Sigma Photo 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens

Long telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C cameras (Canon mount)

  • Sigma Photo 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens

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Item #: 366738CA

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Our take on the Sigma Photo 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens

by Woody Sherman
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The everyday lens for pros — or those who aspire to be

If you count serious photographers among your friends, you know they switch out lenses... well, often, if not all the time. That is, if they have the luxury of time and the ability to carry a lot.

But what does an experienced photographer carry when they're on vacation, or on any other occasion where they can only carry one lens? They just might have this Sigma Photo 50-500mm lens in tow. Certainly they'd love its amazing versatility — it can capture everything from landscapes and group shots (on full-frame cameras) to the minute details of a Gothic cathedral, while delivering impressive light sensitivity for its class. And even on an APS-C camera, the effective 75-750mm focal length on most cameras in that class gives you a range from the sweet spot for portraits to super-telephoto territory.

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Fast action sports at your daughter's lacrosse match? The long reach will get you the dramatic close-up from across the field. A rare, colorful finch near the top of the canopy during your woodland hike? Optical stabilization lets you bring home sharp, vibrant pictures while working hand-held because you can shoot at slower shutter speeds. And quiet, fast autofocus means you'll be at the ready for candids while traveling, even if the ideal moment is fleeting.

Careful attention to the optical build quality has yielded a lens that's sturdy, sharp across the entire frame, and free of color irregularities throughout the zoom range.


  • 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG APO OS HSM telephoto 10X zoom lens
  • compatible with Canon EOS film and digital SLR cameras
  • For Nikon and Canon mounts, Optical Stabilizer (OS) function will not work with film SLR cameras except Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1V.
  • effective focal length:
    • 50-500mm with full-frame digital or film cameras
    • 80-800mm with Canon EOS APS-C sensor cameras
  • built-in optical stabilization allows in-focus shots with longer exposure times
  • 4 special low-dispersion glass elements for impressive contrast and clarity
  • super multi-layer lens coating minimizes flaring and ghosting
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • minimum focus distance: 19.7" (W) to 70.9" (T)
  • constructed of 21 elements in 6 groups
  • filter size: 95mm (step-down ring provided to allow 86mm filter use with APS-C cameras)
    • It is not possible to use a polarizing filter with the step down ring. If you attach a polarizing filter, you may not be able to remove it from the lens again.
  • lens is 8-5/8" long, 4-1/8" in diameter
  • weight: 69.5 ounces
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • step down ring
  • carrying case, lens hood, front and rear lens caps
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Written By mickki, cayuga,ny on Saturday, September 14, 2013
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Totally awsome.......can use hand held with no trippod....yeah!
Clear pics from 50-500....dont need a tripod!
Large when using it with traveling.....but well worth it
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Sigma Lens 50-500mm

Written By Cheryl, Charlottesville, VA on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
It takes great pictures. It is very heavy, though.
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Sigma 50-500. Great lens.

Written By MrDave, New Jersey on Sunday, June 02, 2013
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I've had this lens a month now. Paired to an older canon 400d body. It took some getting used to. It is on the heavy side. Yet the more I use it the more I love it. Takes great clear photos at all lens distances. I use it mostly for birding and have gotten some great in flight and otherwise shots. I've also used it for up close flower shots and landscape shots all of which came out great. I find I need no other lens for the type of shots I take. It does it all. I'd highly recommend this lens.
Excellent clear photos. All around use.
Weight as it is a bit on the heavy side.
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