Sigma AF 150-500mm f/5.0-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

I must have the Sigma AF 150-500mm f/5.0-6.3 APO DG OS HSM. Simply must.

I’ve been thinking for a while now, trying to decide which type of lens I want.. A macro, telephoto, a better all purpose, the list goes on, but I’ve finally narrowed it down to this miraculous feat of engineering.

Lets get right to the thick of things.

Clearly, from the name, the focal range is from 150-500mm, and has an f-stop of f/ 5.0-6.3. The OS stands for Optical Stabilizer Function, and the HSM stands for Hyper-Sonic Motor.

Taken directly from the Sigma website:

Lens Construction 21 Elements in 15 Groups
Angle of View 16.4º-5º
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
Mininum Aperture f22
Minimum Focusing Distance 220 cm / 86.6 in
Filter Size (mm) 86
Maximum Magnifications 1:5.2
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
94.7 x 252 mm/3.7 x 9.9 in
Weight 1910g / 67.4oz.
Corresponding Mounts
Sigma OS
HSM
CONV
Nikon OS
HSM
CONV
D
Canon OS
HSM
CONV
Sony/Minolta CONV
Pentax

Everybody I’ve talked to says that the lens is the most important part of the camera, and its ok to buy everything else used, but buy a new lens.

So, I’ve been hunting. I’ve managed to find this for a mere $1299.00 at Vistek, but $999.00 from Amazon… so I’ll be saving my change in my piggy bank until then!

Does anybody have this lens and would like to share their thoughts on it?

And my last question, does anybody know if this will fit on a Canon Rebel T1i?

2 Thoughts on “Sigma AF 150-500mm f/5.0-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

  1. Derek on January 27, 2011 at 15:26 said:

    I have their older 50-500mm without stabilizer, and it has worked on every Canon I’ve tried it on… Digital Rebel, 40D, T2i, and as a loaner to others… you won’t have any problems with it.

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