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Sigma Video Highlights New ‘Flagship’ Sports Lens

By Anthony Thurston on September 26th 2014

One of the big announcements out of Photokina this year was the Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Sports lens. Somewhat surprisingly though, Sigma is hailing this new lens as the flagship of its Sportsline, which admittedly only includes one other lens (the 120-300mm F/2.8).

Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Contemporary Sports (With Hood)

The following video does a great job of highlighting and overviewing the lens for those who are interested in it, and those curious to see why it has such a hefty pricetag.

As a sports and wildlife shooter, this lens is so interesting to me. I am just curious to see how it does optically, compared to similar lenses like the Tamron 150-600mm. The “pro” features of the lens are very tempting, from the weather sealing, to the more advanced optical design. I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

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What are your thoughts on this lens from Sigma? Do you see it as a ‘flagship’ sports lens? Leave a comment below!

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. Derek Grant

    This lens looks seriously interesting, the price point looks “acceptable” even attractive assuming the lens delivers results that reflect the sales pitch – would love to try it out !.

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  2. Jeff Morrison

    I will need to add this one to my kit

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  3. Justin Lin

    Should’ve taken this baby on my safari!

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    • Anthony Thurston

      The 120-300mm you had is a pretty awesome lens, how did that end up working out for the Safari?

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  4. Chuck Eggen

    Video removed. I really wanted to see this.

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