Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6,3 DG HSM

        

General information

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2005.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.

This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.

The ability to use autofocus is available for all cameras.

The lens has a focal length of 50-500 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.

A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4-6,3.

This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.

One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 50 mm the lens brightness is f/4 and at 500 mm the brightness is f/6,3. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 86 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

Together with the lens there is a lens hood included but we have unfortunately no further information on model etc so feel free to contact us if you know more.

Tripod Mount

This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.

Different versions of the lens

This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.

Pictures (product and sample images)

In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.

Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • Long focal length with its 500 mm
  • An impressive focal range
  • Works on all sensor types
  • Has a built-in autofocus motor
  • A lens hood is included
  • A tripod mount is included
  • No built-in image stabilizer
  • Poor aperture value with its f/6,3
  • A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
  • This lens has been replaced by a newer version
  • The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
  • Heavy (1840 gr)

Specification

Product Name:Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6,3 DG HSM  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2005
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4-6,3
The lens aperture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/4 at 50 mm
f/6,3 at 500 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 50-500 mm

Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  • 50-500 mm on Canon FF, Full frame
  • 65-650 mm on Canon APS-H
  • 80-800 mm on Canon APS-C
  • 50-500 mm on Nikon FX, Full frame
  • 75-750 mm on Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 20 elements / 16 groups
Image Stabilizer: No
Closest Focusing Distance: 100 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 86 mm
Lens Hood: Included, but no info available
Tripod mount: Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing: No
Dimensions (diameter x length): 95 x 218 mm
Weight: 1840 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)

Product Page (Sigma):

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Reviews

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dpreview.com
ephotozine.com
fredmiranda.com
kamerabild.se
lonestardigital.com
photographyreview.com
shutterbug.com
slrlensreview.com
the-digital-picture.com
vividlight.com
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Does this lens work with my camera?

Below you will find all registered cameras here on Lensora. Whether the actual camera works with this lens or not is displayed with a green or a red symbol, and if you want to know more about why the lens and the camera work or do not work together you click for further information..

