Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Telephoto Zoom Lens Sample Images

Sigma has two zoom lenses at the 150-600mm focal lengths. Here are some sample images I’ve shot with the Sports version, which is bigger, heavier, and much more expensive than the Contemporary version, but also offers much improved optical performance.

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Telephoto Zoom Lens
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Sigma has two 150-600mm zoom lenses in their lineup. One is in their Contemporary series: the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C. That lens is smaller, lighter, and cheaper. It’s designed to be a bit more portable, although it’s still not what you’d call pocket-sized by any means.

The one I’m focusing on here is in their Sports series: the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S. The series name aside, it’s particularly aimed at shooting not only sports but also wildlife, action, and other fast-moving subjects. It’s basically a higher-performance version.

It’s significantly heavier than the Contemporary version and has much improved optical performance. And you pay for that better optical performance–it’s over double the price of the Contemporary. It’s also less convenient to carry around. But plant it on a monopod in a good vantage point, and it’ll bring the action much closer and give excellent results.

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Lens
  • Maximum Aperture Range: f/3.5-6.3
  • One SLD and Four FLD Elements

I have a more detailed review of this lens here. But here’s a collection of images I’ve taken with this lens.

Despite the Sports in its name, this lens is also a good option for more varied subjects. Although, being bigger and heavier than the Contemporary version, it’s slightly less convenient to carry around. I aim to add some more images here before long. But hopefully, it gives at least some sense of how the lens performs under real-world shooting conditions.

I use the Nikon F mount version on Nikon full-frame DSLRs. There are also versions for Canon EF and Sigma SA bodies, and they’re releasing new versions with Sony E and Leica L mounts as well.

These were all shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom.

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3. The 600m gives a lot of telephoto compression. The distance between the Washington Monument and the US Capitol Building is around 1.4 miles.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 550mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 440mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 300mm and with an aperture of ƒ/5.6.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 150mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/8.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 480mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 850mm and with an aperture of ƒ/9. This is also with a TC-1401 1.4x Teleconverter to get the extra reach.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 340mm and with an aperture of ƒ/13.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/8.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 150mm and with an aperture of ƒ/5.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 150mm and with an aperture of ƒ/5.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/29.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/11.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 150mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 600mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 500mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 490mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens
This photo was taken with a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens on a NIKON D810, zoomed to 150mm and with an aperture of ƒ/6.3.

Price & Availability of the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Telephoto Zoom Lens

Sigma has set the MSRP of this lens at $1,999. It’s available in versions with Canon, Sigma, and Nikon mounts (I have the Nikon mount version). There’s also the Contemporary 150-600mm as well as a related Sony E-mount version.

Check the current price and availability at:

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Lens
  • Maximum Aperture Range: f/3.5-6.3
  • One SLD and Four FLD Elements

Accessories

The Sigma 150-600mm ƒ/5-6.3 DG OS HSM S lens takes 105mm screw-on filters.

If you’re shooting with the lens hood, it will make it extremely difficult to use a circular polarizer because the lens hood is so deep.

The lens hood is model LH1164-01. As usual, the manufacturer’s lens hood is absurdly overpriced for what it is (it always seems to be especially true with long telephoto lenses). So it’s best to try your best not to break it or lose the tightening screw.

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