Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens $170 Instant Rebate

Sigma 150-500mm

Sigma is currently offering a $170 instant rebate on its 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens, which is available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Sigma mounts. This brings the price down from $1069 to $899. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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  1. EricB says

    I have one of these for a couple of years now with the Canon mount. I’m seriously underwhelmed by it. I just can’t get a useably sharp image out of it. Even bought a lens focus tool to check it out (no issue) . I’ve given up with it. In comparison the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 is unrecognisably superior, even allowing for the better aperture and shorter zoom. Where the two lenses overlap in zoom I wouldn’t give you anything for the image out of the 150-500. Maybe I just have a bad one.

  2. George says

    Hi EricB, thanks for your input. I’ve been looking for a similar lens. The problem with longer focal lengths is shooting through atmospheric conditions. Were you shooting objects located very far away or zooming into subjects relatively close and still had unusable images?

    • EricB says

      I know the lens is focussing correctly. However both near and far objects across the entire zoom range are IMO very soft. I primarily bought the lens for wildlife photography and even if I fill the FOV with the subject I get no detail in the shot (5D or a 7D), OS on or off, even at faster shutter speeds. Images out of the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS USM are glorious, lens is sweet as and never gave me a bad shot.. Maybe there is a knack to the 150-500, I can’t find it and I just can’t depend on that lens for a satisfactory image.