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Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

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Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM review: specs and price

Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

Why is Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM better than the average?

  • Maximum focal length
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    400mmvs98.46mm
  • Minimum focus distance
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    0.16mvs0.55m
  • Aperture blades
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    9vs8.33
  • Optical zoom
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    4xvs2.04x
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs21.67f
  • Minimum angle of view
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    6.2°vs40.02°

Price comparison

Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

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Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM AmazonSigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contem...Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon EF
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$799.00
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$772.00
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$899.00
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM AmazonSigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary DG ...Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Canon EF-Mount Bundle with 2X 64GB Memory Cards, IR Remote, 3 Piece Filter Kit, Wrist Strap, Card Reader, Memory Card Case, Tabletop Tripod
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$899.00
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM AmazonSigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AF APO DG OS H...Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AF APO DG OS HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
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Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM AmazonSigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens fo...Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F Mount - with Hoya 67MM Digital Filter Kit II (UV/CPL/ND8x), Cleaning Kit, Microfiber Cloth,
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Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM AmazonSigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary DC ...Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon
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$479.00
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM AmazonSigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens fo...Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens for Canon EF Mount - with Hoya 67MM Digital Filter Kit II (UV/CPL/ND8x), Cleaning Kit, Microfiber Cloth,
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$799.00
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM AmazonSigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephot...Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sigma SLR Cameras
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$199.99
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM AmazonSigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM S...Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM SLD Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Camera - International Version (No Warranty)
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$1,049.00

General info

1.weight

1.16kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.Includes lens hood
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
6.Is a telephoto lens
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.Has rounded aperture blades
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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