The SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary is designed to achieve a lightweight and compact construction for higher usability with similar specifications to the "Sports" version of the same lens, but in a smaller, lighter design. It has put a special emphasis on its optical performance by incorporation of 1 FLD and 3 SLD glass elements, optimisation of lens power distribution and minimised chromatic aberration of magnification. It is dust and splash proof and features a detachable tripod socket for more convenient handheld photography.
The same focal ranges for different purposes. The first hyper-telephoto zoom lens from the Sigma Contemporary line for better usability.
• Zoom lock at every focus distance
• Water and oil repellent coating
• Manual-override switch
• Quiet, fast AF
• Lightweight and compact
• Minimised chromatic aberration
• More portable and useable
• High image quality and a compact construction based on the product concept of the Sigma Contemporary line.
• Enhanced functionality for better portability and usability.
• Customisation and flexible adjustment for convenience or a specific purpose is possible.
• Compatible with the newly developed tele converters.
• New product lines from SGV concepts that are setting new benchmarks for image quality.
By incorporating excellent optical glass elements, it minimises chromatic aberration and achieves class leading image quality.
This lens incorporates 1 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass element, which has performance equal to fluorite, and 3 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, and compensates for chromatic aberration at the utmost. Chromatic aberration in particular, which could be visible especially towards the telephoto-end even when stopped down, is corrected by the optimized design of glass elements including the FLD lens.
Lightweight and compact construction for higher usability
Compared to the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports, it is more compact and lightweight, enabling easy handling and making it possible to do handheld photography for a longer period of time. The tripod socket is detachable so that the lens can be carried by itself. Without the tripod socket, it also fits well into limited space for storage. Moreover, the tripod socket is made of magnesium which is light and strong at the same time. The tripod socket may be detached and replaced with a rubber protective cover to further reduce weight and make handheld photography an even more lightweight and convenient experience. This lens is the optimal choice for photographers who desire hyper-telephoto functionality while staying light on their feet.
Intelligent OS featuring updated algorithm
The OS (Optical Stabilizer) function features an acceleration sensor to ensure even higher precision. Two OS modes are available: Mode 1 for general photography and Mode 2 for motor sports and other applications requiring panning. In Mode 2, the acceleration sensor teams up with the Intelligent OS and its updated stabilization algorithm to deliver effective stabilization while you move the camera horizontally, vertically, or diagonally—regardless of the position of the lens. This feature helps ensure effective panning and outstanding capture of moving subjects. Note: This lens is incompatible with film SLR cameras with the exception of the Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1V.
Zoom lock switch can be set at any focal length
The new zoom lock switch enables the zoom ring to be locked at any focal length. It can be fixed at the photographer’s desirable focal length, which allows stable shooting whether the lens is positioned upward or downward. It also helps during long exposure photography
Water and oil-repellent coating ensures a pleasant photography experience
The forefront lenses incorporate a water and oil-repellent coating that allows water to be wiped away easily and prevents oil and fat from sticking to the surface, even in challenging shooting conditions. At the same time, the maintenance of the lens surface becomes easier..
Dust-proof and splash-proof mount
As with the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM from the Sports line, the lens mount incorporates rubber sealing to protect the mount part from dust and water drops.
Quieter and Faster “Optimized AF”
The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures high speed and quiet AF. With the further enhanced AF algorithm compared to previous models, continuous AF (AF-C) improves the focusing efficiency by approximately 5%.
Manual override incorporated to make two full-time manual modes switchable.
In addition to AF/MF, MO (Manual Override) is incorporated as one of the options of the focus mode switch. By setting it to the MO position, it switches to manual focus by rotating the focus ring even during continuous AF. With AF position, standard full-time manual focus is available. Using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, it is possible to adjust the MO position’s sensitivity to switch to manual focus.
Made in Japan” with the best craftsmanship
All SIGMA's manufacturing – right down to the molds and parts – is carried out under an integrated production system, entirely in Japan.
It is an ideal choice for photographing many different subjects; birds, wild animals, airplanes, motorsports, and even portraits.