History

    High performance and superb quality.
    The high-end, hyper-telephoto
    zoom lens that enables
    any photographer with high demands
    to get the exact shots they want

    Achieves the best optical performance
    that embodies the concept of our Sports line.

    Covering all the essence. Portable, durable and of a high-standard – A Masterpiece of hyper-telephoto zoom lens.

    Dust- and splash-proof, zoom lock at every focus distance, water-repellent coating, compatibility with the new tele converters, new OS system with acceleration sensor, easily accessible manual over-ride switch, optimized auto focusing, telephoto shooting at 600mm, minimized chromatic aberration for higher optical performance and enhanced enjoyment with beautiful build quality. Since telephoto zoom lenses are often used under very challenging situations, this model has crystalized all the possible qualities and features to achieve the best optical and action-capture performance. While combining high portability and durability, this high-performance hyper-telephoto zoom lens from our Sports line offers outstanding rendering capabilities. Its versatility provides better flexibility for wider shooting scenes, and the high-performance definitely stimulates photographers’ artistic expression.

    Embodying the concept of our Sports line of lenses,
    this lens responds directly to photographers' needs
    with outstanding action-capture performance.

    In addition to the highest levels of optical performance and photographic expression, SIGMA’s new Sports line of lenses offers the kind of action-capture performance that precisely executes the intentions of the photographer. Uncompromising optical performance and photographic expression allow the photographer to shoot fast-moving and distant subjects, while exceptional functionality makes possible excellent shots even in the most challenging of situations. Fully customizable, it allows the photographer to create his or own specification. It is an ideal choice for photographing many different subjects; birds, wild animals, airplanes, motorsports, and even portraits. And SIGMA’s exclusive software makes the lens extremely easy to customize.

    Features

    Features and Functions

    By incorporating excellent optical glass elements,
    it minimizes chromatic aberration and achieves class leading image quality.

    This lens incorporates 2 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite and 3 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, and compensates for color aberration at the utmost. Chromatic aberration in particular, which could be visible especially towards the telephoto end even when stopped down, is corrected by the optimized design of glass elements including FLD lenses.
    * FLD glass is the highest level low dispersion glass available with extremely high light transmission. This optical glass has a performance equal to fluorite glass which has a low refractive index and low dispersion compared to current optical glass. It also benefits from high anomalous dispersion. These characteristics give excellent correction for residual chromatic aberration (secondary spectrum) which cannot be corrected by ordinary optical glass and ensures high definition and high contrast images.

    • 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.

    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.

    Distortion

    Vignetting

    F5
    F11
    F22
    F6.3
    F11
    F22

    High-end model with
    enhanced durability.

    Covering all the essence. Portable, durable and of a high-standard
    – A Masterpiece of hyper-telephoto zoom lens.

    Since telephoto zoom lenses are often used under very challenging situations, this model has crystalized all the possible qualities and features to achieve the best optical and action-capture performance


    A comfort model of Contemporary line incorporating the main specifications of 150-600mm F 5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports is also available. Click to learn more.

    Dust-proof and splash-proof construction

    It is dust and splash-proof, and designed for higher durability. It is able to meet the demands that professional photographers would require in challenging shooting conditions, such as in the rain.

    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.


    *This lens cannot be used on film SLR cameras with the exception of the Nikon F6, Canon EOS-1V.

    Water and oil-repellent coating ensures pleasant photography experience

    Forefront and rear lenses incorporate 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. At the same time, the maintenance of the lens surface becomes easier.

    Without coating

    With coating

    Quieter and Faster “Optimized AF”

    The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures high speed and quiet AF. With the further enhanced AF algorithm compared to previous models, continuous AF (AF-C) improves the focusing efficiency by approximately 5%.

    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. It also offers 25% greater elasticity than polycarbonate. 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.

    Flexible adjustment for convenience
    or a specific purpose is possible

    Allow the photographer to shoot fast-moving
    and distant subjects, while exceptional functionality makes possible excellent shots even
    in the most challenging of situations.

    It is an ideal choice for photographing many different subjects; birds, wild animals, airplanes, motorsports, and even portraits.

