History

    Large aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens offers a large aperture of F2.8 at the 500mm focal length and F5.6 at the 1000mm focal length.

    This is the first large-aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens that has an F2.8 aperture at the 500mm focal length. With its specially designed attachment mounted, the lens becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 ultra-telephoto zoom lens capable of auto-focus shooting. It gives the photographer brand new powers of expression in all kinds of photography such as sports, portrait and nature photography. ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations and the superior image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Sigma’s own revolving filter ring mechanism makes it easy to use a circular polarizing filter.

    Features

    The first large-aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens of its type

    The first ultra telephoto zoom lens to provide an aperture of F2.8 at the 500mm focal length. This lens can be used to create amazing image expression with various types of photography such astrophotography, portraits, wildlife and sports.

    Circular polarizing filter

    A drop-in 72mm filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel can be rotated to facilitate the use of filters, including a polarizing filter.

    Li-ion battery BP-21

    The dedicated Li-ion battery BP-21 is used to power the zooming and AF operation.

    A dedicated attachment

    With the dedicated attachment mounted, the lens becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 ultra-telephoto zoom lens capable of auto-focus shooting.

    Easy Operation and Handling

    For the convenience of the photographer, focusing distance and focal length is displayed on the LCD panel built in the rear of the lens. It is possible to switch the camera to vertical position easily by loosening a knob in the rear of lens body.

    Superior image quality

    One SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and three ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements are employed for effective compensation of color aberration. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range.

    Specifications

    APO 200-500mm F2.8 / 400-1000mm F5.6 EX DG

    Lens Construction

    • ELD glass
    • SLD glass

    Lens Construction

    17 elements in 13 groups

    Angle of View

    • 12.3 - 5°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9 Blades

    Minimum Aperture

    F22

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    200-500cm / 78.7-196.9in.

    Maximum Magnification Ratio

    1:7.7

    Filter size

    ⌀72mm (Rear)

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • ⌀236.5mm × 726mm / ⌀9.3in. × 28.6in.(Hood included)
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • 15,700g / 553.7oz.

    Supplied Accessories

    Exclusive hard case, exclusive strap, 400-1000mm F5.6 Attachment, BATTERY CHARGER (BC-21), and BATTERY PACK (BP-21) included.Lens is equipped with fixed TRIPOD SOCKET.

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      00-85126-59756-6
    • Canon EF Mount
      00-85126-59754-2
    • Nikon F Mount
      00-85126-59755-9

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    200-500mm

    400-1000mm

    The MTF chart gives the result at the wide-open aperture
    Spatial frequency S:Sagittal Line M:Meridional Line
    10lp/mm
    30lp/mm

    MTF chart guide

    Distortion

    Vignetting

    F2.8
    F5.6
    F11
    F2.8
    F5.6
    F11

    Vignetting guide

    Product Lineup

    APO 200-500mm F2.8 / 400-1000mm F5.6 EX DG

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Exclusive hard case, exclusive strap, 400-1000mm F5.6 Attachment, BATTERY CHARGER (BC-21), and BATTERY PACK (BP-21) included.Lens is equipped with fixed TRIPOD SOCKET.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-59756-6
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Exclusive hard case, exclusive strap, 400-1000mm F5.6 Attachment, BATTERY CHARGER (BC-21), and BATTERY PACK (BP-21) included.Lens is equipped with fixed TRIPOD SOCKET.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-59754-2
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Exclusive hard case, exclusive strap, 400-1000mm F5.6 Attachment, BATTERY CHARGER (BC-21), and BATTERY PACK (BP-21) included.Lens is equipped with fixed TRIPOD SOCKET.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-59755-9

    Support

    APO 200-500mm F2.8 / 400-1000mm F5.6 EX DG

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessory

    REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

    * The image is for SIGMA.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92949-7
    • Nikon F mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92950-3
    • Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92951-0

    Separately Sold Accessories

    BATTERY CHARGER BC‐21

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93016-5

    BATTERY PACK BP-21

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92447-8

    Catalogs / Resources

    Manuals / Brochures