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    A lightweight hyper-telephoto
    zoom lens featuring high usability
    and outstanding optical performance.
    The latest fine lens in our Contemporary line.

    At just 1,830g, this lens is ideal
    for handheld photography. Offering all the core features of our similar professional lens in the Sports line, this lens boasts incredibly compact and lightweight construction.

    The highly compact, lightweight version of the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports lens in our Sports line. When removed from the camera, this lens is easy to carry.
    The tripod socket may be detached and replaced with a protective cover to further reduce weight and make handheld photography an even more lightweight and convenient experience. This lens is the optimal choice for photographers who desire super-telephoto functionality while staying light on their feet.

    The highly compact, lightweight version of the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports lens in our Sports line.

    Exemplifying the outstanding performance of the Contemporary line, this lens offers the same high optical performance in a lightweight package ideal for a wide variety of photographic scenes.

    Retaining the basic specifications of the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports in the Sports line, this lens offers lightweight and compact construction ideal for carrying and extended handheld photography. With an emphasis on optical performance, this lens features FLD (“F” Low Dispersion), SLD (Super Low Dispersion), and other fine glass elements and optimized power distribution. An issue for hyper-telephoto lenses in particular at the telephoto end, optical aberrations have been minimized throughout the zoom range. Dust- and splash-proof, to facilitate photography in the field, and featuring a detachable tripod socket for more convenient handheld photography, this lens is a lightweight high-performance model offering outstanding usability.

    [Contemporary]
    Leveraging the latest technology to combine outstanding optical performance with compact design, this line is perfect for a wide range of photographic scenes.

    SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art and Sports. Among the three, the Contemporary line is a high performance line which incorporates the very latest technology making it possible to accommodate both high optical performance and compactness for use in various photography situations. SIGMA has solved the difficult problem of keeping the size and weight down without compromising optical performance and function with the latest technology.

    Detachable tripod socket.

    The tripod socket is detachable, allowing the lens to be carried by itself. After the socket is replaced with the protective cover, the lens weighs only 1,830 g for easier carrying. Without the socket, the lens has minimal protruding parts and fits well into limited space for storage. Moreover, the tripod socket is made of magnesium, which is light and strong at the same time.

    Features

    A robust specification offering both
    maneuverability and usability.

    While lightweight,
    this model offers robust core functionality
    for use in a wide variety of photographic scenes.
    The result is a super-telephoto lens
    with outstanding performance.

    This lightweight lens is easy to carry and use in a wide variety of photographic scenes. At the same time, as may be expected of a member of our high-performance Contemporary line, this lens features all the core functionality you need for your photography, including splash- and dust-proof construction, a zoom lock switch that can be set for any focal length, a water- and oil-repellent lens coating, an easily accessible AF/MO/MF switch, and a newly designed tripod socket. This lens is also compatible with SIGMA’s newly developed teleconverters (sold separately), with which it offers AF up to F8.

    Dust-proof and splash-proof mount.

    As with the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM|Sports from the Sports line, the lens mount incorporates rubber sealing to protect the mount from dust and water drops.

    Intelligent OS featuring updated algorithm.

    The OS (Optical Stabilizer) function features an acceleration sensor to ensure even higher precision. Two OS modes are available: Mode 1 for general photography and Mode 2 for motor sports and other applications requiring panning. In Mode 2, the acceleration sensor teams up with the Intelligent OS and its updated stabilization algorithm to deliver effective stabilization while you move the camera horizontally, vertically, or diagonally—regardless of the position of the lens. This feature helps ensure effective panning and outstanding capture of moving subjects.

    Note: This lens is incompatible with film SLR cameras with the exception of the Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1V.

    Water and oil-repellent coating helps ensure performance in all conditions.

    The foremost lens elements feature a water- and oil-repellent coating that allows water to be wiped away easily and prevents oil and fat from sticking to the surface, even in challenging shooting conditions. This coating also makes maintenance of the lens surface easier.

    Without coating

    With coating

    Two full-time manual modes available,
    including manual override.

