LT: Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Review – Optically Outstanding

Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports:
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Lens Tips published its lengthy review of the S that you can read in full here. If you’re curious how they made such a high quality lens in such a compact package make sure to read the lengthy conclusion or you can just check out the excerpts below:

Sigma managed to offer a lens that is optically outstanding and small for its parameters at the same time. How did they manage it?


  • sensational image quality in the frame centre,
  • excellent image quality on the edge of the APS-C sensor,
  • very good image quality on the edge of full frame,
  • negligible longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • imperceptible lateral chromatic aberration,
  • lack of any noticeable problems with spherical aberration,
  • very low distortion,
  • moderate astigmatism,
  • pleasing to the eye out of focus areas,
  • excellent coma correction,
  • silent, quick, and accurate autofocus,
  • moderate vignetting,
  • efficient image stabilization,
  • very compact physical dimensions for offered parameters.


  • significant focus breathing,
  • no teleconverter available for the Sony FE mount version.

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