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150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM

A sharp, fast and portable ultra-telephoto zoom for DSLR cameras.

150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C
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Mounts:  Canon EF | Nikon F | Sigma SA
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Mount:  Canon EF | Nikon F | Sigma SA

Class-leading optical performance /

Featuring a highly versatile focal range, this portable ultra-telephoto zoom is ideal for professional sports, wildlife, aviation and motorsport photography. Designed for use in outdoor environments, the lens has a robust build with a dust- and splash-resistant mount and a special water and oil-repellent coating on the front element.

The lens boasts a sophisticated optical design with 1 FLD element and 3 SLD elements, which helps to deliver razor-sharp results at all apertures with very minimal chromatic aberration and well-controlled flare. Despite this, the lens is exceptionally portable, weighing less than 2kg, and its intelligent two-mode Optical Stabilizer and detachable tripod socket make it suitable for hand-holding rather than working from a tripod. This combination of powerful optics and outstanding usability makes the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary one of the versatile and popular ultra-telephoto zooms on the market.

The 150-600mm is perfect for photographers wanting a compact ultra-telephoto zoom for sports and wildlife that doesn't compromise on quality.

Outstanding build quality /

The exterior barrel of the 150-600mm is constructed using a polymer called Thermally Stable Composite (TSC). This has a similar thermal expansion rate to aluminium, meaning that the metal interior of the lens and the TSC exterior behave in the same way as temperatures change. TSC is also light and strong, and has a sleek finish for a premium look and feel

The zoom ring is rubberised for easier operation, and it can be locked at various positions using the Lock switch.

At the rear of the lens is a tripod collar and foot, which can be rotated so that the camera can easily be switched between portrait and landscape orientation when mounted on a tripod.

The durable brass mount is surrounded by a rubber seal to help keep out dust and moisture. 

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Precision brass mount with seal
Protects against dust and moisture.


TSC material
Light and strong construction.


Rubberised focus ring
With smooth, accurate action.


Robust lens hood
To help cut down on excessive flare in bright direct sunlight.


AF/MF switch
For changing between auto and manual focus. Includes Manual Focus Override function.


Focus Limiter switch
For limiting the lens' focusing range.


Two-mode Optical Stabiliser
For shake-free hand-held shots.


Custom Mode switch
For a more customised lens set-up.

Professional feature-set /

A range of controls on the lens include an AF/MF switch with manual focus override, allowing manual focus adjustment during AF, and a Custom Mode switch so that the lens set-up can be customised using the USB Dock (sold separately).

The lens also has a focus limiter so that the focusing range can be reduced for faster and more accurate operation. This is particularly useful when there are objects in the frame between the camera and the subject that the lens might attempt to focus on. 

The in-built Optical Stabilizer has a mode for general shooting and one for panning – ideal for fast-moving birds and vehicles.

The lens has an HSM focus motor that delivers smooth, fast and accurate AF for both stills and video. It is fully compatible with all the latest AF camera technology. 

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Tripod collar included /

Mounting a heavy lens and camera on a tripod using the camera’s tripod thread puts significant strain on the thread and the lens and camera mounts. For this reason the 150-600mm has a tripod collar and foot included, giving a more balanced set-up that attaches to the tripod at close to its centre of gravity. The collar can be rotated 90 degrees for quickly switching to portrait orientation.


Tripod foot
Rotates to landscape or portrait orientation.


High-performance optics /

Despite weighing under 2kg, the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C delivers outstanding optical quality even on very high-resolution sensors. Optical performance is maintained across the whole frame, meaning fine detail is rendered perfectly right into the corners. 

The lens has an advanced optical design made up of 20 elements in 14 groups, including 3 SLD elements and 1 FLD element. These ensure razor-sharp results and help to eliminate chromatic aberration, flare, distortion and vignetting.

The lens has advanced optical coatings which reduce flare and ghosting when working in bright direct sunlight, creating high contrast images with rich colours and strong blacks.

