Focal length of 500mm (when mounted on an APS-C DSLR the crop factor makes it a 750mm lens on a 35mm format)
Maximum Aperture Value of f/4.5
HSM (Hyper-sonic Motor)
Inner focusing technology
2 Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) elements
Multi-layer lens coating technology
Compatible with SigmaÕs APO teleconverters
9-blade aperture diaphragm
11 elements arranged in 8 groups
500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Prime Lens
500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Prime Lens is a fantastic compact super telephoto lens weighing only 7 pounds and measuring 14Ó in length. The lens has a focal length coverage of 500mm (when mounted on an APS-C DSLR the focal length extends to 750mm) plus compatibility with SigmaÕs APO teleconverters gives it an extended reach in exchange for a stop of loss in brightness. The lens encompasses SigmaÕs HSM (Hyper-sonic Motor) technology for quiet auto-focusing, an Inner focusing mechanism, 2 Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) elements and multi layer lens coating for suppressing flares and ghosting.
The Sigma 500mm F4.5 DG APO HSM is a ultra telephoto prime lens designed for Full Frame sensors but may also be used with smaller APS-C size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 750 with most cameras. The 500mm is a unique focal length and its large fixed aperture of 4.5 makes it great for photographing wildlife. A Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensure quiet, accurate and high speed autofocusing working together with an Inner Focusing system which enables additional speed and responsiveness while, the overall length does not change during focusing. Surprisingly compact for its focal length, the 500mm is approximately 14 inches long and weighs slightly less than 7 pounds. Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction and sharpness throughout the entire zoom range and a new multi-layer lens coating technology and lens design formula reduce flare and ghosting. Rear insertion 46mm filters with provision for easy rotation of polarizing filters. Also, compatible with the Sigma APO Tele Converters to provide additional focal length as a 700mm F8 or 1000mm F11 lens.
11 Elements in 8 Groups
Angle of View
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Minimum Focusing Distance
400cm / 157.5in.
Filter Size (mm)
46mm (drop-in type)
(Diameter x Length)
123mm x Length 350mm / 4.8in. x 13.8in.
3,150g / 111.1oz.
HSM -Hyper-Sonic Motor
EX - EX Lens
DG- Designed for Full frame DSLRs and APS-C sized sensors
HSM is not available for Pentax or Sony.
* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.