Sigma EX 500mm f/4,5 HSM APO DG


Sigma EX 500mm f/4,5 HSM APO DG


Sigma EX 500mm f/4,5 HSM APO DG
This is a prime lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2005.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 500 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4,5.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
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Filter and Lens Hood
If you want to use filters on this lens the slot-in filters  (46 mm) would be the ones to use, which is very common at these larger telephoto lenses.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH1236-01 184".
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Tripod Mount
This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.
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Pictures (product and sample images)
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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 500mm f/4,5 HSM APO DG
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 500mm f/4,5 HSM APO DG
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
Long focal length with its 500 mm
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
A tripod mount is included
No built-in image stabilizer
Poor aperture value with its f/4,5
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (3150 gr)
The price (more info)
Specification
Product Name:Sigma EX 500mm f/4,5 HSM APO DG  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2005
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4,5
Focal Length 500 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  500 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  650 mmon Canon APS-H
  800 mmon Canon APS-C
  500 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  750 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 12 elements / 9 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:400 cm
Filter: Drop-in Filter, 46 mm
Lens Hood:
LH1236-01 184(included)
Tripod mount:
Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):123 x 350 mm
Vikt:3150 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)6400 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"This Sigma APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG is a large aperture telephoto lens that can capture sharp images of fast-moving subjects. When doing sport or nature photography there is often no substitute for focal length. More millimeters get you closer to the subject whether it’s a running back in a football game or a monster moose grazing in a pasture. Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction and sharpness throughout the entire zoom range and a new multi-layer lens coating technology and lens design formula reduce flare and ghosting. Rear insertion 46mm filters with provision for easy rotation of polarizing filters. Also, compatible with the Sigma APO Tele Converters to provide additional focal length as a 700mm F8 or 1000mm F11 lens. The Sigma 500mm provides excellent optical performance at a large aperture of f4.5; and this lens is priced substantially lower than the competitive camera manufacturers’ lenses.

Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 750 with most cameras

HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus

Amazingly compact. Approximately 14 inches long & slightly less than 7pounds

Inner focusing system which enables responsive & fast auto focus speed and overall length does not change during focusing.

Soft case, lens hood, circular PL filter are included. It is equipped with fixed tripod socket."
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sigma-500mm-f45-APO-EX-DG
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=131&sort=7&cat=38&page=2
 
shutterbug.com
http://shutterbug.com/equipmentreviews/lenses/0802sb_sigma/
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/sigma-slr-lenses-41/super-telephoto-slr-lenses-76/144-sigma-apo-500mm-f45-ex-dg-hsm.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 500mm f/4,5 HSM APO DG
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 500mm f/4,5 HSM APO DG
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