Ideal for fast-action sports /

Thanks to its fast and accurate AF and Optical Stabilizer with panning mode, the 150-600mm is ideal for motorsport, extreme sports and aviation. It’s also very light for an ultra-telephoto lens at under 2kg, so can be hand-held for relatively long periods.

A perfect option for longer landscapes /

Owing to its portability and exceptional image quality the 150-600mm is a useful tool for landscape photographers, allowing them to pick out very small vignettes within the landscape and compress the perspective.

Compact and lightweight /

At under 2kg, the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C is exceptionally light given its ultra-telephoto focal range, and is light enough to shoot hand-held. The lens is roughly the same length at the 60-600mm, but more than 750g lighter, so might be better suited to photographers who carry their kit long distances.


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Compatible with teleconverters /

SIGMA has two teleconverters that are compatible with this lens. The TC-1401 1.4x converter (produces MF 210-840mm F7-9) and the TC-2001 2x converter (produces MF 300-1200mm F10-12.6). The TC-1401 is with autofocus up to F8 on cameras that support F8 AF.

Made in Aizu /

All Sigma cameras and lenses are designed, manufactured and assembled at our sole factory at Aizu in Japan. This domestic production model is unusual in today’s industry, with most imaging companies opting to outsource to other countries to reduce costs. But SIGMA believes that keeping virtually all manufacturing, processing and assembly in Aizu is essential for creating innovative, carefully thought-out and impeccably constructed products that meet the high standards demanded by professional photographers and film-makers around the world.

Sigma chose Aizu as its main production base in the early 1970s. Situated at the base of Mount Bandai in the Fukushima Prefecture, about four hours’ drive north of Tokyo, Aizu has an abundance of very clean water from mountain streams, which is essential for grinding and polishing lenses. Sigma’s founder, Michihiro Yamaki, was also drawn to this area for its workforce, who have a reputation for their craftsmanship, work ethic and attention to detail. Mr Yamaki’s son, Kazuto Yamaki, now the owner and CEO of SIGMA Corporation, has the same unwavering commitment to keeping production in Japan.

Today Sigma’s factory is more than 50,000 square feet in size, and packed full of some of the most advanced optical manufacturing technology in existence. So when you buy a Sigma camera or lens you can be sure that virtually every single component part has been manufactured and assembled by SIGMA, in Japan, with the greatest level of care and attention. We hope you enjoy using our products.

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Tech specifications /

Lens construction

20 elements in 14 groups

Angle of view


Number of diaphragm blades

9 (rounded diaphragm)

Minimum aperture


Minimum focusing distance


Maximum magnification ratio


Filter thread


Dimensions (diameter x length)

ø105mm × 260.1mm



Corresponding AF mounts

Canon EF | Nikon F | Sigma SA

Canon EF barcode


Nikon F barcode


Sigma SA barcode


Canon EF + TC1401 Teleconverter Kit barcode


Nikon F + TC1401 Teleconverter Kit barcode


Sigma SA + TC1401 Teleconverter Kit barcode


Specifications are for Sigma SA mount

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Choose your mount /

Water and oil repellent

A special coating applied to the front element to help repel water and oil.

Tripod foot

Mounting a camera with a heavy lens on a tripod puts huge strain on the camera’s tripod thread. To get around this some telephoto lenses have a tripod socket so that the camera and lens attach to the tripod at or close to their centre of gravity. This ensures a more balanced set-up.

Super multi-layer coating

This suppresses flare and ghosting by minimising reflections within the lens, ensuring punchy, high-contrast results. All lenses in the current Sigma range feature this technology.


Sigma’s Optical Stabilizer function uses sensors inside the lens to detect motion, then moves specific lens elements in order to effectively minimise blur. This helps ensure shake-free images at slower shutter speeds.

Magnification ratio

This describes the degree to which a lens can magnify an in-focus subject. The ratio shows the relationship between the size of the projection of a subject on the camera’s sensor (the left number) and its actual size in reality (the right number).

Internal focus

Internal focus or an inner focus system means the lens configuration uses movable internal lens elements that adjust focus without changing the length of the lens barrel. This helps keep the centre of gravity of the lens more constant when changing focus.


