500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)*

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  • Large aperture, high speed super telephoto lens
  • Inner focusing system technology
  • *HSM is not available in Sony and Pentax
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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.

EX
EXEX Lens

The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.

HSM
HSMQuiet & Fast Autofocusing

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

IF
IFInner Focus

To ensure stability in focusing, this lens moves the inner lens group(s) without changing the lens' physical length.

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Overview

The Sigma 500mm F4.5 DG APO HSM is a ultra telephoto prime lens 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 750 with most cameras. The 500mm is a unique focal length and its large fixed aperture of 4.5 makes it great for photographing wildlife. A Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensure quiet, accurate and high speed autofocusing working together with an Inner Focusing system which enables additional speed and responsiveness while, the overall length does not change during focusing. Surprisingly compact for its focal length, the 500mm is approximately 14 inches long and weighs slightly less than 7 pounds. Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction and sharpness throughout the entire zoom range and a new multi-layer lens coating technology and lens design formula reduce flare and ghosting. Rear insertion 46mm filters with provision for easy rotation of polarizing filters. Also, compatible with the Sigma APO Tele Converters to provide additional focal length as a 700mm F8 or 1000mm F11 lens.

Badlands Bighorns at 20 below zero

Dennie Mann

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* f5.6 200

Badlands Wildlife

Red Kite

Dennis Jacobsen - Mstock.dk

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2000 f6,3 400

Red Kite in flight shoot in southern Sweden

Nature's Oil Painting

William Pully

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1250 500mm 1800

Juvenile Gallinule on the dark waters of the Everglades.

Sunrise Valor

William Pully

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/4000 4.5 2200

Bald Eagle flares his wings as he prepares to dive. Sunrise on the Susquehanna River. Photo taken 11.19.2014.

Red Fox Portrait

William Pully

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2000 4.5 220

Regal young fox poses for a portrait.

Tiger's eye

Atul Dhamankar

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/500 f/4.5 400

Shot this image in Kanha Tiger reserve, India. ATUL DHAMANKAR Cell No. :- 7620792206, 9423619933 Email:- atultiger@rediffmail.com

Royalty

Atul Dhamankar

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/500 4.5 500

Shot in Tadoba TigerReserve, maharashtra, India

Sarus Crane

Atul Dhamankar

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/500 f/4.5 200

Sarus Crane is the largest flying bird of world, standing more than five feet in height. ATUL DHAMANKAR Cell No. :- 7620792206, 9423619933 Email:- atultiger@rediffmail.com

Sand piper at Gulf Shores

Leon Lewis

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/800 4.5 100

Over cast spring on white sandy beaches of Golf Shores

Narcissus Flycatcher

D7000

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 0.025s F4.5 400

Narcissus Flycatcher

World of Shorebirds

Ramasubramanian Narasimhan

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1600 F5.6 500

Taken this shot in Mangalore, India.

Great Blue Heron in the Fog

Dennis A. Roscher

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/160 f/9 1000

A very peaceful, foggy morning at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, KS.

Purple Wwamphen

somil makadia

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 5.3 125

this image to not complet focus.. and blue image.. in all photograph .

MiG 29

Gregg Fellows

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1600 5.6 250

Polish MiG 29 at RIAT 2013 Airshow UK

Saab JAS 39 Gripen

Gregg Fellows

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 5.6 250

Saab JAS 39 Gripen displaying at the RIAT 2013 UK Airshow

Just Out of Reach

Howard Esse

Sony A Mount 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2500 4.5 1600

Opening night in Victoria, TX of Texas Collegiate League baseball

Giant swallows crab

Robbie Aspeling

Sony A Mount 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1000 F6.3 320

Giant Kingfishers remove the pinchers from crabs and then swallow then whole.

Crimson Sunbird

Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in)

Sony A Mount 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/250 secs F 4.5 800

The Crimson Sunbird is a species of bird in the sunbird family which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time. Crimson Sunbird is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India to Indonesia and the Philippines. The adult male has a crimson breast and maroon back. The rump is yellow and the belly is olive. The female has an olive-green back, yellowish breast and white tips to the outer tail feathers. This is a immature male in eclipse stage. Disclaimer: This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. © All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)

Crimson Sunbird

Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in)

Sony A Mount 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/250 secs F 4.5 800

The Crimson Sunbird is a species of bird in the sunbird family which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time. Crimson Sunbird is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India to Indonesia and the Philippines. The adult male has a crimson breast and maroon back. The rump is yellow and the belly is olive. The female has an olive-green back, yellowish breast and white tips to the outer tail feathers. This is a immature male in eclipse stage. Disclaimer: This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. © All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)

Golden Boy

William Page Pully

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1000 4.5 500

Wood Stork basking in the Golden Florida Sunset.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major)

Richard Knisely-Marpole

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/13 sec f8 400

Each year I try to record the nesting woodpeckers in my local woodland. This one nested in a tree that gave me an excellent point of view for my camera

Hawfinch

Anders Bergman

Pentax 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/250 f/7.1 400

Hawfinch taken from a hide at a bird feeder.

