A Review of the New Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens

The new Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports lens offers wildlife and sports photographers a nice balance of reach and price. This great video review takes a deep look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage.

Coming to you from Gordon Laing, this awesome video review takes a look at the new Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports lens for Sony E and Leica L mount cameras. A member of Sigma's Sports line, the 500mm f/5.6 offers a lot of advanced features, including:

  • Robust construction for professional-grade performance in challenging environments
  • Quiet and precise high-speed autofocus ideal for sports, wildlife, and aviation photography
  • Optical design includes exclusive low-dispersion convex elements for high performance and aberration correction
  • 20 lens elements in 14 groups, including three FLD elements and two SLD elements to prevent flares and ghosting
  • Built from Thermally Stable Composite and magnesium for durability
  • Dust- and splash-resistant construction with a water- and oil-repellent coating on the front element
  • Optical stabilization algorithm provides up to 5 stops of image stabilization
  • Two stabilization modes: Mode 1 for general shooting and Mode 2 with Intelligent OS for effective stabilization in panning shots
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) focusing motor for speed, precision, and silence
  • Improved focus following performance for capturing subjects in motion
  • Aperture ring with click and lock switches
  • Removable tripod socket for even weight distribution
  • Carbon fiber-reinforced plastic lens hood
  • Custom buttons and switches: three AFL buttons, focus mode switch, focus limiter switch, OS switch, custom mode switch, aperture ring click switch
  • Filter Size: 95 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 10.5' / 320 cm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.17x
  • Macro Reproduction Ratio: 1:6
  • Diaphragm Blades: 11
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 4.2 x 9.3" / 107.6 x 236.6 mm
  • Weight: 48.1 oz / 1.4 kg

Check out the video above for Laing's full thoughts on the lens.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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