Dust and moisture-resistant, this tough lens is one of the most affordable telephoto zooms available for DSLR camera owners. Measuring 26cm in length and weighing only 1930g, this lens is relatively lightweight and compact considering its focal range. Compatible with 95mm filters, this lens is almost 1kg lighter than Sigma’s 150-600mm Sport version.
Benefitting from Sigma’s renowned quality glass, the 150-600mm Contemporary has a convenient zoom-lock switch that allows photographers to lock their lens at any chosen focal length. Additionally, this lens operates with full-time manual override, providing ultimate control over its internal focusing mechanisms. This lens has a focus limiting function that can be customised to user preferences from 280cm-infinity, using the Sigma USB lens dock.
Compatible with both full-frame and APS-C type DSLR cameras, this lens comes with built-in optical image stabilisation, providing up to 4-stops of compensation. This allows photographers to work at slower shutter speeds and limits the need to use higher ISO sensitivity settings. Even at the extremes of its focal length, the Sigma EF 150-600mm produces images with strong shallow depth of field effects, despite its a f/5-6.3 aperture range. The 9-blade aperture construction of this lens helps it to deliver attractive out-of-focus highlights as the lens creates attractive separation between the intended subject and the background.
Benefitting from Sigma’s Hyper-Sonic Motor focusing technology, this lens actuates quietly and quickly, moving its 20 glass elements in 14 groups swiftly for reliable and accurate focusing. The major differences between this lens and the Sport version is that the Sport version is physically larger. This is because it houses more glass elements for tackling aberrations and has a metal lens hood vs the Contemporary version’s plastic hood. The Sport version also has larger 105cm filter thread and features push-pull zoom operation, as well as rotatary.
Built for professional use, with its robust, dust and splash-resistant construction, this lens will maximise the resolution of any DSLR camera that it’s paired with. We recommend you using a monopod or tripod with the Sigma 150-600mm for increased stability and comfort, optimising your use of this lens.