Sigma APO 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Nikon mount lens review: solid performance, accessible price

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday August 20 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | One of the sharpest long telephoto zoom on D800 | Sigma APO 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Nikon performance | Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon Versus Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR | Conclusion

Measurement results for Sharpness on the Nikon D800:

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II699917
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR270014
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon165913
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED66912
Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM Nikon99912
Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED19611
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS Nikon35911
Tamron SP 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon44910
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR105010
Nikon AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED166510
Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Nikon 6009

The Sigma APO 50-500mm f4.5-6.3 is one of  the sharpest of its type measured on the 36MPix Nikon D800.