Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is an Auto Focus (AF) SuperZoom
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 with Canon EF lens mount are Canon 1D X III
, Canon 6D MII
and Canon 5D MIV
Max sensor coverage of Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is 35mm FF
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
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.