture ring. Some functions may not work depending on the camera model.

*For Nikon and Canon mounts, Optical Stabilizer (OS) function will not work with film SLR cameras except Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1V.

*For Pentax and Sony mounts, it is not possible to use the AF and the built-in OS function of this lens when attaching it to film SLR cameras as well as Pentax *ist series and K100D.

*When using the OS function of a lens with a camera which incorporates a stabilizer unit, please turn the camera’s stabilizer unit off.

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

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Review by Blanco
Posted on 10/26/2016
Realize new potential
I shoot wildlife and aircraft, which mostly use the long reach of the telephoto function. This lens excels at the "long shot".
As I have found through experience sometimes the best photography comes from snap shooting at something that catches your eye. I happened to have camera in hand the other day and quickly snapped a picture of a lizard gobbling up flies while hidden in some cover. I shot the picture at about 60mm which I had never tried before. I was floored at the detail and clarity of the picture. Needless to say I have been using my lens at the small end a bit more often.
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