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Sigma AF 500 mm f/ 4.5 EX APO HSM Lens

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Sigma AF 500 mm f/ 4.5 EX APO HSM lens


Sigma AF 500 mm f/ 4.5 EX APO HSM MTF Chart

Optical design

Sigma AF 500 mm f/ 4.5 EX APO HSM optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Sony A / Minolta A, Nikon F (FX, DX), Pentax K

First year of production: 2005

Optical design: 12 elements in 9 groups

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Additional information:
  • Angle of view 5°
  • Diameter 123 mm

The Sigma AF 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM  is a super telephoto apochromatic prime lens for digital full format autofocus cameras.

The optical scheme of the lens consists of 12 elements in 9 groups, including two ELD elements. All the optical elements are made of ecologically pure glass with no lead and arsenic.

The system of internal focusing and rotating filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel enable the use of a polarizer.  It is compatible with the Sigma APO EX Tele Converter 1.4x MF and 2x MF without autofocus.

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Posted by: mysterion   Date of publication: 28.09.2011

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