Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C

Here's our review of the compact Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C

This lens from Sigma’s Contemporary range is lighter and more compact than the Sports version, and is more affordable too. It’s available for Nikon, Canon and Sigma bodies and works with both full-frame and APS-C DSLRs. The lens is currently bundled with a 1.4x teleconverter, which expands the focal range to 210-840mm. When you pair this with a Canon APS-C DSLR, which produces a 1.6x crop factor, you can shoot with an effective focal range of 336-1344mm – enormous!

The compact Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C

The compact Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C

Sigma's 150-600mm is dustproof and splashproof

Inside the dustproof and splashproof barrel you’ll find 20 elements in 14 groups. Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements and one FLD (F Low Dispersion) element work together to counteract chromatic aberration. The lens also features an Optical Stabiliser (OS) to reduce the effects of camera shake, and this can be set for general use or when panning. In testing the lens was very impressive. There was excellent sharpness across the frame, with only a faint vignette apparent at f/5 and a tiny hint of coloured fringing. 

Pros 

Good zoom
Included 1.4x teleconverter  
Image stabilisation

Cons 

Detail soft at some settings
Heavy & bulky
Dearer than rivals

Specification 

  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Elements: 20/14
  • Filter size: 95mm 
  • Minimum focus distance: 2.8m 
  • DxH: 105x260mm
  • Weight: 1930g 
  • Find out more on the Sigma website