The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM C is a supertele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2014. The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it has image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1013 €;
82 users have given it an average vote of 9.2 out of 10.
This lens is available with the following mounts:
Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.
Nikon F: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Nikon.
Sigma SA: this lens is compatible with reflex and mirrorless fullframe and APS-C Sigma SA-mount.
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Pros: Great range. Not to big/heavy considering range. Effective stabilization. Capable of very nice photographs. 600mm can be very sharp with care. Quick autofocus
Cons: Tripod foot a bit to small. f6.3 (but this is why it is not 5 times the price). Not weather sealed
Opinion: At this price you have a choice between the sigma 150-600mm C or the Tamron 150-600mm. I chose the sigma simply because the dock may give better chance of being compatable with newer camera bodies going fwd.
Picture wise I have been able to get very nice photos. I don't think the lens has any real flaw inside it's parameters. Even 600mm shots can be very sharp with good contrast @ f7.1- f8. Of course we'd all like if it was f4 or f2.8, but as a realistic option for the price I think it ticks all the boxes one could reasonably expect. It is not an inexpensive lens, but considering it's range it is very good value for money, autofocus is swift, range is great and it feels well built. If you need weather sealing this is not the lens for you.
At time of this review I have only used this lens with a crop sensor Nikon d7200
Pros: Extremely versatile zoom range. Seems to have excellent build quality. Can produce nice sharp images. Nice color rendition. Lots of bells and whistles for the price with zoom lock, focus limiter, 2 OS modes, both focus ring and push/pull zoom actions and customizable with the sigma dock. Light weight for this type of lens with this type of build quality. Excellent for bird and wildlife photographers who are on a budget but still want a lens that can produce great images.
Cons: Can produce some CA and vignetting but this can be managed in PP. Zoom action of both ring and push pull is a bit stiff though this may loosed up a bit with time. Takes to many turns on the zoom ring to go from zoomed in to zoomed out which can add up to shots missed. Focus is a bit slow but I guess within reason for the native apertures involved and the extent of the zoom range. Like my Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 S when carried on a Black Rapid strap the way I do if the various switches are facing your legs it's to easy to knock those switches to a different setting that the one's you have set. Consider that when you accidently knock the focus limiter from 10 meter to infinity to 2.8-10meters and see a bird perched at 25 meters. Go to take the shot and the lens won't focus and by the time you change the focus limiter the subject has flown away.
Opinion: I bought this lens for my girlfriend but took it out for it's first "test drive" mounted on my Nikon D750. Was totally surprised by the quality of images when mounted on this camera body and no micro adjustments were needed to produce nicely sharp images of birds 10 to 30 meters away at least at aperture F8 and this includes inflight shots of birds. My main lens is the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 Sport, which even with 1.4 and 2X TC's attached focuses faster, zooms faster, has very little or no CA in most shots and renders even more detail. But the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary is going to make one hell of a back up lens if needed. I have seen many images taken with the Sigma 150-600mm Sport and if your not worried about a couple of extra elements inside the lens and the full weather sealing, this contemporary version at about half the price and 1kg lighter looks like a winner. Really quite amazing value and quality for money from what I have seen so far.
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Pros:Focal excursion, stabilizer, weight compared to the sport version
Cons:AF issues on my Nikons, sharpness not always easy to obtain, discreet plastics considering the price
Opinion:From the point of view of construction quality, given the price in my opinion you could have had something more. Good but not exceptional plastics and feeling of solidity. Technical side, in the use I noticed that even with the use of the easel and working in light conditions favorable to very closed diaphragms, it is not always possible to pull out perfectly sharp shots. The real limit however in my case was the AF: on both Nikon d7500 and D500 I encountered a delay in the AF and a persistent front/back focus problem that I could not fix even after dozens of calibrations with the dock station. I may have been unlucky, but for me the vote is low.
Opinion:tested on canon eos R6 and R5 ...... a bomb. exceptional autofocus.... at the height of the canon 100-400 L IS SUM II, high iso perfect.... an impressive lens for photo-naturalists.. and sports..... this C version is better in the autofocus of the sport version, which is better in construction. tested autofocus on animal eyes and people's eyes, was perfect. a good purchase for quality - price.
Opinion:I took this new lens from a few days giving tooth to a tokina 16.28 and a tamron 100-400 with a nisi filter and a filter haida nd1000 neutral without putting a euro.well right away I saw that it is very sharp not at the level of a fixed but since it comes to 600mm and not cost at 10,000 euros for the quality it has is fantastic.it weighs almost 2kg and having 800g more of the 100-400 tamron a bit feel. but if I think about the sport version that weighs 4kg I do not complain and cmq you take walks and freehand photos without problems. even with not very fast times because the stabilization works very well as the focus is very fast. I'm using it on d500 and I'm having a really good time, when there is little light or the subject is in the shade in the middle of bushes and so with little contrast it makes a little effort but I saw worse. struggles a second and then reappears. then this I do not know if it also depends on the body, walking you it is almost natural to keep it for the bracket which is really small but is not then a problemone. I bought a shoulder strap with very comfortable stirring hook ingesand and I solved the problem. The construction is good but it always gives you the impression of rowing it from one moment with each other in the next few days I will also put on a nice camouflage vest.
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