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Sigma 50-500 mm f/4-6.3 EX APO Lens for Canon AF image
 
(based on 7 ratings)
Brand: Sigma
Located in: Lenses For Canon
Sigma introduces a new addition to their exclusive EX series of lenses, the 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO EX Hyperzoom.

This magnificent new superzoom encompasses all popular focal lengths from the 50mm ''normal'' to 500mm ultra-telephoto; a 10:1 zoom ratio, providing tremendous versatility. The use of an apochromatic design and four elements composed of SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass, plus a seven group zoom system and multi-coated optics, enable this wide-ranging zoom lens to provide a high level of performance, as well as versatility. It also employs a rear focus system to insure quick, convenient manual focus and a non-rotating front barrel.

The 50-500mm f4-6.3 EX APO RF HSM is coupled with Sigma's HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), to provide quiet, responsive autofocus function, plus ''full time'' manual focus. This lens also features a Zoom Lock mechanism to help eliminate ''zoom creep'' when the lens is tilted up or down.

Sigma uses magnesium in the tripod mount to help reduce the weight of this lens, while maintaining the strength and rigidity necessary to support it.

A custom bayonet Perfect Hood is provided to protect the front of the lens from extraneous light. Nature and sports photographers will appreciate the performance and versatility of this amazing new superzoom lens from Sigma.

Expand your Ultra Telephoto World with Sigma EX APO Tele-Converters. It's easy to approach 1000mm Ultra Telephoto World with Sigma 2x EX APO TC. This 50-500mm f4-6.3 EX lens can be used with Sigma's 2x EX APO Tele-Converter as a 200-1000mm zoom lens, for manual focus. Converted f-stop display will be provided by 10 pin electronic interfaces to the camera. This Tele-Converter is fully compatible with all exposure modes as well as Program, no exposure compensation is required with the Sigma EX APO Tele-Converters.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.3 stars
(based on 7 reviews)
86% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Describe Yourself:
Professional(3)
Pros:
Durable(3), Easily interchangeable(4), Fast / accurate auto-focus(6), Rugged(4), Strong construction(5)
Cons:
Heavy(5)
Best Uses:
General purpose(4), Sports/action(4), Upgrade(3), Wildlife(3)

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
He may be heavy but I love him
By image galleryVerified Purchaser from Atlanta,Ga. on 11/10/2008
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50-500 mm f/4-6.3 EX APO Lens for Canon AF:

I use this camera lens as a urban portrait back drop,making unwanted back grounds out on focus and a splendor of color and hues.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I would by this product again
By W GVerified Purchaser from Staunton Virginia on 11/8/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Landcape, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50-500 mm f/4-6.3 EX APO Lens for Canon AF:

I use this lens for nature shots and general use.
I took this lens to a parade this weekend and it did a wonderful job.I have only had this lens for a couple of weeks now but I'm learning more on how to use this lens.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
This is a great cross over lens .
By image man from Atlanta.GA on 8/18/2008
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50-500 mm f/4-6.3 EX APO Lens for Canon AF:

I use this lens for shooting sports,construction projects where moving around is difficult or prohibited.I also use this lens for private ivvestigative work and wild life in urban america.I believe this is a great looking piece of glass whith class and performance to back it up. It is a bit heavy and not true to all the 50-500 range sale. But I love it faults and all.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love Mine!!!
By BamaFlyGuy from Hayden, AL on 5/14/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction, Versatile
Cons:
Heavy, Lens Creep
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50-500 mm f/4-6.3 EX APO Lens for Canon AF:

This is a great lens to take to the ball park, or the field. If you like taking pictures of wildlife this is for you. It stays on my Canon xti most of the time. I shoot it mainly with a good quality monopod. It is a hard lenst to handle without support. Great bang for the buck! Sigma hit a big homerun with this one!

[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Professional Zoom Quality
By John's PhotographyVerified Reviewer from Tuscaloosa, AL on 2/29/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50-500 mm f/4-6.3 EX APO Lens for Canon AF:

Any lens this size are larger is going to have some weight, but don’t let that discourage you from owning one. If weight is a problem, a monopod is the ideal tool to maintain steadiness without producing fatigue. Focus is much quicker than you think even at 400mm and closer and I have used the lens with a 2x attachment for even more zoom. The lens is ideal for wildlife photography since you can catch clear photographs without disturbing your subject. The zoom feature offers much versatility over lenses locked in at a specific focal length. I have used this lens in conjunction with professional grade Canon cameras with outstanding results.

[7 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
Pretty good lens
By RuggrockVerified Reviewer from Denver, CO on 1/27/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Fast focus, Good range, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Not very sharp past 400mm
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50-500 mm f/4-6.3 EX APO Lens for Canon AF:

This lens is heavy. Some people say it's not that heavy, but for all practical purposes, there's no doubt it's on the heavy side. Also, past 400mm it's not all that sharp. You can take a decent picture, but it will certainly need some sharpening in photoshop. If you're going to spend this much money on a lens, then you're probably pretty serious about your photos, and if you're that serious about your photos, you most likely want to spend the few hundred more on the Canon for the crisper images. That's what I'm going to do.

[6 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
This lens ROCKS!!
By CurtisVerified Reviewer from Pittsburgh,PA on 5/14/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50-500 mm f/4-6.3 EX APO Lens for Canon AF:

GREAT LENS!!!!

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