Reaching

Frank Anderson

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/320 sec f/4.5 800

Taken whilst photographing Rabbits around their warren, this looked a bit different.

Reaching

Frank Anderson

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/320 sec f/4.5 800

Taken whilst photographing Rabbits around their warren, this looked a bit different.

Sopwith Triplane

Daren Eaton

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/60th f13 200

Taken at Shuttleworth Airfield Bedfordshire UK

Snowy Owl

Joseph Cala

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/800 f/5.6 400

Snowy Owl at Long Beach, Stratford CT

Cheetal (spotted deer) in a beautiful evening

Sandip Gupta (sandipgupta.com)

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/400 f4.5 200

The spotted deer is found in large numbers in dense deciduous or semi-evergreen forests and open grasslands in Indian sub-continent. I took this photo in a beautiful afternoon in Bandipur National Park in Karnataka, India. Nice to see how sharp this lens is, large aperture helped me a lot keeping noise down when light was not that bright

Loosening Up

Howard Esse

Sony A Mount 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2000 8 100

Warming up for a playoff game...

Sebastian Fernandez Bielkiewicz

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1600 f/4.5 200

Ramasubramanian Narasimhan

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1250 sec f7.1 400

This shot was taken at the Yala National park,Sri Lanka.

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/640 4.5 640

This shot was taken at the Yala National park,Sri Lanka.

patrick verweire

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/640 sec f 6,3 200

Barry Ray Byrd

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1000 6.3 400

Painted Bunting cooling off on a hot day in Texas

Tim Childs

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/640 f/5.6 400

Barry Ray Byrd

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 800 6.3 400

Male Grey Fox calling to vixens

John Shaw

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1250 F2.8 800

John Shaw

Vishesh Bajpai

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)*

I wanted to go to one of the last remaining evergreen rain forests of India. The place was magical, and icing on the cake was spotting the small birds there.

Bruce Nicholas

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/200 4.5 800

love of birds

Jeri Ann Ray-Payne

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 500msec f 6.3 400

Birds in flight

Wildlife in Alaska Half Hour before Sunset.

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2500 f4.5 800

Wildlife in Alaska Half Hour before Sunset.

Anders Bergman

Pentax 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/200 7.1 200

Rob Aspeling

Sony A Mount 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/4000 F4.5 400

Mike Moller

Sony A Mount 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/500 f4.5 500

Mallard Duck Flapping it's Wings, Helena, Mt

stein ola haugom

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2000 7,1 400

SPbirdPhoto

500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1000 sek f/ 5,0 100

Hovering kestrel taken from carwindow, using a "beanbag" to lean on. The falcon standing head against the strong wind.

Gary Kinard

Pentax 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/80 F 5.0 500

This was at a wat at Doi Internon Thailand. A very beautiful setting in the mountains ( northern Thailand )

A Spectacled Warbler in the late evening

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/640 f9 200

A Spectacled Warbler in the late evening

Andy Holt

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 640 5.6 320

Nuthatch - a stunning little bird from any angle

Dennie Mann

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/60 F5 200

Lamar Valley almost dark, didn't have time to use the tripod so hand held over sagebrush

sigma 500/4.5

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/500 ? 400

I'm inspired when using sigma's 500 4.5 lens, as it offers close & far shots beautifully.

Howard Esse

500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/4000 4.5 200

Spring baseball in Victoria, Texas.

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Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2000 7.1 800

Great blue heron before sunrise

Klaus Bavendiek

Pentax 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/25s 5.6 320

Great blue heron looking for a fish - picture taken half an hour before sunrise

Eyes of an osprey

Klaus Bavendiek

Pentax 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/640 5.6 100

Picture taken with Kenko 1.5x Converter

Green Heron hunting

Klaus Bavendiek

Pentax 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/250 5.6 100

Green heron uses hunting method instead of waitung for a fish by sitting still.

Resting eagle

Jeff Absher

Sony A Mount 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1000 F4.5 800

Wood Sandpiper ( Tringa glareola )

Jozef Vižďák, Ing.

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2000 9 500

The beauty of southern Slovakia

Spotted redshank ( Tringa erythropus )

Jozef Vižďák, Ing.

