Lenses -> Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM - Nikon Fit
The Sigma 50-500mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens is an upgrade to Sigma's popular 50-500mm ultra-telephoto zoom, and now includes an Optical Stabilizer which offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible - a particularly useful addition on a lens of this size. The Sigma 50-500mm OS lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), to ensure quick and quiet auto-focus, as well as full-time manual focus capability. Four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction of colour aberration, while the Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghost and ensures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. The addition of the optional 1.4x EX DG or 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters produce a 70-700mm F6.3-8 or a 100-1000mm F9-12.6 MF zoom lens respectively. The filter size of this lens is 95mm, but the lens is supplied with a step down ring enabling digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor to use an 86mm filter.
|Specification / Feature||Value||Scores *||Rank **|
|Number of Lens Groups||16|
|Number of Lens Elements||22|
|Optical Zoom ||10.00||42.41||8|
|Max Aperture ||4.5||68.28||28|
|Max Aperture Wide ||4.5||68.28||28|
|Max Aperture Tele ||6.3||11.21||34|
|Focal Length Wide ||50||56.70||46|
|Focal Length Tele ||500||89.57||5|
|Min Aperture ||22|
|Magnification Ratio ||0.33x||5.66||14|
|Min Focus Distance ||0.5m||92.99||37|
|Aperture Blades ||9||25.81||7|
|Sensor Format ||Full Frame|
|Autofocus Motor ||HSM|
|1st/3rd Party ||3rd party|
|Lens Type ||Telephoto Zoom|
|Image Stabilisation ||Yes|
|Video Lens ||No|
|Tilt Shift ||No|
|Weather Resistant ||No|
|Filter Thread Size (mm) ||95mm|
|Included Accessories||Case, Petal-type hood, Step down ring, Shoulder strap, Tripod socket|
|Size (DxL) ||0mm|
|Lens Mount ||Nikon F (FX)|
|UK Price ||£1099.00 at Wex Photo Video (affiliate link)||32.07||295|
* - Scores are calculated by comparing numerical specifications with other cameras. The highest ranking camera for a specification acheives a score of 100. The lowest ranking camera is scored as 0 and all the other cameras are scored in between 0 and 100 according to their merit.
** - Rank is calculated by ordering the scores for all cameras in descending order. The best scoring camera for a particular feature / specification will have a rank of 1.
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