APO 200-500mm F2.8 / 400-1000mm F5.6 EX DG

First large-aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens with a F2.8 aperture at 500mm. Specially designed attachment mounted, the lens becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 capable of auto-focus shooting

This is the first large-aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens that has an F2.8 aperture at the 500mm focal length. With its specially designed attachment mounted, the lens becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 ultra-telephoto zoom lens capable of auto-focus shooting. It gives the photographer brand new powers of expression in all kinds of photography such as sports, portrait and nature photography. ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations and the superior image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Sigma’s own revolving filter ring mechanism makes it easy to use a circular polarizing filter.

The first large-aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens of its type

The first ultra telephoto zoom lens to provide an aperture of F2.8 at the 500mm focal length. This lens can be used to create amazing image expression with various types of photography such astrophotography, portraits, wildlife and sports.

A dedicated attachment

With the dedicated attachment mounted, the lens becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 ultra-telephoto zoom lens capable of auto-focus shooting.

Superior image quality

One SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and three ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements are employed for effective compensation of color aberration. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range.

Circular polarizing filter

A drop-in 72mm filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel can be rotated to facilitate the use of filters, including a polarizing filter.

Li-ion battery BP-21

The dedicated Li-ion battery BP-21 is used to power the zooming and AF operation.

Easy Operation and Handling

For the convenience of the photographer, focusing distance and focal length is displayed on the LCD panel built in the rear of the lens. It is possible to switch the camera to vertical position easily by loosening a knob in the rear of lens body.

First large-aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens with a F2.8 aperture at 500mm. Specially designed attachment mounted, the lens becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 capable of auto-focus shooting

Lens construction

Specifications

Others

APO 200-500mm F2.8 / 400-1000mm F5.6 EX DG

Lens Construction 17 Elements in 13 Groups
Angle of View (for SD1) 12.3 – 5 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9pcs
Minimum Aperture F22
Minimum Focusing Distance 200-500cm / 78.7-196.9in.
Maximum Magnification 1:7.7
Filter Size 72mm (drop-in type)
Dimensions Diameter 236.5mm x Length 726mm / 9.3in. x 28.6in(Hood included)
Weight 15,700g / 553.7oz.

The appearance and specifications are subject to change without a notice.

Corresponding AF Mounts

Barcode No.

Sigma 00-85126-597566
Canon 00-85126-597542
Nikon 00-85126-597559

First large-aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens with a F2.8 aperture at 500mm. Specially designed attachment mounted, the lens becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 capable of auto-focus shooting

MTF Chart

200mm

500mm

400mm

1000mm

Distortion

200mm

500mm

Vignetting

400mm

1000mm

First large-aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens with a F2.8 aperture at 500mm. Specially designed attachment mounted, the lens becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 capable of auto-focus shooting

In the news

‘This lens is a massive 23.65 x 72.6cm metal-barrelled construction, superbly engineered with carry handle, hefty tripod mounting platform, open target sighting, integral lens hood, auto + manual focus and zoom micro motors with onboard lithium-ion battery, substantial zooming and focus rings on its back end with focus mode and distance limiter switches, LCD rangefinder and focal length display and 72mm drop-in rotatable filter control. Turning the zoom control ring engages a motor to drive the heavy zoom cell unit and one gets a good idea of how smoothly the opto-mechanical arrangement functions when peering through the large front element. It is very solidly engineered.

First large-aperture ultra telephoto zoom lens with a F2.8 aperture at 500mm. Specially designed attachment mounted, the lens becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 capable of auto-focus shooting

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