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1600 10 500

The beauty of southern Slovakia

Pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta )

Jozef Vižďák, Ing.

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2500 9 500

The beauty of southern Slovakia

Black-winged stilt ( Himantopus himantopus )

Jozef Vižďák, Ing.

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1600 10 500

The beauty of southern Slovakia

Temminck´s stint ( Calidris temminckii )

Jozef Vižďák, Ing.

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/250 7,1 640

The beauty of southern Slovakia

Little ringed plover ( Charadrius dubius )

Jozef Vižďák, Ing.

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1250 9 800

The beauty of southern Slovakia

Common Kingfisher

Jozef Vižďák

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/320 6,3 800

Baeutiful fisher from south Slovakia

Little Ringed Plover In GeyserArea

Klaus Bavendiek

Pentax 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/400s 5.6 160

Little Ringed Plover with shaddow and mirror image in Yellowstone Mud Volcano area

Little Ringed Plover in Yellowstone

Klaus Bavendiek

Pentax 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/500s 5.6 100

Little Ringed Plover at hot water section of Mud Volcano area. Please have a look at the foreground and background bokeh

Red Fox

Frank Anderson

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/800 5.6 400

I 'stalked' this Fox for a while in some long grass unable to get a clear shot. I waited with the lens trained on a small, open spot guessing it would go pass which it did, and graciously stopped and posed for me too!

I'm Watching You

Keith MacDonald

Sony A Mount 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/200 sec 4.5 800

A regular visitor to our area and it had just finished eating a rat for his lunch. This particular Owl is very photographer friendly.

The Moon

Rick Decker

Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/320 f9 400

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Waxing Moon 500 f4.5 + 1.4 T/C

Tern

Anthony Clements

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2000 F/5.6 250

Shot at favorite pond . Corpus Christi ,Texas. Sigma 500 mm with TC-1401

Streaking by

Don Hayes

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2000 6.3 640

Shot with a Nikon D810 and a Sigma 500mm. I also added a sigma 1.4 teleconverter.

Killdeer in flight

Anthony Clements

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2500 5.0 500

Hornsby Bend, Austin Texas. 8-12-2017. I watched this killdeer go back and forth between two spots over a couple of hours on a very hot day. Had not been able to get a good in-flight of one of these but got several this day.

Western Willets

John Stocker

Sony A Mount 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1600 F8 1600

Synchronized Birds

The Frenzy

Sudhir Hasamnis

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/400 4.5 320

It is real pleasure to watch Wildebeests crossing Mara River during the world famous migration.

Bosque del Apache NWR- Sandhill Cranes

Brad James

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1000 f4.5 800

Bosque del Apache, one of my favorite places to shoot.

Water Rail

Jozef Vižďák, Ing.

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/800s f/7,1 400

Beauty from south Slovakia

Water Rail 2

Jozef Vižďák, Ing.

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1000s f/8 640

The beauty from south Slovakia

Northern Harrier

Ludovit Tatos

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/2000 f/8 640

Blue Tit

Arno Siemons

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1000 7.1 320

Blue Tit in the reeds

Playing a-round in the rain.

E.J. Ebensteiner

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1250 4.5 800

Just the second time out with the new Sigma 500mm f4.5 EX DG APO HSM and it stood up to the elements with a grand fashion. Couldn't be happier!

White wagtail

Jozef Vižďák

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/100s 8 1000

Beauty from Slovakia

Common kingfisher

Jozef Vižďák

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/1000s 7,1 800

Beauty from Slovakia

Yellow Water-lily

Jozef Vižďák

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/800s 4,5 100

Beauty from Slovakia

Common kingfisher 2

Jozef Vižďák

Canon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/250 8 800

Beauty from Slovakia

Oystercatcher

Ramasubramanian Narasimhan

Nikon 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (HSM)* 1/500 f8 200

Taken in Fort Desoto State Park, Florida. This is one of the best lenses i have used.

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction11 Elements in 8 Groups
Angle of View
Number of Diaphragm Blades9
Mininum Aperturef32
Minimum Focusing Distance400cm / 157.5in.
Filter Size (mm)46mm (drop-in type)
Maximum Magnifications1:7.7
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
123mm x Length 350mm / 4.8in. x 13.8in.
Weight3,150g / 111.1oz.
Corresponding Mounts
SigmaHSM
EX
DG
NikonHSM
EX
DG
CanonHSM
EX
DG

Sony/Minolta
Pentax 

EX
DG

HSM -Hyper-Sonic Motor
EX - EX Lens
DG- Designed for Full frame DSLRs and APS-C sized sensors 

HSM is not available for Pentax or Sony.

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

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