Sigma Unveils the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens For Sony and L-Mount

Sigma Unveils the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens For Sony and L-Mount

Sigma has just announced its latest lens for Sony E-mount and L mount cameras: the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports complete with optical stabilization and dust and splash resistance.

The 150-600mm f/5-6.3 is Sigma’s first in its new Sports series of lenses and is “designed from the ground up specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras.” Sigma claims that it has fast and accurate autofocus and can be used with the company’s 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.

25 elements sit in 15 groups and includes “high-performance glass” to control aberrations, resist ghosting and flare, and give excellent image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Sigma also claims that the lens offers “beautiful bokeh.”

A stepping motor means that autofocus is quiet while able to track fast-moving objects, while OS (Optical Stabilizer) will allow image stabilization of up to four stops, with a custom mode switch so that users can adjust on the fly. A Focus Limiter switch allows for three-zone autofocus modification.

The lens features Dual Action Zoom, as seen previously in the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary (example here) whereby you can extend the zoom either by pulling forward the front of the lens, or by turning the zoom ring. A Zoom Torque switch allows you to change the resistance of the zoom ring and lock it at the wide end.

A tripod socket is attachable to an Arca Swiss clamp and the foot can be removed or replaced with a lens foot.


  • Lens construction: 15 groups, 25 elements (4 FLD and 2 SLD
  • Angle of view: 16.4° (W) - 4.1° (T)
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: F22-29
  • Minimum focusing distance: 58 (W) – 280 (T) cm / 22.8 (W) – 110.2 (T) in.
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:2.9 (At a focusing distance of 180mm)
  • Filter size: φ95mm
  • Dimensions (Maximum Diameter x Length): φ109.4mm×263.6mm / φ4.3in.×10.4in.
  • Weight: 2,100g / 74.1oz (Tripod socket included)

The lens will cost $1,499 and will be available in late August. Will you be placing an order? Let us know in the comments below.

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I guess the teleconverters are still only available for L-Mount and not for Sony E-Mount? Does anyone have details on this?

Sony's spec for mount electronics may be open, but the license doesn't give permission for teleconverters.

And the 500mm f/4 for E-Mount please!

I am in the market for a good telephoto so this is pretty good timing for me. I will definitely be checking this out.

I do not understand the desire for such a large focal length range on a telephoto zoom. Since the range up to 600 mm is primarily used for wildlife photography, it seems to me that a 300-600mm constant f5 would be much more useful.

But a Sigma 300-600mm f5.0 would likely cost about $7,000 and weigh 8 or 9 pounds. You do realize that, don't you?

I meant to say 5.6 btw. It would be heavier but likely not that heavy. Canon's 600 f4 is under 7lbs. I had in mind this lens:

Yes, the 200-500mm zand 200-600mm zooms are quite popular. But I would really miss the 100mm to 200mm part of the range.

I have the Canon 100-400mm that I use for wildlife, and I really use the whole range of that lens quite a bit. Lots and lots of my wildlife photos are taken between 100mm and 200mm.

I don't think I'd get along very well with a 200-600mm because I'd miss being able to take the shorter shots.

Not for me. It weights just as much as Sony 200-600. Can not handle that much handheld.