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SIGMA 150-600 F5-6.3 DG OS HSM – Splash and Dust Proof Testing


Well, this is both interesting and confusing at the same time – Sigma introduced two almost identical lenses this week – SIGMA 150-600 F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and the SIGMA 150-600 F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary. The company also released a new 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary zoom lens and two teleconverters (1.4x and 2x) as well as new filters.

So why did Sigma introduced 2 lenses that have the same focal length and aperture? The short answer is that we don’t really know, but our best guess is that the company wanted to create a version for the majority of users (from the Contemporary  series) which will be lighter and cheaper and an advanced, higher quality one (with significantly more weight and price).

The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports

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On the video above you can see a video showing a splash proof test Sigma performed on the sports version of the  SIGMA 150-600 F5-6.3 DG OS HSM – below you can see a very harsh dust proof test.

150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 

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Here are the main specs for the two SIGMA 150-600 F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lenses:

  • Full fame coverage.
  • 24 elements (20 elements in the Contemporary version) in 16 groups (14 groups in the Contemporary).
  • 2 FLD elements (1 FLD in the Contemporary).
  • Images stabilization and ultrasonic AF motor.
  • Filter size – 105mm (95mm in the Contemporary).
  • Maximum magnification 1:5.
  • 9 bales aperture.
  • Min focus distance – 260cm (280 cm in the Contemporary).
  • length: 290mm (260mm in the Contemporary).
  • Weight 2860g/ 100.9oz (Contemporary – not yet unknown – but significantly lighter).
  • Dust proof and splash proof mount (Contemporary – just the mount).
  • The Sports version is also said to be teleconverter compatible (the Contemporary isn’t).
  • Mounts: Canon/Nikon (and Sigma).
  • Price and availability: not yet unknown (possibly around $1100 for the Contemporary and under $2000 for the Sports version).

Dust proof test on the  SIGMA 150-600 F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports

Besides the two SIGMA 150-600 F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lenses Sigma also announced another smaller zoom lens – 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM – also from the Contemporary (entry level) series.

Here are some specs:

  • APS-C coverage.
  • 17 elements in 13 groups.
  • Images stabilization and ultrasonic AF motor.
  • Filter size – 72mm.
  • Maximum magnification 1:3.
  • 7 bales aperture.
  • Min focus distance – 39cm.
  • length: 101mm.
  • Weight 585 g/ 20.6oz.
  • Mounts: Canon/Nikon/Sony/Pentax (and Sigma).
  • Price and availability: $580.

The new 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM  C

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Apart from the lenses Sigma also introduced 2 teleconverters – TC-1401 (1.4x) with Auto focus effective up to F8 / dust and splash proof ($350) and the TC-2001 (2x) also with Auto focus effective up to F8 / dust and splash proof ($400).

Finally Sigma announced a new series of filters and protectors in different sizes (you can find them all here).

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