Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Review : A Unique Lens

Dustin Abbott completed his exhaustive review of the Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport lens.

The Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports is a hyper-telephoto prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras, and APS-C sensor cameras with an effective increase in the focal length. Designed for the professional sports and wildlife shooter, the Sigma 500mm F4 is available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts with a price tag of $5999.99 in the US. Check availability at Amazon USAB&H PhotoAdorama.

The review below comes with a rich set of test shots and discusses every aspect of the Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport lens. 

Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to 32
  • One SLD and Two FLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Optical Stabilizer; Drop-In Filter Slot
  • Magensium-Alloy Barrel & Brass Mount
  • Dust- and Splash-Proof Construction
  • Rotatable Tripod Collar with Click Stops
  • Compatible with Sigma Teleconverters

From his conclusion:

The Sigma 500mm F/4 OS HSM Sport is a unique lens.  It’s a third party option competing in a space dominated by first party lenses.  It’s an expensive lens that doubles as a relative value.

[…]The size, weight, and expense of a lens like the 500S makes it clear that it isn’t for everyone.  Lenses like this take a lot of skill to use well (and strength, too, if you try to handhold it).  A lens like the Sigma 60-600mm OS Sport is going to be more affordable and versatile, and, if you have a tight budget, a lens like the Sigma 150-600mm OS C can give you some incredible images for under a thousand bucks.  But there’s no question that the 500S gives you a different kind of versatility.  The ability to shoot in more lighting situations with both better autofocus performance and image quality.  The ability to get incredible subject isolation.  And, when adding teleconverters to the mix, an incredible amount of reach while retaining autofocus ability.

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