What to know about Sigma’s new ultra-telephoto zoom lens

Every high-functioning sports telephoto lens needs to have a few specific elements, such as fast and accurate autofocus. Sigma just announced its own speedy ultra-telephoto zoom lens, the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports.

This release is a special milestone for Sigma. The 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports lens is the first ultra-telephoto zoom lens Sigma has made from scratch, and it’s made specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras. From the looks of it, it has successfully created a pro-level lens with the tools it needs to shoot accurate and fast shots.

A look inside the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports

Internally, the lens contains 24 elements in 15 groups. Additionally, it includes a few special types of high-performance glass — which is meant to control various aberrations. Its minimum focus distance on the 150mm wide end is 58 centimeters (22.8 inches). On the long end, it’s 280 centimeters (110.2 inches). If you’re using the lens with an L-mount camera, you can use two dedicated teleconverters to shoot up to 1200mm with autofocus.

Sigma 150-600mm Sports Mirrorless Zoom lens
Image courtesy; Sigma

Autofocus performance

The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports seems to shine brightest when it comes to its autofocus functionality. The lens features an actuator controlled by a stepping motor, allowing it to track moving objects accurately. There’s also a magnetic sensor that speeds up the autofocus process and increases its accuracy. Additionally, you can use a Focus Limiter switch that delivers three-zone autofocus modification. This should speed up the autofocus function even more.


The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports comes equipped with about four stops of image stabilization. It also has an OS function. You can change the OS settings with the OS switch and Custom Mode switch. 

Pricing and availability

You can get the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports lens for Sony E-mount and Leica L-mount later this month. It will set you back $1,500.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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