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.
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).
If, 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.
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]