    In addition to AF and MF, MO (Manual Override) is available as an option via the focus mode switch. When the switch is set in the MO position, the lens may be switched to manual focus simply by rotating the focus ring—even during continuous AF. In the AF position, standard full-time manual focus remains available. With the SIGMA USB DOCK (sold separately), you can easily customize the degree of twist sensitivity in MO mode.

    Zoom lock switch that can be set at
    any focal length.

    The new zoom lock switch enables the zoom ring to be locked at any focal length. It can be fixed at the photographer’s desired focal length, which allows stable shooting even when the lens is positioned upward or downward. This feature is also useful during long-exposure photography.

    Quieter and faster optimized AF

    The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures high speed and quiet AF. Enhancing the drive algorithm applied in previous models, SIGMA has enhanced focus accuracy in autofocus continuous (AF-C) mode by 5 percent.

    TSC (Thermally Stable Composite)

    Conventionally it is considered essential to leverage the qualities of metal and polycarbonate in camera and lens layout design. A first for the industry, the barrel of the new series of SIGMA lenses features a new TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) that offers minimal thermal shrinkage combined with exceptional hardness. Since its thermal shrinkage is low, TSC matches well with metal parts, further contributing to the high-precision construction of the lens.

    High-precision,
    rugged brass bayonet mount

    The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens.

    Featuring enhanced usability, this lens offers the outstanding optical performance of SIGMA’s Contemporary line.

    Minimized transverse chromatic aberration—thanks to FLD
    and SLD glass lens elements.

    This lens features one FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass element, which offers performance equivalent to fluorite, and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to minimize chromatic aberration. In particular, the low-dispersion glass elements and optimized power distribution help minimize transverse chromatic aberration, which can tend to affect the telephoto end and cannot be reduced by adjusting focus. The end result is outstanding image quality throughout the zoom range.

    • FLD glass
    • SLD glass

    Flare and ghosting reduction

    From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting to help photographers produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. The included lens hood can be attached to block out extraneous light, which can have a negative effect on rendering performance.

    Exclusive low-dispersion glass

    The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the light’s wavelength. This fact causes different colors of light to focus at slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the color fringing that is particularly noticeable in telephoto lenses. Most chromatic aberration can be removed by combining a high-refractivity convex lens element with a low-refractivity concave element. Yet residual chromatic aberration known as “secondary spectrum” may still remain. To minimize this secondary spectrum, which can be a serious issue with conventional lenses, SIGMA lenses feature up to three types of exclusive low-dispersion glass offering superior performance: ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion), SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and FLD (“F” Low Dispersion). In particular, FLD glass offers ultra-low dispersion in combination with high transmittance and the anomalous dispersion characteristics of fluorite. Meticulous deployment of these types of exclusive low-dispersion glass and optimization of power distribution gives SIGMA lenses superlative image rendition undiminished by residual chromatic aberration.

    Rounded diaphragm

    When photographing with point light sources such as electric lights or reflections on a body of water in the background, the rounded 9-blade diaphragm helps produce an attractive bokeh effect—even at large-aperture settings.

    MTF chart

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

    Distortion

    Vignetting

    F5
    F11
    F22
    F6.3
    F11
    F22

    Newly designed Teleconverters
    that enables AF
    to be effective up to F8

    Teleconverters that are newly designed to match the new lens line-ups can be attached. The addition of SIGMA’s TELECONVERTER TC-1401 or TELECONVERTER TC-2001 produces a MF 210-840mm F7-9 hyper-telephoto zoom lens or a MF 300-1200mm F10-12.6 hyper-telephoto zoom lens respectively. In addition, when SIGMA TELECONVERTER TC-1401 is attached to cameras that are compatible with AF at F8, it is possible to shoot with AF.

    *When shooting subjects with low contrast or luminosity value, focus may not be spot on the subject.

    ESSENTIALS

    You'll find our philosophy and craftsmanship
    in every product

    Our new lineup fully expresses our approach to lenses and photography itself. All of our lenses belong to one of three lines—Contemporary, Art, or Sports—all of which share our development philosophy and advanced manufacturing system. High performance, high quality, and high end in every respect, these lenses give people who love photography lasting value and consistent, exciting results. The secret is our passion for craftsmanship that we put into every production process and every product.