Sigma’s Hypersonic Motor (HSM) uses ultrasonic waves to drive the autofocus mechanism. It is extremely quiet, fast and accurate, so is well suited to a wide range of photo and video applications.

Full-frame lens

The lens has an image circle large enough to be used on a full-frame camera. It can also be used on cameras with a smaller ‘crop’ sensor, provided the mount is compatible.

Focus limiter

This switch, found on some Sigma telephoto lenses, allows users to limit the focusing range to either near distance or far distance. This helps speed up AF, and also ensures the camera won’t attempt to focus on an unwanted area of the frame.

Front filter thread

The lens has a filter thread around the front element onto which filters and filter holders can be attached.

Brass mount

The mount is the part of the lens that attaches to the camera body. A coated brass mount is used for strength, and is surrounded by a rubber seal to keep out dust and moisture.

AF MF switch

This switch toggles between autofocus and manual focus.

9 rounded blades

The diaphragm is constructed of nine rounded blades for a circular aperture opening and round out-of-focus highlights.


Found on the barrel of some Sigma lenses, this button can be assigned to various functions to widen the range of operations available on the lens (available functions depend on the camera model).
Allows users to change aperture using the lens rather than the camera. The ‘Auto’ button on the ring switches aperture control to the camera.
Some lenses with an aperture ring have a click switch, which allows users to remove the ring’s clicking action. This means the aperture can be changed completely seamlessly rather than in stepped 1/3-stop increments. The function is ideal for film-makers.
This switch locks the aperture ring in either manual or auto, ensuring it can’t get knocked out of position when shooting.
One of the three lines of Global Vision lenses. The Art range includes a mixture of primes and zooms, which boast fast apertures, superb optics and exceptional build quality.
A type of lens element found in most Sigma lenses. Aspherical elements compensate for spherical aberration and distortion, which cannot be completely eliminated using conventional spherical lens elements alone. They are also key to reducing the size and weight of high-power zooms and other large lenses while improving image quality. Hybrid aspherical elements are made by bonding two elements together, one of which is glass and one of which is a polymer. Precision-molded glass aspherical elements are made by direct forming.
All Sigma lenses have a brass mount. It combines high precision with rugged construction and its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the long-term durability of the lens.
A light but strong material used on some Sigma lenses. It is also used in the interior and exterior fittings of aircraft, among many other applications.
Designed with size and weight in mind, these highly portable primes and zooms are designed for photographers who need to travel light, but without sacrificing image quality. Contemporary lenses typically don’t have such wide maximum apertures as Art lenses in order to keep their weight down, but do not compromise on optical performance. The I series range is part of the Contemporary line-up, sporting have an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring.
Designed for crop-sensor cameras. They can also be used on full-frame bodies, but only in crop mode.
Designed specifically for mirrorless cameras. Some non-DN lenses also fit mirrorless cameras, but these were designed originally for DSLRs and later adapted. DN lenses tend to be smaller and lighter.
This is found on some longer Sigma lenses, such as the 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports. It allows the user to zoom either by turning the zoom ring, which is very accurate, or by pushing and pulling the end of the lens, which is very fast. This makes the lens very adaptable to different types of fast-action subject.
A series of weather seals around the mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring and cover connection to keep out dust and water. Although this construction allows the lens to be used in light rain, it is not the same as being waterproof, so please prevent large amounts of water from splashing on the lens.
The three-digit code printed on the surface of the lens is to indicate the year the lens was first released. 019, for example, denotes 2019.
A now near-defunct designation used to denote Sigma’s higher-end lenses. The only remaining current EX lens is the 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM MACRO.
The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the light’s wavelength. This fact causes different colours of light to focus at slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the colour fringing that is particularly noticeable in telephoto lenses. ELD glass is a type of glass used in Sigma lenses with low dispersion qualities, which helps to keep chromatic aberration to a minimum.
