Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport Review (a unique lens, D. Abbott)

Sigma 500mm

Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to 32
  • One SLD and Two FLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Optical Stabilizer; Drop-In Filter Slot
  • Magensium-Alloy Barrel & Brass Mount
  • Dust- and Splash-Proof Construction
  • Rotatable Tripod Collar with Click Stops
  • Compatible with Sigma Teleconverters

Dustin Abbott completed his exhaustive review of the Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport lens.

From his conclusion:

The Sigma 500mm F/4 OS HSM Sport is a unique lens.  It’s a third party option competing in a space dominated by first party lenses.  It’s an expensive lens that doubles as a relative value. 

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The size, weight, and expense of a lens like the 500S makes it clear that it isn’t for everyone.  Lenses like this take a lot of skill to use well (and strength, too, if you try to handhold it).  A lens like the Sigma 60-600mm OS Sport is going to be more affordable and versatile, and, if you have a tight budget, a lens like the Sigma 150-600mm OS C can give you some incredible images for under a thousand bucks.  But there’s no question that the 500S gives you a different kind of versatility.  The ability to shoot in more lighting situations with both better autofocus performance and image quality.  The ability to get incredible subject isolation.  And, when adding teleconverters to the mix, an incredible amount of reach while retaining autofocus ability. 

The whole review is available as video review.

D. Abbott’s review comes with a rich set of test shots and discusses every aspect of the Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport lens. If you’re looking for this lens we recommend you have a look at Dustin Abbott’s review.

Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport:

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Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART Review (premium 28mm lens, D. Abbott)

Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG Art

Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott published the full review of the Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART lens. A lens that catches a lot of attention.

Among the things D. Abbott liked are the excellent build quality, quick and accurate AF, sharpness starting at f1.4, bokeh, contrast, well controlled chromatic aberrations, and more.

From his conclusion:

In many ways the Sigma 28mm F1.4 ART is the lens that the 35mm F1.4 ART should have been.  It delivers better focus accuracy, richer image quality, and has a superior build.  I would actually like to see Sigma build a 35mm F1.4 ART Mark II in the future and update it with some of the experience gleaned since its release (it was the first of the ART series lenses).  The only negative that I can point to by comparison is that the price has crept up to where the 28ART can no longer be considered a bargain even if it is cheaper than direct competitors.  And that may be the primary obstacle to it being a sales success for Sigma.  The 28mm focal length is not intensely popular (though incredibly useful), so the price tag (though probably warranted by performance) may be steeper than many want to pay. 

If you want a premium 28mm lens, however, it’s hard to rule out the Sigma 28mm F1.4 ART.  It does so many things very well, and produces truly beautiful images.  What more could you ask for?

Despite being a real world review, D. Abbott’s review of the Sigma 28mm F1.4 ART lens covers everything you might want to know and comes with a huge set of sample and test pictures. This is the kind of review I look for when I want to learn about gear.

If you prefer to watch your reviews, the videos below are ready for you.

Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART:

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Review: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports (fantastic sharpness and image quality)

Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Nine FLD Elements, One SLD Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Intelligent OS Image Stabilization
  • Removable Arca-Type Tripod Foot
  • Dust- and Moisture-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma Teleconverters

Photography Blog posted their full review of the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens.

The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports is getting some pretty good reviews, and Photography Blog confirms this. From their conclusion:

The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens is bigger and heavier than all of its main rivals, but we can forgive that because of the compelling mix of fantastic sharpness and image quality, great build quality, and outstanding feature set and performance. In short, this is our new favourite 70-200 f/2.8 lens for DSLR owners, and it also works really well on the Sony Alpha mirrorless system too.

Image quality is simply superb. It’s outstanding at every focal length, with epic levels of sharpness virtually throughout the aperture range. Chromatic aberrations are almost non-existent and flare is only ever an issue when shooting directly into the sun or if you choose not to use the large lens hood. The only real optical issue is obvious corner shading at the maximum aperture, something that can be easily remedied by either stopping donw to f/5.6 or in post-production. Read the review…

Well, this is an enthusiastic review. I didn’t so far have a chance to play around with the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports, but I’m looking forward to get one. If someone here can confirm this is the outstanding lens they are saying, feel free to sound off in the comment section.

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports sells at $1,499:

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Sigma 60-600mm F/4.5-6.3 OS Sport Review (great achievement, D. Abbott)

Sigma 60-600mm F/4.5-6.3

Sigma 60-600mm F/4.5-6.3 OS Sport at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/32
  • Three FLD Elements, One SLD Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Intelligent OS Image Stabilization
  • Removable Arca-Type Tripod Foot
  • TSC Material, Dust- and Moisture-Sealed
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma Teleconverters

Photographer Dustin Abbott reviewed the Sigma 60-600mm F/4.5-6.3 OS Sport lens.

He tested the Sigma 60-600mm F/4.5-6.3 OS Sport on various cameras, including a Sony a7 III and a Canon EOS R.

From his conclusion:

The Sigma 60-600mm F/.4.5-6.3 OS HSM Sport is a great achievement.  While I didn’t find it as compelling at 600mm as the 150-600mm Sport lens from Sigma, the 60-600 Sport is capable of producing excellent images across its focal range.  It’s the perfect lens for the individual that feels constricted at times by the 150mm limitation on the wide of the 150-600mm (which I certainly have myself, at times), allowing one to frame a number of wider scenes along with dialing in a tremendous amount of reach on the telephoto end.  While this is unmistakably a very large, very heavy lens, it is commendable that Sigma has managed shave off some weight and noticeably improve the balance of the lens by clever use of advanced materials in the construction.  The 60-600 Sport has a heavy duty, thoroughly weather sealed design.  It also has effective focus and optical stabilization systems, so the complete package is highly functional.

Dustin Abbott’s review comes with a large set of sample photos, all kind of analysis and insights. The video below is the full review to watch.

Sigma 60-600mm F/.4.5-6.3 OS HSM Sport:

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Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Review (tack-sharp lens, Photography Blog)

Sigma 105mm F1.4

Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM Art at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Removable Rotating Arca-Type Tripod Foot
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Photography Blog reviewed the Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM lens, the “bokeh master”. Sigma has landed another winner with this lens

From the conclusion:

Weighing in at well over 1.5kg and sporting a huge 105mm front element, the Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is a monster of a lens, but thankfully it delivers in the image quality department. Sigma have gone all out to make this the ultimate lens for bokeh lovers, and you certainly won’t be disappointed if that description fits you.

The Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is a tack-sharp lens, both in the centre and at the edges of the frame, with little evidence of chromatic aberrations and virtually no distortion. Vignetting at wide-open apertures is the only real optical issue of note, something that similarly fast lenses also suffer from, although stopping down to f/4 solves this problem altogether.

As with other recent Sigma lenses that we’ve reviewed, the build quality of the 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is fantastic, with the brass lens mount and sober all-black design adding to the high-quality feel. Read the review at Photography Blog.

More Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM Art coverage is listed here.

The Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM Art sells at $1,599: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Sigma 40mm F/1.4 Art Sample Pictures (pre-production model)

Sigma 40mm F/1.4 Art

Sigma 40mm F/1.4 Art at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

DPReview posted a set of sample pictures shot with a pre-production model of the recently announced Sigma 40mm F/1.4 Art lens. According to Sigma the Sigma 40mm F/1.4 Art is the sharpest “Art” lens, and a reference for the whole global vision series. JPG files are available for download.

Pre-orders for the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 Art are not yet open, but you can get notified when they are.