Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Review

December 17, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 500mm

For this test, the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens was attached to a Canon EOS 5D Mark III body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated. Tonal and colour variances across the crops are due to changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 500mmThe full frame at 500mm

Centre sharpness is commendably good wide-open at f/6.3, and both the centre and the edge remain high through from f/8 to f/16, with f/22 being adversely affected by diffraction.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/6.3 f6_3.jpg f6_3.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg
f/29 f29.jpg f29.jpg