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The Ultimate Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens

Sigma introduces the groundbreaking 500mm f/2.8 ultra telephoto zoom lens, setting a new benchmark by offering an impressive f/2.8 aperture at the 500mm focal length. With its specially designed attachment, the lens transforms into a versatile 400-1000mm f/5.6 ultra-telephoto zoom lens capable of autofocus shooting. This pioneering lens unlocks new realms of creative expression across various photography genres, including sports, portraits, and nature photography. Built with ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, it delivers exceptional correction for all aberrations, ensuring superior image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Sigma's innovative revolving filter ring mechanism further enhances usability, allowing effortless use of circular polarising filters.

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.

Circular Polarising 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 polarising filter.

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.

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.

Lens construction 17 elements in 13 groups
Angle of view 12.3 - 5°
Number of diaphragm blades 9 Blades
Minimum aperture F22
Minimum focusing distance 200-500cm / 78.7-196.9in.
Maximum magnification ratio 1:7.7
Filter size Ø72mm (Rear)
Dimensions (D × L) Ø23.65 x 72.6 cm (Hood included)
Weight 15.700 kg

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice.

  • Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO Ex DG Lens for Canon
  • Sigma Rear Cap LCR II for Canon EF Mount Lenses
  • 400-1000mm f/5.6 Attachment/2x Teleconverter
  • Sigma BP-21 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • Sigma BC-21 Battery Charger
  • Drop-In 72mm Filter Holder
  • Lens Hood
  • Hard Case
  • Strap

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

24 month Australian warranty

from CR Kennedy & Company
(the sole authorised Australian Distributor)

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