Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG

Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG

It amazed me how big this lenses is. The Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG is one of the most extreme or should I say ginormous lenses ever built for the 35mm (24x36). If the looks don't get you much, Well tell you the weight of the lens is 15700g (15.7Kg). The case is you need to go to the gym first and build your biceps, triceps and all your muscle in the body to carry such a heavy load. Nonetheless the quality of the picture you will be able to take in with Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG are crisp and clear. But of course if you are into professional photography this would be a great investment.

Lens Specifications:

Focal length

200-500 mm (400-1000 with dedicated 2x extender)

Lens construction

17 elements in 13 groups

Number of Diaphragm Blades

9 blades

Angle of view

12º - 5º (on 35mm camera), 8º - 3º (on APS-C camera)

Max. Magnification

0.13x (1:7.7)

Maximum Aperture


Minimum Aperture


Image stabilization



Inner AF motor

Full Time Manual Focus


Closest Focusing Distance

2 - 5 meters

Filter size

72 mm (Drop-In)

Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

236 x 726 mm


15700 g

Weather sealing



$ 24000




front and rear cap, fixed lens hood, Pelican 1780 case, dedicated 2x extender, shoulder strap, Li-ion battery BP-21, battery charger.

1 comment:

  1. looks like the guy need some help, seems really heavy.