Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is an Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is compatible with cameras that have Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is also available in Pentax KAF3 , Sony Alpha, Sigma SA and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM has a focal range of 50-500mm and 10.0X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 80 - 800mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.32x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.8m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.32x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 50mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f32 at 500mm .
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM's optical formula consists of 22 elements in 16 groups . Special elements used in this design is 4 SLD glass elements.
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
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