Sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 OS HSM Contemporary Link Collection: Reviews, Sample Images, Videos


Since the birding season has already begun and the first samples of the 150-600mm 5.0-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary are slowly but surely arriving in the shops, many photographers are no doubt scouring the internet for info regarding Sigma’s newest super-telephoto zoom lens. To spare them the painstaking googling, I’ve included the links to the most interesting info down below. As soon as additional reviews, samples and videos appear, I will add them to this link collection. 🙂

A piece of information for all those, who are interested in the Sports version, but have found this post accidentally: I’ve updated the 150-600 Sports link collection today, which you can find here. Since there are loads of reviews, samples and videos to check out, taking an entire afternoon off is a must. 😉

Reviews and Comparisons

„With this lens, Sigma have created a lens that not only performs well, but that offers excellent value for money when compared to other alternatives that are available. The performance of this lens is quite surprising, especially when compared to the more expensive ‘Sports’ variant, which costs around £600 more. It’s this combination of decent performance and good value for money that will win this lens many fans.”

“The Sigma 150-600mm ƒ/5-6.3 Contemporary is a very good lens, with an outstanding performance to dollar ratio. It’s a great bargain, given both its versatility and the prices for the alternatives from the major manufacturers. While image sharpness on full-frame cameras aren’t super tack sharp, especially at 500-600mm, if you factor in all the cash left in your bank account as opposed to purchasing a 500mm or 600mm prime lens or something like the Canon 200-400mm ƒ/4 lens, you’ll be thoroughly impressed and chuckling all the way to the bank. On a sub-frame camera, image quality improves slightly, especially for corner sharpness. Other optical factors were impressive, and the build quality was equally so, as is the amazing optical stabilizer…” (German)

“Das Sigma 5-6,3/150-600 mm Contemporary ist ein hervorragendes Objektiv und liegt in der Abbildungsleistung fast gleichauf mit der Sports-Version.  Oft ist der Unterschied nur zu sehen, wenn man die Bilder parallel betrachtet. Nur bei den ganz langen Brennweiten liegt das Sports eine Kleinigkeit vorn…“

First Impressions on the official Sigma US Blog

A Contemporary vs Sports vs Tamron comparison by TooLeeBee Photography, on Facebook


Samples by on Flickr

Samples on Fredmiranda forums

Many samples by user „Micloi“ on

Beautiful captures in the Image Sample Thread and the Discussion Thread on

Airplane photos on – Post 1 and 2

Samples on

Samples on

Samples on – Post 1 and 2

Sigma 150-600 Contemporary Flickr Group


Hands-On by ValueTechTV (German)

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Unboxing by Danny McCullough

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