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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · New Sigma 500mm f5.6 DG DN OS Sport Lens Announced


A nice new telephoto for L-mount (and Sony E mount) users:

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/s024_500_56/



Feb 21, 2024 at 07:34 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · New Sigma 500mm f5.6 DG DN OS Sport Lens Announced


At 1.4kg, it's only 0.1kg heavier than one-third the weight of my Canon EF 500/4L IS (3.9kg). Old ironsides. Wow.


Feb 21, 2024 at 07:43 PM
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The stated weight is actually 90g lighter than the Nikon AF-S 500mm f5.6 PF ED lens, which uses diffractive optics... amazing!

The bonus for L-mount users is the availability of high quality 1.4x and 2x teleconverters from both Sigma and Panasonic, while Sony users get none.



Feb 21, 2024 at 07:58 PM
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If Panasonic continues to include PDAF in their future cameras, AF should at least be usable for moving subjects....


Feb 21, 2024 at 10:46 PM
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Ordered. Should compliment my SL3 nicely when that's announced. I have the TC's already so I'm golden there and I think this might just go on a 2nd body with a 90-280 on the first for some of my widlife/travel shooting. IQ looks astounding. It'll replace my A7R5. But probably not my A1. I have a S5II but I like the extra resolution of the A1 as well as the blackout free shooting.

Good timing for me as I was looking at what to do for a longer lens on my SL system. Not really happy with the Sigma 150-600 and was looking at the 60-600. Will get the 500 now. The 90-280 is the best tele-zoom I've used. The 500 is a perfect compliment for it.

L mount is really filling out nicely. Now Sigma if you wouldn't mind something a bit longer. An 800 f6.3 perhaps??

Gordon



Feb 22, 2024 at 12:32 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · New Sigma 500mm f5.6 DG DN OS Sport Lens Announced


Anyone tried to mix lenses and other manufacturers L mount TC's?


Feb 24, 2024 at 05:36 PM
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From all the reviews I've seen, this looks to be really promising as a lightwieght, sharp, walkaround option. In this I have confidence, however........

....I've not seen any review that properly challenges the AF on birds in flight (I mean birds in flight that are more challenging than ducks and gulls)

Has anyone seen such a review?

Would anyone with experience of Sigma lenses know how we should expect their HLA AF motor to perform?



Mar 03, 2024 at 04:01 PM
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stgrove wrote:
Anyone tried to mix lenses and other manufacturers L mount TC's?


Yep. They all work. At least they do on the lenses I own that take them (sigma 100-400. Leica 100-400 and Sigma 150-600).

I have some sample variation. My Leica 1.4 is vastly better than my Sigma, although they're the same optically.

Gordon



Mar 04, 2024 at 01:23 AM
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molson wrote:
The stated weight is actually 90g lighter than the Nikon AF-S 500mm f5.6 PF ED lens, which uses diffractive optics... amazing!


It has same size/length too; therefore, it is even shorter than the 500/5.6 PF + FTZ combo!




Mar 04, 2024 at 07:02 AM
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non-diffractive optics lighter than the nikon 500pf. how did they do that?

is the price just as light on the wallet? 🤔



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · New Sigma 500mm f5.6 DG DN OS Sport Lens Announced


Has anyone actually used this 500mm lens on an SL2 or SL3?

I remember seeing something about updating Sigma L Mount lenses. Does noe actually need a Sigma external device for lens FW updates? Or can one use a Sigma lens FW update through the Leica Camera FW update which always includes lens updates as well? Perhaps have not explained my question well.



Apr 18, 2024 at 07:36 PM
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Timing ... I just traded out my EF 100-400 II & TC for an SL2-S last weekend.


Apr 18, 2024 at 09:24 PM
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stgrove wrote:
Anyone tried to mix lenses and other manufacturers L mount TC's?


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stgrove wrote:
Has anyone actually used this 500mm lens on an SL2 or SL3?

I remember seeing something about updating Sigma L Mount lenses. Does noe actually need a Sigma external device for lens FW updates? Or can one use a Sigma lens FW update through the Leica Camera FW update which always includes lens updates as well? Perhaps have not explained my question well.


Yes and Yes.

I'm using the Sigma 500 on my SL3. Haven't tested it on my SL2 yet. I have both the Sigma and Leica 1.4x and it works fine with both.

You can update firmware via a Leica body or using the Sigma dock.

The lens is extremely sharp, even wide open. Obviously and noticeably sharper than my 100-400 or 150-600. Focus is very fast but I haven't tested its tracking abilities yet. It handles incredibly well and is lighter than the 90-280 so handholding isn't an issue.

It's also excellent with the 1.4x and sharpens just a bit half a stop down.

I am extremely pleased with the Sigma 500mm.



Apr 19, 2024 at 04:46 PM
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flash wrote:
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Yes and Yes.

I'm using the Sigma 500 on my SL3. Haven't tested it on my SL2 yet. I have both the Sigma and Leica 1.4x and it works fine with both.

You can update firmware via a Leica body or using the Sigma dock.

The lens is extremely sharp, even wide open. Obviously and noticeably sharper than my 100-400 or 150-600. Focus is very fast but I haven't tested its tracking abilities yet. It handles incredibly well and is lighter than the 90-280 so handholding isn't an issue.

It's also excellent with the 1.4x and sharpens just a bit half a stop down.

I
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Good to know ... mine's on the way. SL2-S is patiently waiting.



Apr 19, 2024 at 07:29 PM
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Since my Leica 100-400 is is sharp and I have the Leica 1.4x that I have used on it making it a 560 with 1.4, I am undecided on spending $3k for another lens.


Apr 19, 2024 at 09:08 PM
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1. Handheld sooc / raw 100% (ACR default)
2. Full scene sooc / raw (default)
3. Some Edits


A bit of a torture test in terrible light ... check out the exif. This one was at 1/10s.
I was shooting down to 1/4s handheld with a 500mm lens with about 70% success ... stupid.

1/8s and above seems to be consistently reliable. Again, Stupid





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  LEICA SL2-S    500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports 024 lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/10s    12500 ISO    -0.3 EV  







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  LEICA SL2-S    500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports 024 lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/10s    12500 ISO    -0.3 EV  







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  LEICA SL2-S    500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports 024 lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/10s    12500 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Apr 22, 2024 at 08:34 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · New Sigma 500mm f5.6 DG DN OS Sport Lens Announced


Something with a little more light.

I can't quite read the label (angle) ... but, I can count the threads.





100% crop

  LEICA SL2-S    500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports 024 lens    500mm    f/10.0    1/160s    100 ISO    -1.3 EV  







Full




Apr 24, 2024 at 10:11 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · New Sigma 500mm f5.6 DG DN OS Sport Lens Announced


Was graced by a local ... shot through a window in soft, early light.



Kent Southers 2024

  LEICA SL2-S    500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports 024 lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/250s    6400 ISO    -1.3 EV  




Apr 25, 2024 at 07:11 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · New Sigma 500mm f5.6 DG DN OS Sport Lens Announced


LensTip has published the review. The lens deserves Editor's Choice.
https://www.lenstip.com/667.1-Lens_review-Sigma_S_500_mm_f_5.6_DG_DN_OS_Introduction.html



Apr 29, 2024 at 09:03 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · New Sigma 500mm f5.6 DG DN OS Sport Lens Announced


Just getting to know it ...



Kent Southers 2024

  LEICA SL2-S    500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports 024 lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    100 ISO    -0.6 EV  




Apr 29, 2024 at 09:42 PM







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