Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens deal – $1,799 (reg. $1,999)

Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports at a glance:

  • Canon EF Lens/Full Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/5-6.3 to 22
  • Two FLD and Three SLD Elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Stabilizer with Accelerometer
  • Zoom Lock & Manual Override Switches
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 102.4″
  • Splash and Dust Proof Mount
  • Lens Hood & Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Authorised Sigma retailer B&H Photo has the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens on sale at $1,799. Compare at regular $1,999.

New firmware for Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM makes Auto-Focus up to 50% faster

Canon 200-600mm

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM (B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA) at a glance:

  • Canon EF Lens/Full Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/5-6.3 to 22
  • Two FLD and Three SLD Elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Stabilizer with Accelerometer
  • Zoom Lock & Manual Override Switches
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 102.4″
  • Splash and Dust Proof Mount
  • Lens Hood & Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Sigma released a new firmware for their Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (both Sports and Contemporary versions). Sigma claims the new firmware makes AF on the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM up to 50% faster. The firmware can be downloaded here.

Sigma press release (via DPReview):

SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports / Contemporary
Firmware update for Canon and Nikon mount

We would like to announce the availability of a new firmware update for the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon and Nikon mount, and the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon and Nikon mount. This firmware update can be installed using SIGMA Optimization Pro, the dedicated software for the SIGMA USB DOCK.

Benefit of this firmware update
The latest firmware update improves the AF algorithm of 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lenses and further enhances AF speed by optimizing HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) drive control. Depending on shooting conditions, it is expected to increase autofocus speed by approximately 20%, to a maximum of 50%, during normal shooting as well as when using “Speed Priority” set through SIGMA Optimization Pro.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware using SIGMA Optimization Pro. Please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro is updated to Version 1.2 before updating the lens firmware.

For customers who do not own a SIGMA USB DOCK, please contact Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd for details about updating the firmware free of charge.

SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page
http://www.sigma-global.com/download/en

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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports for Canon in stock at B&H Photo (but for how long?)

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If you are looking out for the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens then B&H Photo may be the place to visit. They have the lens in stock and ready to ship for $1,999. I doubt the lens will be in stock for long, so act quickly if you want it fast. B&H Photo ships internationally, and sincer short to Canada with the same conditions as for the US.

  • Canon EF Lens/Full Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/5-6.3 to 22
  • Two FLD and Three SLD Elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Stabilizer with Accelerometer
  • Zoom Lock & Manual Override Switches
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 102.4″
  • Splash and Dust Proof Mount
  • Lens Hood & Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary for Canon Coming March 2015 ($1,089)

A Sigma UK press release states that the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary (Sigma product page) lens will be on display at CP+, and that the lens will be available for Canon mount from March 2015.

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary pre-order at B&H Photo | Adorama – price is $1,089.

Sigma made 2 version of the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM, “Contemporary” and “Sport”. The 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport is already shipping for $1,999: B&H Photo | Adorama.

[via Sigma Rumors]

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports (Canon mount) Sample Pics

Sigma 150-600mm

Photography Blog posted a set of 60 full size sample photos shot with the new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens. An EOS 5D Mark III was used with the Sigma.

The Sigma is not a budget lens, this professional optic for sports and action sells for $1,999. Pre-orders of the Sigma 150-600mm are possible at B&H Photo and Adorama.

  • Canon EF Lens/Full Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/5-6.3 to 22
  • Two FLD and Three SLD Elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Stabilizer with Accelerometer
  • Zoom Lock & Manual Override Switches
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 102.4″
  • Splash and Dust Proof Mount
  • Lens Hood & Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Sigma 150-600mm

See if the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens is available in your country: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA