150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

  • FX coverage
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), rear focus
  • 21 elements in 15 groups, 3 SLD elements
  • 9-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 (at 150mm)
  • 86mm filter ring
  • 87" (2.2m) minimum focus; 1:5.2 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 9.9 x 3.7" (252 x 94.7mm) long, diameter
  • 67.4 ounces (1910g) weight
  • included removable rotating tripod collar, LH027-01 737 lens hood, soft case, caps
  • US$1470
  • Model Number 737

Thom's Mini Review: A better option than the 120-400mm Sigma. This lens is pretty good out through about 400mm; beyond that it starts to get soft. While Sigma indicates that it works with the HSM teleconverters, I find the combination poor optically. Consider this a good 150-400mm lens, a barely passable 500mm in a pinch. Focus and stabilization performance are quite good. The removable tripod collar is decent, a bit better than what Nikon's been giving us in terms of stability, but still not 100% rock solid (which makes tripod mounted 500mm a bit dicey if you don't add some further support.

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