The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the light’s wavelength. This fact causes different colours of light to focus at slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the colour fringing that is particularly noticeable in telephoto lenses. FLD glass is ultra-low-dispersion glass that offers performance of the highest level. Highly transparent, its refractive index and dispersion are extremely low as compared to conventional types of glass. It offers characteristics very similar to those of fluorite, which is valued for its anomalous dispersion. These characteristics minimise residual chromatic aberration (secondary spectrum), which cannot be corrected by ordinary optical glass, while helping to produce sharp, high-contrast images.
This system adjusts the distance between lens groups during focusing, thereby reducing the amount of lens movement required. The result is less aberration at different shooting distances.
This switch, found on selected Sigma telephoto lenses, allows users to limit the focusing range to either near distance or far distance. This helps speed up AF, and also ensures the camera won’t attempt to focus on an unwanted area of the frame. For example, when photographing zoo animals through a wire fence a photographer could set the focus limiter to, say, 10m–infinity, to stop the camera continually trying to focus on the fence, which is nearer to the camera than the subject. On some Sigma L-Mount lenses, the distances on the limiter can be customised via the USB Dock.
Allows user to toggle between focusing modes. On most Sigma lenses the options are AF and MF, but some lenses also have a Manual Override (MO) button, which allows manual focus by rotating the focus ring even during continuous AF.
HLA is SIGMA’s proprietary linear motor. It drives the focus lens directly without going through gears or other mechanical parts, resulting in quiet, high-precision and fast autofocus. The first lens to have an HLA motor was the 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports in early 2023.
Some Sigma lenses have a lockable lens hood to ensure they aren’t accidentally removed during use. Some work with a simple release button, while others have a screw action.
The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) is an original Sigma development that uses ultrasonic waves to drive the autofocus mechanism. It’s extremely quiet operation helps avoid disturbing photographic subjects. High torque and speed assure rapid autofocus response. Sigma uses two types of HSM: ring HSM and micro HSM. The Ring HSM configuration permits manual fine tuning of focus (Manual Override) by turning the focusing ring after autofocus is complete.
This sensor can detect the position of the focus lens with a high degree of precision by using a magnetic signal. This is done in real time to improve AF accuracy.
To increase stability, this lens configuration uses movable internal lens elements that adjust focus without changing the length of the lens barrel.
Some Sigma lenses incorporate an Inner Zoom mechanism, meaning the barrel of the lens doesn’t change length when zooming in or out. This ensures the lens remains balanced, and since the front of the lens does not rotate, polarising filters can be used with extra convenience.
This is a stabilisation algorithm that enables photographers to pan more effectively. It uses information collected by an acceleration sensor to detect a panning movement (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) and deliver effective stabilization. This feature is available on all Sigma telephoto lenses that have OS switches 1 and 2 (with the exception of the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports).
Based on the optical characteristics of the lens, this function performs in-camera corrections of peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, distortion, and more, to further enhance image quality. It is recommended to leave all corrections turned in the camera’s menu. Not available on all camera models.
This is a protruding lip built into the front of the lens to help keep a lens heater firmly in position. Lens heaters are used by astro photographers to prevent condensation forming on the front element.
Linear focusing simply means that the movement of the focus ring is consistent with the change to the focusing distance, regardless of how quickly the ring is rotated. This is common to all mechanical focusing systems. Non-linear focusing, which is found on Sigma’s mirrorless DN line of lenses, is an electronically controlled focus system where the sensitivity of the ring changes depending on how fast it is rotated. On some of Sigma’s DN lenses, users can switch between linear and non-linear focusing using the USB Dock, and also change the focus throw of the lens.
The magnification ratio of a lens describes the maximum size at which an object can be reproduced on the camera’s sensor. For example, if an object is 1cm long, and a lens can photograph it so that the impression on the sensor is also 1cm long, the magnification ratio is said to be 1:1. If the impression on the sensor were 0.5cm, the magnification ratio would be 1:2. Sigma’s macro lenses are true macro because they have a 1:1 magnification ratio.
The MFL switch disengages the focus ring on the lens. After manually focusing the lens to the desired position, users can set the MFL switch to ‘LOCK’ in order make the focus ring completely inactive. This prevents the focus of the lens from being moved by accident (such as when attaching a lens heater or changi