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

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

The Sport version of Sigma’s 150-600mm lens is the most expensive in our line-up, but also offers a premium build, fine-tuned features and an impressive image quality. Nestling inside the dustproof and splashproof barrel are 24 elements in 16 groups. There are two FLD (F Low Dispersion) elements and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements to prevent chromatic aberration from appearing in images.

The premium Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S

The premium Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S

Sigma's 150-600mm combats camera shake 

There’s a new OS (Optical Stabilisation) system to keep camera shake at bay, with modes for both general photography and panning. The front element has a water-repellent coating to assist when shooting in adverse conditions, and the zoom can be locked at any focal length. To focus, the Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) works effectively and with barely a whisper. Our tests revealed minimal image defects, with only minor vignetting and no chromatic aberration. The lens showed good sharpness across the frame, with only some softening of detail in the corners at the widest apertures.

Pros 

Image quality
Optical stabilisation
Good zoom range

Cons 

Expensive
Bulky & heavy
Large filter size

Specification 

  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Elements: 24/16
  • Filter size: 105mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 2.6m
  • DxH: 121x290mm
  • Weight: 2860g
  • Find out more on the Sigma website