Product name Release date Type Sensor Focal Length ? Total weight
Canon EOS 1000D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2342 gr
Canon EOS 100D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2247 gr
Canon EOS 10D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2715 gr
Canon EOS 1100D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2335 gr
Canon EOS 1200D 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2320 gr
Canon EOS 1300D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2325 gr
Canon EOS 1D 2001 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 65-650 mm 3425 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 2004 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 65-650 mm 3405 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark III 2007 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 65-650 mm 2995 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn 2005 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 65-650 mm 3405 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 2009 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 65-650 mm 3070 gr
Canon EOS 1D X 2011 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3180 gr
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 2016 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3370 gr
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 2020 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3280 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds 2002 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3425 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 2004 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3405 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 2007 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3225 gr
Canon EOS 2000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2315 gr
Canon EOS 200D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2293 gr
Canon EOS 20D 2004 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2610 gr
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2610 gr
Canon EOS 20Da 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2610 gr
Canon EOS 250D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2289 gr
Canon EOS 300D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2485 gr
Canon EOS 30D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2624 gr
Canon EOS 350D 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2380 gr
Canon EOS 4000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2276 gr
Canon EOS 400D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2396 gr
Canon EOS 40D 2007 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2662 gr
Canon EOS 450D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2364 gr
Canon EOS 500D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2360 gr
Canon EOS 50D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2662 gr
Canon EOS 550D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2350 gr
Canon EOS 5D 2005 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2735 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 2008 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2690 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 2012 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2790 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 2016 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2730 gr
Canon EOS 5DS 2015 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2770 gr
Canon EOS 5DS R 2015 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2770 gr
Canon EOS 600D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2410 gr
Canon EOS 60D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2595 gr
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2595 gr
Canon EOS 60Da 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2595 gr
Canon EOS 650D 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2415 gr
Canon EOS 6D 2012 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2610 gr
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 2017 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2605 gr
Canon EOS 700D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2420 gr
Canon EOS 70D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2595 gr
Canon EOS 750D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2395 gr
Canon EOS 760D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2405 gr
Canon EOS 77D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2380 gr
Canon EOS 7D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2700 gr
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2750 gr
Canon EOS 8000D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2405 gr
Canon EOS 800D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2372 gr
Canon EOS 80D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2570 gr
Canon EOS 850D 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2355 gr
Canon EOS 9000D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2380 gr
Canon EOS 90D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2541 gr
Canon EOS D30 2000 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2695 gr
Canon EOS D60 2002 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2695 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2485 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2380 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2396 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2360 gr
Canon EOS Kiss M 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X10 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2289 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2355 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X2 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2364 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2350 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2415 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X70 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2320 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2395 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2293 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2372 gr
Canon EOS M 2012 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M10 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M100 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M200 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M3 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M5 2016 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS R 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R3 2021 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R6 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Ra 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Rebel 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2485 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2247 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2293 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2289 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T1i 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2360 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2350 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2335 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2410 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2415 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2320 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2420 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2325 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2395 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2405 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2315 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2372 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2355 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XS 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2342 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2364 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XT 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2380 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 80-800 mm 2396 gr
Canon EOS RP 2019 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon D1 1999 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 3040 gr
Nikon D100 2002 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2620 gr
Nikon D1H 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 3040 gr
Nikon D1X 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 3040 gr
Nikon D200 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2760 gr
Nikon D2H 2003 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 3040 gr
Nikon D2Hs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 3040 gr
Nikon D2X 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 3040 gr
Nikon D2Xs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 3040 gr
Nikon D3 2007 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3140 gr
Nikon D300 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2765 gr
Nikon D3000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2376 gr
Nikon D300s 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2778 gr
Nikon D3100 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2345 gr
Nikon D3200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2345 gr
Nikon D3300 2014 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2270 gr
Nikon D3400 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2235 gr
Nikon D3500 2018 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2205 gr
Nikon D3s 2009 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3080 gr
Nikon D3x 2008 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3100 gr
Nikon D4 2012 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3180 gr
Nikon D40 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2362 gr
Nikon D40x 2007 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2362 gr
Nikon D4s 2014 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3190 gr
Nikon D5 2016 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3255 gr
Nikon D50 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2460 gr
Nikon D500 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2700 gr
Nikon D5000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2430 gr
Nikon D5100 2011 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2451 gr
Nikon D5200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2395 gr
Nikon D5300 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2320 gr
Nikon D5500 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2260 gr
Nikon D5600 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2305 gr
Nikon D6 2020 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 3110 gr
Nikon D60 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2362 gr
Nikon D600 2012 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2600 gr
Nikon D610 2013 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2690 gr
Nikon D70 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2519 gr
Nikon D700 2008 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2914 gr
Nikon D7000 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2620 gr
Nikon D70s 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2519 gr
Nikon D7100 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2515 gr
Nikon D7200 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2515 gr
Nikon D750 2014 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2590 gr
Nikon D7500 2017 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2480 gr
Nikon D780 2020 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2680 gr
Nikon D80 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2508 gr
Nikon D800 2012 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2740 gr
Nikon D800e 2012 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2740 gr
Nikon D810 2014 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2820 gr
Nikon D810A 2015 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2720 gr
Nikon D850 2017 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2845 gr
Nikon D90 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x) 75-750 mm 2543 gr
Nikon Df 2013 DSLR Full frame 50-500 mm 2600 gr
Nikon Z fc 2021 Mirrorless DX (1.5x)
Nikon Z5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z50 2019 Mirrorless DX (1.5x)
Nikon Z6 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z6 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame

Pictures (product and sample images)

In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.

Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Different versions of this lens

Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6,3 DG HSM has released different versions of this lens. Please make sure that you study the differences before buying.

(2005) Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6,3 DG HSM
(2010) Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6,3 DG APO OS HSM

Alternatives to Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6,3 DG HSM for Canon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6,3 DG HSM . Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Canon EF 100-300mm f/4,5-5,6 USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4,5-5,6 L IS USM
Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6,3 DG APO HSM OS
Sigma 120-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG APO HSM OS

Alternatives to Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6,3 DG HSM for Nikon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6,3 DG HSM . Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Nikon AF 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 D VR
Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4 G IF-ED VR II
Sigma 120-400mm f/4,5-5,6 DG APO HSM OS
Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6,3 DG APO HSM OS

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