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Sigma AF 50-500 mm f/ 4-6.3 APO EX HSM Lens

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Sigma AF 50-500 mm f/ 4-6.3 APO EX HSM lens

Optical design

Sigma AF 50-500 mm f/ 4-6.3 APO EX HSM optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

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

First year of production: 2000

Last year of production: 2005

Optical design: 20 elements in 16 groups (4 SLD)

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor
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Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
50mm - 500mmf/4.0 - f/6.3f/2291861842/65218/8,6

Additional information:


The Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO EX / HSM  is a super telephoto zoom lens for 35 mm AF SLR cameras.

A 10x magnification is achieved by moving seven groups of elements. The lens employs a rear focusing system. FTM focusing is also available, and the filter does not rotate. The lens features a zoom lock button to prevent the lens from spontaneous extending. The lens is not equipped with HSM and FTM for Pentax and Sony/Minolta bayonet mounts.

This is the very 1st version in the 50-500/4-6.3 line-up:

  1. 2000  - Sigma 50-500mm F/4-6.3 APO EX HSM
  2. 2005  - Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO EX DG HSM
  3. 2010  - Sigma 50-500mm F/4-6.3 APO DG OS HSM


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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 25.04.2013

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