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First Official Sample Images From New Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Sport Now Online!

By Anthony Thurston on September 30th 2014

One of the most popular things I have been getting asked lately has to do with getting some sample images for this new Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Sport lens. People want to know if it is worth the $2,000 price tag. Well, the first official sample images have been put up online by Sigma Germany, so you can see for yourself.

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There are currently only 4 shots to view, three at 600mm and one at 400mm, but I have to say that I am VERY impressed by what I have seen so far. That said, not a single one of these shots is at F/5 or even F/6.3. It would be nice to see it at the extremes.

The images were all shot on the Canon EF version of the lens paired with the Canon 5D Mark III (click on the image to be taken to the flickr page, where you can see full exif data).

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150-600_S_VogelIf, for some reason, the images don’t load, or you can’t see them, you can find the full Flickr gallery, which appears that more images are being added, (last night there was only 3 images in it), here.

This lens looks to, indeed, match the new Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 at the VERY least, and I would say almost certainly surpasses it. It appears to be sharp and not have a ton of vignette at 600mm, which is nice.

I can’t wait to get my hands on this lens. Anyone else chomping at the bit can still pre-order the lens over on B&H for $1,999.

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What are your thoughts about these sample images put out by Sigma Germany? Leave a comment below and let us know!

[via Sigma Germany on Flickr]

 

 

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Kamlesh Pillai

    Here is a flickr pool for the Sigma 150-600 Sports lens:
    https://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/

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  3. Matthew Saville

    I’m just waiting for them to update THIS bad boy… http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/300-800mm-f56-ex-dg-apo-hsm

    Sigzilla? Sigzooka? I forget what birders have dubbed this one lol, but I love how each one seems to get a new term of endearment… :-D

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  4. Chuck Eggen

    Curious to hear about the autofocus speed and how well the Optical Stabilization (OS) works. Images look good and I hope field tests prove to be the same.

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    • Paul Monaghan

      A little late with this but the OIS is pretty great on the lens and I have managed to get sharp images of small birds at 1/50 at 600mm

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  5. Christopher

    great looking lens and images… my main concern would be that they are images issued by Sigma, so of course they are going to be sharp .. did they indicate if these were SOOC? Anyways, would love to see your review on it Anthony.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Nope, not much explanation from Sigma here, I assume they are SOOC, but they don’t say that they are specifically. I agree, its always hard to tell with official sample images if the lens is really worth getting, but thats why we do reviews :)

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