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Sigma 150-600mm brothers

Sigma announced a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary (above on the right) and a higher-end 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports (introduced here a few days ago). We now know that focal length and aperture are not the only parameters when it comes to deciding in which category a lens should go.

So let’s review the common features and differences.

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports
AF Enhanced AF Enhanced AF
AF with TCs Up to f/8 Up to f/8
Optical Stabilization OS with accelerometer OS with accelerometer
Build Light Sturdy
Dust and splash proof Yes (mount only) Yes (entirely)
Water and oil-repellent coating on front and rear lenses Yes Yes
Optical construction 20 elements in 14 groups 24 elements in 16 groups
Special glass 1 FLD and 3 SLD elements 2 FLD and 3 SLD elements
Focus ring Short Long
Zoom ring Long Short
Zoom action Regular Regular or push/pull
Zoom lock switch Yes Yes
Manual override switch Yes Yes
Filter thread 95 mm 105 mm
Minimum focusing distance 280 cm / 110.2 in 260 cm / 102.4 in
Maximum magnification ratio 1:5 1:5
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded) 9 (rounded)
Size 105 x 260.1 mm 121 x 290.2 mm
Weight 1,930 g / 68 oz 2,860 g / 100.9 oz
Available mounts Canon, Nikon, Sigma Canon, Nikon, Sigma
US Price $1,089 $1,999

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