Traditionally, the most extreme supertelephoto lenses have mostly remained the purview of first-party manufacturers aside from a few exceptions, but Sigma recently dipped its toes back into the waters with the 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports lens. Can it keep up with Canon and Nikon's variants? This great review will answer that question for you.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this great review looks at the 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports lens. Sigma's lenses are well known for providing comparable or even better optical quality than first-party lenses at lower prices, and the 500mm undercuts Canon's option by $3,000 and Nikon's version by a whopping $4,300, making it a highly intriguing option for wildlife and sports photographers. That being said, with a lens of this caliber, the photographers using it will have demands beyond just good optics, with a particular focus on rugged durability and weather-sealing and top-notch autofocus performance. I have personally owned the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens for a couple of years now, and I absolutely love its performance and the images I get out of it, so if the 500mm f/4 follows in its footsteps at all, it's sure to be a winner. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts.