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 Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Overview (video)

SIGMA on Youtube posted an overview of Sigma’s new 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport lens (announcement).

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport

  • 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

There are 2 versions of this lens, the “Sport” and the “Contemporary”.

  • 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports – $1.999 – Adorama | B&H Photo
  • 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary – B&H Photo
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Sigma Announces 2 New 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lenses (Sport and Contemporary)

150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

Sigma announced 2 new and different 150-600mm lenses for Photokina 2014, the 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports and 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary. All new Sigma products can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo.

  • 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports – $1.999 – Adorama | B&H Photo
  • 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary – B&H Photo

Sigma press release:

Sigma Corporation announces a pair of 150-600mms with advanced features and optics

Hyper-telephoto zoom lenses added to both Sports and Contemporary Global Vision lines

RONKONKOMA, N.Y — September 12, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced two new 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM high-performance, hyper-telephoto zoom lenses that celebrate significant optical and build advancements. The two lens designs vary in size and use, and add to the company’s impressive roster of Contemporary and Sports lenses in the Global Vision lineup.

The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports delivers enhanced, professional-grade optics and greater durability for challenging, high-action photographic situations. The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary is a versatile lens that offers similar performance in a more compact and portable design. Pricing and availability of these lenses are not yet available.

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Tamron SP 150-600mm Awarded As “Best Expert DSLR Lens” (TIPA)

Tamron SP 150-600mm

The Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens was awarded by TIPA as Best Expert DSLR Lens. TIPA’s motivation:

The Tamron 150-600 mm lens, for full-frame and APS-C DSLRS (with 1.5X magnification factor) incorporates VC (Vibration Compensation, Tamron’s image stabilization technology), a fast USD (ultrasonic silent drive), and eBAND (extended bandwidth and angular dependency) coating, for flare and ghosting reduction. The lens employs 20 elements in 13 groups, with the front group containing 3 ED glass elements. The circular, 9-bladed diaphragm provides exciting bokeh effects and maintains the circular shape even at 2 stops down from maximum aperture. The included SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron uses optical data to correct any distortion, light falloff and chromatic aberrations.

The Tamron sells for $1069 (pre-order for now) and offers a lot of bang for the money. Good sharpness, a great telephoto range, and accurate and quick auto-focus are among the highlights of this lens.