04 Aug Hands-on with the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sport

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Hands-on with the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sport

Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes upon Sigma’s latest lens release – the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sport. This lens is an all-new, designed-for-mirrorless update to Sigma’s ‘Contemporary’ offering for DSLRs, and judging from our initial shooting, it turns in impressive performance (check out our sample gallery to see for yourself). But presumably you’ve arrived at this article because you’re interested in seeing how this beastly superzoom handles. Well, let’s take a tour of the 150-600mm and find out what’s what.

Size and balance

First of all, you’ll notice that this is a pretty sizable lens, though the deep grip of the Panasonic Lumix S1R it’s mounted to here will help you with stability if you’re out shooting hand-held. The lens isn’t terribly heavy for what it is (and at 2.1kg, comes in at 760g, or 1.67 lbs, lighter than the DSLR version), but you may find yourself wanting a monopod or a tripod for extended shooting sessions.

Look at that zoom

Here you can see the 150-600mm in its fully zoomed-in state. Filling that barrel are 25 elements in 15 groups, with four ‘FLD’ elements (Sigma’s highest-level low dispersion glass available, similar to fluorite) and two SLD (special low dispersion) elements. In our testing, we found the lens is easily a match for the 47MP sensor in the Lumix S1R shown here, as well as the 61MP sensor

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