Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG HSM

Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG HSM


Fast maximum aperture telephoto lens optimized for digital SLR cameras. This ultra-telephoto lens has a fast maximum aperture, and also features a new super multi-layer coating, which optimizes the characteristics of digital SLR cameras.

ELD Glass

Two ELD glass elements in the front lens elements reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum and also ensure sharp, quality images of high contrast.

Internal Focusing System

The Internal Focus system ensures the overall length of the lens does not change during focusing, ensuring convenient handling and ease of use.

HSM Focusing

Sigma’s Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures ultra-quiet and high-speed auto-focusing and full time manual focus overide.

Rear Filter System

A drop-in 46mm filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel, which can be rotated to facilitate the use of filters, including a polarizing filter which comes included with the lens.


By adding an APO teleconverter (optional extra), you can use this lens as a 700mm F6.3 MF ultra-telephoto lens with a 1.4X EX teleconverter, or as a 1000mm F9 MF ult ra-telephoto lens with a 2X teleconverter.


Focal length500mm
Lens construction12 elements in 9 groups
Number of diaphragm blades9
Maximum f/ stopf/32
Minimum f/ stopf/5
Closest focusing distance400cm
Maximum reproduction ratio1/7.7
External front filter46mm
Suited for 35mm camera's as well?Yes