    Specifications

    150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

    Lens Construction

    • FLD glass
    • SLD glass

    Lens Construction

    20 elements in 14 groups

    Angle of View

    • 16.4° - 4.1°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9 (Rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F22

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    280 cm / 110.2 in.

    Maximum Magnification Shooting

    1:4.9

    Filter size

    φ95mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • φ105mm × 260.1mm / φ4.1 in. × 10.2 in.
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • 1,930 g (Protective cover : 1,830 g) / 68.1 oz. (Protective cover : 64.5 oz.)

    Edition Number

    C015

    Supplied Accessories

    Case, hood (LH1050-01), shoulder strap, tripod socket (TS-71), Protective Cover included

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      00-85126-74556-1
    • Nikon F Mount
      00-85126-74555-4
    • Canon EF Mount
      00-85126-74554-7

    Technologies

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    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

    F5
    F11
    F22
    F6.3
    F11
    F22

    Vignetting guide

    Product Lineup

    150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, hood (LH1050-01), shoulder strap, tripod socket (TS-71), Protective Cover included

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-74556-1
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, hood (LH1050-01), shoulder strap, tripod socket (TS-71), Protective Cover included

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-74555-4
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, hood (LH1050-01), shoulder strap, tripod socket (TS-71), Protective Cover included

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-74554-7

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    LENS HOOD LH1050-01

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93133-9

    FRONT CAP LCF-95mmⅢ

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93004-2

    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

    TRIPOD SOCKET TS-71

    The ring shape tripod socket incorporates lightweight and durable magnesium alloy.

    Compatible products: 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93132-2

    PROTECTIVE COVER PT-11

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93142-1

    Separately Sold Accessories

    WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 95mm

    With many applications in aerospace and other industries, glass ceramic is an extremely tough type of crystallized glass that serves as the foundation for Clear Glass Ceramic. While featuring the high transmittance required of optical devices, this advanced new material combines greater hardness than chemically strengthened glass and greater flexibility than sapphire crystal glass. These qualities make Clear Glass Ceramic the ideal material for protective lens filters.

    * Normal frame type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93185-8

    PROTECTOR 95mm

    Normal type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Normal frame type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93112-4

    WR PROTECTOR 95mm

    Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Normal frame type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93099-8

    WR UV FILTER 95mm

    UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type. UV filter prevents the bluish tone that generates when the weather is fine, by absorbing ultraviolet rays. It is effective in most situations, such as landscape, portrait and general photography on a sunny day. It is also an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Normal frame type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93073-8

    WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 95mm

    PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Circular PL filter removes the reflection of water surface and glass windows, and increases the contrast in landscape photography.

    * Normal frame type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93085-1

    TELE CONVERTER TC-1401

    Teleconverters that are newly designed to match the new lens line-ups can be attached. offered magnification of focal length of TC-1401 is 1.4 times and that of TC-2001 is 2 times respectively.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87956-3
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87955-6
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87954-9

    TELE CONVERTER TC-2001

    Teleconverters that are newly designed to match the new lens line-ups can be attached. offered magnification of focal length of TC-1401 is 1.4 times and that of TC-2001 is 2 times respectively.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87056-0
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87055-3
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87054-6

    USB DOCK UD-01

    By connecting a SIGMA Art, Contemporary, or Sports lens to a computer with the SIGMA USB DOCK, photographers can update the lens firmware and adjust focus position and other parameters.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87856-6
    • Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87854-2
    • Nikon F mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87855-9

    SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 allows you to use your SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA EOS mount interchangeable lenses with the Sony E-mount camera body.

    • SIGMA SA-E
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93251-0
    • CANON EF-E
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93250-3

    SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 allows SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA’s CANON EF mount interchangeable lens owners to use their lens investment on L-Mount camera bodies.

    • SIGMA SA-L
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93724-9
    • CANON EF-L
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93723-2

    Catalogs / Resources

    Manuals / Brochures

    • 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary (Manuals)