    Newly designed tripod socket enables desirable fixing

    The tripod socket is newly designed since hyper-telephoto zoom lenses like this one which has 600mm tele end often need a monopod or tripod for shooting. While ensuring that the tripod socket is large and stable, it’s possible to click the position at every 90゜to make the change of shooting position from and to vertical and horizontal much easier. By attaching the supplied strap, the lens can be carried safely without putting unnecessary pressure on the mount of the camera.

    * Tripod socket cannot be detached from the lens
    * Strap included

    Manual override incorporated to make two full-time manual modes switchable

    In addition to AF/MF, MO (Manual Override) is incorporated as one of the options of the focus mode switch. By setting it to the MO position, it switches to manual focus by rotating the focus ring even during continuous AF. With AF position, standard full-time manual focus is available. Using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, it is possible to adjust the MO position’s sensitivity to switch to manual focus.

    Zoom lock switch 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 desirable focal length, which allows stable shooting whether the lens is positioned upward or downward. It also helps during long exposure photography.

    Offering excellent usability as a straight zoom

    This lens is optimized to allow the zoom ring to expand/contract smoothly in order to immediately adopt without adjusting the holding position, even to a sudden change in angle-of-view. The lens front is designed to ensure easy handling in such situations.

    Newly designed Tele Converters

    Tele Converters that are newly designed to match
    the new lens line-ups can be attached.

    The newly designed SIGMA TELE CONVERTER is compatible with digital cameras, and when mounted between the lens and the camera body, it can increase the focal length of the lens by the power of 1.4 while SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001 can increase the focal length of the lens by the power of 2.

    Newly designed Tele Converters
    that enables AF to be effective up to F8

    Tele Converters that are newly designed to match the new lens line-ups (optional) can be attached. The addition of SIGMA’s TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or TELE CONVERTER 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 TELE CONVERTER 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.

    Exclusive low-dispersion glass incorporation

    SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 incorporates 1 SLD and SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001 incorporates 2 SLD glass elements, which ensures high-performance image quality.

    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 | Sports

    Lens Construction

    • FLD glass
    • SLD glass

    Lens Construction

    24 elements in 16 groups

    Angle of View

    • 16.4° - 4.1°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9 (rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F22

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    260cm / 102.4in.

    Maximum Magnification Shooting

    1:5

    Filter size

    φ105mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • ø121mm × 290.2mm / ø4.8in. × 11.4in.
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • 2,860g

    Edition Number

    S014

    Supplied Accessories

    Case, Cover Hood (LH1164-01), Shoulder Strap Supplied

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      00-85126-74056-6
    • Nikon F Mount
      00-85126-74055-9
    • Canon EF Mount
      00-85126-74054-2

    Technologies

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    Diffraction MTF

    Geometrical MTF

    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
    F8
    F16
    F6.3
    F11
    F22

    Vignetting guide

    Product Lineup

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

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Cover Hood (LH1164-01), Shoulder Strap Supplied

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-74056-6
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Cover Hood (LH1164-01), Shoulder Strap Supplied

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-74055-9
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case, Cover Hood (LH1164-01), Shoulder Strap Supplied

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-74054-2

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    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

    LENS HOOD LH1164-01

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93061-5

    FRONT CAP LC-740E

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93119-3

    Separately Sold Accessories

    WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 105mm

    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.
    00-85126-93186-5

    WR PROTECTOR 105mm

    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.
    00-85126-93100-1

    PROTECTOR 105mm

    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.
    00-85126-93113-1

    WR UV FILTER 105mm

    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.
    00-85126-93074-5

    WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 105mm

    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.
    00-85126-93086-8

    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

    TRIPOD SOCKET TS-81

    The lens foot can replace the original lens’s supplied foot, making it possible to directly attach the lens to the Arca Swiss platforms and screw knob clamps.

    Compatible products: 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM|Sports, 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports, 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports, 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports

    Tripod socket compatible with Arca Swiss type screw knob clamp

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93146-9

    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 | Sports (Manuals)

    Impressions / Samples